Don’t judge this place by its humble facade; the food is fit for a king. But you don’t need to be a bigwig to dine on chef-owner Ivy Lin’s masterful interpretations of Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Standouts among the homestyle Chinese dishes are succulent Taipei pork chops, curry-specked mai fun (rice vermicelli), and stir-fried beef and delicate strips of scallion in tea sauce. Sushi is fresh and generously portioned and, on the Thai menu, the simple pancakelike roti canai is a flaky dream.
|Venue name:||Ivy’s Cafe||Contact:|
154 W 72nd St
|Cross street:||between Columbus Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $9. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|