Recommended by : Chris Cosentino (Winner, Top Chef Masters), Branden McRill (Co-Owner/General Manager, Pearl & Ash)

Cuisine:Japanese/Sushi, Korean. Price: $$$. Location: .

This little gem on Hudson Street specializes in the Japanese version of Korean Barbecue – more formally called yakiniku. Not really a spot for vegetarians (the focus is mainly on beef and the insides of the animal) it’s a great spot to be adventurous and a perfect destination for die-hard foodies.

“When I come to New York, I love Takashi. It’s phenomenal – Takashi Inoue is brilliant and so much fun.” – Chris Cosentino (Winner, Top Chef Masters)