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Republic

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Flatiron District
Chinese, Noodle Shop, Thai, 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 - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 56
    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
A reliable Asian Fusion dining option in Union Square

Union Square is my favorite shopping area with the Greenmarket and the many nice shops in the vicinity. I always go to Republic for lunch when the shopping is done. For less than $25 I usually have their Grilled Beef noodles (the right amount of sweet and salty) and tapioca for dessert (yum)! There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Union Square is my favorite shopping area with the Greenmarket and the many nice shops in the vicinity. I always go to Republic for lunch when the shopping is done. For less than $25 I usually have their Grilled Beef noodles (the right amount of sweet and salty) and tapioca for dessert (yum)! There are numerous servers so I'm in... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Everything was nice and easy, fresh crisp ambience, helpful staff not too overbearing, recommended some fantastic dishes, again staff well aware about gluten free dining and could advise accordingly, good service, great food, good price, easy to tip! Job done! Well worth a visit!

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Happy to hear everything hit the spot! Creating a great experience all around is something we always strive for, so this was music to our ears. We hope to be welcoming you back for more sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

Panama
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We were 4, having late lunch on december 24th. The fried wontons as starters were amazing! (Sooo good) The service was also great. We ordered a vietnamese salad, bbq pork, pad thai and curry chicken. All of them where wonderful and very generous. I loved my Pad Thai! For me, it was better than the ones I tried in Thailand... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Wow -- that's quite the compliment! We certainly want you to be loving every bite of your meals with us, and it's great to hear that was the case. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to try next time. Best, Edward, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been coming here for years and never thought to review it. Every trip to New York will include at least one visit to this institution. This is always on my list of places to eat when people ask about NY. When you need a delicious, wholesome, reasonable priced meal either in the middle of racing around during the day,... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Having the support of people like you means a lot to us, so it's great to see you feel like you can't go wrong here. Looking forward to your next visit. All the best, Edward, General Manager More 

Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On our walk through the city we passed that nice restaurant and had a wonderful bento box and noodle soup! Huge portion, delicious taste and a good atmosphere!

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Glad we caught your eye, Susann! Thanks for leaving us this great review. Looking forward to the next time you're in the city. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Get ready for great food and a fun atmosphere. The bowls of noodles are huge and delicious. The shared tables are fun and relaxing.

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Nice to hear you're a fan of it all, Melanie! We want your visits here to be memorable for all the right reasons, and we're glad that shines through. Hope to have you back for more sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to see John Lennon, through the glass onion and walked there afterward. Great place, loved the food, and the service devine. The cocktails are super great as well. Well priced, a must do next time we are in town.

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

So glad we could make your night even better! We want you loving everything about your visits with us, so it's great to hear you wouldn't change a thing. Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Take care, Edward, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Accommodated our group of ten within seconds.... Great service....try the blood orange mojitio and the pad tai and curry chicken are wonderful!!!

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Glad we could get you all seated so quickly! Making a great first impression is something that's really important to us, so we're happy to hear that shined through. We're looking forward to serving up your go-tos for you sometime soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been there several times I ER the past 6 years. I have gotten use to the communal tables because we love the soup and chicken kabobs sooo much. The cost of the food and quality is what makes us come back for more ! I do agree that it's differ y when you are not use yo sharing... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Nice to see you've got a few go-tos on our menu! We like to think the communal tables here bring something different to the experience, so we're glad you're a fan. Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. All the best, Edward, General Manager More 

new york
Top Contributor
736 reviews 736 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was the first noisy restaurant in NY, as my husband remembers it. 17 years ago, it opened with trendy communal tables with backless benches, waiters with technology instead of pads to write your order. The food concept somehow seemed fresher then. Today, I'd love it to be taken over by a ShopHouse. It is convenient to the Greenmarket and... More 

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Edward B, Manager at Republic, responded to this review

Our non-traditional menu and atmosphere are things we're really proud of, and it's disappointing to hear they weren't to your taste. That said, I want to assure you that your dishes will be spicy and flavorful next time. Hope to have a chance to impress sometime soon. Best, 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, Thai, 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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