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KOBO by Nai, New York, NY

KOBO by Nai

4.8
4.8
18 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Kōbo, meaning yeast, is a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant inspired by Chef Ruben Rodriguez' travels throughout the Mediterranean.
Kobo offers sharable snacks and starters as well as seven handmade pastas–including our signature fideua.
Fideua is a pasta paella dish originating from Falencia in 1915, abroad a fishing boat, due to the lack of rice available by fisherman Joan Pascual during his travels along the coast of Spain.
Kobo celebrates the improvisation often seen in gastronomy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-1030

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Rodriguez

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    Avenue A, between 12th Street and 13th Street.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1Av L Train

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking

What 18 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Great for fine wines

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mediterranean

  • Manhattan

    Best Value

  • Manhattan

    Innovative

  • Manhattan

    Great for fine wines

  • Manhattan

    Good for special occasions

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. L

    Lainey

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered 6 dishes to share between 2 people and every single bite was incredible. Particularly loved the slow roasted short rib, shrimp and meatballs. Can’t wait to go and try everything on the menu we didn’t get to try this time. Amazing service, beautiful restaurant and great wine choices too. This will be a place we frequent for sure.
  2. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i’m becoming a regular!
  3. S

    Steve

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place! Service and food were fantastic and the decor is really cool too. Def will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. They bring out the food too quickly instead of
  5. HA

    HeatherA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved it. Great service.
  6. KZ

    KarenZ

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were immediately greeted and seated. Our waiter was very efficient. Really liked sitting at the dinner bar. Food was great. Only suggestion is to stagger the hot food. We received all three courses at once. By the time we got to the pasta it was luke warm. Next time we will ask that the courses be staggered. Otherwise, a very nice experience.
  7. S

    Shaan

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You need to go here before everybody finds out about this place! Amazing food , presentation and service.
  8. LC

    LisaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the space and the staff! This will be my new hangout!
  9. F

    Forrest

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food - especially the truffle croquettes & pastas! I couldn't believe how new they were, everything came out perfect. Ambience is vibey and perfect for date night or dinner with friends! Highly recommend this place
  10. N

    Neil

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kobo is a great addition to the NYC restaurant scene. Excellently prepared food beautifully presented. And one of the best thought out and creative wine lists I've seen (and I've seen a lot). The sommelier ,Raul, is outstanding.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed ourselves at Kobo. The ambience and the service was on point. We are looking forward to going back. Thank you!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    For a restaurant that’s been open for 2 weeks, it was overall good! There was definitely a smell of fresh construction (to be expected) and a very quiet, dull ambiance. The food was good with some highlights being the croquettes, shrimp and ravioli. Will be back in a few months to hopefully see it it full swing.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was out of this world good! Want to go back and try everything on the menu. Waitstaff is great as well.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really had a wonderful evening at this restaurant. The food was spectacular and excellent value. Service was top notch.
  15. j

    janeboy

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meat at Kobo Nai. There were six of us. We had wonderful wine and then 6 choices from the "share" portion of the menu. All were fresh and excellent. And then we had the entrees - again, great selection and all prepared fresh. We had the Tiramisu and Pannecotta - both prepared there and were fresh and good. The service was warm and friendly. The restaurant is beautiful!
  16. e

    elil

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable cuisine topped only by attentive service. The menu blends traditional and unique creations with flavor profiles that are showcased by the exquisite execution. This place is a must.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Read about this restaurant opening in the New York Times, so figured I’d give it a chance. Have to say - absolutely incredible. Was so tasty and soooo good. Will be coming back!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! This brand new restaurant is amazing! Had my first date with my lady and both of us loved it! The food was delicious and the space feels very comfortable. Will definitely comeback again!

FAQs

KOBO by Nai is rated 4.8 stars by 18 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for KOBO by Nai

202 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009-4506

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Avenue A, between 12th Street and 13th Street.

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1Av L Train

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Rodriguez

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Non-Smoking

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