The 10 Coolest Non-English Restaurant Names in New York City

(by Corbo Eng)

After walking around New York City, it’s quite clear that restaurants abound in the city. And, what’s striking in addition to the sheer quantity and variety is that so many have names derived from foreign languages. To English speakers, the meaning behind these names are often unknown and come across as merely cool sounding words. Here’s a list of the best (with their meanings revealed).

(This post originally appeared on BuzzFeed on January 11, 2014)

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