Zemi

Manhattan – Chelsea

Zemi

130 Ninth Ave at 18th St
Manhattan, NY 10011

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Time Out NY It may look like a no-frills bar with its drab brick walls and TV-glued sports fans, but Zemi is actually the brainchild of Mary Hwang-Zheng--owner of midtown"s hyper-mod mainstay, Vynl. Unfashionable though it is by comparison, deals abound on the hodgepodge menu, which includes American, Italian and Asian staples. We were most impressed with the latter category: Pan-fried pork dumplings were plump and juicy, the sesame chicken was crunchy and pleasantly sweet, and a red curry was appropriately kickin'. Zemi"s not the most romantic of spots, but it"s a fine choice for a quick Chelsea lunch.

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