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Suibi

JAPANESE  OKINAWAN CUISINE

232 E. 53rd St. (bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)  Tel: 212-935-1443
Lunch, Mon-Fri: 11:45am-2:15pm
Dinner, Mon-Fri: 5:30pm-10:00pm Sat: 5:00pm-10:15pm  Closed Sundays

Okinawans are noted for their extraordinary longevity. Given the saying “you are what you eat” it would be useful to look into Okinawan cuisine to discover the secrets of maintaining prosperous health. Suibi offers a rich experience of authentic regional cuisine alongside a platter of knowledge regarding The Okinawan Program (well known among dieticians). The restaurant is situated in a nondescript step down in Midtown East with a variety of seating options – booths along a brick exposed wall, tables dispersed in the back, and a counter by the entrance with a brown clay pot brimming with Shochu. Some well-known dishes include Goya (bitter melon in dialect) prepared in numerous ways. Affordable and healthy, Suibi will sate both vegetarians and non-vegetarians as pork is another popular ingredient. For fish lovers, there are sushi and sashimi options. Japanese customers love sets consisting of miso soup, rice, one main dish and a few side dishes.  Restaurants serving this national favorite are limited in Manhattan drawing both of Asian and American crowd.  Lunch or dinner, Suibi is an experience not to be missed.

Okinawa Dinner Special/Okinawa Noodle Set

Hot noodle soup topped with cooked pork belly, scallions, and pickled red ginger served with bitter melon tempura, hijiki rice and oshinko (pickled Chinese cabbage) ($15.95).

The most popular dish among Japanese customers  BEST 3!

(1)Goya Champuru ($7.75)
(2)Rafute -simmered belly of pork ($8.75)
(3)Okinawa Noodle Soup ($12.95)