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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Dining

A man uses a blowtorch on a piece of sushi.

Lunch at Kintsugi Omakase is simple yet magnificent

Tucked away in SoHo, Kintsugi Omakase provides an intimate $60 lunch omakase experience in traditional Japanese style.
Gabriel Giacomelli, Contributing Writer April 17, 2024

Kintsugi Omakase is a small space with minimalist decor, decorated by colorful Japanese alcohol bottles and pottery that fill the room. Behind a sleek countertop, chef Victor Chen...

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A warm welcome to modern Asian fine dining with Hortus NYC

The Michelin-recognized Asian restaurant offers everything from sea urchins to bread pudding in its creative tasting menu.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Nestled in the heart of NoMad, a two-story restaurant marked by its stylish logo “H” radiates a vibrant ambiance. Hortus NYC greets its customers at the ground floor with a...

Front of the bar The Happiest Hour which has a green facade and gold lettering.

Betting on burgers: A new take on the American classic from The Happiest Hour

The West Village bar has recently put its spin on the McDonald’s Happy Meal to create full-on burger beauty.
Aidan Levin, Contributing Writer April 12, 2024

Adorned with dimly lit globes, emanating a pink light with palm-tree wallpaper and dark-wood paneling, The Happiest Hour brings a tropical-vacation aesthetic to the Manhattan food...

Bobian Demce standing with his arms crossed, looking up in front of a wall of photos.

Dua Kafe is the heart and soul of Albanian food in the East Village

Meet Bobian Demce, the man introducing Albanian food to the East Village.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer April 11, 2024

Growing up with Albanian roots from my dad’s side, I loved Balkan specialties like spinach byrek and savory phyllo dough pies, as they were staples in my household. Sunday services...

An illustration of a plate with yellow rice, chicken legs and red onion.

The only chicken biryani recipe you’ll ever need

There are many ways to make a tasty chicken biryani at home, but my mom’s South Indian-style dum biryani is always a hit. Bring it to your next potluck, dinner party or date night.
Teresa Mettela, Contributing Writer April 10, 2024

As with many immigrant families, food is often a labor of love — and my household is no exception. Growing up, it was pretty rare to hear my mom say the words “I love you.”...

Lower half of a person in front of a market holding a yellow Wegmans tote bag.

Is grocery delivery worth it?

If you find food shopping in New York City difficult, grocery delivery may be your saving grace.
Brianna Ly, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

Arduous, tiring and burdensome should not be words that describe grocery shopping, but sometimes in New York City they are. There are few things worse than that 15-minute walk...

Four girls occupy a dorm room kitchen with a coffee machine on the left, a dish rack next to it, a sink in the middle and an oven with food inside it on the right.

How a dorm kitchen brought me closer to my roommates

Emily Genova, Deputy Managing Editor March 31, 2024

A bowl of grains with tofu and lettuce, with a hand squeezing a lemon over it. The sauces next to the bowl are “APPLE CIDER VINEGAR,” “PESTO,” “HOT SAUCE” and “Mustard.

Grain bowls are the quick and tasty scheduling solution you need

As many NYU students struggle with busy schedules and consistent cooking, here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting the perfect grain bowl for quick and easy meal prep.
Josie Leach, Contributing Writer March 29, 2024

Going off of the meal plan this year has meant a lot of trial and error in my kitchen, and coming up with new recipe ideas that don’t require much time or complicated culinary...

Six bowls of food and two teddy bears wearing chef outfits sit inside the storefront window of “Sanuki Udon.”

Sanuki Udon brings the rich flavor of Japanese udon close to campus

This assembly line-style udon restaurant, the first of its kind in New York City, offers authentic noodle dishes just across from the Stern School of Business.
Lauren Ng and Jiayang Chen March 28, 2024

The aroma of freshly fried tempura — accompanied by a sense of urgency — fills the air as NYU students hastily form a line and employees rapidly prepare orders. Shuffling down...