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Last summer saw the opening of Kimika, a Japanese-Italian spot from the team behind Wayla.

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Some referred to New York City as a ghost town in 2020, but the new restaurants spread out across Manhattan begged to differ. Last summer, the team behind buzzy Thai spot Wayla debuted Kimika, a place where Japanese and Italian influences meet in crispy rice-cake lasagna and mentaiko-and-bottarga spaghetti. Eleven Madison Park vet Connie Chung opened Milu, a casual Chinese restaurant with standout dishes like Mandarin duck and braised Yunnan brisket; it also launched pantry items like a proprietary chili crisp and a hoisin sauce. Soothr, near Union Square, spotlights regional Thai food. The sweet, spicy, and sour Sukhothai tom yum noodle soup recipe hails from the UNESCO World Heritage site that was once the capital of Siam, while the koong karee (shrimp-and-egg curry) comes from Bangkok’s Yaowarat Road in the Samphanthawong District, a.k.a. the city’s Chinatown. Across the street, Yellow Rose is about hearty, no-frills Tex-Mex
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