Nai Tapas

4.8
926 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the East Village, Nai serves authentic tapas of Spain.
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vipfoodiex
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Everything that we ordered came out very well. Just the right touch of uniqueness to their tapas. The ingredients feel fresh. Could have more options in cocktails.

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NaomiP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reuniting with friends who hadn’t been together for 2 years.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner on the sidewalk at a nice table. Food was very good.

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AngelaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! The mushroom carpaccio was AMAZING and the sangria was great. Our server was incredibly sweet, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

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Chrissydough
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is Good.
I strongly recommend to order the beef sandwich and the sea bass!
The ambience is nice. But the restaurant is kind of lack of service. Every request I asked takes forever to get it done and I may also ask for twice.

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BillyWillyZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall very good food and service. It was near the edge of the street so noise is inevitable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, came out very quickly, and our server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nai - it’s our favorite place ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at Nai is incredibly special and festive. The staff is so wonderful and knowledgeable and the food is unparalleled!!!!

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JamesB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable tapas with some choices you don’t often see at other tapas restaurants. Try their interesting non-soup take on gazpacho. The wine list is interesting with a lot of offbeat choices, almost all of which are available by the glass. Try a sip to see if you like a wine before you order a bottle.

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Bebacksoon
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good tapas, some with interesting twists (pasta paella). Nice short Spanish wine list. Will def return

JM
JMan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How do you choose a restaurant in Manhattan if you are from the south of Spain? Easy: pick one that has Alhambra 1925 beer in the menu - then you know they are for real (disclaimer - I am from Granada, obviously biased in my choice of beer)

I had a dinner with someone I deeply respect and I choose Nai Tapas in Manhattan downtown to showcase Spanish food… Raul is one of the owners - ans he is the real deal.

If you ever are in Manhattan- drop by East village and tell Rahul you saw this picture - you won’t regret it.

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WWoo
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, delicious tapas! We enjoyed everything especially the paella, octopus, chicken liver pate, mushrooms and ox tail. Friendly and attentive service made the experience even more enjoyable.

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Michele
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yhe food and service were great. We came for Father's Day and had a lovely, well-explained tapas experience. Highly recommend.

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GretaH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I would strongly recommend the mushroom and the pasta paella.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My first mediocre experience after several great ones at this tapas restaurant. I’m going to chalk it up to a fluke and go back because all the previous times were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good deal for tasting menu. Proper explanation of gastronomy

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Becky
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique and delicious food. Great servers and enjoyed a fancy date night.

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Sonny
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to tapas in the East Village and a neighborhood gem. The staff are all very nice. I go at least once a month. I generally don't like white sangria, but the way they make it is so delicious. We get a pitcher every time. It's an absolute neighborhood gem. Every single item on their menu is perfection. Some of my favorites are the carpaccio portabello with truffle which is so decadent and rich, chilean sea bass, shrimp garlic, out of this world paella (a generous portion), carrot greek yogurt (you won't regret this one), and the ribs. Highly recommend.

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vipErajZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service at reasonable prices! Would definitely come back.

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vipMudlark
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative. I recommend. Nice people too.

NP
vipNaomiP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas was exceptional in every way. The service was prompt, courteous and friendly. the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Nai!!! The drink and food are very good!
We loved dining out in a good weather!
Well come back for more Sangria!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic combination of traditional tapas and modern takes on tapas. I am a Spaniard, so my bar is set high for tapas restaurants and this place exceeds my expectations every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & amazing food. I can’t believe it took me this long to come here. Everything was phenomenal - drinks (I ordered a cocktail & split sangria with my friend), the food, & our servers were very attentive. I don’t live anywhere close by but I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food is divine, every single item at every single visit has been outstanding. The service is impeccable. Will most certainly be back.

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vipTomB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !! Great service !! Raul welcomes you like you are entering his home.

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vipmystic710
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and friendly staff.

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BlairH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas never disappoints. Food was outstanding, especially the tostada and pulpo. The service was amazing, they were helpful in choosing dishes and beer/wine pairings and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

JC
vipJCR65
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nai - have been going there for years and the food is outstanding. Staff is wonderful - just one of my favorite places all around.

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Lindsay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were AMAZING! Everyone was so nice and the waiters were very knowledgeable about the menu. Speaking of the menu, the food was absolutely delicious. I had a great time and can't wait to go back!

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vipEricaP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff — so considerate. We really enjoyed our meal.

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Esther
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was even better & the drinks were truly crafted blends. The horchata matcha drink I had was absolutely delicious!! Chef also paired us with some wine to go with the tapas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff was outstanding! They were knowledgeable and offered several suggestions for tapas. We had the tasting menu experience and loved it.

DH
DaveH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day, the pre selected menu was awesome and well priced, very happy. The food was awesome and the variety was very nice- some of the tapas were not things I would’ve selected but I am glad they were selected for me

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vanessa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai is the best! Great food, great great drinks and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing - I’m from Spain and this is the best restaurant in town!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an incredible experience at Nai! The service was exceptional and everyone catered to our needs and more. Our server was incredible and explained every item he served us along with the process of making it. One of the best dining experiences I have had in NYC. You won’t be disappointed at all at Nai!

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AlexT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Can't wait to go back. Everything is perfect: food, service, location.

FAQs

Nai Tapas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-1030.

Nai Tapas is rated 4.8 stars by 926 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.