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Hot Kitchen

104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314
+1 212-228-3090
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot Kitchen tries to be too many things, I think - neither fish nor fowl. Having said that, the food we had was nice and tasty and the service was friendly enough, although a little patchy.

Thank Bobby182
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Hot Kitchen has become our favorite Chinese restaurant in the East Village ever since we discovered it more than two years ago. Had dinner there again on our last trip to NY and glad to find that it was still every bit as good as...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I live in western Colorado where decent, let alone spicy, Chinese food does not exist so when I come to New York I look forward to eating at one or two Chinese restaurants to satisfy my craving. A few years ago-2014 to be exact-my son...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this restaurant just by walking past. The food is very tasty, I would go as far as saying the best Chinese food I have ever had. Freshly cooked not warmed up like a lot of other Chinese restaurants I've ordered from...More

Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Chinese food. Everything was good but the soup dumplings are outstanding. We had several dishes and three cost was pretty reasonable. Try the turtle soup but be warned it is spicy (in a good way). Highly recommend.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Excellent Sichuan food! Should try the fried chicken with 3 types of chillies - it's not that hot or spicy, btw. Service is OK too. Price is reasonable too.

Thank Stay_Strong_Thailand
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in about 30 minutes before closing for a quick bite after a show at the Mercury Lounge. The restaurant appeared to be fairly clean and we gladly would have eaten there, but were refused a table due to the time. Consequently, we ordered...More

Thank 938erikl
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Oh my!! soup dumplings are pretty amazing. Soup dumplings are a must try. Bite into one. Suck the sooup out of the dumpling. You end up looking a little crazy, but with a big smile on your face.

Thank joanns58
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We found this restaurant near to the end of our holiday, we came back every night and even for lunch a few hours before our flight home. Waiter was great and advised us not to order the amount of dishes we did as they are...More

Thank Jrm1968
Reviewed 19 December 2015

This casual dining restaurant serves very good food. We loved the shredded duck with ginger and ma po tofu. The soup dumplings were stuck to the steamer, and could have had thinner dough, but they were still tasty and not available at every place. Service...More

Thank phillyvoyagers
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 neighbourhood 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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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-3090
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