Piggyback NYC

4.6
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$30 and under
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Asian

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Asian inspired bar food coupled with traditional favorites making it a perfect for quality shares to go around the table. Drinks range from a rotating draft list and wine selection to craft cocktail offerings.
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M
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was very disappointing. I informed our server that I can not eat spicy foods which I assumed he understood. We ordered the lumpia and S & P Shrimp and it WAS very spicy even for my husband who can tolerate spicy food! The menu should be updated to include something to specify how spicy an entree is on their menu!

RZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day weekend dinner

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were seated in the back, where it is quite a large space with high ceilings. The drinks were great, tasted just as they were described. We ate the tar tar and spring rolls, which both were pretty good/average. We also shared the duck, which unfortunately came to the table room temperature/cold. We were competed our drinks which was nice, but the duck was something we were looking forward to. Wanted to check out their second location after eating at Pig & Khao and being such fans, but felt a little underwhelmed and I think understand this location to be a little more low-brow, Midtown bar food customer. I will stick to Pig & Khao from now on.

AT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Would definitely return.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. The food was awesome. Our server was so friendly. The rap music was amazing. The art on the walls made it super hip. And our drinks were strong

MR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Never bad to learn a new restaurant across the street from your hotel is linked to the people behind Pig & Khao. The layout is very similar to what it was when it was Till & Sprocket. Narrow and loud. But also nicely energetic. Friendly, professional service. The menu is creative--but not as extensive as Pig & Khao. We tried the wings (excellent), the tuna tartare (very good), the wanton noodle dish (okay) and the crudo (good). Enjoyed all of them and will definitely go back on future trips.

The only negative experience was the cocktails. Creative menu, but the drinks themselves were nearly undrinkable. The Three Guarantees was really sour, The Cafe Banana tasted mostly like coffee cynar--wouldn't have known it had mezcal if it wasn't listed. Finally, tried the Wing Sauce in hopes it might be better. It was the worst of the 3. Tasted like a glass of melted brown butter.

So go for the food and service, drink the wine or beer.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both love Asian-inspired food and Piggyback exceeded our expectations. Everything was delicious and we hope to go back soon.

JL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food. Boisterous environment. Incredibly small seating.

MA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food. fantastic customer service!!
fair pricing. can’t wait to go back!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Cant wait to go back and try everything else.

Only constructive comment was on the Lobster dish - reeaaally tasty, but portion was a bit skimpy for what it cost.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic. Really good and very flavorful. Service was pretty bad though. We had both our appetizers and one entree before our cocktails even came. One cocktail had so much ice that it was above the rim of the glass while there was only about 80% liquid. After waiting for my entree for 15 minutes I asked our waiter and he told me it was coming. 5 minutes later he came back and told me everything is prepared with the idea that we would share and that’s why the entree hadn’t come out yet (would have been nice to know). 5 minutes more, food comes. So 25 minutes just for some noodles. We had to ask for the check twice before we got it. Again food amazing...service very bad. Still worth it.

H
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That shrimp toastttttttt. Game changer.
Excellent food, great service, cocktails on point. If only we could pick it up and drop it in Brooklyn

j
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The cocktails were interesting and the beer selection was very good. Our server could not have been nicer or more helpful. The seats were not that comfortable.

p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good duck, lamb and tuna tartare

F
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here on a recent Saturday evening with my husband and it was DELICIOUS! Made the rez online which was quick & easy. We were seated right away towards the back of the restaurant which is the main dining room. There are front high tables once you enter, a long bar with tables opposite, then the back dining room and even a super large area past that which seems to be a more loungy cocktail chill area. The waiter was great & so was the support staff. The cocktails were great and the menu selection and food were top notch. Really a good selection of the vast different types of Asian cuisine all in one restaurant. I'd HIGHLY recommend dining here!

H
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. The food was too spicy. And small servings for its price. Their place in lower east side is better and more selection.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food. Great flavors and textures. Staff were friendly and helpful and fun. A little noisy and the red lighting is a little glarey.
Looking forward to going back to try more of the menu!

a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. We are big fans of Pig and Khao and we’re ecstatic this place opened. The food was unique and flavorful. Even if you are non pork-eaters (like us) piggyback has an amazing selection. Our favorite was the Choeng Cher See Ew - perfect crunch and taste. We also ordered the oki toast, Brussels sprouts and Naki Nemak. Every dish was so unique and full of flavor. Definitely my new go-to spot!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great overall experience. Ambience was great, food is great but didn't wow me. Would go back again though

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot close to Penn Station. Food is excellent. Unique dishes set up to share “family style”. Service also great - attentive servers.

SG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was exceptional.

JV
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place for Asian Fusion! Food was outstanding! I can see this place being a hit!
Staff was excellent with knowledge of wine list, beer selection, menu, origin of dishes and overall conversation.
Back bar/dining area construction wasn't completed yet but, waitress showed us the space-it will most certainly rock-mark my words!!!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was excellent. Our group thought the appetizers were just okay and expensive. We all loved our dinners . The duck dish and the wonton noodle dish were excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great, location was continent next to Penn Station. Service was great.

AN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I usually don't go to restaurants that just opened. Sometimes its better to wait than to go right away. Piggyback got some things right, and some wrong. While our server was very friendly and helpful, she came to the table too much and just kept interrupting the conversation between my friend and I. The okie toast was very very good. The tofu three ways was too spicy (we were warned), but with more salt and acid it wouldve been great. We couldn't finish it. The duck was the highlight. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. The wonton mee was average, could've also used more seasoning. We had the 5 spice sticky toffee for dessert and it was fine, could've used more soaking. Ambience was great, casual and very welcoming. I think some tweaks to the food will make this better.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and had a great kick to it. The music and ambiance was very nice and my server Gregory was awesome. Tough to find a great option so close to Penn Station and MSG..

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun... with great food... fabulous service....
loved it all.

NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious rendition of Asian dishes!

MP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was their first Friday they were open and our server was great!! Was able to recommend the right amount of food. We got the Lumpia (VERY good!), the wings (100% recommend), and the fried rice (good, my friend really liked it). Would go back for sure!!

HD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back! It was so hard to decide what to order. I wanted everything on the menu. The food was flavorful and perfectly cooked.

e
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I will start with the most important thing...the food is outstanding! Really good! Chicken wings were incredibly seasoned with just the right heat. Beef and pork spring rolls were excellent. Wontons were wonderful. The steak for 2 with marrow was out of this world and the duck was top notch. Wait staff was very helpful and attentive, and friendly. The design of the restaurant is a little more “Millennial” than my personal taste but this was the only thing that I found to be remotely negative. They also have a strong selection of craft beer on tap. Try this place. Perfect before an event at the garden.

JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A huge fan of @leahscohen and @bbyruch. @pigandkhao is one of my favorite restaurants. So when @piggybacknewyork opened up early this week. I HAD to go!
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This a dope mix of Asian flavors that really hit a cord as I dug the complimentary flavors and textures. The shrimp toast okomiyaki was a dope spin on my favorite Asian food stuffs. And the choeng chee see ew was a great fusion of Thai/Chinese mainstays.
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We got:
Korean Chicken Wings
Pork and beef Lumpia
Crudo
Curry puffs
Choeng chee see ew
S&P shrimp
Thai smore sundae
Shrimp toast okominyaki
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Cocktails:
A chick named Sadie
Mercenaries revenge
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The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with an amazing soundtrack where I heard my favorite Motown and hip-hop hits.
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I look forward to the future of this spot and where the chefs will take this place. Looking forward to round 2!