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229 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.731059 -73.982829
nr. 14th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-9000 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $

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  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10


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Photo by Ben Stechschulte/Redux for New York Magazine

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Sun-Thu, 10:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 10:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Third Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Ave. C to Fifth Ave., 45th St. to 1st St.


This venue is closed.

This Filipino storefront morphed from an unassuming steam-table setup into a just slightly more assuming full-service restaurant with a crackerjack kitchen. The menu reads like a culinary primer to one of the world’s great melting-pot cuisines, a crazy quilt of Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Malay, and Indian influences, and with most main dishes hovering around the $8 mark, you can afford to do a little globe-trotting. Go for the adobo (on-the-bone pork and chicken stewed in vinegar and soy sauce), the giant stuffed-eggplant frittata of sorts called relyenong talong, and anything topped with the super-crispy skinned lechon, like the Bicol Express—a yin-yangy simmer of incendiary chiles and creamy coconut milk. For dessert, do what the chalkboard sign propped up outside the restaurant says and order the halo-halo, the cooling crushed-ice-fruit-and-bean concoction that’s like an Orange Julius on acid.

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