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“What a nice surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Republic

Republic
37 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3217 (Manhattan)
+1 212-627-7172
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Ranked #1,308 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Noodle Shop
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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!
Huntington, New York
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“What a nice surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I'd heard the Republic was a must-visit in Union Square so we had lunch here one day. It was nice outside so we sat at one at the tables on the sidewalk –– in NYC's Union Square, it's always fun to people-watch, plus, it was a day that the farmer's market was out.

The menu was a nice surprise. I had a curry noodle dish that was outstanding. My boyfriend tried several things and loved them all. Service was speedy and courteous, price was reasonable. I'd eat here again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“Reasonable food for a good price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Went here for lunch. It was busy so I took a seat at the bar which was ok but not very comfortable. Ordered a noodle dish. It arrived within minutes; very hot but also slightly burned. I have been here before a long time ago and both the food and the atmosphere disappointed me this time.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Noisy noodles in a bar setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Not too bad for a formulaic chain operation. Food and drinks (good range on menu) were served promptly. We both had the spicy duck which did have a little zing. The atmosphere was crueled by the excessive noise from the order control system albeit probably deliberately as part of the franchise fit out Overall value is good because it doesn't pretend to be something it isn't and prices are set accordingly.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“asian fusion fast food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

fairly inexpensive, fast, friendly service and much better than average asian fusion food in this large, cavernous Union Square restaurant. Only caveat is that it is really really NOISY!
Best to go during non-rush hours if you want to have any kind of conversation. But i still love going there for their noodle soups, watercress salad and teas...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City
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“Past tense tendy & the food is either hit or miss”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Eggplant appetizer was good, but noodle dish tasted like dishwater! Chicken skewers were good too. Don't know the desserts.

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