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Momofuku Nishi, New York, NY

Momofuku Nishi

4.5
4.5
851 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
Nishi is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Tamburo creates Italian-inspired dishes using unexpected techniques and ingredients. In addition to a la carte pasta and meat & fish offerings, the menu also features a house-made pasta tasting with an optional wine pairing.

The beverage list showcases a selection of wines with a new perspective on old world regions, alongside seasonal cocktails.

Please note that the Impossible Burger is available on a first come, first served basis during lunch and brunch (12 - 3 pm). Please check our website for updates. We appreciate your understanding.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: 12 pm - 3 pm Daily Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11 pm Daily

  • Phone number

    (646) 565-4109

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Tamburo

  • Catering

    Private Dining: Please email us for event inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Between 21st and 22nd Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C,E to 23rd Street;1 to 23rd Street;N,R to 23rd Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. E

    Embee

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, nice service...good food. Disappointed in iced tea...in taste and cost. Overall tho, glad to have Momo near me
  2. KF

    KyleF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening with friends celebrating a 30th birthday. Food was family style, and the wine paired nicely. Thanks for a great evening!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Awesome addition to the Momofuku chain. Brisket with cucumber and yuzu was incredible
  4. SG

    SharonG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and the service was great. It was a HOT day and the AC was pumping.
  5. NT

    NicholasT

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There were so many wonderful, flavorful, combinations. The Endive Salad was so savory - hard to believe there was no meat in it!
  6. MG

    MichaelaG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After eating here and a misunderstanding in the bill occurred I wrote a complaint and immediately received a message from Anna Utevsky. She apologised and offered to give me a refund. We were on holiday in New York and were travelling back to Australia so a refund was not going to be possible as we paid cash. Anna then spent over a month organising a gift card at Momofoku in Sydney. She went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable experience and her customer service was exceptional! 10/10
  7. EP

    EdoardoP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing Italian restaurant revisited with Japanese influences. The sourdough focaccia with burrata and bottarga Is a must have. We also had pasta with ceci e pepe, really delicious and we'll balanced. Ambiance was great, and low noise level allowed private conversations. Service was very cordial. Highly recommended of you want to try a culinary experience!
  8. N

    Notmemorable

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great per usual. Really enjoyed the vegetarian pasta tasting and Erik provided great service and wine pairing descriptions
  9. M

    Maggie

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious and the wine paired to perfection. We also had wonderful service; our waitress could not have been more helpful when recommending wine and select dishes that would pair accordingly. Overall we had a wonderful evening filled with delicious pastas, fresh salad/green and yummy wine.
  10. C

    Catiamorango

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nishi had delicious and innovative food. The space was a bit narrow, but what you would expect from a Japanese style pub. I sat at the bar and wad very confortable and the staff were really friendly and received great service. All in all very enjoyable.
  11. B

    Barbi

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small shareable plates that are amazing. My wife and I had the peaches and they were great. We had the blue oyster pasta next. It was very fresh and great. The pork chop was next. I am not exaggerating by saying it was the best pork chop I ever had. We finished with the pistachio bundt cake. It was good, but for sure. This place is all about the starters, pasta, and meat
  12. AN

    ANDC

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pastas were generally ok. Desserts were not.
  13. JS

    JohnS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nishi has become a comfortable place to enjoy interesting, well-prepared food. It's not as experimental as it was, and the seating is now traditional. But many of the favorites from the early days are still on the menu, and everything is prepared with care.
  14. DH

    DanielH

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nick and the team do an awesome job. Highly, highly recommend.
  15. LW

    LarryW

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team at Nishi is EXCEPTIONAL from Anna (the new and lovely manager) to Walter (supporting Anna and delightfully engaging and welcoming guests) to the EXTRAORDINARY Vinny who commands the bar with AMAZING cocktails and words of wisdom and interesting ideas to ponder. And then there IS the food!! The food, the food, the food!!! Nick....BRAVO!!! You bring creativity, deliciousness, and humility to an EXCEPTIONAL level - we LOVE Momofuku Nishi!!
  16. F

    Fantastic

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the Cacio Pepe, which was outstanding! I’ve been here before for Restaurant Week and had the gem salad, which was delicious. Service, as always, was wonderful. Very attentive but not intrusive at all. A neighborhood gem!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Hair in our food. Refined all experience unfortunately
  18. JQ

    JeremyQ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay, but pretty unmemorable. Expected more from the Momofuku franchise.
  19. E

    Elizabeth

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    I was there with my husband for our anniversary. I told the waiter I am pregnant so I cannot have any alcohol or raw items. We had the pasta tasting menu which was great, however at the end of the meal for the dessert, another person gave us our dessert, the cherry tiramisu but what I didn't know there was alcohol in it when I had specifically had mentioned that I am not allowed to have any alcohol. Until I asked she told me there was vermouth in it and took it away. She gave us a pistachio bundt slice as something extra for our special day as I told her I was not able to have the cherry tiramisu. However, I felt since we paid for the tasting menu, I felt like she should have given me something else when she took away the tiramisu.
  20. CP

    CherryP

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were in NYC for a long weekend and this was a perfect send off dinner. We did the pasta tasting and it was a delicious and delightful experience. Pasta with an interesting twist!
  21. B

    Brandy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was a great spot for brunch and catching up with friends. The burger was delicious.
  22. AA

    AnitaA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The egg crespelle is my favorite brunch dish !! So excellent!! Loved the pistachio bundt cake, too...
  23. s

    shivphoria

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    There was a very annoying manager who interrupted our conversation to lecture us about the evils of making two reservations for 4 at the same time. We did it the night prior when we couldn’t book 8.
  24. GM

    GinaM

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Honestly, I didn’t care for the pasta. It was overly salty and most definitely not al dente. Italians- stay away:) The salad and fish, on the other hand, were quite good.
  25. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The sourdough focaccia and beef brisket were incredible and I highly recommend them. I do have to say the Campanelle was pretty disappointing-- supposedly contains crab and old bay but neither was detectable; it just had a general fishy flavor and tasted vaguely like nutmeg. No actual pieces of crab meat.
  26. C

    Chad

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great Momofuku experience. Both the food and the cocktails were delicious and very reasonably priced. We had the Hiramasa for an appetizer followed by the Bucatini and Campanelle. Then strolled a few doors down to Milk for some sweet treats. If you’re looking for an intimate place to have a conversation - this is not it. A busy night with all the hard surfaces and close tables made for a fairly loud dinner. I know way too much about the couple sitting beside us now.
  27. s

    surfhead

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently wonderful food! Gem salad, bucatini pasta and yellowtail ceviche are must haves!
  28. DS

    DanielleS

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall1food2service5ambience3
    I ordered a salad which came dripping in a dressing that was predominantly melted butter. The salad was way too heavy and became increasingly unappetizing as the dressing cooled and congealed into a giant mass of butter. My friends hamburger looked similarly soggy and overburdened with rich and greasy sauces.
  29. A

    Atematic

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal in beautiful compact space. In addition to our knowledgeable, funny, never overbearing waiter, we had a near-perfect salad experience with their Gem salad: deceptively simple, dressed just enough in a light lemon vinaigrette, topped with soft grated Pecorino and fresh toasted sunflower seeds. The peach salad was also perfect in its simplicity: slices of white and yellow fruit with an unexpected umami counterpoint of the perilla leaves in a salty hazelnut-oil infused broth. Tagliatelle with porkskin and tilefish special were both well-executed with good flavor balance and texture. Special nod to the Penicillin and Naked & Famous cocktails that were appreciated and enjoyed by all.
  30. JC

    JoeC

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice lunch. The salad was really well dressed. The soft shell crab was nice but a little heavy with oil. May be that the oil temp was not right. The raw fish app was nice. Pasta with crab was way too salty. I realize that old bay is in there, but wow...that is a lot of salt. The vanilla frozen mouse was ok. Good meal, but I expected more after all the other great Momofuku experiences.
  31. AS

    AbbieS

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience, great service, excellent endive! Enjoyed dining solo here and had a great meal. The tagliatelle was good, not my favorite overall, but the endive is a must try and everything served looked delicious overall!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Came for brunch and though it was busy, service was excellent! Our server was sure to point out her favorites and make sure we ordered enough for the two of us. I am a long time fan of the brown butter black truffle pancakes, which this time were a little lackluster. They seemed slightly less sweet than usual, though the texture was still spot on.
  33. ER

    ElizabethR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were late for our reservation but they were very accommodating and were still able to seat us. We sat at the bar and our bartender Vinny was very knowledgeable and helped us pair wine with our dinner. We got the Campanelle and the Tagliatelle, and I can safely say the Campanelle was one of the best dishes I've ever had in my life! We had a wonderful time!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had to make a couple of adjustments to our booking outside of OT, and, the 2 Reservationist I spoke with couldn’t have been more friendly, accommodating, and basically made the process stress free. And, of course, the food was amazing!
  35. BS

    BigSir

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expected great things, and the food lived up to it; the service, wine list, and creativity of the items on the menu (peach and brisket, in particular) exceeded expectations
  36. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 6 of us and we ordered 5 different entrees to share. We all loved every selection. The service was excellent too!
  37. FS

    FrederickS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Overpriced average food.
  38. N

    Nicholas

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Scallop Crudo was unimpressive. However, the pasta is phenomenal and definitely the best brisket I’ve ever had. Will be back for the pasta tasting.
  39. RG

    RickG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the pasta tasting. It was delicious and had a few interesting twists. Service was very attentive. Would love to go again!
  40. A

    Alanna

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I adore the other Momofukus, and although the food at Nishi was solidly good, the experience was not overall spectacular.

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Momofuku Nishi is rated 4.5 stars by 851 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 21st and 22nd Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: 12 pm - 3 pm Daily Dinner: 5:30 pm - 11 pm Daily

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    C,E to 23rd Street;1 to 23rd Street;N,R to 23rd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Tamburo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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