A tiny doorway on Ludlow Street takes you through a stairway to this Thai restaurant, serving Filipino, Thai, and Southeast Asian cuisine, called Kuma Inn.
Kuma Inn, founded in 2003, is located at Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But, you’ll probably not even notice it while strolling by. Just the type of place we love exploring and finding for you!
Serving Filipino, Thai and Southeast Asian food, King Phojanakong is the chef-owner of this NYC’s favorite speakeasy restaurant.
Hence, with experience in a few very well respected restaurants such as Daniel and The Grocery, Chef Phojanakong offers several signature dishes on the menu. From a yellowfin tuna tartare to tita ems’ adobo chicken wings, coconut vinegar, garlic and soy, you’ll be delighted with his creations.
That is to say, that the original menu is filled with a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables, but it changes often depending on the season.
In addition, it’s definitely a unique place to take a first date and impress! Specially because New Yorkers don’t know about this place either, so you’ll be certain to hit a jack pot!
Moreover, the prices are very reasonable, so don’t worry about it and just go to enjoy! Who would imagine that through a tiny doorway, on the Lower East Side, you’d find a gem like this?
And to finish, an interesting fact: “Kumain”, in filipino, means “to eat”…and why not, right?!
The neighborhood of the Lower East Side is growing exponentially, and we’re positive you’ll have a fantastic time figuring out some of the most unique spots.
You can book your accommodation at the Ludlow Hotel; enjoy your meals at restaurants like Contra, Souvlaki GR; shop at Vaute or Reformation; grab your morning coffee-to-go at Café Vitta and have fun at Mr. Purple, the trendy rooftop bar at the Indigo Hotel.
Location: 113 Ludlow Street
Photo Credits: Courtesy of NYMag and Kuma Inn