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$20 for $40 Worth of Pan-Asian Dinner Cuisine
The menu spans Asia with dishes that include calamari salad ($6.75), pad-thai noodles ($11.95–$13.95), and a volcano roll ($9.95) filled with spicy tuna and salmon.
Ichiban New Town
Ichiban translates to “number one,” which suggests that Mina Tang was aiming high when she opened Ichiban New Town. Her early confidence proved somewhat prophetical, as the restaurant soon begin picking up awards from local tastemakers such as Williamsburg Magazine.
It’s easy to see why Tang’s menu of sushi and Chinese cuisine has earned such accolades. She and her chefs put their own twist on dishes such as the peking duck—a flame-roasted variation served with a side of eight pancakes. They also look elsewhere in Asia for inspiration, crafting noodle dishes and seafood entrees that one might find at the best of Bangkok’s street-food stands. Ichiban New Town’s extensive menu of sushi features rolls that, like the last-place contestant on a game show, are stuffed with broiled eel and fried in tempura batter.