Oda House - Upper East Side

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$30 and under
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Georgian
Oda House Offers authentic Georgian cuisine and natural wines. A liberal use of spices, kebabs, khinkali (oversized meat-and-cheese dumplings), mtsvadi, khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread) and adjaruli (Cheese boat) typify the kitchen’s preparations. But, more classic dishes may reveal satsivi, or boiled chicken, served cool in a warmly spiced and seasoned walnut sauce, accompanied by gomi. Oda House uses mostly fresh and organic ingredients sourced from local farms. Menu has plenty of vegan and Gluten-free choices.
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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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very nice place with excellent food. Strongly recommend to visit.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and charming, helpful staff.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time that I went on Georgian Cuisine but was amazing.

J
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a nice conversation over dinner, excellent food, helpful and friendly staff. I’ll go back soon!

RS
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always . Chef is amazing so is the crew

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was rude. seemed annoyed we weren’t ordering a ten course meal.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

AY
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

a
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere, would recommend !

r
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, charming and cozy. Excellent service and superb food for cold fall and winter nights!

f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

AV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place defied my expectations. Incredible, fresh food and really a lot of fun.

IS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic food! Great people! Very nice ambience. Highly recommend!

A
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love. Always delicious -- didi madloba, Oda House!

AJ
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Very nice! We would highly recommend this place to anyone who appreciates Georgian food.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. The wait staff was very helpful and patient.

D
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine.
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.
Lovely room.
Special & unique. Enjoy something different in NY!

FN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cheese bread was amazing - the pinto beans were great- really enjoyed everything - great meal with group of friends

QS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

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.

P
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A much-needed boost to the UES restaurant “scene”.
Can’t wait to return and try completely different dishes.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is amazing and like nothing you've ever had!

AW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

F
London
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese bread may be the most delicious thing I have ever eaten

JS
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The eggplant with garlic was delicious and so was the dumpling dish we had. Highly recommend!