Lisa Ling Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles
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Privy 5 New York Lisa Ling (East)

Journalist, TV Host

As the field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries; covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Lisa got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later went to become a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

In 2011, Lisa will have her own series on the new channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network called Our America with Lisa Ling.

Lisa was a special correspondent for CNN's Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine. She is the co-author of "Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood," and "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and The Other's Fight to Bring Her Home" that she penned with her sister Laura. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Museum.

Because there were just too many great picks from Lisa Ling for restaurants in New York, we're giving you the Lisa Ling Privy 10: a top-ten list of Lisa Ling's favorites. Read on for Lisa Ling's Western restaurant picks.

Privy 5 New York Lisa Ling (East)
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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village

    Cuisine: American (New)

    163 1st Ave New York NY 10003
    (212) 475-7899
    For the first time in Momofuku history, counter dining is not possible at the new midtown venue in the Chambers Hotel. David Chang, Momofuku mastermind and Tien Ho, executive-chef-partner are responsible for this French-Vietnamese bistro. Thanks to Tien Ho, the humble hamburger is traditional and on the menu (he is Texan!) Still you never know quite what to expect when you enter a Momo, it is the ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Chinatown

    Cuisine: Chinese Dim Sum

    5 East Broadway (Chatham Square) New York City NY 10038
    +1 212 732 0796
    This East Broadway hot spot has a Michelin mention so holds a lot more than mere take-out appeal.  Look at the collaboration between Hong Kong chefs Ping Chung, Guy Lieu and Colette Rossant - French-American food writer and consultant, and this nouvelle alternative to the rugby tackle world of dim sum dining is further enhanced by seating your own buns on Italian designer chairs. With 24 varieties ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village

    Cuisine: Japanese, Japanese Soba/Udon

    163 First Avenue (between 10th and 11th) New York City NY 10003
    +1 212 475 7899
    This first avenue critics pick encompasses more than just Japanese noodles, the genre is Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi and Korean; you may even find a soupçon of French skill.  Momofuku Noodle Bar is a hot-spot as all Momo's are, with a notable chef (David Chang). Ramen broth here is long simmered with chicken legs (70lbs), slabs of succulent Berkshire pork shoulder and fatty belly, r ... read more >
  • Categories: Night Life,  Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village

    Cuisine: Asian Fusion/Pan-Asian, Korean

    207 2nd Avenue (at 13th Street) New York City NY 10003
    +1 212 254 3400
    Owner David Chang does it again with his Momofuku Ssam Bar in NYC. From start to finish, this iteration of the Momofuku restaurants is fantastic. The modern cocktails including the Sawyer is outstanding and is just one of the many cocktails on a modern menu with influences from NY, LA & NOLA. However, Momofuku Ssam Bar is especially well-known for their man-tou buns stuffed with a thick slice of ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Upper East Side

    Cuisine: Japanese, Japanese Sushi

    402 East 78th Street (Between First and York avenues) New York City NY 10024
    +1 212 517 5340
    Sushi of Gari, located in Manhattan, is the home to inventive, fresh and exquisitely crafted sushi. You'll be hard pressed to find a finer sushi restaurant in New York. When visiting Sushi of Gari, you'll want to sit at the bar and order the omakase. It's best when Sushi Chef Gari prepares it for you. The entire experience is a delicious revelation. Some of the highlights on the menu include the H ... read more >

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