Erik Ramirez seamlessly integrates Peruvian and Japanese cuisine in his Greenwich Village restaurant, Llama San. The two-room space has a zen feel with soft lighting, wood-plank banquets, and lush plants. The simple decor is nicely juxtaposed with a complex menu full of flavor. It’s a place to try something new, with a funky cocktail list and natural wine selection. To eat, our pick is the aged-duck nigiri with cilantro-flecked rice, caramelized banana, and nasturtium leaves; the Rice Noodles were also a nice surprise with mushrooms, seaweed, rocoto, and togarashi. To drink: the Quizas, Quizas, Quizas is a must, combining coconut, matcha, yuzu, and egg white, shaken and frothy. The service is very attentive and the staff explain each and every dish with detail and enthusiasm. It’s the type of place where everyone is passionate about what they’re doing.