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.


119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
+1 212-253-1470
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“blintzes” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
Open Now
American, Diner, Delicatessen
119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Located off the travelled path on Ave "A" in Alphabet City LOES right across from Tompkin Sqr Park. Mostly loyal locals, eager for some yester-year stodge. ( pancakes, French toast, eggs and home-fries etc) at yester-year prices. Still walk away with change under $10 pp....More

Thank zolavis
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this place and it did not disappoint. Wonderful diner food and always personal service.

Thank Eerika S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Came here around 6 o’clock it was pretty busy seemed like a few locals where here always a good sign. I ordered a grilled Reuben with fries and pickles with a beer. When it came it was well sized and tasted delicious the service was...More

Thank Timeless
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I came in here wanting to LOVE this place since I'm a big fan of diners. If I could pick a rating, I would go with 3.25 stars. We were staying in the neighborhood during our short stay in NYC and this place was literally...More

Thank NYCaliKara
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Odessa Restaurant has been in the East Village for years serving basic diner fair at reasonable prices. They do add to their menus a few items, that are Ukraniane or Russian in style. These dishes are very good. I love the stuffed peppers, which you...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It's a 24hour diner that serves all types of food for a cheap prices. I ordered a lettus burger and a side of spinach. There was only one waiter who was reluctant to help. I was with my friend and her daughter so was a...More

Thank 22maria2256
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I was staying around the corner from Odessa while I was NYC for a week. We had breakfast here every morning bar one, and we really enjoyed it. It was consistently good. The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was delicious, I highly recommend. The waffles were...More

Thank Spillano78
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Had a great brunch experience with my family here. Staff was friendly, welcoming and caring. Food was good (french toast, eggs, waffles); coffee kept coming and overall the experience was good. Quiet and comfortable; nice environment for chatting.

Thank TrustfulLove
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Great for breakfast and huge portions. I tried the he-man and I am afraid it beat me! I believe they are open all day!

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 5 October 2015

This place is so cheap it's hard to believe it's in NYC. The food is good (not great) but it's really a bargain. The service is friendly and the entire place has a good vibe. We had breakfast, so I can only speak about that....More

Thank corsicus
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
The Ludlow New York City
718 reviews
.38 miles away
St. Marks Hotel
464 reviews
.38 miles away
The Ridge Hotel
423 reviews
.39 miles away
The Standard, East Village
737 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
349 reviews
.03 miles away
Big Gay Ice Cream Shop
340 reviews
.03 miles away
78 reviews
.03 miles away
Yuca Bar
138 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
31 reviews
.07 miles away
St. Mark's Place
57 reviews
.05 miles away
The Pyramid Club
13 reviews
.05 miles away
East Village Social
8 reviews
.02 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 May 2016|
Response from Bruce G | Reviewed this property |
Odessa is open, there was an addition to Odessa that was a bar and lounge called Odessa Cafe, they closed but Odessa Restaurant is till open and busy!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-5820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-253-1470
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