Jora Restaurant

4.4
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
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Jora Restaurant and Bar specializes in regional Peruvian cuisine and craft Pisco cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday - Sunday 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(718) 392-2033
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
48th
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent place, second time I visited and the food was again excellent! Ambience is really nice as well.

Ordered the seco de Cordero and aji de gallina. Both delicious!

I don't live in NY, otherwise I would definitively be a recurrent customer.

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n
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I have celiac and asked that everything be strictly gluten free. Something must not have been prepared correctly because I got very ill and short while after eating my dinner.

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DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was very good, but the noise level bordered on intolerable.

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The happy hour is especially great with great value pisco cocktails! We ate the ceviche, anticuchos, papas rellenas and lomo saltado - all amazing choices!

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KC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is good and the price is not expensive. It's difficult to find a parking spot in Long Island City but they have their small off street parking lot. It's fantastic!

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AO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy restaurant with good Peruvian food. Recommended!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. We love coming on Monday night for half-off bottle of wine. We've dined here over 5 times and brought guests. Each time, always great!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The space is well designed and comfortable. Really enjoyed the anticuchos and the chicha - a good option for well made Peruvian.

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional meal at Jora. Great (and unobtrusive) service, great meal choices, very authentic Peruvian preparation. We'll be going back often to this LIC neighborhood treat.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, dimly lit, great for a date night. Love the platain chips and sauce they start with. Will go again and again.

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CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this is my 3rd time in this restaurant and I must said that the food is delicious and I am sure I will get back.

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JA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved all the plates we had, the octopus with the peian, the rib eye with tallarines verdes, and the picarones , the iced camu camu was delish too !! and the chirimoya ice cream, the best of the best !!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The appetizer menu and entree menu needs more of variety and more options.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a Peruvian I have to say that Jora has amazing authentic Peruvian food, and Amazing drinks. The service is excellent, all the staff is nice and willing to help you.
I loved everything about this place. Can't wait to come back.

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i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food all created to perfection and plated expertly - desserts especially mouth-watering! Pisco cocktails are also on point, and ambience perfectly ties together a overall fantastic restaurant experience.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arroz con pollo had incredibly tasty rice

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All my meals have been great here. Favorite is the shrimp butternut dish .

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ML
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Sangria and food was good. The only critic I have is there was only one server for lunch and he was overwhelmed. He was doing everything and we weren't the only people.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and plating were excellent! We were not too happy with the waiter. We repeatedly asked for water, had to ask for plates and utensils after appetizers, did not want to request a food change, did not clean table before dessert. However, that can be changed with more training/ better manager. I was not happy that the gratuity was included due to the amount of people. Perhaps if the waiter knew he had to earn his tip, he might have been better. We would return because the food was so delicious!

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jora was fantastic , food amazing ambience great service Caroline was the best !!

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DS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambience. Loved the ceviche!

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CV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I've been to plenty of Peruvian restaurants in the city and this is by far the best of them all. Everything is made fresh on site - Chicha Morada, Rocotto sauce, etc... When you ask for 'spicy' it is actually spicy, not the American version of spicy which is bland at best.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, welcoming, friendly, informative and efficient staff, handsome decor, and, in a neighborhood where a parking spot is very hard to find, they have off-street parking. My only complaint is that the noise level is a bit high.

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OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent...I recommend the octopus app and the braised lamb shank as well as the mussels. Service was excellent and the vibe was pleasant.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, best pesto spaghetti

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Th waiter was very knowledgeable about the entire menu, and gave us detailed information on the selections we were making. The food was excellent from the salad and seafood soup we had as appetizers, to the entrees we ordered. Menu was not flexible, but all came out very good. Prices were pretty moderate. Would definitely do it again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time here! Looking forward to the next visit.

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OT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great food delicious restaurant decor is pretty

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MT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ceviche and causas are delicious !!

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b
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a nice modern Peruvian restaurant in Long Island City. While I found the loud children a bit much when we entered, for an 8:30 reservation, they soon left with their parents, making the whole experience a lot more pleasant. The food is wonderful, and creative, for what it is. The portions are a bit on the large size, but most people prefer that. The price point is exactly where it should be for the quality and quantity of what you get.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The family enjoyed the food served. Fresh food and delicious. Great service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time guest comes to visit me in long island city, I take here and never fails to impress! Try the lamb or the butternut squash shrimp which sounds weird but is amazing!

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d
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative cocktails, fresh and delicious food and excellent service. And parking available was a plus. Raul, our server, gave wonderful recommendations and added to our dining pleasure. Thank you, Raul.

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has a beautiful space, and although it is romantic and somewhat formal, it was also somehow low-key and unintimidating. The menu includes a lot of beef, but we tried the lamb shank (enormous!), octopus (delicious!), and squash stew with shrimp (something like exotic comfort food). The cocktails were fabulous, especially ones based on pisco, and when we asked for some kind of hot cocktail for a friend with a cold, they came up with an outstanding juicy concoction that fit the bill perfectly. Service was great and prices were pretty reasonable for New York, especially given the portion size.

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L
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and delicious, this restaurant is a real gem, high quality food and very flavorful. Drinks are delicious too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food, slow service. Very loud ambience

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Jora. The food, atmosphere and service was excellent and it was truly food we have never had before. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was such a treat.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered 3 entrees from the standard menu. Octopus, skirt steak, and a fish entree. All were yummy, but the octopus was our fav! Drinks were good too, but a little pricey. The strawberry one was yummmmmyyyyy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth time visiting Jora and the last time I went was for a Valentine's Day dinner. Made reservations for 6:45 and got there a little bit earlier so we were able to get seated really fast. I mean, there's really not much to say except that it seems the service and food just gets better and better every time I visit. We started off with our all-time favorite, the anticucho and had one of the specials they had with squid-ink dressing that was just phenomenal. My boyfriend got one of the flank steaks and I got the lomo saltado. Both were fantastic but mine was extra special. The service was impeccable as always.

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