What Insiders Are Saying
Tuome in the East Village is doing something totally different with familiar Asian menu items.
I gave a 3 overall for a few reasons. First the chair my husband sat on was nearly broken, no one to talk to about it so we switched it ourselves, the tables were really cramped and I was bumped constantly by the waiter and other guests. But what was really disappointing was our intrusive waiter who interrupted us constantly by telling/asking us everything he was going to do. But what really got me was telling us the desserts while clearing our plates, we tell him we are going to take some time to finish our wine, not sure if we wanted more wine or not, only to have him return a few minutes later to ask about dessert, (which was excellent btw) when we were deep in conversation. We did have the dessert but once finished, not cleared, the bill was slapped down by not him but someone else. This didn't feel good. We did have a good evening and I will recommend you but I wish our waiter had been more intuitive with us.
Overall we enjoyed the experience. I felt the pricing was a bit high, but would still recommend.
Still Amazing since the first time I came here 3 years ago. The octapus is just amazing.
I go to this place all the time; even in NYC where there are so many choices, it continues to be one of my all time favorites.
Every dish was unique and full of flavor! Definitely worth a stop. Highly recommended.
Food was good but unfortunately the pork for two was disappointing as the crunch was too difficult to cut and there was not enough flavor as I was expecting. The snow crab was delicious as well as the apps.
My 3rd time dining here. Would highly recommend. Tried a few different apps and sides this time but still went for the Pig Out as the main entre. Everything was SO good. Service was excellent. Staff was available for any questions about the food or wine list but never felt like they were "hovering" over us. Can't wait to go back.
Inventive, welcoming, and Asian touched. simply Delicious. Liver mousse with maple syrup (yes you heard me) was airy and yummy. We kept making yummy sounds throughout the meal. Broccoli as a side was terrific. Definitely will return.
Tuome is exceptional - the food is precise and the flavors so well-considered. It's nice and cozy and really lends itself to date night. Can't go wrong dining here!
Tuome is all time one of the best meals in NYC. The crab noodles are absolutely to die for (we ended up ordering two) and we also got the beef and the side of broccoli. I'd had all three of these dishes before (as well as the deviled eggs) and knew they were must orders. We also tried the salmon with the crispy capers for the first time and it was absolutely delicious - the sauce...I can't even explain it was so good.
For the first time, we also had a lovely conversation with (who i'm assuming was) the owner - he was extremely hospitable and made my out of town guests feel like regulars. Such a lovely overall experience.
The pig out was incredible!!!
The food was quite good. It was a little dark inside though and a bit cramped. The service was excellent and the staff were always happy to answer any questions I had.
Our table of three ordered probably eight menu items and they were ALL terrific. Tasty food and such friendly service. Atmosphere is great. I recommend this restaurant enthusiastically.
Opt for a table in the bar area—they give you a bit more elbow room.
I was so disappointed that my first choice -- Pig Out was for two since I was solo that night. I should have gone BIG and ordered the Pig Out, but it felt so gluttonous. I had to settle for the scallops. Though the scallop main course was stupendous, its portion was way too small. Great food, but I don't recommend you go alone, if you are a pork lover like me.
Every bite of food at Tuome was perfect. The star of the meal was the “pig out” entree, which was probably the best preparation of pork that I have ever experienced. Juicy, tender, succulent pork with a thin layer of crispy skin — all paired with two complementary sauces, a side salad, and two bowls of peanut noodles. I will definitely be returning to Tuome.
Such a great time ... not a pretentious meal by any means, and the food was actually excellent. Highly suggest the “pig out” dish for two. DELICIOUS.
Simply amazing food - creative and inspiring ! Thank for a lovely evening
I liked the style of this restaurant. My girlfriend and I had the well priced, "pig out for 2" dish. The arugula salad was flavorful and accompanied the pork perfectly. I feel the dish could have had some sort of "sponge" side to soak up some of the sauces/oils that were on the plate, but that wasn't a deal breaker. The service was friendly and laid back, which I love in restaurants.
Delicious food, perfect portions, cozy intimate atmosphere, perfectly eclectic play list with music at just the right volume, diverse clientele, amazing service. Can't say enough great things about this gem! We'll be back!
What your looking for in every east village resturaurnt, something inspired and new. The service from start to finish was friendly and good spirited. Our dinner was for Valentine’s tasting menu which was excellent some things were a bit too much for us but that was personal preference not that it wasn’t great food. Overall great expierence, atmosphere and food and definitely recommend!
Delicious mix of modern American with some certain Chinese undertones. Delicious!
Portions were huge - I actually overate and still did not finish all the food they put in front of me. Will be returning here, it is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC!
My reservation starts at 6:15pm and the manager reminded me three/four times that she has another table at 7:45pm. We felt really rushed through the services.
My two sisters and I went here for dinner during Restaurant Week. We all did the prix-fixe 3 course dinner for $42 which was an incredible value for the quality of dishes we got.
I had the chicken liver mousse to start. It was silky smooth and came with great accompaniments. My sister and I split the Berkshire pork as our main. The skin was so crispy and the fat was perfectly rendered. It came with side of noodles in a peanut sauce and a salad with lychee and candied pecans. Both delicious. The noodles had the perfect bite to them. Our other sister had the snow crab noodles which she liked very much. For dessert I had the beignets with goats milk caramel, citrus sauce and ice cream. The beignets were freshly fried, they had the perfect crunch on the outside but were so fluffy and soft inside.
The ambience in the restaurant was good. Lighting was very dim, which we didn’t mind. Unfortunately, we were sat at a table right in front of the bathroom door and beside the bar so it was a little uncomfortable as it was a very busy area. We understood it was a busy night so we didn’t ask to move but maybe the restaurant should think about putting up some kind of partition there to block the bathroom door from the dining area.
The service was okay but felt a little impersonal. Drinks and food were brought out in a timely manner but that’s about it. No one really made an effort to make us feel welcome.
Overall, my sisters and I enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. This easily would’ve been a 5-star review with some improvements to service and seating.
What an amazing experience! Everything from the food to the service was absolutely excellent and I can’t wait to recommend Tuome to everyone I know.
The best restaurant I have tried in restaurant week!
One of the best Michelin starred restaurants I’ve eaten at in NYC (and have eaten at many). Delicious food with great presentation and neat Atmosphere. Highly suggest!
The appetizers “chicken liver” and “beef tartare” were super! The main dishes “snow crab noodles” and “chicken” were also very outstanding. The dessert and the drink were not impressive. Overall very great restaurant and we loved the tasty food!!
Incredible experience thank you so much for the hospitality . Amazing time
We had a very good time around very good food! The deviled egg is a must !
It’s about time this place earned a Michelin star. Chef Thomas Chen is imaginative & bold, yet thoughtful in his approach. One of the only places to do asian fusion well, time and time again. If you’re here, the piggy for 2 is a must. This pork belly puts all other pork bellies I’ve had to shame.
Furthermore, I’ve eaten here before and Tuome’s restaurant week menu isn’t some cheap imitation of the regular menu, but instead hosted some of the best (and priciest) items. I am impressed and will definitely be recommending Tuome to everyone I know.
I did not have very high expectation but turns out this place is really good! I like the chicken liver dish a lot! Would recommend. And fusion food, good ambiance.
Service was excellent. Pork was perfectly crispy! Snow crab noodles were truly al dente. Beignets were a perfect sweet ending to an awesome meal. Definitely coming back!
This place is a must try! Don't sleep on the pig out for 2 and the snow crab noods!
Very attentive servers, perfect noise level for Saturday night (busy din, but not overwhelming loud / able to talk across the table), intimate setting, top-notch decor, and outstanding food across the board. A bit expensive, but well worth it.
Food was perfect. Peanut noodles are my new favourite dish. I wish there was more space between tables. A bit awkward listening to other conversations.
Incredible food, wonderful and unpretentious service. Only fault is that the tables are very very close together and we were right in the door so it was cold when it opened and shut. But the food and service made up for it! Amazing!
Came here to try their restaurant week menu and was not disappointed! We were greeted upon arrival which I felt was a nice gesture since it was a little overcrowded. They were a little backed up with the reservations which I was ok with since it’s restaurant week and everyone wanted a taste of the new Michelin star restaurant. Our reservation was for 9 and was seated at 9:30. I specifically requested a not so drafty area and the manager tried his best to arrange that for me. He sat me on the other side of the door next to the radiator.
The complementary popcorn was surprising good. Appetizer we ordered the octopus, wagyu, and the chicken pate. The octopus was a tad overdone and the creamed fingerling potato was a little too salty for my taste, but overall it was something very unique in flavor and texture, especially the airy, creamy fingering potato. The wagyu appetizer was extremely good in flavor and texture I believe it was fried wonton pieces, but I felt that the use of wagyu was a little wasted, we only taste a high quality raw beef but the wagyu flavor, famous for the fragrant fattiness melting in your mouth, was lost. Chicken pate was sooo delicious. It was light, airy, creamy and with the fried shallots, pumpkin seeds(I think), and a pinch of salt made it over the top amazing. Entree we order the pig out for two. For me it was pernil in a cube with a chicharron crust. It was a little too oily. The peanut/sesame sauce noodles was ok. It was good for the first two bites then it became tired-some. Dessert was good, fried mantou with red bean sauce and vanilla ice-cream, goat milk caramel and citron jam. Overall I enjoyed it very much and will definitely comeback again!