Tsismis NYC

4.6
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
TSISMIS NYC is a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar offering an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients.
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great ! Very tasty and flavorful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a girl lunch - outdoor seating socially distant, street a bit loud but not disruptive. Food delicious and good value for money. Service staff super nice patient and sweet. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and intimate outdoor seating. Great food. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food, a bit hot and humid, may need better A/C esp during summer time. but we loved the live music. very pinoy ! more opm songs next time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Tsismis during Filipino Restaurant Week. Service was awesome, the staff was really friendly and helpful.

Food was good also. My favorite are the cheesy mussels and the Kare-Kare. I wasn’t as impressed by the Chicken Adobo but it was tasty nonetheless.

The drinks were also very good! I had Don Papa which is an ube drink. It’s also really pretty.

They had a cute outdoor set-up as well and make sure you bring your Covid vaccination card because they will check it if you’re dining indoors.

Overall, I would recommend Tsismis if you’re craving or want to try some Filipino food in Manhattan.

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vipJohnE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant ran out of many items on the menu. It was frustrating and they didn’t give us anything for the inconvenience

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HS5672
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, helpful staff and good food, enjoyable experience

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Maria
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and good food. Service was amazing. I’ll come back

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Charlie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Filipino food I’ve had in NYC! Food was spectacular and service was very kind and helpful.

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NenS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yummy food

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vipMiko
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We never got seated. I checked in with two different people and it seemed they were overwhelmed and couldn’t manage seating. It’s too bad because I wanted to support the Filipino community.

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AnastasiaH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Amazing food, terrible service. We were seated 30 mins after the reservation time, and the server forgot 3 things from our order, as well as our drink orders. The bartender is amazing and took care of our order filling in for service.

Staff were too busy fraternizing with their friends and family and forgot about us for a long time.

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vipNewyorker
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing filipino food with a little bit of fusion. Very friendly staff, great service. Fun vibe with a cute DJ

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DaveN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. The sisig and kare kare special was outstanding. Highly rec!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the team-up with Ugly Kitchen and Lamon Lagok. Delicious food and cocktails. All of my friends loved it

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very much Filipino hospitality! Yummy food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! The owner/chef and all the staff were very welcoming. Also at ease and pleased with their efforts to keep dining safe during these COVID times. Will be back!

WJ
vipWbillyJ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Highly disappointing. Nothing was seasoned. Very bland.

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Sireatsalot
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the adobo chicken and the quiet, intimate atmosphere.

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Ebee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

felt like the place was run by high school students. everyone was really sweet tho

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Valentin
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location friendly service und good food. something different and really good 🙌

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Myrna
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food is good! Staff very friendly and attended to our needs

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good service. Nice people. Good food.

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EliasS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little spot! Incredibly friendly chef and owner. Delicious brunch thats a perfect intro to Filipino food with traditional hits and less adventurous options for those new to the cuisine.

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Erin
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tsismis is a nice change from the typical LES or city restaurant. The music was quiet enough I could hear my dining companions and we were able to have a delicious meal without being rushed out the door. Standouts were the wings, ceviche, and the kare kare. We liked our cocktails, though they did seem to be out of a few options in that area, likely from being a new restaurant that is still working out sourcing/stocking ingredients. The owner and staff were very welcoming and friendly. They said they would be adding some more happy hour options soon. I'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a great place for family and friend gatherings. As an avid Filipino foodie I love this place! It emulates a lot of Filipino culture and we actually met the owner who was extremely welcoming!

I would recommend getting the sinigang, pancit molo and the mango ice cream for dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in the staff was very friendly. The chef brought our our food and made sure we were satisfied with the dishes which we were.
Planning to comeback to order dishes other guests we noticed were enjoying

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IslingtonDiner
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Besides the delicious Chicken Adobo and Aligue pasta, the rest was just average. Second time here to see if other dishes were better next time around but not really outstanding. Went here the first time especially to try the halo-halo but was disappointed. What is a halo-halo without shaved ice? They could have just called it tropical fruit salad with gelato because that’s what it was. The fish balls were dry and garlic rice was crusty like it’s just been sitting there for a while. Good decor and fine service but came here specifically for the Filipino cuisine so I’m slightly underwhelmed.

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vipMikeM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. The owner of the restaurant was very friendly and gracious to the customers.

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vipAriJuan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Nice twist on some of the Filipino dishes. Overall a very nice dinner.

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AA90
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service!!!! Unattentive waitress and it seemed like the restaurant staff was more interested in being on their phones rather than paying attention to us, will not go back.

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ALK00
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

my pasta came out cold, the steak was tough and not done according to preference.
I would not recommend this place. I expect better. It's all hype.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We got food that was great and tasty. The kare kare was taken in a direction i wouldn’t have gone in but it was good. the drinks also were good. One of the waiters made my girlfriend uncomfortable by touching her back and getting too close at times. we are hesitant to return to try other dishes. we like trying filipino foods.

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Stephanie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Shocked that this place got a star from the Times. Food was at times flavorless (crispy pork), soggy (spring rolls) or in one weird case of the ribs, there was barely any meat on the bone. A huge disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

It has a nice twist of Filipino food

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vipNewbie2015
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s sort of fusion Filipino food - Americanized perhaps but they are able to retain the distinct taste of Filipino dishes. Very good addition to Filipino restaurants in NYC as the ambience is chic and the bar looks good.

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BridgetD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab pasta is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I am unhappy to write this review as I was very much looking forward to dining at Tsismis on one of the only 3 nights I was in NYC. I read about it in the NY Times. I grew up eating Filipino food in Seattle and the review was very good. The space, staff and service were all very good but I was very disappointed in my dinner. I do want to say that since I dined there alone I can only comment on what I had. The lumpia were good. The chicken (I forget the name of the dish) was dry, little flavor, and most of all the rice was very dry. I enjoyed the dessert which was halo-halo. I had urged a friend who lives in Manhattan to join me but at the last minute he could not and I was relieved after I finished eating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A dear friend of mine treated me for my birthday and we ate family style tapas. All the food was excellent as was the service, even though they were short staffed. My only complaint was the temperature inside the restaurant. Heating was minimal and each time the door opened a gust of cold air barreled through—and I found myself snuggling into my coat.

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Tsismis NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.