This place has it all: from actual japanese food, to shakes, and the best cream puffs ever. Isn't it amazing that when people wander into a Beard Papa's, they can actually decide that they want lunch rather than dessert? Beard Papa's has great rice wraps, udon, and mango smoothies.Try it once just to say that you've tried it. You won't regret it.
Actually a friend was complaining about my misleading review, since it appears only the Beard Papa's on 40-something St. has food, and that Beard Papa's is actually just the bakery part. I will get back to you once I look into this.