Kuma Inn

113 Ludlow St. (2nd floor)
New York, NY 10002
Critics' Pick
Kuma Inn

Michael Harlan Turkell


  • Sun-Wed 6pm-11pm, Thu-Sat 6pm-12am
  • $$$
  • Dinner
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Improbably concealed in a second-floor loft on Ludlow, Kuma Inn espouses both tapas and Pacific Rim fusion, which might make you yawn and turn the page, only the food is improbably excellent. Varying the fusion terrain, some of the best dishes are from the Philippine canon, including lechon kawali--crisp pork belly with a puckering and spicy soy dip. Anything made with Chinese sausage is also a good bet, such as the flat round omelet made with scallions, sprouts, and sausage. Alas, the wine list is mainly sakes: You'll need an expert to decipher it.

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