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 · 311 tips and reviews

Masha M.Masha Murakhovsky: Ordered their cold noodles in chili oil and eggplant with garlic sauce - delicious flavored and perfect spiciness . Can't wait to come back and try more!

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.

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 · 299 tips and reviews

Food RepublicFood Republic: One of our favorite go-to's for a cheap and spicy meal. Don't miss the lamb burger and refreshing cold-skin noodles. Beware when asking for items "spicy" - they don't mess around.

Francesca K.Francesca Krihely: The perfect meal to share: Stewed pork noodles, spicy tingly beef noodles, LAN Pi cold skin noodles, lamb face salad, lamb soup and tiger vegetables.

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

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 · 193 tips and reviews

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

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

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

9.3
13 E 37th St (btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 225 tips and reviews

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

Gus B.Gus Borrmann: Shrimp dumplings are great. Pork dumplings with chili oil are amazing. And the King Pao Chicken is a good choice as well.

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 · 152 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

9.3
7 Spring St (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · NoLita · 238 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 · 1054 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

9.4
96 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Vietnamese Restaurant · East Village · 114 tips and reviews

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

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.

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

9. Beyond Sushi

9.2
229 E 14th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Gramercy Park · 109 tips and reviews

Demetrius B.Demetrius Bagley: Recommend the watermelon drink, seaweed individual piece, spicy shroom wrap and the sweet tree roll

shanashana: This place is now vegan. Try the Spicy Mang roll and Nutty Buddy wrap, yum fest.

Jacob S.Jacob Stebel: The Spicy Mang and Mighty Mushroom are not only delicious and perfectly complementary, but are reasonably priced ~$15 for fancy, gourmet, organic, healthy awesomeness.

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

10. Pure Thai Cookhouse

9.3
766 9th Ave (btwn 51st & 52nd St.), New York, NY
Thai Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 323 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.

11. Joseph Leonard

9.4
170 Waverly Pl (btwn Christopher & W 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 346 tips and reviews

jonathanjonathan: ask for a side of sriracha sauce (they serve it with the brussel sprouts) to go with the pork hock; it rocks.

Helen L.Helen Lin: One of the best brunches in West village - bloody Caesar (ultra spicy) has crazy kick! Read more.

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)!

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 · 337 tips and reviews

Mike C.Mike Chau: Try the S.S. Spicy Brisket Banh Mi - With sautéed onion pineapple and spicy au jus sauce

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

Josh A.Josh Arcus: Probably most authentic Vietnamese I've had in NYC since visiting Vietnam. Classic Beef Phö, spicy brisket banh mi & lemongrass chicken =delicious. You NYU brats are nuts: the waitresses are wonderful

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 · 306 tips and reviews

Traci D.Traci D.: Get the spicy sabzi salad (I added goat cheese for $1.25). You won't be disappointed.

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

Florence N.Florence Nguyen: Like create your own salad. Best dressings are lime cilantro jalapeño vinaigrette and spicy cashew

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 · 428 tips and reviews

@JaumePrimero@JaumePrimero: So impressed with the service and menu knowledge at this location. The preserved egg in my ramen was perfectly cooked, and make sure you order the spicy chicken katsu bun. Hot, crispy and delicious!

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

jansen c.jansen c: You will like the atmosphere there, lively and perfectly okay to go solo. Try the pork bun and add spicy sauce to your ramen!

Tacombi at Fonda Nolita is one of The 15 Best Places for a Spicy Food in New York City.

15. Tacombi at Fonda Nolita

9.4
267 Elizabeth St (btwn E Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Taco Place · NoLita · 679 tips and reviews

BlackboardEatsBlackboardEats: Menu must: Taco with sweet corn, poblano peppers and spicy chile sauce Read more.

Steven Y.Steven Y: The seared fish, pollo adobo and beef picadillo are really good, and their habanero and jalapeño sauces are awesome

Ingvild M.Ingvild M. Plosiv: I'm a fan. This place has soul. Great service, great concept, great and spicy food, great beer. Really truly recommend.