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Mother Duck, New York, NY

Mother Duck

4.3
4.3
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Mother Duck, is the latest project by Jonathan Morr, located in the lower east side of Manhattan. We are Open Now! Mother Duck is an Asian inspired fast casual restaurant focusing primarily on noodles and rice bowls, as well as a variety of appetizers to share. Six months in the making and with five chefs involved, an exciting, creative and innovative menu has been created. While the dishes have no pretense to authenticity, the ethnic antecedents of the menu are clear, taking its cues from traditional noodle shops. It’s adapted towards millennials and modern New Yorkers wanting good, healthy food, served quickly. Our noodles are gluten free, and we are focused on an array of vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes. Think fresh, herbs and green, that’s us!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 719-1700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Asian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food…..cool place!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and vibe! Julia was our waitress and she was excellent:)
  3. AB

    AlexanderB

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great for groups!
  4. PS

    PedroS

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    All food came late & cold… not worth it… also we have to remind the waiters for some dishes we order!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 experience!! Such a great atmosphere and awesome service, will definitely be returning
  6. S

    Sallyb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food! Was a fun menu , tasted delicious and very fresh ! Great vibe ! Definitely going back
  7. LS

    LisaS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was empty when we arrived, but most tables were full when we left. Our server gave good advice on the menu items, and everything we at was tasty and satisfying.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a fun experience! Food drinks ambiance all on point! Would visit this place again!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The overall experience was pleasant. The food was great. The biggest opportunity here was their service. There is a disconnect within the staff. Drinks arrived only after I reminded the waitress. The servers brought other patrons food over and then the waitress could not split the bill the way we asked. The food and music made the experience
  10. MJ

    MJCM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, love food!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good. Place was very loud. Had to shout while talking to be heard. Needs a place to hang up coats and jackets as the stools don’t have backs.
  12. DS

    DavidS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Unfortunately the kitchen timing was terrible. First appetizer didn't come at all. My entree was brought to me before the second appetizer. My waiter was very apologetic and tried his best. The manager came and did the right thing; took off the first appetizer from my bill (it eventually came) and took the side of coconut rice off the bill (it came out ice cold). And we heard our waiter apologize to at least four other tables a number of times. Also, the table next to us received one entree prior to any appetizers as well.
  13. KK

    KristelK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    The food was great, but came out very slowly. And then they forgot our very last dish! The waitress was lovely and very apologetic, and gave us two shots of tequila to apologize. The gesture of the shots was nice, but not exactly what we were expecting on a Tuesday night!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Took hours to get our food, server didn’t care
  15. J

    James

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    It was fine. Good drinks.

    Mother DuckResponded on March 10, 2022Hi James! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Introducing my hot executive girlfriend to my gay friends

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope to see you again soon!

  17. CB

    CraigB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the dinner very much. Loved the happy hour specials. And we had the best server.

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience and happy hour specials. We hope to see you again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Super cute vibe, will def be back !

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and the food. We hope to see you again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiters (every server at the restaurant really waited on us). Food was good! Loved the hot mushroom and rice bowl. We got shots on the house for our friends birthday.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flew in to NYC n a whim. Looked up this spot and was blown away by the food and the atmosphere. Gray service and a solid spot to people watch

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and the food. We hope to see you again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Vibe was awesome, not too loud but packed with people. Overall great experience, will come again :)

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your experience, and the vibe was nice for you. We hope to see you again soon! :)

  22. D

    Dinner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food.

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this review. We’re glad that you enjoyed the food and that the service was exceptional. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. D

    Dottie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty new restaurant in the LES that has all the right vibes. Great bar area for happy hour and cozy spot on the other side more meant for dine in. Had a small group of friends and the plates were perfectly shareable. We ordered the Chicken Shrimp Yakisoba, cauliflower tempura, spicy salmon crispy rice and the spicy crunchy tuna roll. All were excellent and perfectly satiated all three of us. The drinks were delicious as well - beautifully tropical and fitting for the space. Loved that this was a new restaurant and didn't take forever to get a table on opentable - not sure if this will last for long because of how great the food and service is!

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this review. We’re glad that you enjoyed the all the food/drinks you got and that the service was exceptional. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  24. MT

    MariuxiT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    very loud, didn't get seated for our reservation, went across the street to eat
  25. BB

    BBBarb

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    They need to figure out the acoustics there - it was too loud! We were screaming at each other and back and forth with the waiter. Food was good overall and so were drinks, but given the noise and that it was just a little too expensive for the portion-size, probably won’t be back.
  26. r

    ramen

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    No one waited on us for almost 30 min. Wouldn’t have been a big deal if someone just said we will have a delay. But had to flag someone down to take drinks ans hostess tried to take our only menu away before even giving a menu to other people in party… food was good. Especially the cauliflower. But these 20 something hostesses that’s are half checked out not good

    Mother DuckResponded on February 11, 2022Hi! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your food, and we hope to see you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had gone out for a weekday dinner. The food was amazing. We did mainly 3 appetizers, and an order of the duck confit bao buns. The best bites were the bao buns and the salmon tart!
  28. R

    Reed

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was spur of the moment and so worth it. What a wonderful experience! Had the ginger beef pad Thai and the shrimp Tempura appetizer amongst others - I could have dived into the shrimp tempura. Everything was great - price was right and service stellar! Will definitely be back!
  29. BL

    BLBPhoto

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating someone's birthday who loves Asian food. This ticked every box for something different. The cauliflower tempura with green curry was outstanding! The wait staff was equally outstanding. I would recommend this place for something a little different.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mother Duck using the Order Online button. Mother Duck also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mother Duck also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 719-1700.

Mother Duck is rated 4.3 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Mother Duck

167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002-2214

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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