Where to eat in Sunset Park



The view from the top of Sunset Park.

Robert Sietsema / Eater NY

There is no better view of New York than from the top of the hill in Sunset Park. There in front of you stretches Staten Island and its row of orange ferries; the port of Elizabeth’s container cranes wading like seabirds; downtown Newark bristling with skyscrapers; the commercial towers of the financial district; and the Statue of Liberty hoisting its light, as if to stand out. Founded in the 1890s and laid out with winding, ascending Victorian paths, Sunset Park gave its name to the southern Brooklyn neighborhood that surrounds it, stretching from the bay to Fort Hamilton Parkway and 36th to 65th Street.

The neighborhood is rich in restaurants, especially the affordable ones, with Mexican, Ecuadorian, Colombian and other Latin establishments mostly arranged along Fourth and Fifth Avenues, and Chinese, Vietnamese and Asian nationalities along the Seventh and eighth avenues and side streets. From 2015, Industry City came to life on the waterfront and has become a great foodie destination on its own – well worth a visit. Here are some of our favorite places to eat in Sunset Park.

Restaurant meals are viewed by health experts as a high risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data on the delta variant indicate that it may pose a low to moderate risk for vaccinees, especially in high transmission areas. The latest directive from the CDC is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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To note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.


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