Ugly Kitchen
Ugly Kitchen

Ugly Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theuglykitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2127776677
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Saturday 5:00pm - 4:00am
    Sunday 6:00pm - 12:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Happy Hour

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  • Parking: No
A word from Ugly Kitchen
Ugly Kitchen (U.K.) specializes in eclectic Asian fusion
menu. We take pride not only in our enticing Filipino
foods and drinks but also in having a great time.

Ugly Kitchen is best known for its 'Holy Grill' which
pumps out perfectly-cooked mouthwatering pork
belly that goes along with our unique bar sides and
pastas. We keep our menu prices recession-friendly,
so your wallet is as pleased as your belly.

U.K. boasts its cozy and relaxing ambience though
we also like to turn things up and have our fun from
Thursday to Saturday nights with a DJ and a full bar
until 4am.

U.K. also holds parties and events so feel free to
contact us if you're interested in being the next great
host.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Ugly Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (8)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (5)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great, new, Filipino restaurant
    Liz1337
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, great portions. While at times the servers can see a bit flustered (but still nice), the food and great prices make up for it. Very accommodating when I needed to adjust my reservation. Good option for a slightly cheaper, but still upscale, version of Marharlika.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love their menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    While it was loud and service is hectic bc it gets really crowded, I really love this place. The menu is really yummy, the drinks are strong and interesting, and I love the the ambiance. I would go again
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great, but music too loud!
    Dee210
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My family and I were there early in the evening so there weren't that many people yet, which is why we wondered at the loud music -- too loud to have a conversation. Not a family place, granted (more of a bar crowd) but if only there was a way to strike a balance. Once we ordered, the dishes came right away. Service was great -- very attentive. We had the apple salad (big portion, but I wish there was a variety of greens) -- still, the candied walnuts, grilled apple slices and dressing were yummy. The spicy adobo (served on a hot plate), grilled chicken (tender!), and Bulacan Express (pork in coconut milk) were all terrific and enough to feed a table of four. Prices were reasonable, esp. since dishes are good for sharing. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Spot
    jesshkah
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Came here Saturday night 7:30, wasn't that busy but it is a pretty small place so seats filled up quickly. There's a bar and high tables and an area further in the back for like a full dining experience. The food was delicious, my boyfriend got Tapsilog and I got the Spicy Chicken Adobo and we were both very happy. Prices I think were appropriate, wasn't absurdly expensive like most of NYC. We left satisfied and not overly stuffed. I'd come back again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filipino at it's finest!
    ready2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    First time find, recommended by a friend. A group of 6 of us wanted to hang out, enjoy great food, have great convo and that is what we found. Don't be fooled by the name. Shout out to Roy who went above and beyond for us, fabulous service! Don't walk, run to pick up your phone to make your reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little find
    CammieJPVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I would've never come in to ugly kitchen if I hadnjust walked by as it lookes more like a bar, bit I have to say I am so glad I felt adventurous that day! The food was delicious and The drinks were really good!! The staff is super friendly and evem though my dish took longer than all the others a) it was worth it, and we got an appetizer on the house, which was really nice!! All in all I have already recommended this spot, great jewel of te East Village!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
    winnerwinnerchickendinner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I won a gift certificate to Ugly Kitchen through a raffle I participated in. I decided to dine with our friends on a great summer night 7/17/14. We were seated promptly with our reservations. We made the happy hour cut-off and the Calamansi Martini was so delicious. We ordered family style for 10 guests. We had the Beef Brisket, Fried Pampano Fish, ugly Grilled Apple Salad, Lahing, Garlic Fried Rice, Shanghai Rolls, Pork Belly appetizer, Lechon Kawali, french fries, Sizzling Steak, and Crispy Pata. All the dishes were very tasty. Our guests enjoyed and we were definitely taken care of by the waiter and manager. Definitely would come back. Even if the certificate, the prices were average. Hope to win another certificate! Go me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok spot
    Lover123
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food look forever to come out and waitress wasn't attentive at all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great drinks!
    Emmeack123
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The lychee martinis are a must! The restaurant had more of a bar-feel than I expected and was definitely noisy, but if you're looking for a delicious late-night hangout Ugly Kitchen is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Ugly Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Creative menu, mediocre quality
    WLNY7VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    There were many items that looked good on the menu, but disappointing once we tasted it. My hungry friends did not finish their meals - the quality of meat (pork belly, oxtail) was subpar, and the dumplings just tasted like pizza. The price was cheap so you get what you paid for. The staff was friendly but the service was spotty. After we were all done they would come and clear only half the table and not return for another 15 min when we reminded them to. Had I not seen other reviews later I would never have known that they serve desserts - the staff never showed us a dessert menu while we were just sitting there chatting after they cleared our main courses. It was an underwhelming experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    GoodEatsInNYC
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Who knew there was another Filipino restaurant just down the street from Maharlika? We ate here for dinner on a Tuesday evening & were the only ones at the restaurant. We were told that it would get busier in the evening for their "Kamayan" style dinner - something we will have to go back and try. The food was delicious. My boys had double orders of their fried calamari and wings. The dasilog, lechon kawali and pork adobo ribs were all so tasty. We wanted to try more but were so stuffed! Even the cocktails were very good - who knew a calamansi sour would be so refreshing? And if you like coconut, then the buko pandan rum is the perfect drink! The service was great - Risa was extremely friendly and obliging. We cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large group make a res
    SidenGrouponVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This place is always a good place to go to for good service with a large group. The food and specials are always super tasty too. We had a group if 11 and our food and drinks came fast even though they were really busy with other tables. The DJ is awesome there too, mix of oldies, hip hop.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different & Interesting
    izzie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was my first experience with Filipino food and it was interesting and delicious. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasant surprised. Service was excellent!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Filipino food. We
    jsalVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Authentic Filipino food. We had the fried isaw (excellent), sisig (fair), kare-kare (good), lechon kawali (very good) and the bistek (good). Place was nice and service was friendly and attentive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New take on pig intestines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Went to there because I never tried filipino cuisine before. Had the fried pig intestines and the pork belly, liver and something else combination. Oh, and the fish balls as an app. Overall, was satisfied with the meal. It tasted pretty good. I probably wont be running back for the crazy stuff, but the service was great. Had good drink specials before 9PM. Good vibe. Good location. Overall very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for diner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Went there with 3 of my friends, had a good time :-) Food was good, simple and healthy portion size. Didn't get cocktails, only wine, not their thing but we liked it. I would not recommend if you want a table for two, it's kinda crowded with the bar or the DJ next to you (can be pretty loud) but with a bunch of friends it's a great pick! Service was awesome!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.