The pho dumpling we’re very oily, bigger bowls for the pho would be great, it also doesn’t stay very warm (pho) drinks and food take forever. I was really excited to try this place out but wasn’t so impressed.
I came for the Lunar New Year Tasting Menu However When I arrived on Sunday, I was informed the Thrillist site made an error and the establishment only offered the special tasting menu for Friday and Saturday.
Disappointed seeing as I made the trek to lower Manhattan, I figured why not try a dish and see what they had to offer.
Started With The Shrimp Dumplings And The Were Creatively Designed To Look Like Goldfish.
For The Main I opted for the Lobster Fried Rice And Beef Rib. Both Very Tasty.
Food was fantastic and we truly had a great meal.
Food was really. Really poor. Too bad as the space and service was good. But not good enough to compensate for some of the worst food I’ve had in a long time.
While the food was decent and the drinks fairly good, the service was absolutely atrocious. We waited over 15 minutes to be seen by a waiter and a further 20 minutes for our drinks. The food actually arrived before the drinks. While the service got a bit better in the middle of the meal, our waiter brought us the check before we asked for it (and before we had had the drinks included in our voucher), made a mistake on the bill, etc.
Service was extremely slow.
Vibrant scene, artistic decor, open space, great fusion flavors, creative cocktails
I loved the art in this space and the Valentine's Day menu was delicious. There may have been a wee bit too much butter in my rigatoni with shrimp appetizer but I still wanted to lick the plate clean lol. We also were able to indulge in the wine pairings since we bought the puls'd deal exclusively for Vday. That was a great decision. I enjoyed every glass we had and not surprisingly the wine paired well with the soft lighting and chill tunes in the background. I really enjoyed my visit here and I would certainly come back.
Great service and food. Their pho soup dumplings are delicious (and spicy), as is the golden chicken.
I think it's still pretty new and working out some kinks. Service was spotty, and we had to sort of coach our waiter a little bit. We were one of only four other parties at the restaurant for Sunday brunch, and we had to flag down someone for waters. The appetizers came, but we were without side plates and had to request them.
Foot was great though! Definitely get the Pho soup dumplings.
Hands down best breakfast i’ve had in a long time and arguably the best scrambled eggs of all time!! Dale Talde’s food is amazing and worth a visit!!
Wine list is good. Food menu as well. Service ok. Noise too loud.
Cool new modern take on asian cuisine in Chinatown. The venue and overall ambiance was pretty dope. Street style mural on the walls was a nice touch.
HOWEVER... even though the drink menu was creative, I think some need to be checked for quality assurance... maybe its the recipe or that particular bartender, but too heavy on the yuzu.. if I wanted a whiskey or vodka sour I wouldve ordered one.
The food... super cool concept. It is asian fusion on an entirely different level. If offeres every modern twist for viet, korean, japanese.. and even filipino. BUT.. that pork sisig though. IT IS TERRIBLE. It is not sisig. Sisig is a pork prepared in small tiny cuts blended witg sauces and egg and even cheesy goodness all served on a sizzling hot plate. What Rice and Gold served was no where near sisig. It was wet and the sauce was just vinegar.
But I have hope. This is a new modern place that marks the revival of Chinatown to bring the younger crowd in. You have potential Rice and Gold. But please.... dont serve that sisig.
An amazing Restaurant Week find for a friend ge together! When you first walk in, you're immediately blown away by how large the venue is and the decor's downtown, urban vibe! Multi-color graffiti murals and gold, Asian inspired pieces decorate the large bar and dining area.
Each piece on the menu was well thought out. The shrimp and bacon shumai was the best thing on the menu. Amazingly decadent! The duck pho was also on my must-try. It was super filling and the broth of the soup was tasty.
Service was also exceptionally welcoming and warm. At the end of the meal with a friend, our waiter also offered to show us the rooftop bar, The Crown! Had a planned engagement after but will definitely be back go bring family and friends and to check out the rooftop soon! Thanks R+G!
We had the best time at Rice & Gold! The food is divine, and our waitress was so sweet. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and regular menu. Our favorite was the lobster egg rolls and the Branzino. We look forward to coming back!
Our server was amazing and helpful. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to provide amazing food and wine recommendations. The noise level was perfect for catching up with friends. It was a cold and rainy Friday night so I can’t speak to noise level on weekends. We ordered sisig, eggplant, shumai and the brazino. Amazing! Then the ice cream also didn’t disappoint .. well balanced and delish!
A bit of urban chic in Chinatown ... the menu is a good fusion of flavors particular their laksa which had anchovies in it ( given that I am not a big fan of anchovies - it was surprisingly great ). The service is terribly slow but the ambience and having a lazy Saturday lunch won’t let you feel it unless you are really hungry :)
We went for brunch during restaurant week. The drinks were so good! The food was ok.
The food at Rice & Gold was amazing! The pho soup dumplings and crispy mapo tofu dumplings lead the group, but the bacon and shrimp shumai were also delicious! Hard to get initial service and a drink refill but the food comes out fast.
I was there for lunch, the place was almost empty and the service could not have been worse. It took forever to get anything. you are very limited on what to order here and nothing was memorable. Will never go again.
Rice & Gold is awesome! The food is wonderful; I highly recommend the pho soup dumplings and the pork sisig. I love the decor of the restaurant. The walls are covered in beautiful street art murals by Ewok One. Every single staff member that we encountered treated myself and my spouse wonderfully. I would absolutely return for another dining experience.
Great food - incredibly interesting menu items - the octopus, pork belly skewers, acorn sticky rice, branzino are a must! Only complaint would be the dessert options - there are 2 (citrus salad and an ice cream sundae with waffles). They feel very disconnected from the main menu, would have expected better options since the dinner menu is so delicious/unique/interesting.
Fun place with excellent service.
New restaurant in Chinatown. Really big and spacious. If you book ask to be seated away from the doors as it gets cold and for a private table (I saw a few that looked communal). Some dishes are hit or miss, but most are great especially the entrees. Get a few dishes to share, the waiters are nice but def recommend too much food lol. Large graffiti all over the walls that match the atmosphere of LES. Friendly hostesses.
Highlights: lobster egg rolls, lamb tagine (amazing), duck.
We had a wonderful time at Rice & Gold. Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful in making decisions because we needed the help! There are so many options to choose from! I highly recommend the Chicken with Persian Rice. It was INCREDIBLE! I still think about it. Drinks were great, and they also have a good wine selection.
This is a fun place with modern Chinese food. The dumplings and the duck were out of this world. Our server was great and guided us right!!!
I was sceptical because I read a lot of terrible reviews.
The space was cavernous and echoey. It was also loud despite being sparsely populated. One large table celebrating a birthday dominated the noise.
Our hostess and waitress were very sweet, very professional and had lots of recommendations.
We ordered lamb buns and the coconut bread with chicken liver mousse. The textures and tastes were wonderful complements. Surprisingly tasty and paired well.
Our main courses which we shared were duck fried rice and tea smoked branzino. Both perfect with subtle flavors that didn’t overwhelm the natural flavors.
I would recommend this to a discerning diner expecting Asian fusion cuisine.
Instagram pics are nice but misleads the palate.
I don’t know that anything can be done about the noise, but it’s the space the owner chose. However the food I had was excellent and I would return again.
Amazing! Great fusion style!
The food was disgusting. Like really disgusting. It was overpriced. The duck tasted like it was burned, resuscitated and burned alive again so to be served. Everything was inedible. The dumplings were the most absurd to me. We were told that “people come just for that.” They were filled with salt water and disappointing. Ruined my birthday celebration.