Downtown Huntington dining: 5 picks

Shrimp and lamb kebabs are served on a

Shrimp and lamb kebabs are served on a sizzling platter at Spice Village Grill in Huntington, as seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Timothy Fadek)

Downtown Huntington is arguably Suffolk County's restaurant capital. Here are five picks:

SPICE VILLAGE GRILL, 281 Main St., Huntington, 631-271-4800

At this South Asian spot, you can spice up an evening with an array of succulent kebabs and heady curries. Great vegetarian options, too. 

QUETZALCOATL, 296 Main St, Huntington, 631-427-7834

At this lively Mexican spot, try the pipian de pollo (chicken with pumpkinseed sauce), ropa vieja (tender shredded beef) and moist, satisfying tamales.

ARIANA RESTAURANT, 255 Main St., Huntington, 631-421-2933

In addition to kebabs and rice dishes, this Afghan-fusion restaurant has an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan choices, among them and dumplings filled with leeks and herbs. 

ICHIZ, 301 Main St., Huntington, 631-470-0210

A sleek lounge-like spot for Japanese and New American small plates, as well as raw fish creations. Sip a cold sake with your meal.

SAPSUCKERS HOPS & GRUB, 287 Main St., Huntington, 631-683-4945

A casual and cacophonous gastropub serving such modern comfort classics as wood-smoked baby back ribs, pulled-pork sliders and fine burgers.

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