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Huntington dining: 5 restaurant picks

Chicken kebabs are among the specialties at Spice

Chicken kebabs are among the specialties at Spice Village Grill in Huntington. (Credit: Timothy Fadek)

Choice eating is the name of the game in downtown Huntington, arguably Suffolk County’s restaurant capital. We give you five picks covering a range of cuisines and prices.

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

Alex and Maria Gonzalez serve up hospitality and lively Mexican fare at their bi-level downtown 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 a menu of Afghani kebabs and rice dishes, this “Afghan Fusion” restaurant has an extensive selection of vegetarian and vegan choices, among them tabbouleh salad and house-made 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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