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Nai Tapas Restaurant, New York, NY

Nai Tapas Restaurant

4.8
4.8
941 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the East Village, Nai serves authentic, traditional, and contemporary dishes from Spain.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-1030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Rodriguez

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 941 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseQuiet

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Fit for Foodies

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Notable Wine List

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Manhattan

    Kid Friendly

  • Manhattan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Manhattan

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JL

    JLD583323

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and the service was outstanding
  2. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food, pleasant staff, overall a great experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food wasn’t as good as I expected but it was still tasty. I would just want to order different items next time.
  4. S

    Sara

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. The food, service and vibe all amazing. Would recommend!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience to dine at Nai. The food was delicious, and service impeccable. The servers took great care to accommodate the needs of a 12 year old.
  6. e

    epicurean

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Miss the charm of the old space and the flamenco though.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We got lucky to be seated in your “outdoor” inside area away from the noisy crowd. It was extremely a delightful evening. Service and food was spot on. Always a great meal! Will be back soon 😋
  8. LG

    LaurenG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    OpenTable had more reservations open than they actually had available. We sat by the door and there were people literally crowded around our table waiting which was very unpleasant. Food great though
  9. BW

    BillyWillyZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall very good food and friendly service. Need some work with managing customer inflow though. Had to wait 40 mins post reservation time to be seated.
  10. Y

    Yunibee

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was so cold and not that great I expected better food quality and the sangria tastes old and sour
  11. m

    muimui

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    so delicious,this is the best topas in my life! will come back soon
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food in a cool restaurant space
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food is not good considering the price.Salty
  14. SG

    SheldonG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can not express how truly amazed and grateful to have experienced Nai. Chef Ruben and Sommelier Raul have truly invested time and patience into developing the quality assurance of all guest experience. We held an amazing birthday dinner for my sister that went off without a hitch and the staff was so accommodating and knowledgeable about each dish for our guest. Nai is the THEE go to in New York City and I am extremely excited to try out Chef Ruben’s many other projects in the city and to refer friends for an amazing night out with quality food, beverage and hospitality. Cheers to Team Nai!
  15. RF

    RobF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well run restaurant, excellent friendly service, beautiful minimalist style with amazing food. Definitely a spot to revisit as we sampled 4 different tapas items. Suggestion book a table as around 6:45 people were waiting to be seated due to the rush. Naturally a sign of a great restaurant. Cheers, Rachael and Rob
  16. CL

    CaroleL

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant. The food is top quality and so delicious. The new location, across from the old location, is really lovely. Modern, simple decor, but yet cozy. The service is excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful but not intrusive.
  17. PM

    PaulMK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love tapas and these elevated versions were delicious! What a great find.
  18. MM

    MayraM

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Excellent selection of Tapas. We ordered quite a number of tapas and agree that the cheese, calamari, paella and cauliflower are our favorites. The seabass was delicious but the crust/shell was a bit greasy for all our liking.
  19. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. This place is great.
  20. M

    Michelle

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff that answered all our questions about the menu. Ordered many dished but liked the Mejillones and Pintxo the best! Pretty loud in there but an enjoyable experience nonetheless.
  21. MD

    MariaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Good was not great. Shrimp and octopus had very little flavor. We asked for a dish without tobiko and we’re told that the chef was very strict and would not accommodate.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very good food and great service! very expensive
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! The drinks are also very good.
  24. JB

    JenniferB

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Quaint and cute with lovely staff. Noisy.
  25. S

    Seba

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt like I had been here before and was treated like family. Lovely!
  26. BC

    BettyC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly staff
  27. EP

    ElizabethP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasure to eat here. Service was fantastic and the food full of flavor. Loved it!
  28. SL

    SarahL

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nai Tapas never disappoints! It was my turn to select a restaurant for our girls night out & all loved Nai’s. We had the tasting menu plus croquettes which was served with sangrias. The food & wine was delicious, the staff super attentive, and the noise level was perfect (we could talk yet it was still vibrant). Just go!
  29. F

    Foodchie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sangria and wine list.
  30. TF

    TravelingFam007

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything but the octopus was delicious. On a side not, I’m not sure why I didn’t get Open Table points for this reservation.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience!
  32. f

    foodiex

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Everything that we ordered came out very well. Just the right touch of uniqueness to their tapas. The ingredients feel fresh. Could have more options in cocktails.
  33. NP

    NaomiP

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reuniting with friends who hadn’t been together for 2 years.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner on the sidewalk at a nice table. Food was very good.
  35. AB

    AngelaB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! The mushroom carpaccio was AMAZING and the sangria was great. Our server was incredibly sweet, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
  36. C

    Chrissydough

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food is Good. I strongly recommend to order the beef sandwich and the sea bass! The ambience is nice. But the restaurant is kind of lack of service. Every request I asked takes forever to get it done and I may also ask for twice.
  37. BW

    BillyWillyZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall very good food and service. It was near the edge of the street so noise is inevitable.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, came out very quickly, and our server was very attentive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Nai - it’s our favorite place ever!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every meal at Nai is incredibly special and festive. The staff is so wonderful and knowledgeable and the food is unparalleled!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Nai Tapas Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-1030.

Nai Tapas Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 941 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Nai Tapas Restaurant

84 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Modern European

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ruben Rodriguez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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