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Otarian

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8th 56st, New York City, NY 10019
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Jan 6, 2016
“Overpriced, small place, bad service, average food quality”
Jan 2, 2016
“Great vegetarian options”
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8th 56st, New York City, NY 10019
Neighborhood: Midtown
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

I've been there a few times before deciding whether or not to make it a regular as it's close to my place some of the food items on the menu are good like the Mama italians gluten free pasta, the southern cornbread as well (although...More

Thank 8graziella8
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Wandered into this place while sight seeing. Great vegetarian options, friendly service, very convenient.

Thank brigid_bliss
Reviewed December 11, 2015

What a garbage resturant... I am a vegan and you'd think they would actually have the items on the menu available. Their menu states "rosted beets" NOPE "hummus" NOPE "Goat Cheese" NOPE. For $30 I got a bad mushroom burger, a wrap and a sweet...More

Thank David C
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The place was dimly lit and no one else was there when I arrived. It's an all day and take way too, so I could have been forgiven for asking if an eat in dinner was actually available. But there was no welcome or attempt...More

Thank Jack186306
Reviewed April 26, 2015

I disagree with my fellow reviewer who said "Great food, questionable service". The employees were ok, the food mostly was less than good. We came on a Sunday, and they told us they didn't have 80% of the menu. I ordered Vegetable Biryani, and it...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed April 16, 2015

We tried the standard lentil burger, sweet potato fries and burrito. All tasted really great and were around the 10-15 dollar mark per meal. There are only 6-8 seats and the service was really slow, and among the worst on our NYC trip. No-one was...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed March 17, 2015

I saw the Otarian when I walking and decided that it looked like a place I would enjoy. I did. I had the vegetarian pot pie and apple crumble. Both were delicious. And when one orders the apple crumble, one gets to keep the ramekin...More

1  Thank wander6619
Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Really tasty and ethical too. We enjoyed the green curry and bean burger. Everything tasted freshly prepared. Would go again there again.

1  Thank Gobinderjit K
Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I had gone to this place a few years ago when I first discovered it and liked it. I had wanted to go back ever since, and finally did last week. It was even better than I remembered it. I spent $10 on a veggie...More

1  Thank Joey613
Reviewed August 13, 2014

A nice little place with great potential as soon as they get their act together. Friendly engaging but fatally flawed by limited menu, understaffing, and product authenticity. Its like they are playing at running a food establishment, prognosis shape up or you will definitely will...More

Thank Esser18
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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8th 56st, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
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