Cafe Tasia

(212) 529-2363 | View Website

38 E 8th St, New York, NY | Directions   10003

40.731313 -73.994466

Open Hours

Sun-Thurs 11 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-midnight

 
Thai, Asian, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim  more

Price: $

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Cheap Eats, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Food Delivery, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Lunch Spot, Prix Fixe Menu

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown

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Menu
Lunch Special, Spring Rolls, Virgin Summer Rolls, Gyo-Za, Oriental Salad with peanut dressing, Petite Cheese and Crab Rangoon, Edamame Wasabi Salad, Chicken and Shrimp Shumai, Chilled Cucumber Salad, Lemongrass Tuna Tartare... more

Reviews for Cafe Tasia

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Service I have ever seen !!!! – Myself and six coworkers decided to have lunch there today.... as soon as we sat down it was downhill from there. First, the noise level is totally unbearable, don't expect to actually talk to anyone while eating. Second, appetizers came out one at a time over a span of 20 minutes. Then, three of the main courses came out, and the rest were never to make an appearance.... we ended up canceling the remaining orders.... all they did for us was NOTHING!!!

It's unfortunate because the food that we did get was fairly tasty.

They just lost about 300 potential customers since I will make sure everyone in my office is aware of this bad service.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Service of My Life. – Okay, so the hosts, runners and busboys were good. I understand that the restaurant is very fast paced, but our waitress was very rude. I've never had a waitress with such an attitude. She basically threw the plates on the table. I was with two friends, and they were sitting on the opposite side of me. She put the plates all on my side so my friends had to reach across the table to get their food. She was also rude when I asked about the menu. My friends and I weren't happy with her service at all, so we gave a dollar tip. She deserved none actually. She did basically nothing. As we were about to walk out of the door she runs to stop us and yells at us; "YOU GAVE ME NO TIP. I SHOULD GET AT LEAST FIVE DOLLRS." um...hell no? We were so shocked we just took out our wallets. I regret paying the tip that the waitress demanded. I've never heard of such bullsh*t in my life. The food was good but I seriously hate the restaurant now because of that b*tch. Who the hell stops people as they are walking out the door, demanding a fricking tip? I'm a waitress, and I know for a fact that she doesn't deserve sh*t. Not only that, she was standing over us with her hands on her side, making sure we were giving her money!! I know the "Eh" rating isn't very fair because I did enjoy the food, but the waitress really ruined everything..I've never been in such a bad mood after eating at a restaurant.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Thai/Japanese fusion type place! – I've never had a bad experience here. Amazing food, great prices, awesome service. It's a cozy place (not meaning small, it's literally cozy with candles and everything), the food gets to you within 5-15 minutes, depending on what you order and how busy it is. I recommend the Malaysian Laksa if you want something with the sweet Thai peanut sauce kind of flavor. If you want spicy, go for the Basil Udon with chicken. That chicken had practically soaked up the flavors so that you tasted all the spices in every single bite. The Thai iced tea is generally a safe choice for a drink, and Cafetasia is no exception. Warning to those of you who are not students - this place is often crowded with NYU students during peak lunch hours!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cheap chinese – the atmosphere of the place was awsome. it was dark sociable and could be romantic at the same time.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Asia in da House! – Located on 8th Street that caters to NYU students - this trying to be hip Asian restaurant has been a place I go to for good cheap eats on different occasions. You can't beat the $3 on cocktail drinks during Happy Hours (before 7 PM on weekdays) and the choice of small, medium, large and XL plates. The Crispy Calamari is a standby and the Pad Thai. Dinner can be chaotic on the shared bench tables but the ambiance is cool with the floating candles above like you were in Harry Potter but they make it so dark that even people with 20/20 vision can't read the menu. The service seems to be abrupt at night and you better make sure you have everything like water and extra hot sauce because the servers are hard to flag down. Brunch is the best time to go where it is quieter and even though they blast house music that early, you tolerate it for the Japanese Seafood Pizza and the Fried Chicken (a whole leg - not the drumstick only) with fried rice which goes well with Lychee martinis. Although they burnt my pizza and had me wait as they made a new one - they comped me an extra appetizer to tide me over. Cafetasia can be spotty at times but you can't beat the price for the food with chic on the side.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Rudest restaurant in all of New York – Waiter literally threw the plate on the table and walked

away.I has to retrieve the plate which was placed at the

edge of the table. Part of the waiter's thumb was

inside the food when handling the plate and shouting

across the room cause some spit to spray over my food.

I couldn't complain and return the food for the fear of

waiter doing something worse to my food intentionally.

this restaurant experience trully was one of the worst

experience I have had eating in a restaurant.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

this place became horrible – when i was at nyu i used to go there for lunch, which was usually ok for the price. it's lunch, you're usually getting in and out and you dont expect great atmosphere. i went there for dinner the other day, and it was horrible. it was crowded, which in a good restaurant means, you wait for a table, but once you're seated you're treated well, and you can relax. dont expect that at this place. you are rushed a long every step of the way. order fast eat fast and get out, so they can make some more money on uncooked over priced food. yes, my food which was no bigger than the lunch version ( i had the massaman curry with chicken) and failed to deliver the leg of slow cooked chicken that was listet in the dinner version of the meal. instead it came with paper thin, yet insufficiently cooked, chicken pieces and raw ( i am not exaggerating) potatoes. as soon as we put our forks/chop sticks down the plates wre ripped away from us (yes please take my uncooked food) and the check thrown in front of us. when we had the audacity to chat a little after paying the bill (unfortunately we left a tip) we were asked to leave!! so if you desire bad food, which you have to gulp down and being kicked out for the next on the assembly line of "costumers" this is the right place. otherwise walk away, new york is full of decent places.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

As a costumer, I've never been treated worse by any place – Terrible customer service; the waiter kept rolling his eyes at us, I lost count how many times. They got two of my friends' drink orders wrong, and were hesitant to fix them. The food wasn't special, I've had better Asian cuisine elsewhere. The portions were small too. When we asked for the check, the waiters just continued standing around talking, we had to ask another waiter. When we asked to get our remaining food wrapped to go, they put all of our dishes in one bag, even though it was clear that none of us lived together, and when we asked for separate bags, we were greeted again with our waiter's signature eye-rolling. If you're looking for a decent place, or even a mediocre one, don't bother going here. It's a waste of time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

cool place with cheap food – Great menu, I would recommend every dish. I have been here at least 10 times and the service is great, really quick. Great drinks and cool atmosphere! Good date spot or group spot or even going alone and sitting at the window! Only annoying thing is sitting at the middle two tables which have bench seating...and its difficult to get in and out. REALLY ANNOYING. That would usually only be if you are with a large group though.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Wonderful food and atmosphere at great value, perfect for group dining – Picked this place out for a friend's birthday. Dining in a large group, you want to be able to accommodate everyone's tastes and their wallets at the same time. This place definitely does both. The drinks are made very well. The seating is almost picnic-table-style which really works well for groups. The food was definitely worth more than you pay for. I highly recommend the Flounder. The service was very decent and accommodating. All our dishes came at the same time and came out piping hot. We even showed up very late for our reservation and were luckily still seated very promptly! I'd definitely come back here for another try since their menu is so huge.

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