Dieci
Dieci

Dieci

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://dieciny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 387-9545
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

    Fridays and Saturdays: 6:00pm -11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
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Dieci is a Japanese restaurant located in the East Village.
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Dieci reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (22)romantic (16)late-night find (8)special occasion (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fine Asian-Italian fusion
    Kerner5000VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    each dish was unique, delicious and beautifully displaced like a piece of art! if you like sea urchin this is a true paradise! The beef/Uni tar tar, grilled asparagus and tuna starter were all outrageous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    gabe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was original but not forced as many restaurants are. Everything was beautiful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing.
    Chloejoy
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    As always, Dieci has never disappointed. It's our 8th time dining in the year and it is always a great evening. Amazing food, wine, ambiance and service. Book a table. You won't get in otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This small place serves up great food with Japanese influences with attentive service; appetizer portions are small, but pack great flavor. Definitely would come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated
    FoodiePumpkinz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place is overrated and lots of MSG in the cooking...Bad. The portion is so small and not worth for the price and the taste .
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • NicknamesarestupidVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I've never experienced anything like this. Go, and be ready to get weird. I'd also like to give incredible props to the service team. We ordered five appetizers and an entree because we wanted to experience their Japanese-Italian fusion weirdness as a tasting menu. They made it so, and split the plates without asking. So, Dieci, I love you, even if your tables are cramped. And I wholeheartedly recommend dining here -- it's very difficult to be so wholly original in such a crowded market. My only suggestion is to offer a tasting menu yourself!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food
    kent5
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The appetizers dose not fit my taste as the flavor is too rich for me, but the entrée was really good
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    redseasons
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I organized my boyfriend's surprise dinner here on a Wednesday night. I had been here before - but many years ago - and remembered the food being good but this time it really blew my mind and everyone else's in the party (all of whom consider themselves foodies). Its a very small restaurant, but very ambient, and surprisingly packed for a weekday night. The service was also very cordial and prompt (once we got seated; there was a slight delay with that). Most importantly, my boyfriend loved it and he now wants it to be "our spot." Yes! I can't wait to come back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    had a great meal here as usual. everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Neighbor103
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This place is fabulous! Always crowded but try to go there on Wednesday. You can probably find the seat for 2! Their foods are very healthy and tasty. Never be greasy. I recommend this place to all the people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the Dieci reviews archive.
  • Never a disappointment
    onlythebest
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been coming to this neighborhood find for years now. This is the kind of place you'd want to take someone who is either a foodie or have an open palette. The staff was attentive. Food was amazing as always. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BessVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    It's a small restaurant but it makes it nice and cozy. The food is amazing and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was outstanding and a piece of heaven in your mouth. My only complaint was that the pasta portions were too small. My husband and I ordered 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and dessert and it left us wanting more. However, the food was amazing! The Fettucini with the uni cream sauce is unique making you savor every bite. Very attentive staff. Great job Dieci....just throw a few more noodles in the pot and it would be perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    So much uni goodness. Didn't have one bad dish here. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food must have the pork buns
    efish
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Found this one by chance, and what a find!! Everything was delicious!! We could have just had the pork buns for dinner they were that good. Also had the steak, prawn dumplings and duck breast. Definitely worth a visit!! We will be telling all our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality and Ambience
    reviewforyou
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Dieci does a lovely Japanese take on Italian food, using Japanese dashi flavors to bring out new dimensions on Italian themes. The prix fixe course meal is excellent, beautifully presented, giving you the full range of their abilities. The service is attentive and professional, the stylish atmosphere conducive to talking. It is best for individuals (at the counter), couples or small groups. When you are there you are enjoying each dish, and when you leave you feel happy and deeply satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiny but worth it
    NYvisitor9
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Took a while to get seated even with reservations because so many people loved it at Dieci and didn't want to leave. Once seated, service was great, attentive and respectful. Was hesitant at first about the food especially as a pescadarian, but ended up loving all the dishes and desserts. Meat eaters in the group loved what they ordered. Drinks were good too. Looking forward to eating here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food for good price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The place is small. But food and service were good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.
    PantsThatDine
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This is by far the best Asian fusion in the city. Try the shrimp dumplings and the lamb ramen. And the octopus....and the filet tataki! Everything. It's all delicious. The service is amazing as well. Takashi was our server and he was fantastic. Small and intimate, perfect for dates. Go ASAP!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ten of ten.
    MUSA
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Dieci is the best little restaurant I've been to in a while. My Lady and I had three courses-all delicious, and the wine was fabulous. Service was on point, though unobtrusive. Our table & the one right next to us were so wobbly, that it was dangerous. Even the shims that I found on the floor were no match for the massive gap between the floor and the table. Good news: Dieci might get rid of its "B" rating, since they got a visit from the health department, just as we'd asked for our check. Good luck, Dieci!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, service is decent
    Chris
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food here is amazing. Japanese fusion North American. You will not be disappointed. Service was decent as they mixed up my wine order, but that can may be due to the energetic atmosphere. They brought out the plates in a timely manner and good portions. Only issue for me was in the beginning when seated, they seemed to give the other table of regulars better service and ignored us even though we were seated first. Simple fixes, but the food makes up for it. Small wine list but fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I've always wanted to go there but never had a chance. I was very well impressed with the intimate and cozy atmosphere. Service is great and so is the food. It's a very small space so don't don't with a large group (more then 4). Make sure to order the foie gras and he pork sandwich for appetizer. For my main course I had the sea urchin pasta which was creamy and outstanding! Coming back this week :)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confirm your reservation...
    StevenVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I had two time where they ignored my reservation that was made on open table. One time, they didn't seat us at all, claiming we were late for our reservation when we changed it online and called them to confirm. We had to search for another restaurant in the area really hungry. The other time, they said they didn't have the reservation, but when I showed them our open table confirmation, they seated at - at a like a bar instead of a table, and after waiting fifteen minutes for someone else to move.
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  • Amazing overall!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tiny venue, innovative food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Tiny venue, innovative food offerings, great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Hungry
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    TimN
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a fantastic dining experience on Valentine's Day. Great food, service and timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    DrakeVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I cannot believe more people don't go here. Phenomenal food and service. But more importantly, what an atmosphere. I'll,be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing all around
    Bruncher
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SURPRISING JAPANESE ITALIAN FUSION
    CarmelinVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This place is one of the best dinning experiences I've had in NYC. :) The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    Matt
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Cool place, good ambiance, wasnt impressed by the food. Even had to send a dish back and they still charged me for it.
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  • An incredibly eclectic menu
    grandmaluVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    An incredibly eclectic menu - Japanese cooking with an Italian flair (or visa versa). Food was delicious and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing find!
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great experience - interesting and delicious food, quaint ambiance, and wonderful service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad but didn't wow me ......
    PakuChanNY
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uni on Uni on Uni
    808Dave
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Favorite
    Notimetow8VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese meet Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As FANTASTIC as it used to be:-)))
    PuffMommyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    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:-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a petit fusion bistro !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate