Fodor's Expert Review Nishi

$$$ Chelsea Italian
Chef David Chang's attempt at an Asian-Italian mash-up opened in 2016 to mixed reviews until he ditched the Asian aspect, and now this Italian-accented eatery with cozy leather booths and comfortable bar seats has come into its own. Standout starters include fried head-on shrimp and Wagyu crudo, but the real stars of the show here are the pasta dishes, especially thick bucatini noodles smothered in a ceci e pepe sauce, a playful take on the classic Roman dish where Chang uses chickpea paste instead of cheese.
Italian Trendy Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$$

Quick Facts

232 8th Ave.
New York, New York  10011, USA

646-518–1919

nishi.momofuku.com

Known For:
  • Pasta tasting menu
  • Great daily specials
  • Nicely curated wine list

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