A Look At Some Multinational Feasts

Tired of the traditional turkey and stuffing? Try an East Village restaurant that celebrates a post-Pilgrim immigrant cuisine.

East Village ThanksgivingSamantha Ku Brick Lane Curry House, 306 East Sixth Street.

Brick Lane Curry House
306 East Sixth Street

Brick Lane Curry House on Curry Row will have all the elements of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but with a twist. “What we’ve done is given it a little Indian kick, if you will,” said Vivek Deora, the general manager. “Robust flavors, robust spices.” Dishes include turkey seekh kabab, turkey biryani with cranberry chutney and raita and pumpkin halwa for dessert.

308 East Sixth Street

Right next door, Zerza is doing a Moroccan Thanksgiving. For $30, diners get a three-course prix-fixe meal with options such as spicy roasted shrimp with harissa, chicken tagine lemon and Moroccan turkey with cranberry couscous.

East Village ThanksgivingSamantha Ku Gyu-Kaku, 34 Cooper Square.

34 Cooper Square

At Gyu-Kaku, it’s a carnivore’s paradise with $27 all-you-can-eat of six of their most popular Japanese barbecue meats from noon to 3 p.m., and happy hour for the rest of the night. Try the kalbi marinated beef short ribs or the Bistro Harami hanger steak. Last year was “packed,” according to Tina Sasmita, the manager.

414 East Ninth Street

Michelin-rated Kajitsu has a nine-course meal for $80. Kajitsu serves shojin cuisine, which started at ancient Buddhist monasteries in Japan. A special addition of fried butternut squash and goma dofu, which is like tofu but made from sesame paste and kuzu instead of soy beans, will be presented after the appetizer course. “I think a lot of vegetarian people want to have a nice Thanksgiving here, but they don’t eat turkey,” said Tomoko Nishihara, the manager, referring to the vegan menu.

East Village ThanksgivingSamantha Ku Agozar, 324 Bowery.

324 Bowery

Agozar is offering a $28 three-course prix-fixe menu that includes Cuban-inspired dishes such as pernil (pork shoulder), jamón con piña (ham with pineapple), arroz moro, chorizo and corn bread stuffing.

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