Han Dynasty is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

1. Han Dynasty

9.3
90 3rd Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 315 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Some of the best spicy Chinese in NY. Standouts: dan dan noodles, spicy chicken wings, cumin lamb and chicken, Ma po tofu.

CarolineCaroline: One of my favorite places in the east village. Amazing food. Try the Dan Dan noodles and dumplings with chili oil.

Hannah K.Hannah K.: Get everything. The dumplings. Amazing. The crispy rice. Incredible. The crispy chicken. Yes, please. Philly knows how to do it. You're welcome, NYC.

Xi'an Famous Foods is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

2. Xi'an Famous Foods

9.3
81 Saint Marks Pl (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 302 tips and reviews

ChristinaChristina: Hands down best noodles in the east village. Spicy cumin lamb noodles melt in your mouth. Get the tiger vegetable salad on the side for some fresh contrast

Jeff K.Jeff Knapp: The N4 (Stewed Pork Noodles, default spicy) are out of this world. Perfect spice.

Michelle T.Michelle Tam: Anthony Bourdain loves the spicy lamb cumin noodle, which packs serious heat. I like the spicy & sour spinach dumpling!

Carbone is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

3. Carbone

9.4
181 Thompson St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 203 tips and reviews

Jen M.Jen M: The spicy rigatoni and veal parm is as good as everyone says! Also try the eggplant app. Great place.

JAMESON P.JAMESON PINE: All the hype is for a reason! Great music and service. Charred octopus, spicy vodka rigatoni and carrot cake are all a must. Martinis too. Get there early and grab a drink at ZZ's Clam Bar!

Jastine K.Jastine Kho: Definitely worth the hype and money! The spicy rigatoni is out of this world. One of the best things I've ever eaten (not exaggerating). Phenomenal service. Good wine list as well.

Café China is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

4. Café China

9.2
13 E 37th St (btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 234 tips and reviews

Di T.Di T: Must get the pork dumpling in chili oil. So delish!!

Douglas EllimanDouglas Elliman: A traditional Sichuan menu with gorgeous Shanghai decorations from the 1930s. Although the restaurant is very trendy, the menu remains traditional. We love the spicy Sichuan style chicken.

Tao T.Tao Tao: Pork dumplings in spicy sauce, eggplant and cold noodles (appetizer) were amazing. Not cheap but excellent Chinese food. Good atmosphere too

Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

5. Saigon Vietnamese Sandwich Deli

9.2
369 Broome St (btwn Mott & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · NoLita · 153 tips and reviews

C N.C Negra: Spicy, Classic, Pork, Veg... All REALLY good and less expensive than the knockoffs in Brooklyn :-p

Paul T.Paul Tepper: Vegan lemongrass (spicy) is my fave. New bubble tea counter is nice - the watermelon (ripe watermelon + ice + BlendTec) is really good to beat the summer heat.

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: This is our pick for the best Banh Mi in the city. Quick, fast, cheap, tasty and made to order! Our favorite is the #1 house special – make it spicy!

Uncle Boons is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

6. Uncle Boons

9.4
7 Spring St (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · NoLita · 252 tips and reviews

IrmaZandl T.IrmaZandl The Opinionator: Recommend: chicken salad with banana blossoms (spicy), grilled blow fish,, chicken curry, coconut ice cream with cream. I LOVE this restaurant!

Vinny D.Vinny Diesel: Spicy chicken salad, baby octopus, chicken liver, and the sole dessert: coconut ice cream with whipped cream & coconut flakes. Delectable. The hoppy beers on tap (Sorachi Ace & Sofie) are legit!

Ben K.Ben Kessler (@kessler): Almost as good as Pok Pok without the schlep to Red Hook plus beer slushies! Must have the spicy chicken & banana blossom salad, golden curry, crab fried rice, and finish with the coconut sundae.

Ippudo is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

7. Ippudo

9.5
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 1076 tips and reviews

Elaine K.Elaine Kim: Get the cucumber, pork buns, and a ramen.. My fav is the spicy one with a tonkatsu base. Also, I like extra scallions and freshly ground sesame seeds.

Aileen T.Aileen Tse: i love the ramen here but my favorite thing to get is the spicy cod roe over rice off the lunch menu!

Sam P.Sam Pezzullo: Everything is delicious. Best Ramen noodles in NYC by far. Try the Akamaru Modern with Nitamago (soft boiled egg) and a side of Bakudan (spicy paste.) You'll be glad you did.

Xe Máy Sandwich Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

8. Xe Máy Sandwich Shop

9.3
96 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · East Village · 116 tips and reviews

Emily S.Emily Sullivan: Best sandwich I've ever had! Try the super cub classic -spicy!

Dina R.Dina Rughani: Order the lambretta. It is a perfect mix of spicy, the lamb is cooked perfectly and the bread is perfectly crusty.

Raphael L.Raphael Langenscheidt: The Banh mi is exactly what you want. And the spicy lambretta - awesome. They deliver, too - fast and pretty cheap. This place is great.

Pure Thai Cookhouse is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

9. Pure Thai Cookhouse

9.4
766 9th Ave (btwn 51st & 52nd St.), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 332 tips and reviews

Rishi S.Rishi S.: Sukothai soup, spicy...amaze.

Chris C.Chris Calo: Come for the friendly waitresses, atrocious music, and delicious food. The rare turmeric beef dish is wonderfully spicy.

Jonathan K.Jonathan Kopp: Try the Papaya Salad - Authentic, tasty, sweet, spicy, crunchy

Joseph Leonard is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

10. Joseph Leonard

9.4
170 Waverly Pl (btwn Christopher & W 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 354 tips and reviews

Siyun F.Siyun Fan: Siracha (hot sauce ) Brussels sprouts, double spicy bloody mary, plus goat cheese omelet - perfect hangover remedy.

MaddieMaddie: Spicy Brussels sprouts and roast chicken a must!

Noah W.Noah Weiss: This is the best brunch in the city. Breakfast sandwich with sriracha Brussels sprouts, avocado toast with poached eggs, and country fried bacon with honey and Tabasco. Don't overlook the Bloody Mary.

Fish Cheeks is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

11. Fish Cheeks

9.4
55 Bond St (btwn Lafayette & Bowery St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · NoHo · 57 tips and reviews

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Insanely spicy and quite delicious new Thai spot with authentic ways like coconut crab curry, the pork starter, and the greens side dish.

Benton Y.Benton Yetman: Gotta love the #nopadthai zone! Great calamari and spicy coconut crab curry, sit at the bar and watch the deep fried magic happen

Johnnie SkywalkingJohnnie Skywalking: Fresh spiciness and tastiness in every dish. Namtok pork and watercress to start then coconut crab curry, fried crab rice, branzino and every other dishes till you feel really full.

Saigon Shack is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

12. Saigon Shack

9.3
114 Macdougal St (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 344 tips and reviews

Brad B.Brad Benson: Banh Mi: Saigon Spicy Brisket was Excellent! Perfectly tangy, spicy, and tender!

Ngozi O.Ngozi Onyesoh: the spicy special pho is fantastic and packed with meat :)

Angela S.Angela Stevenson: The best spicy pho I have tried! Really good

sweetgreen is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

13. sweetgreen

9.4
1164 Broadway (at W 28th St), New York, NY
Salad Place · NoMad · 315 tips and reviews

Juliana W.Juliana Wexler: Spicy Sabzi salad is awesome!

Nikhita M.Nikhita Mahtani: Best salads in NYC! Spicy sabzi, guacamole greens and kale Caesar :)

Oh S.Oh Susan: Love the spicy sabzi with sweet, raw beets and Siracha dressing. Great staff. Perfect quick, healthy lunch.

Ippudo Westside is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

14. Ippudo Westside

9.3
321 W 51st St (btwn 8th and 9th Ave), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 439 tips and reviews

Maria O.Maria Orsini: Excellent ramen. Try the Karacha and the Tori !! So good! Say hello to Ken -great bartender made me an excellent wasabi Bloody Mary

Rewan P.Rewan Parti: Pork buns are spot on, ask for a side of Siracha! Akamuri modern is the best ramen.

Josephine S.Josephine Son: Oh ramen, how I love you so. This location is less crowded than EV. Get the ramen, any ramen and get the spicy sauce! Pork buns are also great and the staff is super friendly. A slurping good time!

Prince Street Pizza is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

15. Prince Street Pizza

9.4
27 Prince St (btwn Mott & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · NoLita · 282 tips and reviews

JeffreyJeffrey: Vodka slice or Soho square - Prince St has the right doughy consistency, and step-up options like a vodka slice and square slices topped with spicy sopressata and fresh mozz.

Garett P.Garett Press: Spicy spring and vodka and everything in between. Some of the best slices in NYC no doubt about it.

Ailie C.Ailie Chang: Spicy Spring Pie - Pepperoni Square! Eat it fresh out of the oven.