Canal Street Market

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81 Good

This food court on the border of Chinatown is home to outposts of Nom Wah and Ippudo Kuro-Obi.

265 Canal St., New York, NY, 10013

646-694-1655

http://canalstreet.market/

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The lowdown

Canal Street Market benefits from a bright and airy design that situates the meticulously maintained stand-up seating under an actual skylight instead of in a dungeonlike basement. Here, the best things to eat that you won’t see everywhere else: Oppa’s bulgogi steak sandwich, like a Korean cheesesteak or maybe an uptown chopped cheese but about ten times more savory and addictive; Nom Wah Kuai’s braised-pork-belly rice bowl with cabbage, pickles, and a tea egg; and Izakaya/Samurice’s ochazuke, the Japanese rice soup whose mushroom-bonito broth is steeped here like a cup of third-wave pour-over coffee and may be even more therapeutic than a 2nd Avenue Deli chicken in the pot.

Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite

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