Category: Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: Theater District
53 St. & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10079
Mood: Late drunken night after the club… chicken & rice.
Tastes Like: Chicken & rice for $6 (or lamb if you prefer that)… it’s all that any local or non-locals can rave about in the city. They rave for two things: it’s super cheap for a pile of good junk, possibly considered the best drunk food… Secondarily, it’s the white sauce that completes the meal…not the chicken, not the rice….it’s all in the sauce baby! And if you are a fanatic of spicy sauces and can handle it, add a little bit of their specialty hot sauce. Just a little bit, burns from my lips, to the tongue and all the way down. It’s quite exhilarating actually, but to most people, the thing straight up burns…. What this place really is, is great drunk food, but you can’t attach amazing to this place. For somebody like me, you’ve just got to be in the mood for it, otherwise, stuff in K-Town can suffice just the same.
Must Have: More white sauce (on the side)! Hot sauce! Don’t be chicken shit, go on and add just a little bit!
Ambiance: if you like standing out in the cold ass weather, pouring rain..good luck to you. Otherwise, I’ll get my chicken & rice fix in the spring/summer/early fall.
Service: Cash out, food in. The line is quite long but moves rather quickly. Can you imagine, a bunch of lunatics who actually do stand around the area to eat their food? Yeah, no, we ordered to go. I rather wait and eat in the comfort of my own home.
Rating: 4 stars
Caveat: Hours of Operation: 7:30pm – 4am… whatever you see at the other odd hours of the day, is not the original.