XO Kitchen

148 Hester St.
New York, NY 10013


  • Daily 8am-9pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout, Beer
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Like an Asian Shopsin's, there's seemingly nothing this place doesn't cook.Chinese-Cantonese, Sichuan and beyond-Malaysian, Japanese, Thai and pretty much every other category you can think of is on the menu or one of the many written specials posted on the walls of the restaurant. Pork's blood casserole for breakfast? Check. Eel with teriyaki? Check. Braised Goose Feet? Check. You get the idea. Spicy chow fun with seafood is especially tasty, and the baked oysters, served in the shell, covered with garlicky breadcrumbs, are the most freakishly giant bivalves we've ever seen.

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  • Frog in My Throat
    Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 4 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    Clad in a checked gingham scarf and apron, the waitress trips across a rustic bridge to deliver the casserole, doffing the lid with a flourish to reveal a well-browned chicken-and-mushroom crust concealing a cheesy rice interior. Bu...


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