Oda House - Upper East Side
Maia Acquaviva, managing partner and executive Chef of Oda House, brings Georgian cuisine and a dose of Georgian culture and pride to NY. The passion she had from an early age to cook blossomed. Maia said, “Words cannot fully express how grateful I am for the opportunities that have been presented to me.” Her life motto is: If you want something with all your heart, the entire universe mobilizes around you to make your wishes come true!
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very nice place with excellent food. Strongly recommend to visit.
A terrific neighborhood find. Unique food: we didn't select anything we'd ever had before. The Georgian wine, fermented in a different way, included some different tastes. The chacha (vodka) was also flavorful. The pinto beans, the appetizer selections, the eggplant preparations were spiced in a way with which we were not familiar. Everything was delicious. The service was outstanding.
Amazing food and charming, helpful staff.
First time that I went on Georgian Cuisine but was amazing.
A wonderful place for a nice conversation over dinner, excellent food, helpful and friendly staff. I’ll go back soon!
Went there on a Saturday night and had a great meal. Liked it so much that I returned with friends the following night because I wanted to try more of the menu. Everything I’ve hash wa good. We had the dumplings, cheese bread, mushrooms with cheese, string beans as appetizers. Borscht and beef soup and two lamb entrees. All great. Specially wine was very good. Will be a frequent customer
Great as always . Chef is amazing so is the crew
Service was rude. seemed annoyed we weren’t ordering a ten course meal.
Very good bread "canoe" and well made/tasty steamed dumplings. Service was good. Friend dumplings were on the burnt side. Salad dressing to walnut tomato cucumber salad just muted the main flavors. Natural wine was quite pricey (avg $21/glass), and I am not sure if that is normal.
Bring a friend with you to the bar, have some dumplings (maybe the heavier bread canoe if you're famished) and a drink and catch up there.
I was thrilled when I learned Oda House opened on the UES and it did not disappoint. I lived in Georgia for a year and developed a fondness for the food. My friend and I split the eggplant quartet, Imeruli khachapuri, lamb khinkali and for dessert, we had Mariami - Oda special and black tea. The food brought back so many good memories and made new ones as well. It was all fantastic and I can't wait to go back again with more friends and family!
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the upper east side due to the food. The food is delicious, the recommendation from staff is always on point. The only thing that has been slow is the service -- both times I've waited over 15-20 minutes to have a check given AFTER we finished eating. . I was never in a hurry so it wasn't an issue, but if you're someone who wants their check as soon as they are finished- you may not like this. Otherwise, excellent and highly recommend
The adjaruli is always fantastic, and also the rest of the meal. Great service that allows you to taste the wine before committing. Delicious desserts. I've been there several time and it never disappoints.
They were understaffed. Service was spotty. Example: no one refilled our water glasses and we had to take the check to them to finish paying. Food is intriguing and everything was well made.
Wonderful food and atmosphere, would recommend !
Quiet, charming and cozy. Excellent service and superb food for cold fall and winter nights!
Better to be seated in the back I think. Food is very good. Good service. Food isn’t cheap. And Im still wondering if the meal was a good value
First time eating Georgian food. All around a good meal. The bread dishes and wines were excellent. The rest was okay. Think the more you go the more you figure out what you like. Overall a fun experience and I will be going back.
If you’re looking to try something new without risking liking nothing definitely try this spot it has something for everyone and a very friendly staff
Very nice dishes that represent best of traditional Georgian cuisine.
We enjoyed every peace of the meal and warm friendly service.
Will be back definitely.
Everything about this place defied my expectations. Incredible, fresh food and really a lot of fun.
Amazing authentic food! Great people! Very nice ambience. Highly recommend!
Nice experience and the food is traditionally good. The service would need further improvements to keep up with the overall experience. The wait took a while for the round of drinks and appetizers.
Love, love, love. Always delicious -- didi madloba, Oda House!
We loved it! Very nice! We would highly recommend this place to anyone who appreciates Georgian food.
Great food and wine. The wait staff was very helpful and patient.
Plenty of options for vegetarians, vegetarian heaven.
If you have food left over (likely because of the large portions) they use gloves to pack it. Meticulous to the end.
Special & unique. Enjoy something different in NY!
Since this was our first time trying Georgian food and one of our party is vegetarian, we ordered a variety of (mostly) meatless items to sample the cuisine. Everything we tried was delicious, but the standouts for us were the Megruli (like a cheese-stuffed pizza), Pkhali trio, and Lobio Rachuli (pinto beans cooked with pork belly). Tsitska may be my new favorite white wine.
The overall experience is good, recommend to make reservation before going. The service was ok, but it is still outstanding from how busy the place is. The food I couldn’t complain about, but if you would try the bread from the menu, you have to consider what you gonna have for your main dish, because the bread is very very very heavy.
Cheese bread was amazing - the pinto beans were great- really enjoyed everything - great meal with group of friends
We love Georgian food, and had a very memorable meal at the Oda House in the East Village, where everything was perfectly seasoned and where we had very attentive service. Although we expected equal at this location, we found that the food was of good quality but not as well prepared and seasoned as at the other restaurant. We had wonderful Georgian dry, red wine, not to be missed! The service was somewhat lacking until we requested the the waiter staff stop ignoring us. After that, they became very attentive and the problem was corrected. We ate at the back room, which is lovely, cozy, and comfortable. Hopefully, things will improve as time goes on, as we would like this place to succeed.
A much-needed boost to the UES restaurant “scene”.
Can’t wait to return and try completely different dishes.
Food was excellent. Service was personal and gracious . Tables werent very comfortable for 6 people.It was a bit expensive for a casual place,but the quality was excellent.
The food is amazing and like nothing you've ever had!
What a wonderful surprise. This is got to be one of the best restaurants that we have found in a very very long time. We will definitely return. The food is outstanding in every dish is carefully made and is delicious make a reservation and go
Fantastic food. One of my favorite ethnic food places in NYC. Nice ambience. Service is good. They allowed us to stay little after closing without any issue. Would recommend without reservation.
This was the worst meal I have ever had in NYC (been living here for 7 years). The only positive comment I can make is that the place is cute and cozy. Service was terrible. We waited 15 min to order and then almost an hour for our entrees. No one came to check on us at any point. Not even to say sorry for the wait or to ask how the food was. I could get past inattentive service, cheap paper napkins, and a giant refrigerator that lights up the place like an operating room all if the food had been good. However, it was the worst food I have had in as far as I can remember. Stuffed grape leaves were mediocre, my cornish game hen was wayyy overcooked and the sauce only made it worse. My husband's lamb skewer was dry as a bone with no flavor. Then we sat at the table for another 20 min where no one asked how our food was, nor came to take the plates away, nor asked if we wanted anything else. The food is way overpriced for the quality (I wouldn't even spend $5 on that food) and man did it hurt to pay so much for such a bad experience.
A neighborhood gem. I’ve been there many times and never got disappointed. The food is very authentic and organic. The wine is a pleasant discovery. Waiters are very welcoming and professional. Strongly recommend!
The cheese bread may be the most delicious thing I have ever eaten
The eggplant with garlic was delicious and so was the dumpling dish we had. Highly recommend!