kasadela; photo -- Youngna Park

kasadela; photo -- Youngna Park

Kasadela, an unassuming sake bar, sushi house, and Japanese snack shop on the corner of 11th St. and Avenue C is the low-budget, high-flavor hotspot born of a former Nobu employee. Like Chibi's Sake Bar in Soho, Kasadela offers an abundance of authentic Japanese snacks from edamame and tebasaki (Japanese-style chicken wings) to tempura and sashimi. Far enough east to avoid downtown crowds, Kasadela sets a comfortable, but intimate mood with its brick-walls and slow-burning candles. With separate food and drink menus, the options can be endless. Fortunately, no dish is priced more than $10, so one can indulge in delectables without breaking their wallets.

Kasadela is located at 647 E. 11th St. (11th & Ave. C). (212) 777-1582.

kasadela; photo -- Youngna Park

kasadela; photo -- Youngna Park