Daruma-ya
Daruma-ya

Daruma-ya

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.darumaya-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122740428x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm (last order); Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (last order), Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm (last order), Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (last order)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nobuhito Dosei and Soba Master Shuichi Kotani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer both drop-off and full service catering to meet a variety of your needs, ranging from office lunch meetings to private home parties!
    Please contact us at darumayainfo@plandosee.co.jp or visit our website at http://www.darumaya-nyc.com
  • Private Party Facilities: DARUMA-YA offers an intimate and sophisticated space for those looking to host a private event. Our restaurant is available for partial and full buy-outs, afternoons and evenings, 7 days a week.

    Menus are customized to meet clients' preferences, and our on-site event coordinator can help guide you through the planning process.

    The dining room accommodates up to 40 guests for a seated dinner. Used in combination with the lounge (located in the front part of the restaurant), seating is available for up to 60 guests.

    Standing cocktail receptions and buffet-style dinners are also available.

    Please contact the Events & Catering department at darumayainfo@plandosee.co.jp for more details or questions about menu and pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Soo Park 2122740428x
  • Special Events: A great space for both corporate and social events.
    Please contact us at darumayainfo@plandosee.co.jp or visit our website at http://www.darumaya-nyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Vestry and Laight Streets
  • Public Transit: 1: Franklin Street station.
    1, 2, 3: Chambers Street station.
    A,C,E: Canal Street station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at various locations in the Tribeca neighborhood. In addition to street parking,nearest garages are lcoated on Laight between Washington & West Sts., Washington between Vestry & Desbrosses Sts.
A word from Daruma-ya
***Please note that online reservations are NOT ACCEPTED for Sushi Azabu.***

Located in Tribeca, DARUMA-YA is a Soba House and Izakaya featuring homemade soba noodles prepared by
Soba master Shuichi Kotani and a menu of modern Japanese specialties prepared by Chef Nobuhito Dosei.
An Izakaya is a Japanese Tavern where people gather to drink and eat.
Our menu is designed for sharing so everyone at the table is able to sample our offerings.
A full bar offers cocktails, beer, wine, sake and a selection of Japanese whiskies.
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Daruma-ya reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (10)romantic (8)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Raw seafood is very good. Also the coocked ones are also great. Soba is disappointing and so is corn tempura. Skip the soba and order foods from the see for the group to share.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NeighborhoodNewbie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It is not the cheapest Japanese food - but that is not why you would eat there. The atmosphere is romantic - not too much so that you need to bring a lover/partner - we sat in the back room - we had lots of small plates - absolutely everything we tried was perfection. Service was good (one of the waiters needs to be further trained - everyone else was gracious. Daruma yu is a sleeper keeper!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Typical Japanese Food
    FoodyholicVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Just came back from Japan and this place is pretty authentic. The soba is cooked al dente and made well. And I did visit a big soba factory in Nagano just a few weeks ago! The traditional method of eating the soba with the broth where it got cooked in is very traditional. The dishes were authentic but still better when I was in Japan. But it's as close as it can get. I like the place but not it's location - otherwise I would have given it 4 stars. A bit out of my way traveling from midtown. The pre-fixe is worth it as one actually can taste several items they offer in the restaurant.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful new favorite spot!
    beauty10013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service is impeccable. We love small plates, and everything we tried was delicious! A few favorites are the corn fritters, homemade tofu and mushroom soba! The service is wonderful as well. Great new favorite spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Afalz141
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Perhaps because we went early and were the only patrons there, we had extra attention from our waiter and just a great time. The food was fantastic, as was the sake. Tempura corn is definitely the must try item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Creative Japanese
    sdkhVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently superior quality Japanese far more creative than others. Broad range of options even for the raw-phobic eater. Exquisitely presented with friendly service. Set menu provides a great intro to range of options at a reasonable price for two. Fabulous soba that is hard to find elsewhere. Small portions result in high tab if going ala carte, but quality is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was the best!
    mojavejenVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of my favorite things about this place was our server, Andrew, a Southerner with a love of Japanese culture and language. Otherwise, the food was good but not all that memorable, and the bill adds up quickly for just a few small plates and a bowl of soba. Best dishes were the scallop sashimi and the mackerel in dashi. I appreciated the handmade buckwheat noodles from the soba-master chef, but at $24 for a bowl with uni, I was wishing I was back at Smorgasburg eating Yuji Ramen's $10 uni mazemen.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 安定した和食
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    サービスも丁寧で、お食事も本当に美味しかったです。 日本人海外在住者にとっても、日本の味を楽しめて、またこれから日本食を知っていただく方にもいいレストランだと思います。
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely surprise
    BritinNY
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food, we did lots of small plates to get the feel. Fine Japanese food priced at good value in a lovely ambiance with good service. A find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Daruma-ya reviews archive.
  • v interesting!
    jwk714
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    underrated, relatively unknown, a bit strange/different. BUT for the neighborhood, AND the price, this is a bit of a gem. On the plate, all is well!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing & overpriced
    MariVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This is not an Izakaya!! It is completely over-priced and over-fancied, and loses the entire Izakaya concept/atmosphere. Really small and uninteresting sake menu. Had such high hopes, as we love Sushi Azabu. We should have just gone to Sushi Azabu for the same price! Crazy! Really too bad, we were hoping this would be our new neighborhood spot. Won't be back.
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  • clean, delicious and authentic food
    shotshot
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The service was attentive and friendly. Food was delicious and authentic. Fun dishes to share and good drink menu with some great sake and interesting cocktails. The soba was absolutely delicious and the simplicity of form and flavor was perfection. My only issue was that there were a couple infants in the front room that were crying incessantly and we felt that the relaxing ambience they created with beautiful music, food and decor was a bit destroyed by the noise but it wasn't their fault. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Izakaya means pub but.
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Izakaya means pub but this one is not at all Izakaya, foods and prices are the moderate restaurant rank. The waiter told us the soba is a handmade but I doubt it, soba are too thin and it breaks up, it doesn't have koshi (knelled well) quality. And weird soba-yu, too thick, almost specially made from soba powder.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    CPwiseVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    The food was very good, the concept of the greemwich grill was changed, good japanese food, but we liked the service very much, the waitress very atentive.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointments of SOBA(Noodle)!
    CococatNYCVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We had a dinner after the grand opening week. But, Soba dishes are a big disappointment honestly as a Japanese foodie. Their main salling buckwheat noodle wasn't tasty at all. Appetizers are OK, but not really out of ordnary. I'd rather to have a handmade soba noodles at Soba Koh, East Village.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    YatZa6715
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I will never come back to this restaurant again. The waitress that served myself and my mother did not attend to us at all and she seemed very unfamiliar with hosting services. I am very upset with how we were treated. I do not recommend people to come here.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious meets Modern Japan.
    cocoboucheVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food is unbelievable. Subtle tastes of modern Japan in the heart of Tribeca. Small delicacies to share all along, to finish with your personal plate of cold or hot soba entrée. The service needs some improvement, they kind of rushed us all along and kicked us out (literally lights up, no music) and 12:15 because they close at midnight-that's what they said when we asked what was happening. That kind of killed the magic, considering that the taste of magic comes at a very high price ($400 for a table of 4). If you get the French guy who seems to be in charge, he will guide you wisely through the menu. Definitely a place to save for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant has very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    This restaurant has very good decoration and serves very refined food...looks more refined than it tastes...Also they serves food very slow. You need to wait like half an hour for next dish...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the same after Sandy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Greenwich is a good little restaurant. But since reopening after Hurricane Sandy, quality of food and service has changed. The hirame carpaccio was small in portion, not the same quality of fish and plated by an amateur. We really hope it was go back to the quality of food and service so we can continue to enjoy for many years.
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  • Cute, quaint, delicious food.
    onestylishmamaVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Cute, quaint, delicious food. Empty place, wait service was OK, not spectacular.
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  • Intimate restaurant - option
    Gabriel
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Intimate restaurant - option of Greenwich Grill or the Sushi downstairs - been twice recently and both times much enjoyed - great service - food and consistent -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greenwich Grill is in my pocket
    jennayVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    Greenwich Grill is in my pocket of favorite standbys that I can return to over and over again. Never get sick of this place, love the overall ambiance. It's my safety - in a good way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here for Jidori Chicken,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Came here for Jidori Chicken, and it's the best chicken I have ever tasted!!! Will come back for Jidori Chicken again!
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  • Fantastic price fix lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2011
    Fantastic price fix lunch menu - for August they were even giving out free half glasses of wine! So that's $12 for a 3 course lunch with wine - and even coffee/tea afterward. Wow. Very interesting menu, I had the uni and clam pasta, ceviche app, and panna cotta dessert. Wow. The only complaint is it's a bit too slow for a 1 hour business lunch. It takes a while for the food to come out. Perhaps next time I could try to bring everything at once - including the check. But still very recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice intimate restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/21/2011
    Nice intimate restaurant with excellent food. Little dark, but not disturbing. Personnel is friendly. Unfortunately, we could not enjoy it fully, because we were rained wet and were somewhat cold. Otherwise it would have been a top evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food better than the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2011
    Great food and great value. Service, however, does not match the level of the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Perfect Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    The lunch specials feature appetizer and pasta for $12 or appetizer and entree for $18, and it comes with coffe, tea or espresso. In the summer, free half-glasses of wine and beer are also available. the food is exquisite--asian-inspired salads, fish, and pastas. The decor is simple and sleek, but not pretentious. Service is excellent, though this is clearly a place where wait staff expects you to linger. Water was refilled endlessly and promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food, to bad not BYOB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    Best green curry fettuccine you could imagine! Never had a buttery green curry... to die for! All the food is amazing! My only beef: Our $54 bottle of wine, when I checked my wine app on my phone, retails for $7-11... The manager (very very nice guy) told me that they buy it for $16! I told him they are getting ripped off, if that's the case, and that we are royally ripped off, if thats the mark-up. Too bad I checked the price... left a bad taste in my mouth for what was a favorite place of ours.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Greenwich Grill was recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    The Greenwich Grill was recommended to me as a great place to eat. Unfortunately, we had a bad experience and our waitress was very rude, not very helpful. Although the food was delicious, we were not prepared for such small portions. My friends and myself are not big eaters to begin with, but we were very suprised to see such small portions when our pasta entrees came to the table. If the waitress would have warned us that the portions were small, we would have ordered salads and appetizers. Once our entree came, it was too late. The Manager did give us a complimentary dessert to make up for the poor service. Unfortunately I do not plan on returning to this restaurant, there are too many other great restaurants in the city.
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  • Fooda are very good with very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/12/2010
    Fooda are very good with very reasonble price, and their service was great. Only one problem was that room was poorly‐lit. It may try to make romantic ambiance. However, as long as Greenwich Grill is place where we eat, it should have more lighting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their special menu, 35% sampler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    Their special menu, 35% sampler is more than sample level- got so satisfied- highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to the Greenwich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2008
    I have been to the Greenwich Grill many times now and am always amazed by the quality of the food. The Ceviche and Fish Carpaccio used fish much tastier and fresher than I've had at other restaurants. All of the pastas, most notably the Zuwai Crab and Bottarga Spaghettini and the Thai Green Curry Fettuchine, were delicious and cooked a perfect al dente. The Roast Chicken Entree was juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Last time I went we even ordered a few pieces of excellent sushi from the Sushi Azabu restaurant downstairs! *Great & romantic corner tables. They even have a great bathroom! Sabon soap and a Japanese toilet with heated seat and power wash! Amazing! Now I need to go back for the $18 lunch special. What a st
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • As always, my friend and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/22/2008
    As always, my friend and I enjoyed the food at Greenwich Grill. It is still my favorite restaurant. We love the fish carpaccio and zuwai crab & bottarga spaghettini. I'm looking forward to dining at Greenwich Grill again sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wouldn't serve us 3 pieces
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Wouldn't serve us 3 pieces of sushi b/c the sushi bar downstairs was too busy. Made us wait 10 mins for a table that had been openly and visibly available at our reservation time.
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  • Food was very good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Food was very good but the portion size was miniscule. Perhaps this explains the relatively low prices for a restaurant in this area of Tribeca.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was perfectly prepared.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2008
    The food was perfectly prepared. The service was impeccable and friendly. New York has myriad restaurants and the scene is always changing -- so, there are only a handful of restaurants I tend to frequent more than once or twice...and Greenwich Grill will be one of them.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I had a wonderful
    FANTASTICVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    My husband and I had a wonderful night here. I had the tasting menu and was so happy, great mixture of italian and japanese, I was a little concerned about how this would work, but the two blended perfectly, my husband had the veal and loved it. The wine list was very varied both price wise and the large selection. I am definatley planning to go back. The service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    Food was excellent. Great ambience. Wait staff needs a lot of work. Missed orders (drinks). Came back mulptiple times and didn't have the item(s) that were ordered- bottle of wine, one of the entrees, the seaweed and rice to make the piece of sushi). When the bill came, was charged for the items that the restaurant didn't have or that weren't served to the table. Wait service not tight or well organized.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2008
    The food was excellent and reasonably priced, with small plate options that allowed people to try more than one dish. The menu was a bit eclectic and the service slightly awkward, albeit friendly.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been to Greenwich Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2008
    I've been to Greenwich Grill Restaurant 4 times in just a month of August alone because I love it. I love the foods, drinks, service and everything. It's now my new favorite restaurant. My favorites are the fish carpaccio and the zuwai crab & bottarga spaghettini and of course, the sushi. Their coffee is from Italy and tastes so great. The milk is served warm so the coffee doesn't get cold easily. Those are the best. I strongly recommend Greenwich Grill to my co-workers, friends and relatives. I will definitely go back there again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate