Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Address: 205 Grand St.

This Japanese restaurant specializes in udon, but everything on the menu, from the pan-fried gyoza, to the curry rice, is super delicious. The food is authentic, the service is awesome, and the patrons are stylish and surprisingly unpretentious. The small booths and long communal wooden table makes Samurai Mama the perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends or a lady. -Soo-Young Kim