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Nooch - 19 Reviews - 143 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 691-8600


143 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-8600
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From the first time i went into nooch i was amazed! Friendliest wait staff and prompt service. Drinks are delicious and the food is amazing. The food is consistenly and ALWAYS gr...


I've been here a couple times, my best friend loves it because of the decor. The booth seats are something to sit on. However the food... to me is kind of bad. The first time I ha...

best thai/japanese food i have ever tasted!!! 8/23/2008

From the first time i went into nooch i was amazed! Friendliest wait staff and prompt service. Drinks are delicious and the food is amazing. The food is consistenly and ALWAYS great. I have tried many different dishes and have been pleased with every single one of them. For a restaurant in NYC you cant beat the prices that are offered. Everyone that works there is always super happy and smiling. You cant help but want to come back over and over again. For the past year i have been going once a week and would go more if i lived in the city. Pros: trendy decor, friendly staff, great drinks, quick service, fantastic value Cons: NOTHING more

Worst food ever 7/11/2008

A friend and I went to Nooch, and as soon as I walked in, I was amazed by the decor- but don't fall for that trap. Although the decor is a pro, the horrible food takes away from everything. They offer Japanese and Thai food, but what's the point if they're both awful? We ordered the calamari as an appetizer which was so unbelievably oily, that you couldn't even taste the calamari. I ordered the shrimp pad thai, and my friend ordered something else with shrimp, and in both orders the shrimp was raw. It was really hard to finish my meal, the taste was that bad. There are so many better Thai/Japanese restaurants with nice decor for the same prices. Pros: Decor Cons: Food more

Decent but no showstopper 7/2/2008

The decor (and some of the crowd) is probably a little too hip for its own good. The food was good but not great. Service was fine. Average all around I'd say. Pros: Decent food, okay prices and service, funky decor Cons: Funky decor (depends on your reaction to it), food could be better more

Hip decor does not make this food taste good. 2/9/2008

I've been here a couple times, my best friend loves it because of the decor. The booth seats are something to sit on. However the food... to me is kind of bad. The first time I had a salmon salad. The salmon was so fishy, like it had been sitting around for a week, was I eating fish they found out back in the garbage? The other stuff in the salad kind of absorbed the essence of the ultra-ripe salmon.. I felt like I was going to pass out in my salad. \r \r Since my friend wanted to go back so much, I was willing to try again (well, forced) but this time I would stay away anything fish. I ordered thai spring rolls. They were good. If I was forced to go back I'd order the spring rolls again. I can't say the same satisfaction was to be had with my friends sushi though. Don't eat the fish! Pros: cheap prices, squishy seats Cons: fishy fish, sub-par food more

worst place ever!!! 1/24/2008

I had a very bad experience at this restaurant. I saw a r a t run across the restaurant\r My tuna sushi tasted like something died.There was an eel bone in my sisters sushi which she accidently swallowed, and it punctured her throat, and it took 45 minutes to finally remove with a tweezer. We ordered tempura sushi and the waiter misunderstood and brought out regular tempura, and would not exchange it!\r \r I would have more satisfaction taking the $120 we left for the bill and watching it burn in front of my face, then pay for such a horrid experience! Pros: decor Cons: food, service, cleanliness more

Best Martini I've ever had 8/16/2007

I've been there for several times and the food was always good. It is very good priced. And they serve the BEST martinis I've ever had. The only negative thing are the waiters. They're unfriendly and they want to get rid of you as soon as possible. Avoid that by being early (around 6.30 - 7.00 pm). \r The restaurant's design is modern and simpel. Very close to the subway.\r Pros: food, martinis, location Cons: unfriendly waiters more

i had the pad thai.. it was goood.. and their martinis ar... 6/22/2007

i had the pad thai.. it was goood.. and their martinis are REALLY good..the wasabi martini sounds weird but... more

i had the pad thai.. it was goood.. and their martinis ar... 6/22/2007

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i had the pad thai.. it was goood.. and their martinis are REALLY good..the wasabi martini sounds weird but tastes goood yumm yum. and the decor is... more

Good value for Thai & Japanese in Chelsea 2/20/2006

Recently stopped by for a Saturday lunch. Restaurant's design makes the place look larger than it is and gives it an airy feeling. I noticed the dj stand and a large bar area with a drink specials menu. I guess at nights and weekends this place becomes a trendy bar/restaurant. Menu is consists of mostly Thai and Japanese specialties. Service was quick and the food was tasty. Tasted the Duck curry, Chicken in green curry and the crystal seafood dumplings. Also shrimp tempura and udon/soba noodle broth looked very good from a nearby table. Portions are quiet large for under $10.00 so order accordingly, you can get pretty full afterwards. Overall it is very good value and the food is fresh and tasty. I wouldn't go for a late night but I would certainly go back for lunch or early dinner in Chelsea. Pros: Great Value, Tasty Asian Food, Simple decor but airy more

Absolutely Awful 8/22/2005

This place is unbelievably awful. Not only did we wait too long to sit without anyone greeting us or asking how many we were....We were placed at a dirty table that swiveled uncontrollably and made it difficult to eat. The Sushi was smelly and the rolls not well wrapped. The service was horrendous, not only did the waiter take an hour to remember we ordered drinks, we were rushed to eat and get out so they could seat the next party. And it wasn't only us, as we were leaving I could hear several other disgruntled customers complaining about being asked to leave so others could be seated. That is not way to run a successful restaurant and expect customers to return. I will NEVER eat there again!!!!!!! Pros: decent noodles, good martini Cons: bad service, awful hostess, terrible decor more

Even the most jaded New Yorker will love it here! 2/23/2005

I've lived in Chelsea for eight years and this is the best ever. First of all, every other place in this neighborhood is overpriced. Nooch is the first place I've seen that is UNDERpriced. The Thai side of the menu is just perfect. The decor is spectacular, the waitstaff is superfriendly (and cute), the crowd is trueblood NYC, and the drinks are creatively delicious. Bring friends or a date, and they'll be impressed. Pros: Affordable, Decor, Music more

Much better from the outside 2/2/2005

I was excited to hit NOOCH, the new noodle place across from my apartment. A female friend and I showed up for lunch and were seated right away. We continued to sit for ten minutes. The Hello Kitty childrens decor getting increasingly on my nerves. Finally someone asked to take our order. Then the manager asked if we would please move to another seat. WHAT? They wanted to move two tables together to accommodate four chirpy cell phone talking LongJersey chicks. So we moved. Finally our order came, Ramen noodle something with shrimp. Yuck. $.27 in college but $10 at NOOCH. The shrimp weren't cleaned properly, not de-veined and had the heads on them. It has been open for several months now and the only crowd that fills the place is the most un-edgiest of B&T transients. Everyone, stop patronizing NOOCH to allow a better restaurant to take its place.! Pros: price, lighting, clear mushy seats Cons: waste of time, service, food was gross more

New Restaurant Blues 11/16/2004

Went for lunch recently, staff seemed frantic. Sat at the bar with a friend, once dish came, the other took ten minutes to arrive. Asked numerous times where the food was, staff did not go back into the kitchen to check until it was clear that a mistake was made. No offer to comp the dish or discount the check. Food was ok, I still prefer republic. The raging techno music in the background seems out of place. more

amazing broth... 11/10/2004

i tried nooch for the first time today and had a great experience. the salty, miso based broth of the shrimp ramen is incredibly delicious. the bartender, jasmine, is super nice. great atmosphere and comfortable bar stools. i ordered take-out so the broth and extras came seperately. the shrimp were completely intact, heads, legs and all. quite fun to take apart. i'll definitely be back. Pros: atmostphere, bartender more

Don't be seduced by the 80s Decor 11/8/2004

Once I got past the very 80s ""face"" poster in the entrance, we waited for a seat. No where to stand really, since the space is fairly tight. The fried tofu was nasty. The sushi we picked was gross...and the THAI noodles we each ordered were sloppy at best. The service was poor, the food below average (SPICE up the street is much better, but be weary of service there as well). Overall, dissapointed. It's also CASH ONLY. Pros: cool glasses Cons: , small/narrow seating, horrid service more

Great Affordable Place 11/8/2004

Went there as an experiment thinking we would end up not liking it, but was pleasantly surprised. We were seated promptly, perhaps due to us being there early as we noticed it got quite busy about half an hour later. The food turned out to be nice and also not expensive as the decor might suggest. Overall a fun place (at least on an early weekday). Pros: Food, Decor more

The longest wait 10/13/2004

My friends and I went there a couple of weeks ago. The food was decent and the price was reasonable. But it was defnitely not worth the 45-minute wait we had to endure. (The waitor, of course, told us it would be 20 minutes.) You can have food five times better for half the price at a really good restaurant in Chinatown. I wasn't impressed at all. Pros: Decent food, Reasonable price Cons: , Amateur service more

Definitely recommended 9/27/2004

After being frustrated the last few weeks by Nooch not being open at lunch, and by their lack of delivery or take-out (they say that they'll have delivery soon), we finally went for lunch today and were pleasantly surprised. The prices are incredibly reasonable, especially considering the HUGE portions - by noodle soup could have fed both my husband and myself. Our soups were excellent - very flavorful and delicious - and we had some sushi that was also very good. The neighborhood could use a good noodle shop, and we'll definitely be going back. Pros: great food, fast service, cool decor more

Energy spent on the look, not the food 9/20/2004

OK-so this place looks stunning from outside. It's a definite eye catcher, with it's bright green lighting and oversized picture of a woman's face to welcome you in to it's slightly cool/slightly awful decor. My friends and I were willing to give it a shot, because it just looked so enticing from the outside. We were very underwhelmed. The food has sloshy, poorly thrown together look and quality- and the plastic plates reminded me of what my sister uses to feed her two young babies, rather than what should be used to serve in a trendy restaurant. I was very disappointed overall. more
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  • In Short
    Designed by Karim Rashid, who also designed Iron Chef Morimoto's namesake Philadelphia restaurant, the interior is fitted with glass walls and a central bar, along with colorful...

  • 11/8/2004 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Sun-Thurs noon-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat noon-11:30 pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Diner's Club, Visa, Master Card, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Chelsea