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Kottu House

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250 Broome St., New York, NY 10002 40.718203 -73.989658
nr. Ludlow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-781-9222 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Indian
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

kottuhouse.com

Hours

Daily, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Grand St.; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Prices

$5-$9

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

A type of griddled roti that’s chopped into almost spaetzlelike pieces and stir-fried with eggs and spices, meat or seafood curry, and vegetables. Think fried rice without the rice and also about 100 times hotter, the super-absorbent flatbread soaking up all the incendiary flavor enhancers like a high-octane sponge. That’s the Sri Lankan street-food specialty called kottu, and this is its lively, three-table, six-barstool Lower East Side house of pain. Each of the seven kottu varieties on offer, from Deviled Beef to Tofu Blast, is addictively spicy and unquestionably not safe for baby palates. By now, it’s pretty generally agreed that there is no limit to what single-item-menu foodstuff a would-be fast-casual tycoon can attempt to build a restaurant concept around. Still, some choices are better than others, and this is a great one.

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