TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

Photo: Staff

The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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DINING / BARS : ASIAN

Buddakan

Asian
The grand eastern influenced interior

Photo: Courtesy of Buddakan

This soaring, sexy bi-level restaurant is sure to impress your out-of-town guests, but the Asian-inspired food is good enough to merit a visit on its own. Have a cocktail at the bar upstairs while you wait for your table, then descend the long staircase – perhaps to the huge communal table lit by dramatic chandeliers or a more intimate spot – and settle in for some family-style noshing.

URL buddakannyc.com

Gyu-Kaku

Asian

Photo: Courtesy of Gyu-Kaku

Perfect for a group or an interactive date, this California-based chain restaurant is a far cry from Benihana. Korean cook-your-own barbecue gets a Japanese twist; choose from assorted meat, seafood and vegetable dishes, then grill them yourself at your table and enjoy with assorted dipping sauces.

URL gyu-kaku.com

Hibino

Asian
Hibino

Photo: Courtesy of Hibino

Several blocks south from bustling Smith Street sits a quiet Japanese restaurant in Cobble Hill called Hibino. The restaurant is a collaborative effort between two chefs and a graphic designer.

URL hibino-brooklyn.com

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Asian

Photo: Noah Kalina

An upgrade to a bigger location was a smart move for the god-like David Chang, whose original restaurant Momofuku Noodle Bar (there’s also Momofuku Ssam Bar and the impossible-to-get-into Momofuku Ko) has a cult following

URL momofuku.com/noodle