Restaurant Review: Sugar Freak

Details: Located at 37-11 30th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11103. Official site is http://sugarfreak.com/

Sugar Freak is a cajun/southern restaurant in Astoria. They serve your classic cajun dishes like seafood boils, jambalaya, and Po’ boys.

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Du Soleil

Details: Located at 2723 Broadway, New York, NY 10025. Official site is http://www.cafedusoleilny.com/

Cafe Du Soleil is a casual French restaurant on the Upper West Side near Columbia University.

I ordered the Boeuf Bourguignon (braised beef in red wine sauce, mushrooms, pearl onions, bacon, and fettuccine for $28) and had the Tarte Tatin (upside down warm caramelized apple tart for $6). The bourguignon was pretty good. The tarte was okay, but it tasted a little burnt.

Service was very nice. The interior was dimly lit, packed with people, and comfortable.

Overall, a great place to eat if you live in the neighborhood. I don’t know if it’s worth a trip uptown though.

Score: 7/10

Restaurant Review: Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Details: Located at 40-52 Main Street, Floor 2, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is http://www.gyu-kaku.com/

Gyu-Kaku is a chain of Japanese BBQ restaurants across America (perhaps even internationally). If you’ve ever had Korean barbecue, you’ll have a pretty good idea what you’re in for.

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Restaurant Review: Saigon Shack

Details: Located at 114 MacDougal Street, New York, New York 10012. Official site is http://www.saigonshack.com/

Saigon Shack is a Vietnamese restaurant near New York University. The most important things to keep in mind with this restaurant is that they do not take reservations, they only seat when the entire party is present, they only take cash, the prices are surprisingly cheap, and the food is surprisingly good.

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Restaurant Review: Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan

Details: Located at 42-47 Main St, Queens, NY 11355. Official site is http://hunankitchenny.com/

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan is a Sichuan restaurant that mostly caters to family style eating. That means communal dishes to share. They don’t really cater to individuals buying separate things. Accordingly, the menu is kind of expensive considering the type of food they’re serving.

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Restaurant Review: Naked Crab

Details: Located at 39-16 College Point Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354. Official site is http://www.nakedcrabny.com/

Naked Crab is a fairly expensive seafood restaurant when compared to the other restaurants in Flushing. It mostly focuses on Cajun style seafood boils, but they also have a surprising number of higher end seafood dishes that cost a lot.

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Restaurant Review: Alley 41

Details: Located at 136-45 41st Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. Official site is https://www.alley41.com/

Alley 41 is a somewhat trendy Szechuan restaurant in Flushing. Szechuan is a region in China that mostly focuses on spicy food. Specifically, they have a lot of food that has that numbing type of spicy you get from a kind of peppercorn.

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Restaurant Review: Bread and Butter

Details: Located at 25 W 56th St., New York NY 10019, among other locations. Official site is http://www.breadbutternyc.com/

Bread and Butter is a place that largely caters to the working crowd in Manhattan. They have a couple of stations that make sandwiches, noodles, baked goods, and a buffet/salad bar.

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Restaurant Review: Cocoron

Details: Located at 16 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002. Official site is http://www.cocoronandgoemon.com/

Cocoron is a vegan noodle place. They have vegan and non-vegan items. They mostly focus on soba.

The space is small and cramped. Service was okay. The place was severely crowded when I went.

I ordered a bowl of Kake soba for around ten dollars. It was okay. I’m starting to realize that I either don’t like soba or that I’ve never had good soba before.

Overall, Cocoron reminds me of the stereotypical trendy noodle place that is all trendy-ness, no substance. It’s not terrible, but I don’t recommend anyone come here.

Score: 5.2/10