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About Momofuku Nishi
Nishi is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Chef Joshua Pinsky creates Italian-inspired dishes using unexpected techniques and ingredients. In addition to a la carte pasta and meat & fish offerings, the menu also features a house-made pasta tasting with an optional wine pairing.
The beverage list showcases a selection of wines with a new perspective on old world regions, alongside seasonal cocktails.
Please note that the Impossible Burger is available on a first come, first served basis during lunch and brunch (12 - 3 pm). Please check our website for updates. We appreciate your understanding.
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12 pm - 3 pm Daily
Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11 pm Daily
Between 21st and 22nd Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private Dining: Please email us for event inquiries.
C,E to 23rd Street;
1 to 23rd Street;
N,R to 23rd Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Momofuku Nishi Ratings and Reviews
We had a birthday celebration dinner and had a wonderful meal. The fried head on shrimp, focaccia with tin of sardines, whole branzino, and wagyu steak were all perfectly prepared. Service was excellent. Unlike other reviews, the noise level was fine, but we did dine early and on a weekday. Highly recommend! We will definitely be back.
Great Chelsea find. Stumbled on Nishi for lunch and was wowed by everything. Good space, great food and service. Lunch was real vegetarian friendly. I invited my vegetarian friend to dinner there the next night!! Very different menu BTW, but it was all good. Bite of the night for sure was the Mezzaluna Pasta!! Service was great, I missed my Open Table reservation but they were more than accommodating and got me a table. Will definitely be back again.
We did the tasting menu which was delicious and just the right amount of food. Wonderful glasses of wine and excellent service may dining a pleasure. I mustn't forget the desserts which came with the tasting menu and were wonderful. A wonderful experience, and one to be remembered
Nishi is a fun Italian fusion restaurant. Which is what chef David Chang is known for : post modern cuisine. The main lobster dish was delicious, and it reminded me of my trip to Taormina, Sicily. Of course the dish had its twist, with the fried lobster topped with fresh mint. It was tasty but I would rather go to a nice Italian restaurant. In comparison, I would recommend to go to other Chang’s restaurants, to truly taste his fusion flavors.
Ps. The apple tart was quite treat. But it needs 2 balls of ice cream, not just one .
LOVE! LOVE! this resturant!!! My husband, myself & our 3 older children went for lunch. Would originally were going togo for Dinner but we had other plans and couldn't get in at the time we needed . So we were able to snag a lunch reservation. Lunch here is a FANTASTIC way to experience this progressive place b/c More affordable and more casual at lunch. We have read and heard of David Chang's restaurants. lunch, is a fantastic lighter (smaller portions) Italian "twist" resturant. The "Impossible Burger" (google it) is the"rage" here . We were told on our 11/25/17 visit, that this "Burger"was only served at lunch and not at dinner. Naive of us to not have researched what this actually is. It isn't actually a beef, chicken, pork or meat burger. It is made with all vegetables, and plants to look , taste and have the texture of a real beef burger. It. was . fantastic. My older son and I had the Truffle version. Most other lunch patrons there were also getting one of the three versions of the "burger".My husband and daughter and younger son had the mezzaluna ( half-moon shaped to die for "ravioli type cheese filled pasta, four on the plate), and the savory Chitarra pasta (served in a bowl with a spicy "kick"to it . We all shared the small , simple , but "spot on" portion of Bucatini. The wine and beer selections were also great. by the bottle or glass. Our server Jessica ,was exactly who you want here.She was so well informed of the menu and the ingredients, happy to make recommendations and describe them in detail, knew our time constraints ( due to our Broadway Matinee), came back to check on us at the appropriate time and spoke in a light , calming and pleasant voice. She was the "front" of the resturant to us. And represented what I'm assuming is what David Chang represents.. We also ordered the Panna Cotta desert and were enthralled by the icy, creamy and dreaminess of it. Three of us shared. Five of us ate lunch for $112. WONDERFUL!!!
Chang has invaded Italian cuisine and added his own twist and Asian ingredients which for the most part are a creative addition to classic Italian flavors
The roast pork was delicious as was the red endive salad covered with a nutty/garlicky chutney
Pastas were surprisingly good and I lived in Bologna Italy for 8 years
We had a major problem with the service which I am sure could never happen again to future patrons. The manager tried to compensate for the inattentiveness of our waiter and her gestures were appreciated
My friend and I arrived early for our dinner reservation so we ended up eating our dinner at the bar instead. Service was prompt and friendly. Plates were cleared almost immediately after each course. We each had a cocktail, which were excellent. Scallop crudo for appetizer and buccatini pasta for entrée were both delicious. I enjoyed the pistachio cake for dessert. I would definitely come back again to try some of the other interesting dishes.
Great service. A few of the dishes could have been better for my taste. The bass carpaccio was very good but I would have liked it more with a complementary flavor such as citrus. June’s in Austin serves a wonderful version. The bread was amazing but I would pair it with fresh anchovies not canned. Pastas were great. Dessert apply tart awesome. The olive cake is an example where it could be simple and better. No crunchies on top and no salt. The cake is good enough to stand alone. Drinks were also very special here. Give it a try.
Momofuko Nishi is my new favorite restaurant. Having eaten there several times, I can safely say that the food is among the best in the city, just fantastic and imaginative. Delicious. Now that they have renovated, the seating is cozy and intimate, a superb place for a special dinner. And the prices are not insane given the quality of the food. Great choice.
A simple place, with a booth that was a bit cramped for four and a very, very limited menu, no draFT BEER AND A VERY FEW, WILDLY OVERPRICED GLASSES OF WINE AND DESERTS, WE WERE NOT OFF TO A ROARING START AT THIS DAVID CHANG NEWCOMER. THINGS QUICKLY CHANGED. an unusually helpful, knowing MANAGER, OR WAITER (sorry for caps lock) hearing my disdain for the burger, which was vegetarian, sent over a complementary one, sliced in four so that we might see the error of our ways. He was very generous and absolutely correct. It not only resembled the real thing, but was extremely tasty. Our pastas were all fine, with generous portions. Tempted by one of the two deserts but put off by the price, we passed. Will return.
You know what Chang doesn’t do? Mess around. The food was very good. I would recommend going for the simpler dishes (I.e. mezzaluna and caccio e peppe) because the value over replacement meal of those is higher than for the fanciest orders. Also please take advantage of consulting with the sommelier. She was excellent. She steered us in the right direction despite the fact that we asked about less expensive wines.
Remarkable in every way. I really loved the first version of this place. Dramatically improve now. Better Decour seats decreased noise level incredibly amazing menu.
I hesitate to post great reviews because it's already hard to get a primetime table here, but they deserve it
We went to Momofuku Nishi on a Thursday night- it was the perfect transition into the weekend! Our food was delicious and portioned well-not too much, not tiny sized portions either. We split a salad, two small pastas and a the BBQ ribs. Bucatini was excellent. Highly recommend. Also got the ricotta chili honey ravioli, which was great- but very rich. The ribs were unreal! We aren’t big red meat eaters- I don’t think I’ve ever ordered ribs...but I would recommend these time and time again. They literally fall off the bone, we’re so tender, perfectly charred. YUM! Atmosphere is great too, small enough so that conversations are quiet and you don’t have to yell over background noise. Great spot! Will be going back.
This was my second time at Nishi. I absolutely loved my first experience here — the food was amazing. My friend and I learned that they switch up the menu often which is why my second time here was less than subpar. The menu did not appeal much and when we finally got our food it was pretty lack luster. The experience was great, staff was incredible, the ambiance was awesome, but the food wasn’t great plus the couple sitting next to us were semi rude and just kept staring at my friend and I. I would definitely revisit but I’ll definitely scan the menu beforehand.
3 hrs for a normally 45 min drive, but we spoke back and forth with staff and they were extremely accommodating, so we kept coming instead of turning around. Everything was excellent, best service I've had in many years,2nd only to Del Posto, but I enjoyed this meal more. The balance of friendly yet professional, poised service cannot be overstated. Henry was brilliant!
The reinvention of Momofuku Nishi is a big disappointment. Admittedly, some dishes are excellent, but others are barely mediocre. We were a table of 7 and tried nearly everything on the menu. I don't think any of us will go back. If you plan to go, we recommend the focaccia, the carpaccio and crudo, the pasta with clams and the BBQ ribs. Service on the phone, at the bar and in the restaurant were excellent, but don't make up for the food. A sad meal overall.
Dinner at Momofuku Nishi was a gathering of three generations of women catching up with each other. First, the staff is excellent. From the coat check to the drink orders to explaining the menu, the well trained staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was truly excellent with the fried head on shrimp appetizer and Mezzaluna pasta were the standouts. You may even want to get an extra order of the Mezzaluna pasta to take home with you! The shared plates make it easy for each of us to have a little of everything. Exceptional restaurant!
Truly a memorable meal. Absolutely delicious food, excellent and friendly service, completely without attitude. We're looking forward to a return visit, and soon. We'll try the pasta tasting menu. Considering how truly extraordinary the meal was, it was reasonably priced as well. We'll be able to go back soon!
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