Monday, June 15, 2015

Bago now serving food to-go on 1st Avenue



A new to-go restaurant called Bago (quietly) opened Saturday in the former Hibachi Dumpling Express space, which (quietly) closed on First Avenue between East 13th Street and East 14th Street.

A quick glance at the menu inside (they weren't yet open for the day — their hours are 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.) revealed a handful of Thai/Chinese Filipino offerings, such as a ginger broth with either chicken, pork or tofu ($6.95), pan-sauteed noodles with either chorizo, chicken or tofu ($6.95) and grilled soy-glazed thin pork chops or chicken ($7.95).

Hibachi Dumpling Express opened last August… taking over from the 2 Bros. Pizza outpost.

Updated 6-25

A reader let us now the proprietor here is the daughter of the owner of Elvie's Turo-Turo, which closed back in 2009 across First Avenue.

7 comments:

blue glass said...

tried them once
that was more than enough
surprised they stayed open as long as they did
there are already plenty of dumplings within a few blocks, mostly not so great,

Anonymous said...

this seems promising. hibachi dumpling was yuck.

Pinch said...

Hmmm (or maybe "shhhhhh); that WAS quiet.

Jill said...

I noticed their shutters this weekend. They had maybe 4 choices, and they were all bad. And they didn't make up for the bad food by at least having cheap prices.

Anonymous said...

Its really take-out filipino food... Quite yummy and quick to order Chicken Adobo over rice.

Jon Gellert said...

I have eaten here twice and loved it each time. Had the Tamarind broth with chicken and the chicken a dojo. Both excellent and cheap. I'm rooting for this place.

Mary Rose OBrien said...

Good, quick Filipino food. Nice to have some Filipino food in the neighborhood