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Wed, 2/21
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Calle Dao

174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
Calle Dao (Knife Street) is a Cuban-Chinese fusion restaurant designed to pay homage to Havana’s once-thriving El Barrio Chino. Formerly the largest Chinatown in Latin America, El Barrio Chino is now confined to one narrow street, Calle Cuchillo – Knife Street - from which Calle Dao takes its name.
The cuisine, cocktails and décor of Calle Dao strive to transport our guests back to El Barrio Chino when it was at the height of its existence. Calle Dao has created mouthwatering dishes that seamlessly blend Cuban staples with Asian flavors. The cocktails, created by Mixologist Joy Daniel, also meld the old world with the new using historic names for libations with modern ingredients
Step into a bygone era and enjoy a modern dining experience at Calle Dao.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuban, Chinese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday-Friday 11:00am-12:00am
Sunday : 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 221-9002
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Please call us at 212 221-9002 any catering inquiries.
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Cross street
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
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Public transit
Close to all Penn Station and Times Square subways. To elaborate, B,D, M or F trains to Bryant Park. 1, 2, 3, 7, A,C, E, N, R, Q train to Times Square
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service and excellent food

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great service, nice decor. Noise level got high around peak hour of 7-8pm. Nice surprise to find Happy Hour oysters and clams were $1 each. Most of our dishes were a tad salty for my palette (paella, cauliflower, pig’s ear) although dessert was decadent and spot on (banuelos)!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Food and service were great. Would definitely dine at Calle Dao again.

vipBram (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Enjoyed the food, the setting and the service. We will be back soon. We were there towards the end of the night and there weren’t many people, so we requested the music be lowered a little. They were very accommodating and polite.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Really great service. I got a dish that was cooked to well and the gladly comped it. It was a very nice touch. They were are also super attentive. They played great music and the food was pretty good as well. The ambiance with the mood light could have been dimmer but all in all it was great!

vipSarah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Fun place to order a couple of dishes to share. Very loud — not the place if you want to have an intimidate conversation.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was good, service a bit slow but overall I was disappointed with the dessert. I ordered their tres leches cake. it took awhile for it to come out to the point that I had to ask them to wrap it to go. When I did try to eat it in the office it was still a bit frozen hence I realized that it was taking very long because they were trying to defrost it.

FoodLover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

Food was amazing! Excellent fusion restaurants. One of the best meals we have e we had in NYC. Highly recommend if your looking for something different.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Fun atmosphere. Service was just awful even though place was only half full. We had a large group. Waiter acted put out Out of 8 people, one person got food 15 min before others, 2 orders were wrong and one was cold. Really disappointing.

vipTeka21 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

Wonderful happy hour menu, $1 oysters, $7 mojitos were delicious. A real standout was the peking-style Cornish hen prepared in a banana leaf. We will return to try other dishes.