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

1. Han Dynasty

9.2
90 3rd Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 332 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.

Rewan P.Rewan Parti: Order the pork dumplings in chili oil along with scallion pancakes. The dry pepper style fish is delicious so is the garlic sauce style chicken. Don't forget to order Dan Dan noodles.

Josh B.Josh Beckerman: Dan dan noodles, dumplings, cumin lamb, everything!

Xi'an Famous Foods is one of The 15 Best Places for 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 · 316 tips and reviews

Christian d.Christian de Botton: Have been getting the D1S every Sunday for the past month or so. Really great flavors, nice and spicy, and I absolutely love the texture of the noodles.

Jeffrey A.Jeffrey Allen: Lang-Pi cold noodles (ask for it spicy) and a cumin lamb "burger" are the best $7 you can spend in the east village on food. Tasty beyond belief.

Paloma O.Paloma Ortiz: The dumplings are really good! If you are a vegetarian who loves spicy food, try the dumplings in broth or the veggie noodle soup! Good stuff

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

3. Carbone

9.3
181 Thompson St (btwn Bleecker & W Houston St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 221 tips and reviews

SharonSharon: Spicy Rigatoni, sweet corn polenta, carrot cake ! Must order!

Josh B.Josh B: Grab a Caesar salad, Spicy Rigatoni vodka (add the Meatballs x 3 / order), double lamb chops then Veal parm, and sizzling pancetta. You won't need dessert, but get an espresso and add sambuca

Zan F.Zan F: Spicy Rigatoni, Caesar Salad, Lemon Cheesecake, Carrot Cake

Café China is one of The 15 Best Places for 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 · 259 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

Crif Dogs is one of The 15 Best Places for Spicy Food in New York City.

5. Crif Dogs

9.1
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 462 tips and reviews

Monica L.Monica Lo: Must try the Spicy Redneck, which is a fried hotdog wrapped with bacon, topped with chili, cole slaw, and jalapenos. Glorious.

David L.David Lifson: Got the Spicy Redneck with a smear of cream cheese. Perfection. Bacon wrapped dog with chili, jalapeño, and cole slaw. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more.

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: This is the place to experiment with your Dog toppings! We’re fans of the jon-jon (cream cheese, scallions & everything bagel seeds) and the spicy red neck (bacon, chili, cole slaw & jalapenos).

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

6. Uncle Boons

9.4
7 Spring St (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · NoLita · 294 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!

Irene F.Irene Feleo: Frogs legs, massaman curry and spicy ale are winners! Lamb salad with sticky rice as well, really interesting and delicious food!

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

7. Ippudo

9.4
65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · East Village · 1137 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 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 · 122 tips and reviews

Anna F.Anna Frenkel: Meat lovers - please please please get the Cub Classic, and make it spicy. It's definitely not a traditional bahn mi but that's what makes it even better.

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.

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

9. Prince Street Pizza

9.3
27 Prince St (btwn Mott & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · NoLita · 335 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.

Malcolm C.Malcolm Chang: Get the Spicy Sicilian square

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

10. Saigon Shack

9.2
114 Macdougal St (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 372 tips and reviews

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

Lasha K.Lasha K: Sandwiches are great! The spicy brisket is delicious. Everyone who dines in usually get the soups. Will be back for sure.

Daulet N.Daulet Nurmanbetov: Spicy S.S. special Phõ was amazing, especially if you like mildly spicy pho with a lot of meat!

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

11. Ippudo Westside

9.3
321 W 51st St (btwn 8th and 9th Ave), New York, NY
Ramen Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 477 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.

Elizabeth Y.Elizabeth Yannone: Spicy ramen- not spicy hot but spicy in flavor- yum!!

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

12. Pure Thai Cookhouse

9.3
766 9th Ave (btwn 51st & 52nd St.), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 369 tips and reviews

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

Grace P.Grace P: Medium spicy is incredibly spicy! Ask for a mild spice and it'll be enough :)

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

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

13. Joseph Leonard

9.4
170 Waverly Pl (btwn Christopher & W 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 371 tips and reviews

Siyun F.Siyun Fan: Mon is right! Eat the viggie! Brussel sprout with siracha sauce is to die for! And the 80s music ,rock and roll!

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

Era S.Era Singh: One of my fave din spots! Super fun ambiance with a good crowd. I love that the place is chill yet good food! Get the sriracha brussel sprouts for a side and salted caramel pudding (incredible)!

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

14. Fish Cheeks

9.5
55 Bond St (btwn Lafayette & Bowery St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · NoHo · 82 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.

Los Mariscos is one of The 15 Best Places for Spicy Food in New York City.

15. Los Mariscos

9.6
409 West 15th St (9th Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Chelsea · 104 tips and reviews

Fred W.Fred Wilson: The Fish Taco, the spicy shrimp taco, and the especial Ceviche are all fantastic

Emily W.Emily Wilson: Get a few tacos (the spicy shrimp reign supreme) and douse them generously with their homemade cacahuate (peanut hot sauce). Damn that stuff is good.

Dustin L.Dustin Lee: One of each taco - fish, shrimp, spicy shrimp, plus a beer, and you've got yourself a great meal

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