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The Best Wings in Manhattan

New York City feels like the center of the universe, and the island of Manhattan sits right at the heart of the Big Apple. The globally-renowned center has it all -- art, commerce, culture, business, and cuisine. Restaurants with the best wings in Manhattan comfortably take their place among the top places to eat on earth, offering up a diverse menu of favorites drawn from the city's extraordinary mixture of cultures and flavors. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the borough going out to when they're looking for the best wings in Manhattan? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from the top diners in the city to put together a list of the best wings in Manhattan. With everything from celebrated local pubs, diners and taverns to white-tableclothed, high-end hot spots, restaurants with the best wings in Manhattan have something for everyone. Grab a table at one of these favorites and enjoy!

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9 Restaurants
Updated January 28, 2021
Restaurants:Osamil, Yakitori Tori Shin, Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Korean, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Midtown West, Midtown East
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Osamil

$$$$
Korean
Midtown West
4.8
326 reviews

Right in the heart of Koreatown, Osamil is one of the prime spots for the best wings in Manhattan. Head into this trendy, welcoming Korean spot for the restaurant's famous double-fried chicken wings. Flavors include salt and pepper, soy and garlic, classic, or spicy. For another Korean specialty, try the classic Korean "jeon" pancake. Go for the fresh oyster and chive, potato and zucchini, or kimchi and pork styles. There's also a vast selection of "pub basics" at Osamil. Try the must-have squid fries, with soy wasabi mayo dip and vinegar gochujang. The Osamil burger features short rib, caramelized onion, and smoked pimento french fries.


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Yakitori Tori Shin

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown West
4.6
776 reviews

This Manhattan favorite brings authentic Japanese "Yakitori" chicken dishes to New York City. Grab a seat in the lively and colorful dining room and select from a full menu of chicken skewers. Crispy wings, thighs, ribs, tail, breast, and much more are on the Yakitori menu. Adventurous eaters can go for something off the "special chicken skewers" selection. These include whole hearts, crispy neck skin, root of wing, knee gristle, and more. Vegetarians will also find a home at Yakitori. The no-meat skewers feature specials like zucchini, avocado, pepper, and shiitake mushroom.


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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NY

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown East
4.6
1381 reviews

This acclaimed Madison avenue spot is one of the prime spots in Manhattan for upscale Japanese creations. Zuma is also the place for some of the best wings in Manhattan. The "Negima yaki" Yakitori is prime chicken with spring onion. Head to the robata menu for the "Yukki wakadori," organic chicken with ginger soy sauce and Japanese pickles. Zuma also boasts a wide selection of prime nigiri sushi, sashimi, and maki rolls. The "watari gani maki" features a dynamite spider roll with softshell crab, chili, and wasabi tobiko mayo.


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Bowery Meat Company

$$$$
Steakhouse
East Village
4.8
860 reviews

One of the best steakhouses in New York City, the Bowery Meat Company features a lineup of traditional dishes with new and creative flavors. A raw bar features oysters, jumbo shrimp, and Faroe Island salmon tartare. Start with the Kung Pao duck wings, made with toasted peanuts, cilantro, and Yuzu ranch dressing. Hand-cut steak tartare comes with grilled bread and baby romaine. For an upscale dining experience, pick something off the Wagyu menu. These select cuts included Bowery "rib-cap" steak, gold-grade filet, and Denver steak with roasted onions.


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Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

$$$$
Korean
NoMad
4.5
334 reviews

In the middle of Manhattan and a short walk from the Empire State Building, Samwon Garden is one of the best Korean places in New York City. It's a superb spot for a wide range of Korean barbecue favorites. Try the "dak nalgae twigim," marinated fried chicken wings with soy and garlic sauce. Another highlight is the "honguh kangjung," deep-fried skate wings with house-made buffalo sauce. For the main course, try the whole Cornish hen stuffed with ginseng, jujube, garlic, and sweet rice. Go for a classic Korean taste with the Pyeongyang-style cold noodle with a chilled broth and spicy sauce.


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Nobu Fifty Seven

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown West
4.7
4369 reviews

This prime Japanese restaurant off of Fifty-Seventh Street is one of the best wings spots in all New York City. This is a hot spot for celebrities and boldface names throughout Manhattan. It's a stylish and upscale restaurant with some of the best wings in town. Try them with anticucho, balsamic teriyaki, or wasabi pepper sauce. Nobu lunches also feature favorites like lobster wasabi pepper, umami sea bass, and kakiage donburi. Try one of the lunch bento boxes, with sashimi salad, assorted sushi, and miso soup included.


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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

$$$$
Japanese
Lower East Side
4.7
855 reviews

The Blue Ribbon remains one of the more iconic locations in New York City. It's a lively spot for late-night dining, with a spirited vibe in the restaurant and a menu full of classics. The Blue Ribbon serves some of the best wings in Manhattan alongside a wide selection of seafood, meats, and local favorites. Start a meal with the cheese fondue, steak tartare, pierogies, or salt and pepper shrimp. Sweet and spicy catfish features mashed potatoes, collards, and tartar sauce, and a classic New York strip steak features mushrooms, green beans, and fries. End the meal with a strawberry sundae, banana split, or creme brulee.


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Nobu Downtown | Restaurant

$$$$
Cocktail Bar
Financial District
4.7
3962 reviews

The downtown branch of this celebrated international restaurant chain is an excellent place for an upscale meal after a day walking around the World Trade Center neighborhood. Grab a table in the lounge or upscale dining room to try the famous chicken with teriyaki, anticucho, or wasabi pepper sauce. Noodle lovers can opt for chicken or tempura udon or hot or cold cha soba. For a full selection of Nobu favorites, try the power bento box. This comprehensive treat includes sashimi salad, yellowtail jalapeno, assorted sushi, and much more.


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Niles New York City

$$$$
Contemporary American
Midtown West
4.6
1578 reviews

For those headed off to see a show or a game at the Garden, Niles is a superb spot for dinner and wings. Start with the classic buffalo wings or Asian wing sampler, or try the mini burgers with port cheddar and chipotle remoulade. For dinner, go for the Chilean sea bass with saffron paella rice, lobster, and shrimp. Thin spaghetti boasts shrimp, crab, and calamari, and the herb-roasted French chicken features fingerling potatoes and summer vegetables. This is a place to save room for dessert in. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the Irish cheesecake with Baileys and whipped cream, or the crisp apple pie with caramel sauce.


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