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. Photo Credit: Timothy Fadek

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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

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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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