“Best Cheap Meal in Manhattan... It's a toss up, Halal or Pizza...”
Let's face it, it is not Le Bernardin... It is however the best example of true street food in Manhattan. Something not to be missed to experience the true flavor of NY. After all you can only eat so much Pizza. Personally, I like the lamb and rice plate better than the chicken. For $6 it is hard to beat. I usually use a mixture of the white and red sauces (one red sauce and 2 white sauces on the whole plate). It is worth the wait (the line is always long but moves rather quickly) and as others have said, make sure that you are in the right place (the long line should give it away)... If I have several nights in the city, I will usually eat here on one of them. If you only have a night or two, then I would suggest enjoying one of Manhattan's finer restaurants (Le Bernardin, La Grenioulle, Jean Georges, Per Se, as none of these should be missed).
If you have several nights though and really want to experience the flavor of the city, then eating here one night is a good choice. I would say a four night stay should include one night at fine dining (see names mentioned earlier), one night for walk up Pizza (my favorite is Pronto on 48th st next to the south side of Rockefeller Center), one night for "fun" dining (Prune, Les Halles, Marsailles, Paradou, Spice Market, Marchi's, etc), and one night here.
Also, if you are on a tight budget and want to make sure that you get enough food, then this is the place...
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