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Eastern European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
0.7 miles from St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
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Reviewed October 2, 2021

We had read good reviews of this authentic Georgian place recently and wanted to try it. I personally have not tried Georgian food, so I can't comment on whether it is authentic or not. However, it does remind me of some other Eastern European flavours...and definitely felt and tasted home-cooked. Probably my favourite food when we went was the cheese bread (Adjaruli, recommended by the waiter and the most population bread dish). The other dishes we had were the hot appetiser Tshkeli Kuchmachi (chicken liver), main Chakapeli (grass-fed lamb) and dessert Honey Walnut cake (Ideali), which were pretty good. The chicken liver dish is something I have seen similarly in Asian cuisines, which my partner enjoyed. The only thing I would say is that the pricetag was probably on the higher end (~$100 USD for two), but we were bloated by the end--the chicken liver dish was pretty much a main-sized dish. The venue was dimly lit for dinner service and it was easy to hold a conversation at normal level despite a full house. Service was attentive and staff were friendly. Restrooms were clean and classy. As a random observation from my recent experience in NY, the adherence to socially distancing/masking/availability of handwash was much better than what I have seen in other restaurants.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 15, 2019

Their food might be great. Who knows. This is the second time that we reserved a table through Yelp and they refused to recognize the reservation. And both times the same angry man rejected us with not even a hint of sympathy or interest in...finding a solution. If he wasn’t such an a@@hole I would consider going back and trying again. But he was so abrasive and weird. Is it our fault that they allow yelp reservations, but do not recognize them. Can they not just be basically respectful? I don’t care how much cheese they would give us. Treat us nicely!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

Had dinner with friends. We all loved food and excellent Georgian semi sweet wine - Kindzmarauli. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019 via mobile

My husband had been to Tbilisi, Georgia, without us and wanted to give us a taste of the country’s food during our trip to New York. I loved the khachapuri! That’s the bread bowl with cheese and an egg in it. I loved it enough...to go back another time during our week visit in the city. The dumplings were scrumptious and I was delighted to taste some wine from the region. Our server was attentive and gracious. Be sure to chat with yours and get instructions on how to stir your khachapuri and eat your dumplings (kinkali) the traditional way.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

I will make a point of returning. I have enjoyed Georgian food for years overseas but it’s not common in the US. This met my high expectations. Order some cheesy bread (khachapuri), dumplings (khinkali), the stuffed grape leaves (best I’ve ever had), a cold appetizer...(the eggplant quartet was a star), and maybe an entrée to share. Staff was accommodating with our large group, no reservation. Be warned: if you’re averse to cilantro or walnuts, Georgian food is not for you. If you like Georgian, this will be familiar to you and you'll be pleased.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The food is amazing, the service is terrific and the neighborhood is worth exploring. The vegetables are so extremely fresh and tasty and the cheese bread is better than any I’ve ever had. The space is small so there are lots of people for dinner...but it’s nice and quiet at lunchtime. I highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

I'd never had Georgian cuisine before friends took me here, but I'm hooked after just one visit. The food at Oda House is rich, fresh-tasting, and unlike anything I'd ever tried. I caught hints of other culinary traditions - we decided the green sauce on...our tomato salad was like "the love child of curry and pesto" - but this style of cooking has its own unique, delicious identity. We also shared the three-mushroom salad and megruli (bread baked with cheese and yogurt, topped with... more cheese!) The meat lover in our party decided he wanted a kebab as well, so the three of us pretty much rolled out the door after our meal, but oh, it was worth it. I'd recommend a very intense beverage to go with this type of food; we had a few glasses of Saperani Merani Kakhetian Dry among ourselves and loved it. Service was low-key, yet attentive; just what a Sunday afternoon on the LES requires, and prices were very reasonable by NYC standards A must-visit for those of us who consider ourselves "adventurous" eaters, yet my friend tells me her sister, whose diet tends to be strictly meat and potatoes, thoroughly enjoyed herself here, too.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

We went for lunch and enjoyed delicious food, calm atmosphere, swift and kind service. For two people we ordered two chachapuri (adjaruli and migruli), 4 pieces of khinkali and a portion of lula kebab. Everything was served in a right order, however, we did not...manage to eat everything - so delicious - so we have taken Lula kebab and half chachapuri home and enjoyed this warmed for next day breakfast, as after such lunch we did not need dinner! Georgian tea was also amazing!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

It's a tiny bit expensive for what it is (I remember paying an outrageous amount for a salad), but it's definitely delicious! Would recommend if you've never had khachapuri, but there are so many great options in the East Village!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

Was walking by and was reminded of how I enjoyed it in the past. So I went inside. This time it was even better. Maybe it was the winter weather, but the food was even better than I remembered. The Khachapuri was perfect. So cheesy,...So flavorful. The Khinkali were the best I've ever had. The mixture of ground meats and seasoning was perfect. They was not as much broth as I am used to but they were amazing. Some tomatoes with Adzhika and it was heaven. Service was fine. It was a perfect dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Loved the Barijnis(baked eggplant),Lobiyo (beans, vegetables in a delicious spicy stew) and Khachapuri (bread stuuffed with cheese) and the red pepper sauce! The dumplings were OK . Had no problems being a vegetarian. It was very cosy and the service was good. Will come back...to taste the other items on the menu!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

I had read about this place in a magazine and had been meaning to check it out. It was all delicious, authentic, home cooked food, and the staff was really nice. The adjaruli was amazing - salty cheese and egg goodness in bread. I also...loved the qartuli salata nigvzit, which was a salad with amazing walnut dressing. The dumplings were worth wonderful too. Lamb was good, but the appetizers fill you up. Looking forward to a return.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Had an absolutely wonderful dinner for two at this warm and inviting East Village gem featuring traditional Georgian dishes. Whatever you do, don't miss one of the khachapuris, which are various combinations and shapes of freshly baked bread topped with Georgian cheese among other ingredients....We made a meal of khachapuri, baked mushroom and cheese (yes, we like melted cheese), and Georgian dumplings filled with chicken (other fillings available). Dessert was a sturdy Georgian pudding based on red grape juice and flour, served as glimmering deep-red dome. It's a unique sweet taste to cap off your meal. We had the pleasure of chatting with the manager as we finished our meal and will certainly return next time in NYC.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

We went here because of the good reviews, but I have to say that the food didn’t meet our expectations. The chicken was cut in small strange pieces, some pieces were just bones without meat and the meat was dry and over cooked. We have...eaten in other Georgian food in other places (mainly Berlin) that was a whole lot better. The price was higher than in many other better restaurants in the same or nearby streets.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

we came here after watching an episode about this place!! the bread and cheese boat with an egg (adjarulii) was so amazing along with the Georgia salad! highly recommend going here!!

Date of visit: December 2018
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