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Oda House
Oda House

Oda House Details

  • 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
A word from Oda House
Georgian Cuisine
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I was there with a friend ins it's authentic Georgian food. Highly recommended go check the spot!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Having just returned from the republic of Georgia, I can verify that the food was authentic and delicious!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Georgian food is not that common in Manhattan. This place has good Khachapuri. The bread is good. The dumplings are interesting. The veggie options are not that enticing. The staff are nice. The presentation is nice. The main dishes are ok. Not like in Tbilisi."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Oda House is an amazing gem, serving authentic Georgian fare and terrific wine. I went with a group of 4 people and we order a variety of entrees, appetizers, and sides just to try them. Overall, a great experience and an affordable and fun option for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "A unique cuisine, fresh, high quality ingredients and a warm an welcoming staff make dining at Oda a wonderful experience. It's an extra pleasure to introduce "been-there done-that" New Yorkers to a place they've never been and something they've never tasted before."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Oda house was good and nice, and that is why I liked it."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Service was excellent, food was great, wine was great.. It's nice to have a good, affordable Georgian option in Manhattan. Will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We loved the megruli khachapuri and the pkhali. Mains were great, but apps really hit the spot. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I seek out restaurants with unusual cuisines (this one, Georgian), but even if you're not interested in unusual food, this is a great place to visit. Lots of choice and so, something for everyone. I'd suggest getting a number of appetizers and breads to take advantage of the variety. I loved the chvishtari (cheese stuffed cornbread). I chose that instead of their signature Adjaruli bread, but everyone around me who ordered the Adjaruli was wiping their plates absolutely clean. I also really enjoyed the Pkhali Trio, which are vegetables, nuts and spices ground into a spread-like texture. Usually eaten straight, some people might like them with an order of the plain yeast bread so they can be eaten as spreads."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was great and service very helpful for ordering for a group, but we could not talk because of the screaming guests!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Even if you don't know much about Georgian cuisine, you'll enjoy every moment at Oda House. The service was excellent, though a bit overwhelmed by all the customers at times. They patiently answered all our questions and helped us figure out what EXCELLENT food to try next. Their wine list was a treat for those of use who don't have much experience with Georgian wines and their Khachpuri (cheese bread) was so tasty, we ordered an extra pie to take home."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "You know it's a good place when a friend of mine (a native georgian) says it's good. I happen to enjoy georgian wines very much and they have a great selection. The staff was very attentive to our needs. The breads are unique very fresh and served hot. The food is authentic and delicious. Will definetly go back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Came here expecting a great meal - I had met Chef Maia at the Village Voice "Choice Eats" food show several weeks previous and tried many of their dishes, all of which were exquisite. I also know a lot about Georgian cuisine, so I suppose I'm both biased and qualified to say Oda House is a great place for a great meal. Their wine list includes mostly mid-range Georgian wines, but I highly recommend the Pheasant's Tears Mtsvane, a 2011 white made in traditional kvevri. Our table of four shared several appetizers, including the adjaruli khachapuri (amazing), the phkali trio with bread (delicious), and an order of lamb khinkali and mushroom khinkali (good, but slightly dry with no juice inside). Chicken kababs and lobio were also good."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "this is one of my favorites in nyc .... way off beaten path, & vaut le voyage!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I've dined at Oda House twice, and both experiences were wonderful. The Georgian cuisine is hearty, unique, and flavorful, with many spices that are unconventional to the typical American or Western palate. My favorite dishes are the khachapuri and imeruli (both breads with cheese), lamb dumplings, and beef stew. Oda House is decorated in golds and oranges with dark, rich furniture, giving it a warm atmosphere. The service is also very good, and the staff is helpful and quick to give information about the dishes. The atmosphere and fare at Oda House are best savored and enjoyed over a long dinner."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I don't recall eating better in Georgia, itself...... & staff is wonderful, as well, as is the whole experience. Vaut le voyage.... & lots closer than the Caucases"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I most likely will become a regular of Oda House! This place is fantastic. So glad it opened and now Manhattan has authentic Georgian food!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dined here after seeing the restaurant written up in the NY Times. The meal was simply incredible, start to finish. In short, I implore you to go here and eat--because I want this restaurant to be around for repeat visits, please! Service is attentive, friendly, not pushy. We decided on the chicken liver (kuchmachi) and the egg and cheese-stuffed bread (adjaruli) as starters. Both were incredible; the bread dish is something you just want to curl up and fall asleep in. For entrees we had the lamb cooked in tarragon (chakapuli) and a pork belly special. The lamb dish was to-die-for delicious, the pork belly pretty good. And all served with phenomenal homemade bread! We had orange cake for dessert with a tarragon soda (actually good!)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice food but too expensive for the quite basic restaurant. Great khachapuri. Nice live music."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I love Georgian food! Living in Manhattan it has always been difficult to go far to Brooklyn to find authentic food. And now it's all here! Food is amazing!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If you're not wanting to make the trek down to Sheepshead/Brighton and want to have a meal not in a discotheque, then I would absolutely recommend Oda House. While it is more expensive than the Brooklyn alternatives, it is the fancier choice. I do enjoy the authenticity of Oda Houses' counterparts, but for Valentines' date night, Oda House was definitely the more appropriate venue. I think the thing that would drive me back to Oda House would be the East Village location. The adjaruli xachipuri was solid, as were the meat xingali (I wouldn't order the cheese xingali again). Also think that shoti should come with the phkali trio. That being said, I'll probably go back to both East Village and Brooklyn for a good Georgian meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Just when I thought it couldn't get better at Oda House, we tried the desserts. Amazing! Orange Cake - out of this world. Love. Love. Love."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "traditional Georgian fare with new world ambience. attentive (though at times rare) staff, wide variety of delicious dishes. limited vegan/vegetarian items, but staff will work with you. overall: very nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After spending 2+ years living in the South Caucuses, I developed a taste for Georgian food. What a treat to find an authentic Georgian restaurant in Alphabet City! Great hachapuri and khingali, with many more favorites. Plus a wine list filled with yummy Georgian wines. Yes, and Georgian servers too. This was my second visit, and I'm sure I'll be back again. The place is very popular, and fairly small, so definitely make a reservation. It's got a great, lively atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Amazing Georgian culinary experience: the khachipourri is even better than in Georgia (be sure to get the one with the egg, butter and cheese that you mix in the middle. It's like a bread canoe with happiness in the middle.) Be sure to get the dumplings (kinkhali). And the staff is LOVELY. Didi Madloba!!!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Georgian food at is best. The staff was nice and patient and able to recommend amazing plates. In addition we where able to taste a bunch of the wines. I definitely recommend Oda house, it is a hidden gem in Alphabet City"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Great food, Good wine, good service every dish we ordered was excellent, don't miss the pickles, the lamb dishes a lot of vegetarian options"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I went here for a ladies night because it was easy to get a reservation on a Friday night and it was named best cheap eats in NY Mag. A friend said the food was so-so but I thought whatever, I want to try it out. The food, in fact, was pretty good, but the service was horrible. It took 20 mins to get water for everyone, and I had to flag down a waitress after 30 mins just to order drinks. Granted, they seemed VERY understaffed, and the staff was very nice, but really it's not an excuse. They should consider leaving pitchers of water on the table so people can refill themselves instead of having to flag someone down every time. The staff seemed totally harried the whole time. But the yogurt cheese bread was so delish. Hire more staff."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Is delicious! Their specialty is Georgian fresh baked bread filled with melted cheeses, butter and a poached egg. Also have a great selection of Georgian wines. All meat is organic. A wonderful unique restaurant."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "we didn't have a large selection of food, just the cheesy bread everyone recommends, and two meat dishes. the bread was great, the mains where indifferent. not much difference between the lamb and veal dish although we asked for the lamb dish in a different preparation than the veal which only came one way. this place is better if you have a larger party so you can order a lot of different dishes and share. but the service was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Came ambientause of reviews in NY TImes. Food was good The bread starters were delicious as was the Salmon-- tender and tasty. The lamb stew was a bit boring. For dessert the grape dessert was a strange texture like thick jello and bland taste. The atmoshphere was stark and needed more thought to decor."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Our reservation was very early - and on arriving there the restaurant was practically empty. It gave us an odd feeling. We had great difficulty to park our car - no garage in the neighborhood. The waitresses provided us all the attention. Georgian wine started our dinner and it was delicious. Some of the food was spectacular - like their chicken lemon soup. Their doughy dishes were less so. As the hours progressed many customers came and Oda House looked like a favorite place for the neighborhood. I would definitely go back - but without a car."
    Dined on 12/10/2013