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119 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009-5820 (East Village)
(212) 253-1470
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Ranked #2,478 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Russian
East Village
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This East Village diner hits the spot. While the food is typical diner fare, it's done just right. The staff is also extremely friendly and welcoming. There aren't many places like this in NYC these days, which makes Odessa a gem.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

You often see places like this in the movies, where people walk in for a quick meal, an elaborate lunch, just coffee, or just to chat up with neigbors. If you do just that yourself, you'll feel almost a New Yorker

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Salvador, BA
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On Ave A near 9 th St, it may be a little far to walk but the food is good, a very nice price point. Ukranian, so the menu has all the regulars plus... Lacking the atmosphere of Veselka but very good for the price.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Having lived within a block of Odessa I ate there regularly. It started with Sunday breakfasts, great omelets with all the fixins', huge portions and at a great price. Eventually when I stared working from home I used them for delivery of lunches and dinners. Great comfort food (meat loaf, chicken, spaghetti) as well as a great assortment of Polish... More 

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'm a native New Yorker and Odessa is my "go to" diner. We just ordered one chicken parm and one veal parm, both with linguine and challah bread and it was so delicious I called and told them. The price is ridiculously cheap, everything is fresh and real....REAL white meat chicken and REAL (tender) veal....for 35 bucks for BOTH delivered... More 

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New York City, New York
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478 reviews 478 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

THis place has been around on Second avenue for a long time. They have outstanding mushroom barley soup served with chalah. My mouth waters to think about it now. IT is open very late and a actually maynot close at all.

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Red River
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Additional Information about Odessa

Address: 119 Ave A, New York City, NY 10009-5820
Phone Number: (212) 253-1470
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Russian

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