Reviews

Hokka Hokka is a sushi heaven

Hokka Hokka 7830 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Outing with Friends, Celebration. Price: Mid-Price. Once upon a time, my family wandered around the Philadelphian’s surroundings while I was learning about the importance of the AP Style.  When we met at night, my brother mentioned how he just ate the…

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Ashkenazi Food in Philly

Abe Fisher 1623 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19103 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration. Price: High-Price. There are certain names any Philadelphian knows well, like Nick Foles, Gritty, Steven Cook and Mike Solomonov. The last two are known chefs that own some of the most prominent restaurants in the area like Zahav and Abe…

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Handmade pasta at Aunt Jake’s

Aunt Jake’s 47 West 8th Street, NYC 10011 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration. Price: Mid-Price. After a long day of running errands, running to catch a train (twice) and spending the afternoon at the beach, I was exhausted. I wanted a place not too far from my friends house, but also a good…

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The-not-so-public Public Kitchen

Public Kitchen 215 Crysie Street, NY NY 10002 Rating: 4.5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration. Price: High-Price. See, the restaurant is just like the hotel. Extremely hip – do people still use this word? Anyhow, the restaurant has all dimmed lights, small tables and cool white chairs. The ones that you only see at these fancy…

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Fried Avocado at Asuka

Asuka Sushi 300 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 Rating: 4.5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Friends Gathering, Celebration. Price: Mid-Price. My brother always told me how good avocado tempura is. Yes, apparently frying avocado is a thing. And yes, I was not aware of it.  The truth is, I started to eat sushi a…

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Mac and Cheese overload at Cafeteria

Cafeteria 119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration. Price: Mid-Price. Yes, I Googled “food around me” while wandering around New York City, and yes, I chose Cafeteria solely because of the mac and cheese section on its menu. My cousin once recommended the restaurant so it was always…

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Tortellinis at Restivo

Restivo 1806, 209 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration. Price: High-Price. Remember how I said I go to Doughnut Plant every time I go to New York? Well, I go to Restivo first. I stumbled upon this place by chance, while I was aimlessly walking around Chelsea. I…

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Can’t Be Sedentary With Nomad Pizza

Nomad Pizza 611 S. 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 19106 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Celebration, Outing with Friends. Price: Low to Mid-Price. South Street is one of my favorite streets in Philadelphia. It is the home of Magic Gardens, old record stores and great restaurants including Nomad Pizza. If you are a New…

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Bubble Fish, Bubble Tea and Sushi

Bubble Fish 909 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Rating: 5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Outing with Friends. Price: Mid-Price. It is so hard to choose from all the restaurants in China Town. No matter which corner you turn to, you’ll find at least seven rolled ice-cream parlor, four sushi places, and two Banh mì restaurants.  Yet,…

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Vegetarian Chinese at Su Xing!

Su Xing 1508 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Rating: 4.5/5. Ideal for: Family Gathering, Outing with Friends. Price: Mid-Price. Somehow, Su Xing became my go-to for family gatherings or outing with my friends who are strictly kosher. Su Xing is one of the only vegetarian and vegan Chinese restaurants in the Philadelphia area, and it’s location…

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