We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hot Kitchen

104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314
+1 212-228-3090
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2018

My class set out on tour to observe etiquette and human skills in a restaurant. The destination for the trip was Hot Kitchen 104 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003-8314The restaurant is your destination when you are in favor of Chinese Food as you can...More

Thank liujiahuilele
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I’m always a bit apprehensive about leaving a negative review but this place was awful. We placed an order for delivery at 6.40pm - during the first phone call the phone was put down on us because “they didn’t understand”. The food was supposed to...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This is a fine restaurant and the food was ok. I should have loved this place more, my friends sure did. We had to wait a long time for a table, so maybe that is skewing my review. We were visiting NY and were in...More

Thank Travel C
Reviewed 6 October 2017

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
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 476 hotels in New York City
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East
1,367 reviews
.14 km away
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East
2,410 reviews
.18 km away
Pod 51 Hotel
5,120 reviews
.19 km away
Carvi Hotel New York
612 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Mangeoire
243 reviews
.05 km away
Luna Piena Ristorante
285 reviews
.04 km away
La Gioconda
109 reviews
.07 km away
Peking Duck House
214 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Club Bonafide
19 reviews
.14 km away
Cigar Inn
18 reviews
.10 km away
Le Bateau Ivre
13 reviews
.18 km away
Tomi Jazz
33 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hot Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing