Noreetuh

4.7
488 reviews
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Noreetuh is a modern Hawaiian restaurant in the East Village by Chef Chung Chow. The beverage program features an extensive collection of wines supplemented by simpler selections of sakes and sojus.
Noreetuh is open for dinner between Tuesday through Sunday offering elevated Hawaiian cuisine, and offer traditional Hawaiian brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

What Insiders Are Saying

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7.7

Noreetuh in the East Village is NYC's first serious Hawaiian-inspired restaurant.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem in East Village! It's been a while I re-visited Noreetuh. The menu has been revamped so that refreshing and more creative! We had our usual suspect, musubi-series and other starters.

They are strong both Meat/poultry menu and seafood menu. The Hokkaido Scallops with Fern menu was so fresh and creative not only by flavor but also the texture!

Not only their food is great, the wine selection is outstanding! This time, I discovered their ice cream Sundae and purple sweet potato cake was out of the league!

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SB
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Small, casual but cozy LES "Hawaiian". Very comfortable. Outstanding 3 course Prix-Fixe. mushroom Tempura, Portuguese sausage w black bean puree, potstickers are extraordnary. Tuna poke, luau tortellini, trout are very good. Small but well curated wine list, well priced. Service is pleasant and efficient. Pricing is very, very good.

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, food was very tasteful just as we expected. definitely going back to this restaurant.

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DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I came here to celebrate one year of being engaged (we got engaged in Hawaii), and Noreetuh was absolutely amazing! We wanted food that was reminiscent of the incredible food we had had in Hawaii, and the dishes here blew us away, from the appetizers to the dessert. The ambiance was intimate and romantic, and the service was great. We will definitely come again.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had a fabulous experience at Noreetuh. The food was great - very creative and delicious. We went all out getting all truffle everything. Service was outstanding. The restaurant went out of their way to make my husband feel special for his birthday. We would definitely recommend Noreetuh.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious pacific flavors.

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, creative, unique, thoughtful and modern. Great ambiance, excellent service. One of our favorite places to go to, always a great experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best poke in the city! Unclear how the made the chicken so well. Love!

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G
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, unique and beautiful place!
The staff was so professional and well-trained.
Small and intimate, very cool.
The wine listing was amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great tasting menu and the flavors are unique. I loved the poke because the tuna was fresh. The taro chips with black truffle oil was a great appetizer. I would highly recommend it.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was eye opening. Very creative and unique based on Hawaiian/Japanese styles. The wine list is quite unbelievable for a small size cozy place in the East Village. I wan't expecting to see such outstanding wines on their list, and at reasonable prices. I even had a beautiful Hawaiian beer. The food was mouth watering amazing. From scallop sashimi to an upside down pineapple cake paired with a semi sweet white wine, it exceeded our expectations. I've been dreaming of that meal since we left, and will have to go back soon. I think it's more than a meal, it's a kind of special culinary experience that you don't expect when you walk in the door.

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JF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always creative food; perfect execution; great value; Hawaiian influences but really the place is an original.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant serving trendy Hawaiian food. Great beer and particularly wind selection including a pairing for $35 that you can get with a $48 pre-fixe (snack, appetizer, and entree ). Basically all the food was delicious with highlights being the truffle oil pasta, pulled pork orecchiete, and fried chicken. The atmosphere was dark intimate and tropical and service was good. Reserve and take some friends or your date!

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truthfully, this is one of the great restaurants not only in NYC but in America. The food is spectacular, the wines singular and thoroughly engaging, and the service comparable to the white table cloth joints uptown. Jin is the consummate host and restauranteiur. I absolutely love this place (and believe me I don’t say this about many places at all). Come, eat and come again.

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PP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I loved, loved my meal. HOWEVER, it was VERY tiny. I mean, I'm a growing girl, and I'm all about moderation - but the portions were too tiny for my taste. My friend and I had the mochiko chicken wings (MEH, good but eh for $9 - my friend really liked it), imperial wagyu ($34), and mentaiko spaghetti with uni ($34).
Now, I will forever dream about that pasta, but it was so, so small. The wagyu was delicious, we asked for medium rare and some pieces were definitely very rare - but it had like a small sprinkle of rice on the bottom and it just was not very filling.
Which is why this is the best place to go on someone else's dime and if you plan to get hot and heavy after cause you will NOT be full. Delicious but not filling:P

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g
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Cute place.
Food was decent overall but the tempura appetizers and steelhead trout chicharron were very greasy.
Service was spotty with appetizers coming out at different times.... we got our salad appetizer after the mains were in the table .
We ordered a poke with the mains and it arrived when our mains were finished.
At the end of the meal they served a stone cold coffee to my friend.
They caught it but I felt the service was bad especially because when we started the meal the restaurant was pretty empty.
We also had to remind them to pour our sake which they kept at the bar.
I’m not sure I would rush back but it wasn’t bad.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Post marathon dinner!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing hospitality

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LM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner here with my boyfriend. The food was absolutely delicious, sophisticated and our waiter was very nice and paid attentive service! Highly recommend it.

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CN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great people. I love this place and dishes are very flavorful

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KE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Noreetuh and often bring out of town visitors. Everyone is always very impressed - even jaded foodies!

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B
New York Area
777 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Certainly different. We're pleased to have tried Noreetuh. The dishes were uneven: some good, others not. Avoid the octopus and the hearts of palm salad and the wines by the glass. The staff tries hard to please, although we had almost finished our meal before anyone asked if everything was okay.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Top to bottom. Start to finish. No-brainer. Run, don’t walk, there.

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Sunday before a holiday and after a big political weekend and it felt like a Saturday in the Village. Everyone was out. The restaurant was packed. Despite that, the wait staff and kitchen were impeccable. We had an amazing evening.

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and waitress/bartender were both fantastic. It was very quiet but we had a lovely experience.

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M
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although this Hawaiian restaurant has been opened for a while, it's the 1st opportunity that we've had to come downtown to try it. The food definitely met our expectations from all the rave reviews. The appetizers, starters & mains were all seasoned well & plated nicely. However, the modest piece of grilled octopus was slightly undercooked. They need more illumination than a tiny tea candle at tables. I like to see my food well! The wait staff was attentive. It was also nice to hear Brother Iz's "Over the Rainbow" & other Hawaiian songs while we dined in the small dark restaurant. It didn't take us all the way to Hawaii, but it's cool that we could've eaten a spam creation or mac salad in NY if we wanted it. We'll come back to try other dishes, especially the kahlua pork which is my must-have favorite on every trip to Hawaii. Mahalo.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really great experience at noreetuh. Went for my friend's birthday, and they took note of that when I mentioned it at the time of booking. The waitress wished my friend a happy birthday when we sat, and the menus were custom printed to wish her a happy birthday as well. The food was excellent, exceeded expectations. We split the tuna poke, corn and truffles, kombucha squash, chicken wings, and smoked cod spaghetti - all outstanding, and really interesting, unique dishes. Highly recommend.

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AN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional; really flavorful, creative and unique -- Hawaiian with an Asian influence. The service was very friendly; we felt genuinely welcome. All in all, a wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic flavors. Cheerful and welcoming owners. NY chic! The prie fixed menu can be ordered all evening and is the best value if you want to taste the many flavors of Polynesian cuisine! Will definitely be back regularly.

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MD
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very creative and tasty dishes, nice moderate portion size. Great attantive service. I would expect a but more for cocktails though

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I did the 3 course prix fixe with wine pairings. Our server Sarah was super knowledgeable and really enhanced our experience. The wines were interesting and worked very well with the dishes. Spam agnolotti and creamed corn with summer truffles are can’t misses.

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YN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Noreetuh is one of our favorite restaurants in New York. It's outstanding without being stuffy. It feels casual but the food is next level without being intimidating. It's creative and nuanced and supported by a well-priced and excellent wine list. The service is friendly and we always feel well taken care of. Go hungry because you will want to try as many things on the menu as possible!

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KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pasta with back cod was very tasty, as was the sunfish. Wonderful deserts.

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HA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Can’t stop thinking about the pork chop and pineapple upside down cake!

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I
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Good music. It is pretty busy and the place was packed; Had a big group so it was tight quarters. Would definitely come back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above expectations. Excellent

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday meal, we are all still dreaming about the Pineapple Upside-down Cake!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. I never had Hawaiian food before and it was great. Tried this for restaurant week and the menu options were great. They had a lot of variety of fish and meat. The tuna poke and the spice pork chop amazing. So was the octopus and cod fish. Omnibus was nice and relaxed with Hawaiian music playing in the background.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wine. Top notch hospitality.

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