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Republic

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Flatiron District
Chinese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Asian, Thai, Pub, Vietnamese
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37 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3217
+1 212-627-7172
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Republic offers up a unique fusion of Asian cuisines using the freshest...
Republic offers up a unique fusion of Asian cuisines using the freshest ingredients, the most savory spices, and creativity! Think noodles, think Republic! We focus on serving you healthy, nutritious, and affordable dishes that you won't soon forget. Our team believes in natural foods and the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Whether you're enjoying our Curry Vegetable broth noodles, our Grilled Chicken with Pesto and rice, or our take on the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, you can be sure that you'll enjoy an incredible dish made with only the best vegetables, noodles, and spices available. We even invite you to watch Republic chefs prepare your food in our open kitchen! They'll be using cooking methods from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and China to prepare you a delicious dish. And what would a great meal be without the perfect beverage to drink alongside it? Pair your meal with sake, beer, wine, or even one of our seasonal signature cocktails! Whether you're joining us for lunch, dinner, or drinks, you'll love our innovative and inexpensive Asian fusion at Republic!
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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice for lunch

Met a friend here while I was visiting. Very nice food, well priced. I had two small dishes that were tasty and satisfying. We sat at the window to watch the passer bys, and it was also quiet enough to chat. Of note was the honey ginger tea.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Elena J
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great fodd and drinks. Perfect service and amazing location. The noodles are spectacular, as well as the combos and won-tons. The prices are very reasonable and food arrived fast. Portions are big

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! We're partial to the noodles around here, too, so it's great to hear they really hit the spot. Looking forward to having you back again soon. 'Til next time, Edward, General Manager More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great Asian restaurant near Union Square Park. Stopped in around 11:30 for Saturday lunch. Served right away. I ordered green papaya salad and sautéed beef salad along with coconut lime cooler. Everything tastes fresh with complex flavors. Loved my entire meal and refreshing drink! Don't come to NYC often but will add this place to visit again!

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear you were loving every bite of your meal -- that's music to our ears! The Green Papaya Salad's a big favorite around here, so it's great to see you were so partial to it. We can't wait to welcome you back again the next time you're in New York. 'Til then, Edward, General Manager More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Nice asian food, but definitely not the best Thai in the city. I liked the seating plan of the place, although it can do with a little better acoustics as you really have to strain to listen to the other person.

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy the setup! That said, we wish you were digging our Pad Thai just as much. Our dishes are something we're really proud of, so we like to think we've got the perfect one for you on our menu -- we've just got to figure out what it is. Looking forward to impressing you more in the future.... More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places to take people for dinner or lunch when in NYC. Try the coconut soup or the chicken pad Thai, and you won't be disappointed. The restaurant is in a great location in Union Square with lots to do in the area including shopping and site seeing. Nicely priced for NYC. Huge portions. Nice... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy your visits with us, Jeri! We're happy to hear you can always count on our Chicken Pad Thai. Looking forward to seeing you and your friends back again soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The food at this place is delicious...i can recommend: Pad Thai (chicken/veggie/shrimp); spicy coconut chicken;happy hour drinks: frozen lychee martini;

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

You've got some solid recommendations there! We're so pumped you're liking everything from the Pad Thai to our martinis. Looking forward to seeing you back for happy hour sometime soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Republic never lets me down and this time in New York both meals were sensational. For what they do, they are one of the best. It is not fancy, has family style seating, and you will never wait long for your meal . It always has seating, hot freshly prepared food, attentive service, reasonable prices and a very large... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

If you feel like you can't go wrong, then we're definitely doing something right! John, we really couldn't be happier to have your stamp of approval on all counts. We're all looking forward to welcoming you back for your favorites sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

Exile in Utah
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Too late for breakfast, but too early for lunch...what to have???? I was tempted to try a noodle dish, but felt i needed to try something new and different. My friendly server suggested a few options and I decided to have the sashimi salmon salad. It was a perfect start to my day. Super fresh flavorful salmon topped an Asian... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

The perfect start to your day? That's music to our ears! You know, the sashimi salmon salad's one of the hidden gems on our menu, so it's wonderful to hear it was such a hit. We're certainly looking forward to welcoming you back here or delivering right to your door sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's all about millennials. it's too loud to enjoy a meal, but it's a fun place if you feel like giving visitors a treat. Benches without backs, sitting at a long table, the energy from Union Square translates right into this place. There is a huge TV screen on the wall in the dining area. The food is fine, and... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

It's nice to see you had such great service, Brian! We really wish you'd been just as impressed with our food, though. Your order ought to be perfectly seasoned, and we feel sure that will be the case in the future. Looking forward to knocking it out of the park for you next time. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Met a friend here while I was visiting. Very nice food, well priced. I had two small dishes that were tasty and satisfying. We sat at the window to watch the passer bys, and it was also quiet enough to chat. Of note was the honey ginger tea.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

There's nothing quite like drinking tea while people watching, is there, Elena? We're so glad you got to enjoy both here while catching up with a friend. Looking forward to welcoming you back to try out more of our menu sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been eating at Republic on every visit to New York for the last 15 years (I'm ashamed to say this is the first review I've written), and I have to say they're still getting it absolutely spot on. My favorite dish is the pan seared salmon over a bed of rice, and oh, how I crave it when I'm... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

We couldn't be more delighted that we're one of your musts whenever you're in the city, Julie! The salmon doesn't get nearly enough love in the reviews we get here, so it's really great to see it's the dish you anticipate most. Looking forward to serving it up for you again soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-627-7172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Noodle Shop, Noodle, Asian, Thai, Pub, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Republic offers up a unique fusion of Asian cuisines using the freshest ingredients, the most savory spices, and creativity! Think noodles, think Republic! We focus on serving you healthy, nutritious, and affordable dishes that you won't soon forget. Our team believes in natural foods and the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Whether you're enjoying our Curry Vegetable broth noodles, our Grilled Chicken with Pesto and rice, or our take on the Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, you can be sure that you'll enjoy an incredible dish made with only the best vegetables, noodles, and spices available. We even invite you to watch Republic chefs prepare your food in our open kitchen! They'll be using cooking methods from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and China to prepare you a delicious dish. And what would a great meal be without the perfect beverage to drink alongside it? Pair your meal with sake, beer, wine, or even one of our seasonal signature cocktails! Whether you're joining us for lunch, dinner, or drinks, you'll love our innovative and inexpensive Asian fusion at Republic!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighborhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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