Greenwich Village
Korean and Japanese food are prepared equally well at this hip little spot (and the kitchen stays open late). Enjoy fresh raw octopus and cucumber splashed with a tangy ponzu sauce; hot, crisp panfried dumplings are perfect for dunking in nutty soy-sesame dip. Cocktails include Asian flavors as well, like the Choga-ginseng (ginseng wine, plum wine and peppy mint sprigs) and the Choga-politan, made with soju , Midori, Cointreau and fresh lime. The sweet back room is perfect for small private parties.
Venue name: Choga
Address: 145 Bleecker St
New York
Cross street: between La Guardia Pl and Thompson St, second floor
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–midnight; Sun 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V, W to W 4th St
Price: Average main course: $17. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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