Oda House

4.6
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$30 and under
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Georgian

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Georgian-Mediterranean Cuisine and authentic Georgian natural wines.
Maia Acquaviva, managing partner and executive Chef of Oda House, moved to the United States from the country Georgia in 2007 as a trained plastic surgeon who re-discovered her culinary calling in New York City.
The Great Silk Road passes through Georgia and has played a highly significant role in the country’s culture and history.
As it served as the roadways of cultural exchange, Georgian cuisine has absorbed the best culinary traditions of the many peoples of Asia, the Black Sea coast and Europe.
Georgia is a land where wine has been made for at least 8,000 years. The Georgian tradition of making wine in Kvevri has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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vipCMichele
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

First, regarding the food. We ordered the MEGRULI (amazing, simple pizza-like dish sans red sauce and with lots of cheese) and ADJARULI (referred to as a "cheese boat" by a friend, with a cheesy dip in the middle of a loaf of bread; I didn't love as much personally but was also very good) to share; I had the MTSVANE LOBIO (Green beans, cooked with white onions, fresh tomatoes & herbs) as my entree and it was so fresh and perfectly spiced and cooked. For wine I had MARANULI TSITSKA, a white wine for which I knew (and still know) nothing about but was crisp and smooth and perfectly chilled and everything I was looking for in a white wine.

Second, regarding literally everything else. It was just bad. The service was apathetic the entire evening and it was painful to try and get the bill. When it came, it had errors on it - two large charges not made by us - that we discovered only after our cards were run. I would have thought it had a simple solution but we had to wait ages and as a solution was still not figured out, accept a partial refund on one of the cards. Put a bit of a damper on what was a delicious meal!

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OliviaA
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Super friendly service! Just a bit cold/drafty during the winter.

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always a great food experience. Nothing not to like about bread, egg and cheese. And dumplings!

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RimaS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A truly painful experience- deafening and cramped to the max. The food was only just OK- home-style, basic, peasant food- nothing to write home about Could not wait to get out of there. Had never experience such horrible loud noise at a restaurant before!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great staff. We will be back for sure.

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glutenfreemama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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KennedyC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious food for an affordable price in NYC!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the cheese bread! My second time dining here and highly recommend. The food is delicious and always on point!

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Char
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Georgian food in a festive atmosphere.

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mkfade
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place. Delicious food. Chill vibes. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, and extremely authentic

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly. Food was authentic and the experience was lovely. I love Georgia and Georgian food so was happy to have an authentic meal in the city.

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brianmayroam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most reasonably priced Georgian food you'll find in Manhattan. Service is quick and it helps that they also have a location on the UES.

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Christopher
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Has gone downhill No one seemed to care about anything. Wine was dropped on table no wY to chill.

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SaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food, decent service. Very loud.

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wyorker
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Having tried Georgian food in DC, I was ready to have it NYC. We looked for a place near that evening's ultimate destination Open table offerred Oda House. It had good reviews and an interesting menue. We chose well.

The food was excellent and very fresh. Portions were generous. The space was understated and casual. The Napoleon for dessert was an inventive and tastey surprise. Service was good and honest. We asked if ordering a special bread would be too much food. The advice was solid.

We'll be back. I wouldn't be surprised if that's frequently.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went here for a company offsite. Nice and simple ambience for a restaurant in Alphabet City. I don't eat Georgian food often, but liked it. Would go here again,

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vipPennyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oda house. I’ve actually been to Georgia and the food is authentic and delicious!

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MichaliB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, like the best home cooking your grandmother would make. Can’t wait to go again.

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vipDenPat
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Georgian food at very reasonable prices with friendly efficient service. I am told by my dining companion that the borscht was the best she has had in NYC.

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BrandonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Extremely poor service. Non-existent, actually. No one ever came to the table to take drink or food orders. When we finally got up to go get someone, the gentleman who came over wasn’t able (or at least willing) to explain anything on the menu. Food was above average. Would not return and would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is quite good, though not a value compared to more chic Georgian options.

What was most striking was how both the server/ manager and the runner were engrossed in their phones throughout the evening. We had to repeatedly leave our tables and walk over to them in order to get their attention to make our order, ask for our bill, etc.

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Olen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and it was great for a large group dinner as they were very hospitable and the dishes lend themselves to sharing.

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AmMass
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love Georgian food, and I love this restaurant. My wife and I eat there every time we visit New York city, as do friends of ours to whom we have introduced it. The man in charge (owner? manager?) served our table and c hatted with us about the menu and about our recent visit to Georgia. The service was bait too quick: I would have linger more over the excellent food and wine. All of the employees were Georgians from Tbilisi. Every bit of the five dishes we ordered was delicious--better than I remember having in Tbilisi. The bottle of Mukuzhani wine was equally delicious and reasonably priced. We will go there again at the next opportunity.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends reunion

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Isaac
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a second location in NYC (or actually first). Both have very thoroughly prepared food, great service and, most importantly' authenticity. Georgian food and tourism just put their foot in NYC, and I think they deserve to be in the list of the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Only 2 people running an entire packed restaurant. No bartenders, no food runners, no waiter staff except them. Very slow service and many things forgotten. Food was mediocre except for a few dishes. I’ve been to Georgia and the food is very different.

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vipfunfoodie
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, very good service, my food was great, my friends was good too but he didn’t order correctly for what he wanted, not the restaurants fault tho. Definitely recommended!

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RobinBurke
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the staff at the Oda House was terrific. I believe we were attended by everyone who works there, and they made us feel welcome and as though they cared that we had what we needed and enjoyed our meal. We were at the Lower East Side ( 76 Avenue B) location.

Of course we went for the food, and while we went with simple fare, it was delicious. We had the vegetarian lobio (Pinto beans cooked with onions, fresh herbs served with Mchadi & pickle assortment). Each herb was identifiable and perfect. We also had the megruli which is homemade imeruli & sulguni cheese melted inside yogurt dough, baked with extra cheese on top. I'm not sure what all that means, and there were so many cheese choices that we'll have to go back to try more. It was kind of like NY pizza, but different.

Highly recommend Oda House for Georgian food.

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vipHarrisK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, will be back!

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CJinNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time visiting Oda House. The food was delicious! I'll be returning.

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vipYuriS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

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TatianaG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is another delicious meal time in Oda House!
Never disappointed!

Brought a lot of friends already and everyone shared my delight :)

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SarahK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large family gathering here the other night and the staff were fantastic. Great food, great wine and great service!

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Lindak
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Georgian food, wine and cozy atmosphere of Oda House!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique menu and was executed perfectly.

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TravelingTranslator
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Oda House. Food exactly like my mom and family makes it and then some. It is a bit pricey, but so far nobody has complained when I took them there. Definitely an experience for a group of people because you can then share food and try a bit here and there. The noise level goes up after 8 pm. It is recommended to go earlier in the evening if you are bothered by very noisy surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina Turner said it Oda House “Simply the Best”! Fabulous evening at Oda, stayed til the put up the chairs, talking, eating and laughing. And then out of the blue Georgian music comes on and NATO the manager busted out traditional Georgian dance. Was a blast!

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KenW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love Georgian food and we’re happy to find Oda House when visiting NYC. Service was excellent - friendly, helpful, attentive, efficient. The food was quite good, authentic and included a number of our Georgian favorites. Nice place but the noise level was horrible and honestly spoiled our meal. Much of the noise was attributable to a large group who were there when we arrived and were still shouting when we left. It is doubtful that we will return.

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goodfoodlover1
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This restaurant would have had great potential if they just used a LOT less salt so one can actually taste the flavors in the food.

Georgian food is famous for its use of herbs and spices and that is what we expected. Unfortunately, the only thing we tasted is burning in our mouth from so much salt, especially after the lamb stew.

We hope the chef will develop the confidence to rely on other flavors, not just salt, and cut her salt use by about 75 percent.

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Oda House is rated 4.6 stars by 440 OpenTable diners.

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