Momofuku Nishi

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian

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Nishi is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Tamburo 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.
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Embee
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place, nice service...good food. Disappointed in iced tea...in taste and cost.
Overall tho, glad to have Momo near me

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KyleF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening with friends celebrating a 30th birthday. Food was family style, and the wine paired nicely. Thanks for a great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Awesome addition to the Momofuku chain. Brisket with cucumber and yuzu was incredible

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SharonG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the service was great. It was a HOT day and the AC was pumping.

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NicholasT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were so many wonderful, flavorful, combinations. The Endive Salad was so savory - hard to believe there was no meat in it!

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MichaelaG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating here and a misunderstanding in the bill occurred I wrote a complaint and immediately received a message from Anna Utevsky.

She apologised and offered to give me a refund. We were on holiday in New York and were travelling back to Australia so a refund was not going to be possible as we paid cash.

Anna then spent over a month organising a gift card at Momofoku in Sydney. She went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable experience and her customer service was exceptional! 10/10

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EdoardoP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing Italian restaurant revisited with Japanese influences.
The sourdough focaccia with burrata and bottarga Is a must have.
We also had pasta with ceci e pepe, really delicious and we'll balanced.
Ambiance was great, and low noise level allowed private conversations. Service was very cordial.
Highly recommended of you want to try a culinary experience!

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vipNotmemorable
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great per usual. Really enjoyed the vegetarian pasta tasting and Erik provided great service and wine pairing descriptions

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vipMaggie
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the wine paired to perfection. We also had wonderful service; our waitress could not have been more helpful when recommending wine and select dishes that would pair accordingly. Overall we had a wonderful evening filled with delicious pastas, fresh salad/green and yummy wine.

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Catiamorango
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nishi had delicious and innovative food. The space was a bit narrow, but what you would expect from a Japanese style pub. I sat at the bar and wad very confortable and the staff were really friendly and received great service. All in all very enjoyable.

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vipBarbi
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small shareable plates that are amazing. My wife and I had the peaches and they were great. We had the blue oyster pasta next. It was very fresh and great. The pork chop was next. I am not exaggerating by saying it was the best pork chop I ever had. We finished with the pistachio bundt cake. It was good, but for sure. This place is all about the starters, pasta, and meat

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vipANDC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pastas were generally ok. Desserts were not.

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nishi has become a comfortable place to enjoy interesting, well-prepared food. It's not as experimental as it was, and the seating is now traditional. But many of the favorites from the early days are still on the menu, and everything is prepared with care.

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vipDanielH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and the team do an awesome job. Highly, highly recommend.

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vipLarryW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Nishi is EXCEPTIONAL from Anna (the new and lovely manager) to Walter (supporting Anna and delightfully engaging and welcoming guests) to the EXTRAORDINARY Vinny who commands the bar with AMAZING cocktails and words of wisdom and interesting ideas to ponder. And then there IS the food!! The food, the food, the food!!! Nick....BRAVO!!! You bring creativity, deliciousness, and humility to an EXCEPTIONAL level - we LOVE Momofuku Nishi!!

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vipFantastic
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the Cacio Pepe, which was outstanding! I’ve been here before for Restaurant Week and had the gem salad, which was delicious. Service, as always, was
wonderful. Very attentive but not intrusive at all. A neighborhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Hair in our food. Refined all experience unfortunately

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JeremyQ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was okay, but pretty unmemorable. Expected more from the Momofuku franchise.

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vipEliz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I was there with my husband for our anniversary. I told the waiter I am pregnant so I cannot have any alcohol or raw items. We had the pasta tasting menu which was great, however at the end of the meal for the dessert, another person gave us our dessert, the cherry tiramisu but what I didn't know there was alcohol in it when I had specifically had mentioned that I am not allowed to have any alcohol. Until I asked she told me there was vermouth in it and took it away. She gave us a pistachio bundt slice as something extra for our special day as I told her I was not able to have the cherry tiramisu. However, I felt since we paid for the tasting menu, I felt like she should have given me something else when she took away the tiramisu.

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vipCherryP
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in NYC for a long weekend and this was a perfect send off dinner. We did the pasta tasting and it was a delicious and delightful experience. Pasta with an interesting twist!

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Brandy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great spot for brunch and catching up with friends. The burger was delicious.

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vipAnitaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The egg crespelle is my favorite brunch dish !! So excellent!! Loved the pistachio bundt cake, too...

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shivphoria
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

There was a very annoying manager who interrupted our conversation to lecture us about the evils of making two reservations for 4 at the same time. We did it the night prior when we couldn’t book 8.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Honestly, I didn’t care for the pasta. It was overly salty and most definitely not al dente. Italians- stay away:)
The salad and fish, on the other hand, were quite good.

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ElizabethM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The sourdough focaccia and beef brisket were incredible and I highly recommend them. I do have to say the Campanelle was pretty disappointing-- supposedly contains crab and old bay but neither was detectable; it just had a general fishy flavor and tasted vaguely like nutmeg. No actual pieces of crab meat.

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vipChad
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great Momofuku experience. Both the food and the cocktails were delicious and very reasonably priced. We had the Hiramasa for an appetizer followed by the Bucatini and Campanelle. Then strolled a few doors down to Milk for some sweet treats.

If you’re looking for an intimate place to have a conversation - this is not it. A busy night with all the hard surfaces and close tables made for a fairly loud dinner. I know way too much about the couple sitting beside us now.

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chadj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently wonderful food! Gem salad, bucatini pasta and yellowtail ceviche are must haves!

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DanielleS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food2service5ambience3

I ordered a salad which came dripping in a dressing that was predominantly melted butter. The salad was way too heavy and became increasingly unappetizing as the dressing cooled and congealed into a giant mass of butter. My friends hamburger looked similarly soggy and overburdened with rich and greasy sauces.

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vipAtematic
New York Area
20 reviews