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Odessa

119 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009-5820 (East Village)
(212) 253-1470
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Ranked #2,243 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Russian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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English first
Red River
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was great and the service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. I ordered a combo(kielbasa, sauerkraut, pirogues). I was not disappointed. The food was so good, we went back the next day for lunch. This time, I ordered the salmon burger with sweet potato fries. It was very tasty.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is always the same here. Kindly. Timeless. So much is gone from this neighborhood. Odessa always makes me feel a little immortal.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Looking for a place to catch a late night breakfast after a long night in the East Village, then Odessa is for you. It is a typical diner in look but the service is good as is the food. It is the perfect place to go after the bar.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We recently ate at this restaurant because when we searched for Eastern European Restaurant it came up and had decent reviews. We were disappointed to go and find that the majority of the menu is American food. They do have some E. European choices, but I wouldn't consider that to be the type of restaurant it is. The food was... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great for Eastern European food, most other things not as much. Indifferent, but relatively efficient service, coffee shop atmosphere. You can't beat the combo plates calorie, fat and salt per dollar. (And that's just what you want sometimes.)

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Wonderful service from the gentleman waiters who are always helpful polite and charming. Always nice to see a nice smile in the morning. The food is great diner food, does what it says on the tin. Always full of a mix of people, from hipsters, hobos, business types and families. Good atmosphere and great coffee. Would recommend

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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Odessa has been on 8th St. near Ave. A for well over 40 years, and while the current incarnation is a sit-down restaurant, and has a wide range of cuisine besides the Ukrainian-Russian dishes (Blintzes, pirogi, etc.) that are its specialty, it remains a good and inexpensive place to dine. The cheese blintzes are fabulous, two of them making... More

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Chichester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

After a heavy night out on the Lower East Side, I wanted the quintessential diner for bacon, eggs, homefries AND pancakes. I'm an ex-pat American, from New York but live in the UK. I went with my English daughter-in-law and wanted her to experience "my" kind of breakfast. Couldn't have wished for better (except real maple syrup would have been... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I'm no local, and this was my first time at Odessa. Being a fan of Alphabet City, I wanted to have breakfast somewhere many locals would go. So a cousin brought us here, and the waiter (I believe he was the owner) was extremely accommodating. Throughout our time there, all the workers were very nice and treated their customers very... More

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San Diego and New York City
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

There was a time in the East Village that you had a wide choice of where to get your carb overload or breakfast once the clubs shut down at 4AM. There was Leshko's, Kiev, Odessa and numerous others all serving similar hearty Eastern European and American Diner staples. Odessa is one of the few left and I usually prefer it... More

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