With our upcoming trip to Japan and Hokkaido set in stone (plane tickets purchased), we figure we'd go over some of our potential itinerary possibilites. Tamarind seemed like a nice place for a peaceful lunch, and the Tea Room was practically empty yet still offered the full menu available at the restaurant.
We went a little overboard with ordering too many appetizers, but they were all delicious and we almost ate all of it. I personally enjoyed the Mulligatawny soup most, and am craving another bowl already.
Tamarind, 43 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 (btwn Broadway & Park Ave South)