- Critics’ Pick
- Asian: Southeast $15-$33
643 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
- Neighborhood: West Village
- Phone: 212-352-3592
Everything from this Malaysian restaurant's laid-back and droopy-trousered but deceptively efficient crew to its open kitchen and congenially cramped environs is reminiscent of Chef Zak Pelaccio (5 Ninth)'s late, beloved Williamsburg venture the Chickenbone Cafe. In typical small-plate fashion, diners are encouraged to share, and plates emerge from the open kitchen as they’re ready. Malaysian food, apparently, makes excellent bar snacks: A few items seem designed to accompany an ice-cold beer or two (there are several offbeat choices on the mostly Asian list, including Hitachino’s new Ginger). Meat dishes are unapologetically messy, from the richly lacquered Jalan Alor chicken wings (sweet, sticky, and not too meaty), to the “fatty duck” (three or four brined, steamed, and fried hunks that defy knife, fork, and chopstick), to the pair of sweetly sauced, gratifyingly meaty Heritage Foods pork ribs.
- Best Sunday Brunch in New York (11/03/07)
- Cheap Eats Guide 2006 (06/08/06)
- Where to Get a Between-Purchases Bite in the West Village (10/12/06)
- The City's Best New Burgers (29/07/07)
- Where to Eat 2008 (06/01/08)
- Adam Platt's Where to Eat 2009 (04/01/09)
Mon-Wed, noon-11pm Thu-Fri, noon-midnight Sat, 11am-midnight Sun, 11am-11pm
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Leroy St. to 18th St., Sixth Ave. to West Side Hwy.
Mon-Fri, noon-9:30pm Sat-Sun, 11am-9:30pm