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Bill Telepan Finds Time to Meet the Mrs. for Lunch at Sapporo

New York City is home to a lot of restaurants, more than any rational human being can ever hope to visit. Among that number are hidden gems the majority of New Yorkers just aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food luminaries to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Dining Confidential.


Our next subject is Bill Telepan, chef and owner of the eponymous Telepan on the Upper West Side. His choice is one of convenience but it gives him a chance to dine with his wife so it's a rather sweet one as well.

"Sapporo on West 49th Street. The great thing is it's an opportunity for my wife and I to get a quick lunch and see each other, something given our lives is hard. She works nearby, kind of the halfway point between Telepan and her job, and I can pop down real quick and see her. She introduced it to me. We love the Shoyu Ramen with pork or she’ll get a veggie version. But one day I saw someone eating a rice dish that looked great, it’s called Cha-han, and it is a fried rice dish that I add pork to. It’s cheap, quick & yummy."
—Gary Wong
· Coverage of Bill Telepan [~ENY~]


152 West 49th St., New York, NY