Ugly Kitchen
Ugly Kitchen
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Ugly Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theuglykitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2127776677
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Korean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night
  • Entertainment: DJ Thursday to Saturday nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th street
  • Public Transit: Astor Place stop on the 6 train 1st Ave and 14th street on the L train
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ugly Kitchen
Ugly Kitchen specializes in an eclectic Korean fusion menu. We take a lot of pride in not only our delicious food and drinks, but in having a great time. Ugly is known for the holy Grill which pumps out mouthwatering Steaks and meats cooked perfectly to order as well as for our eclectic bar sides and pastas. We keep our menu prices recession friendly, so your wallet is as happy as your stomach. Ugly has a very comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, but we like to turn things up and have our fun Thursday to Saturday nights with a DJ and full bar which runs until 4am. UK specializes in parties and events as well. So feel free to contact us if you're interested in being the next great host.
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Ugly Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great experience
    jcmeatloverVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Asian fusion/Argentina everything was delicious! Spicy pork bun is a must try, the ugly dumplings were good and the Pork Belly was delicious. Drinks seemed too easy to drink but there was definitely a good amount of alcohol there, it's just yummy. Lycee Martini and Cucumber Peach was a little to the sweet side for me. Green tea martini was different, i think it's a hit or miss, i liked it. The bartender was very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was nothing to write
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Food was nothing to write home about. The high-tops were so high off the ground and uncomfortable to sit in, but apparently you have to be a party to sit at an actual table in the back. The at he was waiter had absolutely no idea where he was, or that he was supposed to be taking our order. Don't come here for dinner, because the bar crowd get's over-oppressive, noisy, and skulks over your table waiting for you to leave.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was expecting more elevated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Was expecting more elevated flavors, but all dishes were good. The happy hour drink prices really cannot be beat and make this a great option for a more affordable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Although it wasn't what we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Although it wasn't what we expected, the service and food was great. We expected more of a restaurant versus a trendy bar that serves food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    lovetoeat718
    Dined on 11/20/2012
    Loved this place as usual. Everything was great - the food, the service and the over all feel of the night. Friends were in from out of town and this was one of the places i really wanted to take them to. I highly recommend it to anyone - looking for good food drinks and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place for an amazing night
    lovetoeat718
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    I was there a month ago for a date and it was amazing - we loved the food, dj - music, bar, and ambiance as a whole. So we decided to have a birthday dinner there. The place was just as amazing and the whole party enjoyed it. The appetizers, entrees and drinks were delicious. The staff including the owner were very welcoming and made the night even better. We decided to stick around after dinner and have drinks at the bar - which we all enjoyed the drinks, bartender and DJ. The music was great - just the right volume where you can feel the music but not have any problems talking to the person your with. Overall an amazing restaurant i'd definitely go back to and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    Great happy hour selection and delicious dishes with an Asian twist
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighb spot-- limited
    RandPVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Nice neighb spot-- limited menu, yet all creatively presented. Go for friendly bar, early or late
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting mix of flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Interesting mix of flavors and spice in every dish. Service by far won my heart at this restaurant. Service was impeccable. Staff was very friendly and attentive. My friend's chicken was not cooked through and the manager immediately returned it to the kitchen, replaced the entire plate with a new dish and then later on we come to find they took the dish off the bill. I will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great specialty martini's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    Great specialty martini's and only $6 on happy hour until 8!! Pork Belly was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only worth it for Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Good Happy Hour... but some of the drinks were good and then when re-ordered were not. The dumplings were meh but the fries and shrimp were pretty good. The buffalo winfs were just sour hot sauce sauced... gross. The pork belly and steak were ok but the grilled chicken was amazingly flavorful and moist! 5 of us orderd that after 1 taste! The service left alot to be desired. When I had to send my wings back, he didnt even offer me a replacement dish until we flagged him down. He disappeared so many times and even in mid-conversation... we were like what? He didn't even know the dessert menu and changed the options on us after checking in the back, but he was sweet regardless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was aight. Bit empty for
    BelievemeVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    It was aight. Bit empty for a Saturday night. Especially since it was nearing the expiration date for the discount coupon we were using. (Why does everyone wait until it's about to expire to use these things? Because we can! ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely noisy to the point
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Extremely noisy to the point where even shouting doesn't work. Works for a bar, not for a restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place was empty on a Thursday
    travellerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Place was empty on a Thursday at 7PM. Service was attentive, but I guess it was because there were no other patrons. The chicken wings were fantastic. We had 4 other dishes. The other foods were passable at best. There are plenty of amazing places in this area. I wouldn't waste my money here again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    I had been to Ugly Kitchen on New Year's Eve, and so when thinking about where I wanted to celebrate my birthday, I settled on Ugly Kitchen because I loved the food, the space and the staff was very friendly. I made early dinner reservations for 12 on a Tuesday night and the staff couldn't have been more wonderful! We had drinks at the bar and then sat down for dinner. We ordered several appetizers, including the Ugly Dumplings and several of us ordered the pork belly for dinner. The manager even surprised me with a birthday dessert My friends are huge foodies and they loved the food and the restaurant space. I will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sad. Such potential. Nice
    jlonycVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Sad. Such potential. Nice waiter butbrought all food at once. Ambiance terrible. Food, hit and miss. Food is fried and bar foid. Not a restaurant but okay bar. Nice cocktails.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came here with a friend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    I came here with a friend for Friday night dinner and drinks, and we had a great time. The ambiance was loud and energetic, but not overwhelming. The cocktails were interesting and delicious, and the pork belly buns were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There were only two tables
    laserguyVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    There were only two tables being served but several people at the bar for a happy hour that runs to 9pm. there was only one employee, trying her best, to run the bar and restaurant. seeing how long it took to get 2 apps and drinks we left to go elsewhere for dinner. the place is barren with no ambience at all, zero class or effort put into the place. i see no reason to return
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Great service, great food, good drinks. Came in with a group of 14 and we all left full and happy!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have a fun evening here.
    PointCloatesVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    We have a fun evening here. The food is good and very good value. Likewise the drinks. Service was very efficient and friendly. Overall vibe is great - just as you would expect from the St Marks - E. Village location. point cloates
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    great service, great food, great vibe. awesome happy hour prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The UK Buns are very good.
    jWP1VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    The UK Buns are very good. Good place to share small plates. Portion sizes of entrees are perfect. Could use a bit more Korean spice or sauce in the food. However, very good food. Great place when you are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Deeeelicious!!
    Clr1021111
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Awesome food! Great drinks! Daily happy hour specials! The grilled chicken was amazing!!! The pork belly was divine. There wasn't a crumb left on our plates!! The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is trendy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food,great. Service, not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    The food was exceptional. Presentation was great. Taste was great. No complaints here. But, the service was not impressive. Granted, there was a basketball game going on while we were there (and Jeremy Lin hit a game-winning shot), so I can understand some service slowing down while all the cheering settled down... But we didn't get our check until 40 minutes after we were done eating. Not acceptable in the least. Nobody looked in our direction. Nobody asked about our water. Nobody asked if we were okay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, weird atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/26/2011
    Really tasty food. Not a foodie atmosphere though... r&b music and dim lighting made it feel like an nyu / lychee martini party place. Cocktails (pear, lychee) were too sweet. Loved the pork buns and the dumplings, though. All the food was really good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic