Oda House
Oda House

Oda House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://odahouse.com/
  • Phone: (212) 353-3838
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Maia Acquaviva
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Catering: Yes, we cater!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 5th street
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    F 2 Ave. - 0.41 mi
    L 1 Ave .- 0.48 mi
    J M Z - Essex St. 0.48 mi
  • Parking: No
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Georgian-Mediterranean Cuisine with Live Georgian Folk Music.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Oda House reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (31)great for lunch (16)special occasion (15)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (12)romantic (11)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Good place for Georgian cuisine. Worth the walk from the subway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just terrific!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Oda House is a place for folks who appreciate delicious, hearty food, made with attention and love. This authentic Georgian place doesn't have any frills -- the tables are packed together, and it gets quite loud; they are inevitably out of the first bottle of beer/wine you order -- but the service is solid and the food is amazing! Highly recommended are the Khinkali (we got lamb) which you should just eat with your hands, and the Khachipuri (all varieties are terrific - but the Adjerulian ones are my personal favorite). The Satsivi is delicious, though not as walnut-y as I've had it previously. I've never seen the (cold) dish and sauce served with warm cheese grits, but I have to say it was absolutely delicious. The revelation this time was the Mtsvadi which we got with lamb and was amazing! the meat was perfectly cooked and the sauce it comes with is awesome - bright and savory at the same time. Oh, and get the wine. Georgian wine is good, but with Georgian food it hits this perfect sweet spot! I prefer Saperavi which is a bit drier and less sweet than Kinsmarauli, but they are both super good. We'll definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oda House
    KBiznessVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Fantastic food at Brunch, really good and different. truly delicious and moderate price. would go every week if I lived nearby!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and atmosphere
    Randy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food is authentic Georgian, one of a kind in the neighborhood. It's rich and filling with meats and breads very well prepared but on the salty side. Even Birthday celebrations are done in traditional form with music and singing to get all involved. Space is a little tight and very busy but well decorated. Reservations highly recommended unless you don't mind sitting at bar. Definitely a regular spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Who knew how good Georgian food is!
    ChouesqVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I dined here with a group of 7 people and we were welcomed by the most charming staff! They were most helpful in advising us on what to order and we truly enjoyed all the dishes that came. We were pleasantly surprised by the Georgian wine as well. If you live in NYC, you must try it at least once - have both of their famous cheese breads and you will be missing it everyday thereafter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Home-like vibe all around
    SpectacularVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    From the atmosphere to the warm cheesy bread this place is full of comfort!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and wine
    Rachyliz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Loved this place! Food was absolutely delicious, wine was fantastic, service was great too. Cheap and cheerful decor, buzzy atmosphere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is all in the education!
    CHawk
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The personal service and education provided by the waiter was terrific and much appreciated. I know so much more about Georgian food, correct pronunciations, and how to properly eat it, having had a great waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Alicia
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is okay. Servant was really nice. A little bit far from the subway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy atmosphere, comforting food
    CharnedVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My only regret is not coming with a bigger group so I could try more things on the menu. My other "only" regret is not bringing two Lactaids instead of one. BEWARE LACTOSE INTOLERANT FOLK! While the dinner menu looks more diverse, the lunch menu consists mostly of cheese breads (delicious) and other cheese-covered things. And, as others have mentioned, the service is incredibly friendly. I will have to come back to try the dinner menu and the Georgian wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is so good
    Frankie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Get the bread with the cheese and the egg. I had dreams about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and authentic
    Cajdiner
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Tops marks for this incredible Georgian restaurant. Sublime food, attentive service, calm and quiet spot---great for big groups. A must-try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pleasant lunch with relatives
    lovetoeathome
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    we had a very nice lunch with a group of relatives. Two of us are Russians, so we were familiar with Georgian food. Unfortunately there was no satsivi available for lunch, which is my favorite Georgian meal. Khachapuri and the trio for appetizers were very good, but khinkali was disappointing - the dough was too thick and tough. Main courses were very satisfying and flavorful, we also enjoyed Georgian wine saperavi. Service was great, nice and frienly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ScottishHippieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We came here as a group of 14 for my mom's birthday. They were kind enough to accommodate us on short notice, and were incredibly kind throughout the dinner. The birthday song was surprising at first, but wonderfully so. We had a great time and would come again in a much smaller group to try more of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Georgian in America.
    JayEllarVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Folks, You are pioneers in defining the cutting edge of culinary exploration in nyc. I am convinced that Georgia is the next aspirational cuisine the "foodies" will aspire to be comfortable with. In the meantime, we know there's a lot of work to be done, but your efforts at Oda House are a step in the right direction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Delightful food, attentive service, wonderful experience. Adjaruli khachapuri was salty, cheesy, crunch, and smooth all at once. It was our first time eating it but it felt as soothing and familiar as a favorite dish your grandmother would make. The khinkali soup dumplings were savory and fun to eat. I like the eggplant in the Pkhali trio and the spreads were great with the khachapuri. But I think my favorite was the dessert of pelamushi, a gelled grape flavored dome studded with walnuts. The dishes were all new to me, but instantly enjoyed in the lingua franca of comfort food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a nice surprise
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Amazing food and amazing service; highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Heard about the restaurant and cuisine on NPR. The food seems very authentic and beautifully prepared. I had a wonder time and if the idea of Georgian Cuisine interests you will not be disappointed. Fantastic breads and loved my lamb stew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    smerzVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Felt like we were back in Batumi or Tbilisi! great folks!!! amazing food!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Georgia on my mind
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place was awesome. I used to live in Georgia and it was on point with the food. Everyone was very nice just like in Georgia!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TravelersGal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Brings the taste and favors of Georgian cooking to the city. The wine list has a lovely selection of Georgian wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Georgian restaurant in NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Cozy East Village restaurant, really a hidden gem of the neighborhood. Greeted, seated and served professionally. Great Georgian food and wine. Good for groups. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • alexVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food. One of the best, if not the best, middle eastern food in town
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious authentic Georgian food
    Ebee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    At last, authentic cuisine from the Republic of Georgia in Manhattan. Good wine selection and very good cheese bread (hatchapuri), which is hard to find outside Brooklyn. The slow-cooked eggplant lunch dish is delicious, with complex, savory notes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing bread - adjaruli
    WinnieNYC
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I am not a big fan of bread, but the adjaruli is really tasty. Although it sounds a bit pricey for a piece of bread with butter, egg and cheese, but it definitely deserves a try. Everything there is made to order. Great place for a few friends to enjoy a long brunch on Sunday!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Georgian food !
    Dinelover
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food is great especially the bread with the butter and egg. Wish that the place wasn't that noisy. Overall, it's a great Georgian food place to dine !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For my first Georgian food experience the food and the staff were all incredible. My friend had just came back to the US from being in Georgia for 2 years and she made a point to say how authentic the food was and how friendly everyone was also! We will definitely be back! And HIGHLY recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Oda House reviews archive.
  • Our Favorite!
    Kris
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I've said it many times about Oda - it is a fantastic place for those who love Georgian food and for those who have yet to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will go back
    NYCsenior
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was the first time I ever had Georgian food. Everything my friend and I ordered was delicious. We especially like the salmon entrée. I look forward to going back and trying some other new food experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Georgian Food
    Jacqui999
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Hidden Gem of the East Village. Authentic Georgian food can shape any foodies experiences, if you have not tried the Georgian kitchen, than this place is a must go. Great for vegetarians as well as for meat lovers. Dont forget a bottle of wine with your food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    abruzzo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I ate here for lunch... and had the Imeruli Khachapuri and the Ajabsandali. I had had Khacapuri when I lived in Russia 20 years ago at a great Georgian restaurant so I was searching for a Georgian restaurant in New York. After some internet searches I came across Oda House. Both dishes were delicious and I will come back soon for dinner..The Saperm wine was also excellent. Dessert was the orange cake which was again excellent. The food is very unique and original. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flavorful and abundant
    GeorgiaMonAmour
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Next time I go to Oda House (and I will!), I will stay with appetizers. There is a long list of them to choose from and they are unique, fresh and filling. Don't forget to order a khachapuri, cheese-filled bread, freshly baked and coming to your table piping hot. (It is also good to know that all cheeses are made on premises.) The chief Maia makes in-house whatever possible, the rest of the ingredients (veggies and meat) are locally farmed. Our entrees on a recent dinner were plain unnecessary, we were full on four appetizers that we shared. If you are too hungry to forego a main course, try chakapuli (lamb stewed in tarragon, mint and other herbs), or chanakhi (lamb baked in a clay pot with eggplants, tomatoes and other vegetable).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    DowntownFoodies
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I was there with a friend ins it's authentic Georgian food. Highly recommended go check the spot!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good georgian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Authentic selection of georgian food and wine near LES
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is a most wonderful place with fantastic chef, even according to the connoisseurs of Georgian food, excellent Georgian wines, very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly waiters, and a charming ambiance. I would highly recommend it for a wide array of occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great intro to Georgian Food
    dridrVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed dinner here as a party of 6. Table was waiting for us when we arrived a few minutes early. No one rushed us through the meal - quite the opposite - we were made to feel welcome and unhurried. Were not familiar with the Georgian wines and were offered samples of different wine types prior to purchasing bottle. The reds are great. Enjoyed several appetizers- the various breads and tomato salad were great. The appetizers are a little pricey, but the portions are large. For mains had various offerings. Portions were well sized. The Oda special liver was excellent. The meat in the kebabs were a little too well done for our taste. No one ever offered us coffee or desert. This is a great restaurant to explore and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must-Go
    edeats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Go for the adjaruli and dumplings (they even offer a veg option, which is nice). If you want a main, though, go for one app at most, since they're quite filling. Next time I go I'll probably split three appetizers with whomever I'm dining with and try a dessert, which we were too stuffed to try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Georgian Meal
    KK24VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Having just returned from the republic of Georgia, I can verify that the food was authentic and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit for all foodies
    ifoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Each and every dish is amazing. Hachapuri (adjaruli) was perfect: the crispy dough boat with cheese and egg were done just right! This is a must if you dine there. Also try the trio and Georgian salad. We chatted with the owner and he explained the origins of the dishes and the difference between the food from eastern and western parts of Georgia. Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A rare treat
    gaflick57VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Interesting exposure for me to a previously unknown, "crossroads" cuisine. I especially enjoyed Imeruli (a soft flatbread with cheese filling) and mushroom salad with mint garnished with pomegranate seeds. Their Georgian sparkling wine (Bagrationi) also was a refreshing aperitif similar to prosecco. The food is healthful and tasty, the dining room nicely decorated, and the staff very friendly. The portions are ample, so it would be best to go with a group.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.