Lil Wayne recently claimed to be "in Hell's Kitchen with an apron and a hairnet." Some people might think that meant Weezy was prepped for mayhem, but you know what we think? Dude was hungry and he knew where to go to make his paper count.

Hell's Kitchen may have been vice-riddled and occupied by gangsters and drug dealers once upon a time, but nowadays it's home to an ever-growing slew of unique eateries that are as ethnically diverse as they are numerous, most of which reside on the at once gritty and culturally rich 9th Avenue.

We ate at dozens of restaurants (including at least ten of the Thai restaurants the nabe is famously inundated with) and found you the best cheap eats on these west side streets. So gather up those crumpled dollar bills and head your hungry self towards the Hudson to get down on Complex's 10 Great Meals For Under $15 in Hell's Kitchen.

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