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Get excited, friends: It’s the end of the month. And you know what that means? 

We’ve got a whole new crop of restaurant openings to add to your must-eat list. (Spoiler alert: Grilled Indian paneer, pasta-filled pastries and David Chang’s spicy chicken sandwiches are involved.)

Drooling may occur.

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Only David Chang could have dozens of people waiting an hour in line for three menu items, served exclusively at lunch and in a standing-room-only spot. But believe the Fuku hype--this spicy chicken sandwich just might be the new Shake Shack burger.

163 First Ave. (at Tenth St.);

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O Ya

Introducing your new high-end sushi spot. The Manhattan outpost of an acclaimed Boston restaurant, this iteration offers only omakase tasting menus, starting at a cool $185 a person. (It’s excellent to have in your back pocket for entertaining.)

120 E. 28th St. (at Park Ave.); 212-204-0200 or

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Gabriel Kreuther

Having served under biggies like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Danny Meyer (and, NBD, earning a James Beard Award), Gabriel Kreuther has finally struck out on his own. His eponymous fine-dining establishment calls Midtown’s Grace Building its home and serves up Alsatian-inspired dishes like the fennel-cockle velouté you see here.

41 W. 42nd St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-257-5826 or

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Babu Ji

Now to good, hearty Indian street food--that is decidedly not your run-of-the-mill buffet. This Alphabet City spot comes from a pair of beloved Indian-Australian restaurateurs, so get ready for unexpected dishes like grilled paneer (seen here), samosa burgers and aloo gobi salad.

175 Avenue B (at 11th St.); 212-951-1082 or

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Hugo & Sons

Oh, our bad for not discovering this puff pastry filled with penne, meatballs, ham and béchamel back in May when it hit the Park Slope scene. Will you ever forgive us?

367 Seventh Ave. (at Eleventh St.), Brooklyn; 718-499-0020 or

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