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119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
+1 212-253-1470
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“blintzes” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
“east village” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen
119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Odessa Restaurant has been in the East Village for years serving basic diner fair at reasonable prices. They do add to their menus a few items, that are Ukraniane or Russian in style. These dishes are very good. I love the stuffed peppers, which you...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a 24hour diner that serves all types of food for a cheap prices. I ordered a lettus burger and a side of spinach. There was only one waiter who was reluctant to help. I was with my friend and her daughter so was a...More

Thank 22maria2256
Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I was staying around the corner from Odessa while I was NYC for a week. We had breakfast here every morning bar one, and we really enjoyed it. It was consistently good. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was delicious, I highly recommend. The waffles were...More

Thank Spillano78
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a great brunch experience with my family here. Staff was friendly, welcoming and caring. Food was good (french toast, eggs, waffles); coffee kept coming and overall the experience was good. Quiet and comfortable; nice environment for chatting.

Thank TrustfulLove
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Great for breakfast and huge portions. I tried the he-man and I am afraid it beat me! I believe they are open all day!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed October 5, 2015

This place is so cheap it's hard to believe it's in NYC. The food is good (not great) but it's really a bargain. The service is friendly and the entire place has a good vibe. We had breakfast, so I can only speak about that....More

Thank corsicus
Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went to this place with some friends at around 4:30am, after a fantastic night in the bars of the city. It didn't disappoint. A wide range of American style fatty breakfasts were available, forming a perfect end to the night.

Thank AgaGrofsin
Reviewed July 10, 2015

By subway there are two good ways to get to this restaurant. Either take the L train to 1st Avenue (which lets you off at 14th and 1st Avenue, then walk to Avenue A and turn right and you will reach it just after St....More

1  Thank Harvey M
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Odessa is open early and is directly across from Tompkins Square Park. It's a no frills diner type place with two eggs any style, a plate full of potatoes fried with peppers bread and jelly and a meat. I got 6 slices of bacon, very...More

Thank cante87
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Daughter and I stopped here early Sunday morning for a very good breakfast. Service was friendly, food was good and the prices were reasonable.

Thank JeffHershey
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighborhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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May 30, 2016|
Response from Bruce G | Reviewed this property |
Odessa is open, there was an addition to Odessa that was a bar and lounge called Odessa Cafe, they closed but Odessa Restaurant is till open and busy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-253-1470
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