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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.


232 8th Ave
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12 pm - 3 pm Daily

Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11 pm Daily

Cross Street:
Between 21st and 22nd Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 518-1919

Website:
http://nishi.momofuku.com/

Catering:
Private Dining: Please email us for event inquiries.

Public Transit:
C,E to 23rd Street;
1 to 23rd Street;
N,R to 23rd Street

Executive Chef:
Joshua Pinsky

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Thank you for joining us at Momofuku Nishi for Christmas Eve. We will be providing a 7 dish prix fixe menu for $110 per person. If you wish to participate, please indicate that within your reservation notes.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be offering a special menu on New Year's Eve. For additional details or large group inquiries, please visit our page.

Momofuku Nishi Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (42)
Creative Cuisine (41)
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Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (20)
Fun (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Romantic (10)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Spicy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Went with wife and three young kids. Staff was amazing and very accommodating. Staff provided great advice and food was incredible. Plan to return whenever in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

From a ribs lover - Nishi's barbeque ribs were outstanding -fell off the bone and full of flavor.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We went there for the pasta and fell in love with the burgers!! Bravo Chef Chang and Team, bravo!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Impossible burger was great! The mezzaluna w/ ricotta & chili honey is must have order

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another EXCEPTIONAL evening at Momofuku!! Thank you so much for being so kind to us. Your #1 fans!! Larry & Randy

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Absolutely loved the restaurant. The Cacio e Pepe was fantastic. Going back again next weekend and taking out of town friends...!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

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 .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Absolutely amazing food, and exceptional service. Will definitely go back next time we are in nyc.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Everything was delicious, but he clams were outstanding! Excellent service as well. We look forward to coming back.

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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Cace de pepep!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Zagat wrote that it would be a mixed Italian/Asian Experience, Momofuko Nishi changed this into ecclectic Italian, and it is great! And a great white wine by the glass

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Love. Everything was amazing. Ceci y pepe is perfect for sharing and the smoke on the ribs makes the dish.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was incredible. We sat at the bar and Eddie, the bartender was the best!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Lights so dim hard to see the food. Food ok, but nothing extraordinary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. The service was excellent but I was quite disappointed in the food. I wouldn't go back to this location but I love the brand.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent, creative meal, wide variety of tastes and textures. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Casual, Disabled Access, Healthy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The bucatini and the bronzino were fantastic. I’ll go back. Wow.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The new menu AND redesign are EXCEPTIONAL!! What a FANTASTIC spot!!! LOVE Momofuku Nishi.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff are attentive, the food was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

One of the few “nicer” places to go out in Chelsea. Tables too close for the price, and the single tiny bathroom won’t make your date happy, but the food is very good. But not the taste wow of some of the other Chang restaurants

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Raally unimpressive food, very slow service when the restaurant was not busy. ended up cancelling entrees and leaving with only apps as it was not a pleasurable experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Visiting my children in NYC

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

So amazing. I’m still dreaming about the Capellini and clams.

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