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Sei Less, New York, NY

Sei Less

4.4
4.4
288 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese

Curiously nestled behind an enigmatic mural in Midtown, behind a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it door stands Sei Less, a newly minted Asian fusion restaurant. With close proximity to Madison Square Garden and the Garment District, Sei Less is the new hot spot that all fiveboroughs will be talking about.

Designed for evenings of enviable cuisine and distinctive revelry, the spacefeatures seating for 350 guests juxtaposed with a meticulously curatedcollection of modern art and clean lines, alongside traditional, hand carved Asian design elements in an homage to the architectural pagodas ofgenerations’ past.

The curated Pan-Asian menu with a one-of-a-kindcocktail experience as well as mocktails, for the sober-curious set, isdesigned to enhance every evening. In addition to the main dining area,the venue will offer 4 private dining areas to accommodate private parties and events.

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Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-2675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Sei Less has private dinning rooms that can accommodate 8 - 300 guests. Please fill out the form on out website for additional information. www.seiless.com

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Cross street

    38th Street Between 7th Avenue & Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway Stops Near Sei Less - 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 288 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Music was a bit too loud and club-like

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    I found the noise level for music to be unnecessarily high. This welcomed everyone speaking very loudly in order to have a conversation with the people they’ve chosen to dine with. The food was underwhelming and lacklustre. I ordered two different types of prawn dishes and the prawns in both dishes were over cooked. I also ordered the sea bass which wasn’t that great in terms of flavor and style of cooking. It was slightly overcooked as well. The drinks were good and the server was attentive. Overall, I wouldn’t return. I feel the restaurant is overhyped for what is offered.

  4. KA

    KyeA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5

    Customer service wasn’t good but the food was delicious

  5. BP

    BritanyP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    This was my first time at Sei Less. I took my husband out as a late birthday experience. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating to my several food allergies. We had the filet mignon and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, and shared a pork fried rice. The pork fried rice was really good! The filet mignon and broccoli was decent but had too much cornstarch in the sauce for a traditional brown sauce. Other than that, we enjoyed our time! The drinks were on point!

  6. KF

    KianaF

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere and service was superb! Food was just okay! Based on prices I expected more from the food. Drinks were very good!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my second time here the service and food is impeccable just like my first time. Music was on point saw a few celebrities there . I’m not usually a dessert person but that cheesecake with that scoop of ice cream PERFECTO. The ambiance and vibes is everything you won’t be disappointed

    Sei LessResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your review! We work really hard to offer the best meal in the best possible ambience. We're very happy to hear it reflected during your recent visit. Looking forward to having you again.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Ambiance

    Sei LessResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! Hope to see you again soon.

  9. SP

    SherwynP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Loved everything but the wait for entrée was to long waiter look overwhelmed and was gone most of the night. Hopefully when I come back everyone gets the same service not just the stars in the building.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4

    Food was great just to many people having phones out with flashes taking 1000 pics which was not a good dinning experience

    Sei LessResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback! We completely understand how frustrating that can be while dining, and for that we would like to apologize. We will definitely take your review into consideration, and improve for next time.

  11. B

    Bklyngrl2019

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant food was awesome prices were very reasonable

    Sei LessResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you so much for your awesome review! Looking forward to seeing you again.

  12. AM

    AnnMarieH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing time! The drinks, the food, the music, everything was amazing! Perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with a group. My husband is already planning an event to go back with more friends!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your amazing review, AnnMarie! We always take pride in making sure our customers experience is up to par, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Me and my friends were really excited to try Sei Less, but we were underwhelmed by the food. The ambiance, decor, music, and service were great!! The food was mediocre. We expected more from the food. We had great service tho; someone always came to our table to make sure we were doing fine. There are so many other restaurants that sell the same food that taste better. I really loved the margarita and lemon drop!! I wouldn’t come back, but I think it’s a good date night experience. The restaurant is dark lit and I loved that look. Overall I would give the service, decor, music, and aesthetic 10/10, but food was a 3/10.

    Sei LessResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We're very disappointed to hear that our food was not up to standards, and that you will not be coming back. We always value our customers feedback, because it helps us improve for the future. We would love for you to give us another chance, and that way we can make it up to you.

  14. MG

    MarielG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The food was not good but ambiance was fun with trendy music.

    Sei LessResponded 3 days ago

    Thank you for your review, Mariel! We're so sorry to hear that our food did not satisfy your expectations. We always value customer feedback because it helps us improve in every aspect. We will definitely take this into consideration for the future.

  15. K

    Kayisha

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was presented in a timely manner. The waiter was helpful and informative. Pleasant staff and accommodating.

    Sei LessResponded 5 days ago

    We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share with us your experience at Sei Less NYC. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for allowing us to serve you. We look forward to having you again.

  16. K

    Kathleen

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance is beautiful!! Service was and fast! I didn’t love the nine seasons prawn, it wasn’t bad , but was missing something . The lobster fried rice was amazing!!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Food was 4/10, great experience and vibe.

    Sei LessResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback! We're very disappointed that our food was not up to standards. We will take this into consideration, and improve for next time. Overall we're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience we have to offer here at Sei Less NYC. Hope to see you again soon.

  18. R

    Rell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant for any Occasion 5⭐️ Everything from the time you walk in to the time you leave🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Sei LessResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your five star review, Rell! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to having you again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Was ok the valet was not good

  21. d

    duncanp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food, great service, ambient music was loud - affected conversation

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback! We're so sorry that it was a bit loud while ding at our establishment. Overall we're happy to hear you had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon.

  22. S

    Sherisse

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience especially thanks to our wonderful waiter Alex!!

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your great review, Sherisse! We always take pride in making sure our customers experience is up to par, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We agree Alex is amazing to have on our team. Looking forward to having you again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Anniversary

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for joining us! We look forward to having you again.

  24. T

    Tanya

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, drinks, atmosphere, and vibe were top notch!! Will definitely be back again!!

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your feedback! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you again soon.

  25. NC

    NandiC

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    Our service started off well but immediately went downhill when we couldn’t locate our server. He returned at the end of our meal only because we had to flag him down. After we paid we asked for change which we never received it can only be assumed that our waiter kept the change for himself. The service turned our experience extremely sour and for that we won’t be returning.

  26. S

    Synthia

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The staff and food was great - definitely will be back!

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your awesome review, Synthia! We look forward to having you again with us.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a food time

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I’ll post a full review on @nyfooodtography on instagram, but overall really great food, service and vibe

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your amazing review! It fills us with pride to know that our service is valued by our guests. We strive to be the best we can be every day. Hope to see you again soon.

  29. LS

    LakiaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omg where do I start!? Love the settings first and foremost, the drinks had me and my party tipsy asf! The food was delicious that lo’mein ugh so freaking good. I enjoyed my birthday, I would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your birthday celebration here at Sei Less! We look forward to having you again with us.

  30. MH

    MichaelH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice newer spot with good menu options. Service was outstanding

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    We're so happy to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard working staff here at Sei Less. Thank you for choosing to dine with us. Hope to see you again soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    cant wait to go back mix of music good vibes food amazing drinks strong be careful haha great staff

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to having you again with us.

  32. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect. Will definitely go back. The ambiance with to die for and the service was too notch

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your excellent review, Melissa! We always take pride in making sure our customers experience is up to par, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you again soon.

  33. E

    Erica

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    MY WAITER NEVER ASKED IF I WANTED A SECOND DRINK THE FOOD WAS cold especially the chicken satay ORDERED 2 COKES THAT CAME FLAT HE SAID HE there was nothing he can do about the flat soda ? and dismissed it I loveeeeeeeeeeee music but to sit right under the speaker I couldn't even hear myself have a conversation awesome music playlist Great Decor Great on the greeting and the promptness to the seating

  34. S

    Shebz2fly

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience top to bottom! The vibe was amazing and the food and drinks are superb! Definitely a spot to visit for a special night out. I’ll be back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was AMAZING! Definitely recommend and will be returning

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your review! Your feedback helps us continue to improve and provide the best possible service to customers like you. Come back, and see us soon.

  36. CB

    ChellysBelly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Super cute interior. Alyshia (not sure spelling) our bartender, was very personable and sweet! The drinks were perfect, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was fun. We will definitely be coming back. A spot to make a regular, for sure.

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We're happy to hear you loved your experience. Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your feedback reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Hope to see you again soon.

  37. CC

    CeeCee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this restaurant and the food! The drinks are amazing especially the lychee martini. The music is also a vibe!

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022

    Thank you for your great review, Cee! We're happy you had a fantastic time dining with us here at Sei Less. Hope to see you again soon.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    The bouncer at the door told us we’re not dressed in the elegant casual dress code because we wore sneakers and since there were ‘stars’ in the restaurant it would be disrespectful to them. He almost turned us away even though we had a reservation because we were from Dubai and he ‘has friends there’. The food was mediocre and not worth the price. All the waitresses were wearing sneakers. Way too overhyped.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant

  40. S

    Sunflower

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AHH-MAZING !!! Everything was phenomenal. A lil cool, bring a jacket or order a drink or two! Food came out incredibly fast 🤤❤️

    Sei LessResponded on May 31, 2022

    Thank you for the awesome review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We look forward to having you again with us.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sei Less is rated 4.4 stars by 288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Sei Less

156 W 38th St New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    38th Street Between 7th Avenue & Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway Stops Near Sei Less - 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-2675

  • Private party facilities

    Sei Less has private dinning rooms that can accommodate 8 - 300 guests. Please fill out the form on out website for additional information. www.seiless.com

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