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The Purple Yam

1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-5604
+1 917-496-7070
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Filipino, Asian
$$ - $$$
1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-5604
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

Delicious food. Unique and tasty selections. We went because we were seeing a show at Kings Theatre. It was a 10 minute walk and so worth it. The service was warm and friendly. Luckily we had reservations. I highly recommend the Purple Yam. I hope...More

1  Thank go4italy
Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Purple Yam has been in this now gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood for a long time after being chased out of Manhattan by high rents. It was one of the first high concept restaurants on this strip of Cortelyou Road. The Filipino cuisine is true, and...More

1  Thank PDLJ
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Group of 10 after tiring weekend film shoot: goal for good wine and good food in walking distance from film set. Recommended by team member--slight walk to enjoy a great Spring evening. Ordered crisp Portugese wine and sharing delightful appetizers, tasteful curry goat, braised ox...More

Thank atcnj
Reviewed March 11, 2015

We are lucky because we live nearby and eat often at The Purple Yam. The menu is creative with dishes not available in other restaurants and the food is well prepared. Some of our favorites are the whole fish with spicy citrus sauce, a charred...More

Thank Margeb311
Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

When I told a FOB Phillipino that I was introduced to a Phillipino place for brunch, he gave me the side eye. Followed by, 'what they have on the menu'. When I told him Torino and eggs, he went bright eyed. 'I haven't had real...More

1  Thank D_ExplorerMiami_FL
Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're looking for excellent Filipino food with the authentic flavors from the Philippines, Purple Yam in Brooklyn is the best place in NYC. Owners Amy Besa and Chef Romy Dorotan know their craft and their cuisine. Food is always fresh, creatively prepared, sourced from...More

Thank ElizabethQ122
Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went to the Purple Yam with two other adults and two children, ages 3 and 8. We called ahead to make sure there was room for 5 since it was a Saturday evening around 6pm. There was and we went. As we sat waiting...More

1  Thank Tweiss
Reviewed November 22, 2014

Earlier tonight, my son and I had dinner at the Purple Yam in Brooklyn, NYC. My son included it in our vacation itinerary because he has read many raves about it. We had grilled fish with herbs and veggies, lumpiang shanghai and pork loin. The...More

2  Thank mme1030
Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Okay. I'm biased. They incredible staff know us by name and also pretty much know what we're gonna order. But the thing is. We go back so often because it's that good. It's not cheap but it is good. I recommend the shrimp and scallion...More

Thank Stew O
Reviewed June 24, 2014

simpatic place good food. good and different soups and good dishes. ambient very clean and nice. differents tastes.

Thank lincolnbelohorizonte
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-5604
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 917-496-7070
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