Best Late-Night Dining Scene

If you want to see what chefs and foodies eat in the wee hours, you’ll want to go Asian. And Kyara is the hot spot. This restaurant is a rabbit warren of semi-private rooms with an L-shaped counter that affords direct views of the chefs working their magic on dishes like grated mountain potato on a hot iron plate and agedashi tofu, a form of deep-fried tofu in dashi (fragrant Japanese broth). Yasuo Komada of Naked Fish is the chef; you’ll spot him grilling skewered meat on a hibachi well after most of his peers have gone to sleep.