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228 E. 10th St
New York, NY 10003
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00pm -11:30pm
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Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine
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Dieci is a Japanese restaurant located in the East Village.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Everything on the menu looked
incredible and what we ordered tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend this place to any of my friends. Reservations weren't hard to get but I'm sure once this place gets more popular, it will be."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Tiny venue, innovative food
offerings, great experience."
Dined on 2/27/2014
We adore Japanese food, and I
found Dieci within the 10 best Japanese in Manhattan. Nothing could have prepared us for DIECI experience. We were two couples, they gave us a seat in the community table, which can be interesting in NYC, when the menu arrived we were surprised because we have never had such an interesting Japanese menu before. Foie gras with Miso Soup, Sea Urchin with caviar, and Asian noodles Italian style were our choices. It is not expensive compared to other restaurants with similar food quality, and it is an experience in itself, we will come back for more. Most of the clients were Asian, just to confirm how good is it. Service was attentive and they explain every dish, even though it is small it's a nice place."
Dined on 2/1/2014
We had a fantastic dining
experience on Valentine's Day. Great food, service and timing."
Dined on 2/14/2014
But terrible "ambiance",
absolutely 0 ergonomic space. Tiny dining area with the kitchen air exhaust vent blowing directly into the dining area So, after a delicious, flavorful and delicate meal, great wine, super friendly staff, one leaves however smelling of kitchen grease. Such a shame."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I cannot believe more people don't
go here. Phenomenal food and service. But more importantly, what an atmosphere. I'll,be back..."
Dined on 2/13/2014
Dieci was one of the best dining
experiences we have had in Manhattan. The food was superb in all respects and the service was amazing. Will be asap."
Dined on 2/7/2014
This place is one of the best
dinning experiences I've had in NYC. :) The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Cool place, good ambiance, wasnt
impressed by the food. Even had to send a dish back and they still charged me for it."
Dined on 1/16/2014
An incredibly eclectic menu -
Japanese cooking with an Italian flair (or visa versa). Food was delicious and beautifully presented."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Great experience - interesting and
delicious food, quaint ambiance, and wonderful service. Will definitely return."
Dined on 1/10/2014
The Japanese influence on Italian
dishes is subtle and amazing. Who knew that Fettucini, Calamari and Uni would be a perfect combination. Not to mention that I have eaten Pork Buns in hundreds of places in dozens of cities and these were better than any other I have ever had before."
Dined on 12/30/2013
I came here for an early dinner on
the New Year's Eve. Miso cod with Enoki risotte was tasty, but I found the dessert better. Service was polite but not exactly solicitous, despite the small size of this place. Staff seated me away from other diners, and while it gave me more elbow room, I did not particularly care to eat with my back to other people. For a Japanese-Italian fusion cuisine, I think I will check other places in future."
Dined on 12/31/2013
For starters, this tiny spot is
like 3 1/2 stars (overall, food/service, etc). Overall, I didn't really felt we were taken care of. Staff appeared busy (handling reservations, phone, kitchen coordination, checking stock), but we were the only guests! Dishes were small portions and hence over-priced. Staff never explained dishes or made suggestions. The foie gras on turnip was decent but was under-seared. And while turnips worked the 1st time I had it, it tasted bitter the 2nd time, and I didnt know what to do w/ the broth. Under $20 meant a couple of bites - I enjoyed the dish, but felt it underperformed as seared foie gras. What I said about the foie gras can apply to some of the other dishes. Also, open kitchen meant sticky clothes."
Dined on 10/19/2013
I cannot give a higher rating or
more praise for a meal. The food was exquisite and unique. The service was professional and comforting. We ordered almost every appetizer, half the pasta dishes and a main course. It was spectacular. With a bottle of wine and a bottle of saki, the bill was still very reasonable. Thank you for a great evening!!!"
Dined on 11/20/2013
Mix of uni and pasta was perfect
and delicious. Ramen ragu was also quite tasty and delicious. Everything was so fresh-oysters, tuna, veggies. Appetizers and pastas were better than the main entrees. Our group had the lamb, filet and cod. All were tasty, but apps were better. Even though small restaurant, we made reservation for 6 and everything was spot on."
Dined on 11/16/2013
We were pleasantly impressed when
we came back for the first time in quite a while to celebrate our son's birthday. The service was very attentive and all the food we ordered were as heavenly as we knew!! My favorite dishes are Miso Fois Gras, Miso Cod and steak. Even though the place is rated as "not good for kids", all our kids enjoyed their food and service, and they are already craving about the steak and cod!! We truly appreciate the kindness of the manager and wait person as well as professionalism of kitchen staff. We will definitely come back as an adult group or couple, and hope the restaurant will prosper and continue to stay in tough NYC restaurant business until our kids are old enough to enjoy dining there on their own:-)"
Dined on 11/10/2013
Was there with two friends on a
Saturday night. I've been craving for this Japanese/Italian bistro for quite a while and finally had a chance to eat here. We ordered 3 starters, 2 pasta and the steak as the main, together with 2 dessert to finish off the meal. The starters were good, but more of tapas like portion. Pasta was delicious, perfectly flavoured. Steak was ok, since it's not a steakhouse. Earl Grey creme brulee was interesting not overly sweet. I would like to go back to try other dishes."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Excellent ! Italian-tasted,
authentic Japanese. Very cozy restaurants. Good choice of French white wines. I will recommend my friends."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Definitely will be back for this
small, but great restaurant. The only negative you might find is the communal seating arrangements. Potentially awkward. We really liked every- thing about this place. Small seats about 25. 4 tables of different sizes."
Dined on 11/2/2013
We took friends from out of town
who appreciate unusual off the beaten track places....but good foods hey loved it."
Dined on 10/23/2013
When I first read about this
little hidden gem in Little Tokyo, my taste buds had a slight revulsion to the idea of fusing together things like sea urchin with mozzarella and yuzu, or, seared foie gras with daikon and miso. But once tasted, I can't wait to go back for more of these wonderful fusion revolutions. Kudos to the culinary visionary behind these artistic expressions of harmony and unity that will one day transform the whole world."
Dined on 10/26/2013
This restaurant was not
recognizable as my date and I walked right by it. Once we found it, it was nice atmosphere for date night. The food was good, definitely recommend the ramen dish. My girlfriend ordered the fettuccine with uni, but after she sampled my dish, she preferred the ramen. The dessert was really good, so that is worth a try. Not bad overall."
Dined on 10/12/2013
Yes, there are a lot of Japanese
restaurants in East Village but Dieci is really outstanding. I had such a great meal and enjoyed everything we ordered. Dare I say, there pork belly buns were at par with Momofoku minus the insane wait!"
Dined on 10/10/2013
The food was interesting with uni
combined with eggs and caviar especially good. But seats were almost all high top without backs at a counter. another review that said it was good for quiet conversation. This person must be used to working in a steel mill.c and we were told in the confirmatory call that we only had two hours then had to give up the table. I hate that. The wine list was limited but had interesting selections of both wine and sake that matched well with the food. On the whole a very hipster place in the hipster neighborhood."
Dined on 10/5/2013
Absolutely fantastic miso cod and
truffled mushroom risotto. As other commenters noted, the service is inattentive (even though the restaurant was empty). I will be going back next week!"
Dined on 10/1/2013
Spectacular marriage of Italian
and Japanese cuisines. The restaurant is small and the staff doesn't try to be pushy as it is custom in other NY restaurants so be prepared to wait a while even if you have a reservation but the wait is definitely worth it. Spectacular dishes from Apetizers to entreess. Didn't try deserts."
Dined on 9/28/2013
tiny restaurant but delicious,
innovative, creative Japanese/Italian fusion food."
Dined on 8/18/2013
NYC has too many restaurants to
count, so we rarely go back to the same one twice. Dieci is an exception. We don’t live in the neighborhood, but have continued to frequent Dieci on a consistent basis over the past several years. The dishes are innovative, well designed and superbly executed. The chef / owners know how to balance old favorites with new dishes on the menu. The staff is always gracious."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Have not been to Dieci for a few
years, so took an out-of-town guest this week. Previous visits were excellent on all levels, but this time the food was excellent, but the service was poor. Servers were polite and cheerful, but did not take our orders in a timely manner, and after our appetizers, served our entrees almost an hour later. I think the order "fell on the floor" or was forgotten, but this demonstrates poor service since the servers did not manage communication with the kitchen, or failed to notice that we did not have entrees for a very long time. Additionally, although the restaurant and menu is small, two of the items we asked for were not available (and we were the second group there that night). Very disappointing."
Dined on 7/17/2013
What a wonderful gem! Wonderful
food, perfect service and warm lovely atmosphere. Special."
Dined on 7/13/2013
We (2 people) shared 4 appetizers
and a main and I'm having a hard time thinking of a better overall meal i've had this year despite dining in multiple 3 Michelin star restaurants, etc, yadda. Everything they brought out was just perfect. The fresh moz w/ uni and yuzu foam might have been the highlight, but the Red Snapper Chazuke was close behind. Both were subtle, complex and just straight up delicious. Service was a+. I'll be back soon."
Dined on 7/11/2013
The food was absolutely fantastic.
The best steak ever - sauce was excellent, subtle, not overwhelming, steak cooked to perfection. Appetiser was also excellent. The problem was the noise level - unbearably loud. My friend and I could not hear each other across a very small table so we stopped talking to one another. The waitress could not hear our order well and we had to repeat, and she got the wine wrong (ordering "Chilean red" got us a Chardonnay!). They corrected it right away but it shows how incredibly loud the place is at night. Go for the food but bring earmuffs and don't try to have a conversation unless you are willing to shout all evening."
Dined on 7/9/2013
No AC on a July day... An
otherwise great meal was marred by the poor ventilation in the tiny space."
Dined on 7/1/2013
100% recommend this place. Great
service, amazing creative dishes, good intimate vibe. The buffalo uni appetizer is to die for."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Great food, good mix of Japanese
and Italian influences and an extremely helpful staff in a very natural way. If you want to treat your love to something special instead of the mainstream restaurants this is the place to be. Make a reservation because it's quite small."
Dined on 6/9/2013
Restaurant is small and cramped -
the only downside to Dieci is that it's so tight, I felt I could hear the conversation of the women to my right. Food was outstanding. I've had pork buns in many different restaurants, and these were delicious. So fatty! The miso marinated foie gras was delicious. I could have eaten it all day. Service is prompt and attentive without being intrusive. Pasta's were also good. Looking to back for my next visit."
Dined on 3/27/2013
Such an intimate spot that you
could easily walk by without even noticing it - which makes it that much more charming. The scrambled egg with uni and caviar was one of my favorite dishes of the year, as was the foie gras chawanmushi. Loved my fettucine with uni and calamari, and the wine and service were fabulous."
Dined on 6/5/2013
The food was very good, but
disappointed that they didn't have two of the pastas on the menu."
Dined on 5/27/2013
A friend recently told me Dieci
was one of their favorites in the East Village, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I later read some reviews on Yelp, but for some reason was still skeptical. Then, on my first visit, I was pleasantly surprised!. The fusion was creative and unique, like nothing I've previously tasted. Great! I couldn't believe I had walked past this tiny spot many times without unknowingly. I will definitely return."
Dined on 4/30/2013
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