Kana Tapas Bar

3.8
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
Welcome to Kaña Tapas Bar!

A well known Spanish Tapas Bar Restaurant, located in the Soho area in downtown Manhattan. Kaña features excellent food, cooked in typical Spanish style. We offer a cozy and intimate atmosphere dominated by brick walls and dim lightning similar to what you would find in a typical bar in Madrid, Spain. Come down to Kaña and see what all the buzz is all about!
What 40 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
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3.8
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3.6
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3.8
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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Basic food, tried to charge us an automatic 20% gratuity for a party of 2 because it was a “touristy” place... not going back

RP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not one person was in the place and when we asked if it was closed the staff didn’t even answer politely. Walked out immediately.

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good place overall. First time dining here. Would recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Would not go back. Bad service and cold food that took 45 min to make and then another 20min for empanadas for the third member of our party. So we could all eat together. Only three tables with customers in the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food, music a little loud but really nice ambiance. Like a dive bar that rolls out with 4-star meals in the best possible way.

W
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place. Excellent drinks, fresh food. Great service. GREAT value! I don’t have ANY criticisms.

CP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place
always so much fun
rock en espanol!

A
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The tapas were extremely salty and not worth the money. Ambiance was ok . Didn’t like too much how they shift from a sit down restaurant to a dance room club. Music was very good can’t complain.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s a pretty space, but I wish they had better music and no TV’s. The food was good! And the prices were great.

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with friends last saturday! Good food, good drinks, excelent music. Amazing tapas!!

CL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This was a nice restaurant. It was very cold when we arrived early for dinner on a Sunday evening. We sat far in the back and it was still quite cold. The food was just okay. The escargot was delicious. And the bread they serve at the beginning of the meal was warm and also delicious.

The pulpo tapa was served in a tomato stew base which was unfamiliar to me and not very flavorful. The paella was also just ok. I liked that it was a good size for two and had fresh seafood. And was seasoned just ok.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

By far the worst dining experience I've ever had. I came on 1/6/2018 for my best friend's birthday. The restaurant was freezing, and after complaining several times, this issue was not addressed. Granted it was one of the coldest days I've experienced this winter thus far in nyc. In any event, the restaurant should not have been open if they could not keep the place warm. Service was super slow even though we were the only diners there. I'll never go back and would never recommend this place for anyone to eat.

NR
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went with a group - they did a good job accommodating 6 of us. The tapas were decent at best - not a huge selection. Good value though. Do not order the paella but would recommend the croquetas.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received an excellent service from our waitress even if she was working all the place by herself.
The music was great, the volume was right, not too noisy.
The food was great, not expensive.
I had a great birthday celebration with 20 of my friends.

DZ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

This is the perfect low key place for delicious and reasonably priced tapas that will transport you to an alleyway in Madrid.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute little place, reasonably priced and good food

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We arrived for our reservation, only to observe that the restaurant was not yet open. We were told to come back 15 minutes later. When we came back, we were the only people in the restaurant other than a number of people from the bar next door who wanted to use the bathroom. Considering the lack of people in the restaurant, it was surprising that we had to ask three times for the check. This was quite unfortunate considering how good the food was.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrate my birthday, and it worked fantastically. The people were attentive to serve all the drink and food that we asked. At 11:30 they clear the place, so we could dance.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem for sure. Good and fast service, definitely not overcrowded as some other popular places. We ordered soup and tapas and it was very tasty, flavorful and authentic. Go for it!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service as always.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty bad, but maybe better if you are drunk.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A little noisy because they do Bachata dancing every other Tuesday (second and 4th) Definitely would want to go back for this. A lot of fun. Really cute. Great food. Great atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tapas bar. Great menu and service.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was not the best, the atmosphere was good and the music was great. As the small space started getting dangerously packed, it got so hot it felt like a sauna. I would only recommend it for the music.

HJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was good, but nothing that special. The sangria was good, and they seem to have decent beer on tap. The most interesting thing about the place is that it hosts Tuesday evening dance lessons at 7pm, which actually looked like a fun thing to do with a bunch of friends. We were the only customers until about 7pm, then the place was packed. Good friendly vibe form a diverse bunch of people. I wouldn't go there for the food only, but seems like a potential hangout place for a group of friends.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Omelette was burned. Overall food was terrible.Weighted forgot half of our order. Service was very slow.

IS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

I went with a group of friends for happy hour and had a wonderful time. I recommend the Sangria.

DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Nice location,nothing fancy,but good food and drinks...Spring Street can get busy with car traffic,so I enjoyed the inside area vs.sidewalk table..Will go back often,wwhen in area.

JJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The tapas here are great and reasonably priced. It has late hours (4 a.m.) so a great late night spot but we have always come on the early side before a show at City Winery. It may be quiet (you may be almost the only ones there at that hour) but the food is worth it.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived in time for our reservation on a Saturday night but the restaurant wasn't quite open yet. The door was unlocked but music was off & chairs/tables were up. We called to double check and the owner was surprised that they weren't open yet. It was really strange. One of the servers let us in while they were setting up but after 15 minutes we just couldn't do it. We were not able to try the food but the overall ambiance and situation were so bad that we won't try again.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Although small, it's good for just two people or small groups of people. The small plates are good - you can order a mix of them and have enough to eat while drinking. Great happy hour and nice Latin music playing in the background. After 7/7:30, it can get a bit noisy around the bar, but are chatting, no worries of anyone else hearing you.

CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Para ser mi primera vez quede encantada la comida excelente y el servicio super me encanto y la rumba despues chevere

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RG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I made reservations here for a tapas dinner and although there are tapas, it is primarily a bar and my table was the only table that ordered food.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went after work with two other friends and was nicely surprised. The tapas menu had a nice variety of choices and the food was good. The place is small so if you go with a group, it should be a small group. Suggest making reservations for more than 3 people. Kana has outdoor seating. The service was good but I could see that as it got later in the evening, more people came. They also played good background music that made me want to dance.

OB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

An absolutely extremely disappointing experience. Dreadful below standard food. We ordered the shrimp and we were delivered old, rubbery reheated shrimp coated in a terribly over garlicked sauce. I had to send them back. The croquettes were inedible as they were synthetic tasting. Like a hideous budget-brand frozen product. I'm unsure what the chorizo actually was but it was like nothing I've ever seen. Basically old scraps of sausage. The calamari was clearly frozen also and everything that was fried seemed to have been fried in old, reused oil. We drank the Chilean Cabernet Sauvingnon and that tasted like a $5 bottle of cooking wine from Trader Joes. Oh - and the bread they gave out was stale at the ends. And the patatas bravas were rank. So basically please stay away from this restaurant. It was EMPTY when we arrived at 915 tonight. All the restaurants adjacent to it were buzzing. We should've trusted our instincts and walk away upon entry.

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2015
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

An out-of-the-way, small, brick-walled café with a bar and a few outside tables, Kañas offered tapas from a diverse menu. We ordered a sangria (so-so) & a Belgian beer (good) and four tapas: chorizo, ,gambas al ajillo, jamón serrano, and croquetas. All were generously served and excellent.

We were surprised that the place was not owned by a Spaniard but by two partners, an Argentine and a Uruguayan. The wait staff is Mexican.

j
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! The pulpo was fabulous and the cheese plate had a wonderful selection. The seafood soup was a thing of beauty. Will definitely go back!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find. Excellent food with friendly service. Our waitress, Angela, made great recommendations and was very attentive. We had the grilled vegetables, shrimp, meatballs and octopus. Each wonderfully unique with different flavors. We will return next time in Soho.

Jerry and Lori.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2013
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a group dance event night yet they took reservations for dinner through open table. It worked out okay as we found a nice restaurant nearby (Giorgione) but don't understand why they would do that to customers!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

It's a typical rather than avant-garde tapas menu, but all very tasty, with good options for both carnivores and vegetarians. The service can be a little flaky, however. But its great strength is that it's a great place to go with a group. Except in the summer, when the outdoor seating sometimes gets crowded, on weeknights and before 8 on weekends, it's generally not too crowded.