Baohaus

Baohaus

Taiwanese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Gramercy Park, New York
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  • The pork belly at Baohaus is a can't miss
  • Em P.
    "The chairman bao, birdhouse bao, and taro fries are a must."(33 Tips)
    Carlos S.
    "Amazing baos...Chairman & Fried Chicken Baos is where it's at."(12 Tips)
    American Eagle Outfitters
    "... meal. Try the Haus Bao (steamed bun with beef cheeks, crushed..."(10 Tips)
    Michael L.
    "Best place in New York to get steamed Taiwanese pork buns."(11 Tips)
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  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimJuly 11, 2013
    If you're feeling brave enough, try the "coffin bao" - fried bao stuffed with fried chicken topped with condensed milk syrup and crushed peanut.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SOctober 9, 2016
    What more can I say that hasn't already been said? But seriously, try the tofu, even if you're health-averse. If you can't eat the buns (allergy?) they'll make you a bowl of meat on cabbage. Perfect!
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenApril 18, 2016
    You can't go wrong with anything on their menu. Everything is delicious. Special all week long, any 3 baos and fries for $15. The green tea with sugar cane is a very refreshing compliment.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AyalaNovember 10, 2016
    The prices are very competitive, and it's got a great alternative feel. This is a solid spot to get some grub when you don't feel like cooking and want a cool place to hang for a bit.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedJune 13
    The Uncle Jesse Bao is a piece of fried organic tofu in a steamed bun slathered with "haus sauce" and covered in "haus seasoning salt," Taiwanese red sugar, crushed peanuts, and cilantro. Read more
  • Sam H.
    Sam HMay 25, 2015
    Chairman Bao is a must! I'll say it's a bit overhyped now that you can get these types of buns anywhere for less but it's good place to try out if you're near union square
  • Alexa Mae A.
    Alexa Mae AsperinSeptember 23, 2012
    Small buns but worth a try! The adobo is Delish... Much better than the broccolini. Taro fries rock! Try the lychee lemonade.. It's to die for (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get the Chairman Bao or the Fried Chicken Bao with a side of Taro fries. Service was great when I mentioned my peanut allergy. Not to mention the place is always playing some good Hip hop
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziSeptember 19, 2014
    Some orders are really good, others are okay. Try to order one of each to get a taste first then pick your favorite. My favorite was Coffin Bao Fried Chicken followed by the Coffin Bao Fried Fish.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The Birdhaus Bao is juicy and delicious, made with all-natural fried chicken brined overnight. The Chairman Bao, most popular, is served with cilantro, Haus Relish and Taiwanese red sugar. Read more
  • Larry L.
    Larry LaBurrJanuary 22, 2015
    SO GOOD! Get the Taro Fries or the Bao Fries for a stickier, sweeter taste. The coffin fish bao is a bit sweeter than I could handle but the fish bao in general is out of this world good
  • Cassidy
    CassidySeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    eat the buns there if you can - they don't travel terribly well. tofu and veggie buns are surprisingly excellent. get an apple soda for the side.
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeOctober 4, 2014
    Hip hop and scribbled decor all over, almost too cool for itself..., but the taro fries themselves and a can of Apple Sidra drink is well worth coming for though!
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    American Eagle OutfittersFebruary 24, 2012
    There's no better place for a cheap and delicious meal. Try the Haus Bao (steamed bun with beef cheeks, crushed peanut, cilantro, and relish) as well as the taro fries!- Brittany, Assistant Buyer
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanJuly 21, 2016
    the food is not traditional exactly, but the twists maintain the integrity and homey-ness of taiwanese eats. my favorites are the minced pork over rice and the birdhaus bao. hella gooood.
  • Joyful B.
    Joyful BellyAugust 8, 2014
    Those little baos will be the death of me. Light, chewy but soft as a cloud, and bursting with flavor. If you've never had a pork bun, put down what you're doing and go get one.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WieczkowskiMay 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The pro belly is still great but the fried chicken has been getting weirder and weirder over the past couple of years. Also they have not had taro fries the last three times i went :(
  • Gunnar A.
    Gunnar AasenNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Trendy place for a quick bite. The bao's are small, pricey, and delicious. Get the manager's meal if you're actually hungry. Pair it with the fresh soy milk
  • Drew H.
    Drew HartmanJuly 10, 2013
    Everything is on point but the "chairman" and the Steack Bao are the best. The fries are dynamite as well. I'm coming for that mayor title reeeeeal quick
  • TEV N.
    TEV NYCOctober 9, 2012
    Steamed, fluffy buns. Gourmet, savory fillings. Find all kinds of scrumptious Taiwanese street food that’ll make your wallet and belly happy. And rejoice, almost everything on the menu is under $5.
  • Brigitte P.
    Brigitte PerezMarch 19, 2016
    Hip hop music, chairman and birdhaus(spicy) bao. Fried fish bao was good too. Taro fries are the winner
  • HM L.
    HM LuuAugust 7, 2014
    Eh is the best word to describe this place. But the girl in front. Yum. Sorry. But she's so hot. Oh and they make some sort of delicious juice. I don't really remember what it is.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Some of the best and most creative bao buns you'll ever have. Why choose one when you can try all?!
  • ✨Pun B.
    ✨Pun Bandhu ✨September 2, 2012
    This place is awesome. Loved Chairman Bao, although I prefer my pork belly crispier, don't like chewing on fat (though many do). Stay away from oyster Bao. Not as flavorful, oysters almost raw.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole ChecoApril 21, 2015
    who doesnt love pork buns?😍 i tried the fried chicken one here and its delicious! Taste like dominican chicharron. I could have eaten 10 of them. Gotta.come.back.
  • Dan K.
    Dan KayeApril 2, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the Chairman Bao and the Birdhaus. The taro fries are good too. Be careful though. These little baos are more filling than they look.
  • Teresa
    TeresaJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I actually prefer the Haus Bao (beef) over the Chairman Bao (pork belly). It's a lot less fatty. Get it with taro fries and Apple Sidra. Perfect Taiwanese meal.
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Most will go straight for the classic Chairman Bao (pork belly) or the obviously tasty Birdhaus (fried chicken). But do not sleep on the Broccolino (tempura broccoli). Extremely good.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneNovember 20, 2012
    The bao with slow braised beef was tender and juicy and the one with deep-fried tofu was awesome too. Around $3 to $3.50 each. Bargain!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJuly 31, 2015
    This is basically the entirety of Eddie Huang's soul condensed in to restaurant. Loud hip hop and amazing bao! pricier than what you can find in Chinatown but fun experience. Bathroom's kind of gross.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinOctober 22, 2015
    Solid cheap eats. Tasty buns and good pork rice. Fills the price void below Momofuku. High quality fast food (tho sometimes, not so fast)
  • Kaitlyn W.
    Kaitlyn WatsonAugust 22, 2015
    The pork belly bao and the fried chicken bao are too legit to miss. The vibes are chill and the food supreme.
  • Gentry B.
    Gentry BrownNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Taro fries are a must. Wish the menu revamp would have included the Brocolini Bao, but can't really go wrong with the Chairman either.
  • Candace C.
    Candace ChangNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    American twist on the Taiwanese/Japanese bun, the Chairman Bao (pork belly) and Fried Chicken Bao are must try's! So good
  • Lori W.
    Lori WhiteMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are cool stay and have a chat with the dudes and ladies who work here because they are the most fun to talk to ever
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    Try the “Haus Bao” ($3.90), endowing Creekstone beef cheek with the flavors of a classic Taiwanese street snack, it's especially tasty. Read more
  • Amanda
    AmandaOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Uncle Jesse if you're not in the mood for meat. The jelly lemonade drink is a fun twist if you are into quirky drinks like bubble tea.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SalongaFebruary 5, 2012
    Best food I've had in a damn long time, and damn cheap too. If you can make it past the Grade Pending sign, you're in for a treat. I'm certainly glad I made it through!
  • Em P.
    Em PerronMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The chairman bao, birdhouse bao, and taro fries are a must. You really can't go wrong, everything's great here.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 17, 2012
    Really liked the Chairman Bao and it's a great traditional taste. Didn't enjoy the oyster because the bun overshadows the oyster flavor.
  • D
    DFebruary 20, 2016
    Rice bowl was delicious and definitely more worth it compared to the tiny buns.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedSeptember 8, 2016
    Cheap Eat: Get the Uncle Jesse Bao for $3.55 each; two makes a meal for most people. Read more
  • Jorge A. G.
    Jorge A. GuzmanApril 12, 2015
    Chairman bao and the birdhaus are my favorite! I can't get enough of this place. Also the apple soda is bomb.
  • Raven D.
    EVERYTHING! But the fish buns were particularly wonderful and flavorful. Perfectly crispy and not heavy or overly fried tasting.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangAugust 25, 2015
    The tofu is better than any meat here!
  • delivery.com
    delivery.comJune 26, 2012
    Delicious Taiwanese street-food, reinvented. Try out the taro fries for a tasty accompaniment to your baos. http://www.delivery.com/menu/Baohaus_E_14TH_ST
  • Sophie O.
    Sophie OmnomJuly 2, 2016
    All the bao are phenomenal, and don't miss the taro fries 😍 or bao fries (esp with black sesame sauce)
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 12, 2011
    Try the “Haus Bao” ($3.50), endowing Creekstone beef cheek with the flavors of a classic Taiwanese street snack, it's especially tasty. Read more
  • Carol
    CarolAugust 25, 2015
    Fun staff and chill vibes. Baos are average size (meaning small), but delicious and pricey. $4.05+tax for 1 Mr. chairman bao
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJune 21, 2015
    Tasty pork belly bars. Portions are very small so you probably want to order at least 2
  • James B.
    James BigglesApril 17, 2014
    Simply the best bao I've ever had! Lunch special $15 is awesome
  • Suddenly S.
    Suddenly SophiaApril 15, 2012
    Get the Birdhaus Bao, Adobo Bao, Haus Bao, Black sesame fries, and an apple soda. It is heaven in your mouth!! :]
  • Ziyad D.
    Ziyad DadabhoyMarch 19, 2015
    Everything here! The Chicken Bao, the lemonade, and more.
  • COOLHAUS
    COOLHAUSJuly 15, 2012
    If you've never been to Taiwan and tried gua baos, don't worry because this is better! Chef Eddie Huang has turned the traditional bao into a NYC staple that we just cannot resist.
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try everything! The chairman bao has such tender meat and the oyster bao has a huge juicy oyster which is just amazing
  • Amar P.
    Amar PatelOctober 29, 2011
    Don't overlook the rice + pork stew + fried chicken dish... because it was really good. (But get baos also. Get lots of things).
  • Vicky S.
    Vicky SimmonsMay 10, 2016
    Everything is delicious. Drink the Lang Lang green tea lemonade. Pop next door to the nugget shop after.
  • Joe M.
    Joe Murphy LibrarianApril 27, 2015
    Very nice vegetarian Bao (the "Uncle Jessie") with fried tofu
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesFebruary 17, 2012
    Count on the Chairman to have Linsanity. Order the Te-Bao: Taiwanese pork chop with curry seasoning, pickled daikon-carrot, jalapeno, aioli and cilantro, served in a Bao. $3.95 of awesome.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonAugust 13, 2015
    Try the bao. Yes, all of them. They're all awesome.
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaAugust 27, 2014
    get a load of this... the chicken bao and the chairman bao.. competing to get in my belly!
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoAugust 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    don't go against the chairman; tender succulent pork belly. make sure to take a leak on Kim Jon-Un's face before you leave
  • Mitchell P.
    Mitchell PattersonOctober 30, 2013
    Chairman bao is delicious. Make sure to order more than one cause you will want more
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SanchezMay 10, 2014
    Amazing baos...Chairman & Fried Chicken Baos is where it's at. Would come again in a heartbeat
  • Melissa N.
    Melissa NanquilSeptember 18, 2015
    The fried chicken bao and taro fries are amazing! Also try out the fish bao.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamSeptember 21, 2013
    Taiwanese-style steam bun sandwiches. Chairman Bao (pork belly). Birdhaus Bao (fried chicken). Lemonade.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorMarch 18, 2013
    Get the Birdhaus Bao! The fried chicken tastes so freaking good, you'll want more! Each bite is a burst of flavours that you'll never forget. Food memory potential!
  • Alina R.
    Alina RodriguezSeptember 12, 2015
    Place is pretty small and a little sketchy. But the Chairman Bao, the fish bao, and taro fries are amazing
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mayor recommended dinner for one: Chairman Bao, Birdhaus Bao, Haus Bao, sweet bao fries + your drink of choice. Delish.
  • Maya
    MayaNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the vibe in here real hip hop, real new Yorkers, and real Taiwanese deliciousness!! Can't beat it
  • Hillary Y.
    Hillary YuanSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's your first time here, Chairman Bao for sure. But all the baos are amazing.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJanuary 18, 2012
    All the food is amazing, but we are going to have to go with the minced pork on rice. Classic and delicious.
  • Serena W.
    Serena WDecember 14, 2012
    Warm up with a cup of hot fresh non-GMO soy milk. Jeremy Lin bao is nicely spiced and double fried!
  • Will G.
    Will GriffithJuly 13, 2014
    Anything with the fried chicken would be well advised. Friendly staff as well !
  • Brice D.
    Brice De La CorteNovember 21, 2011
    Fried and chicken was awesome. Not big fan of the gummy lemonade. Still a good spot for tasty spicy food
  • A.
    A.August 3, 2012
    Go here for the pun, stay for the buns. (Bao is Chinese for “bun”). Chairman Bao is a good bet.
  • Jamie F
    Jamie FSeptember 28, 2012
    Amazing!! Birdhaus Bao + Sweet Bao Fries w Sesame + Stumptown Cold Brew = infinite bliss. Get involved!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseJanuary 12, 2016
    Casual spot for buns- decent, not the best I've ever had. Also have rice bowls with cabbage.
  • Josef P.
    Josef PfeifferAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken is great - the breading is a little sugary which is a nice surprise.
  • Roxanne S.
    Roxanne S.December 30, 2012
    if you just want a plain bun -- it's only $0.25 each!!
  • David S.
    David StrasserOctober 6, 2012
    The Chairman Bao is the 'OG' of pork belly buns. Get it with a side of taro fries.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat everything in sight, ask no questions. Minced pork stew over rice is CRAZY GOOD.
  • Lauren Y.
    Lauren YeeSeptember 28, 2013
    The haus Bao is delicious and the guys who work there Friday nights are the best!
  • Shengnan Y.
    Shengnan YangFebruary 27, 2014
    Not sure if I like this place... Definitely worth a try but I won't choose to stay. Chairman Bao pork bun is good.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SAugust 30, 2014
    Everyone raves about the birdhaus but I wasn't a fan. If you want to spend ~$4 a bun, get the pork belly
  • Ken S.
    Ken SolanoOctober 23
    Get it all! The pork bun and fried chicken bun are amazing.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BruceJuly 14, 2015
    Birdhaus + Chairman is alllllllmost enough food for a meal... and both are delicious
  • Amber
    AmberOctober 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chairman and the Birdhaus baos. Pork belly or fried chicken. So simple but SO craveable.
  • Megan T.
    Megan TaylorSeptember 14, 2014
    OMG. Birdhaus bao made my socks roll up and down. The Chairman has a weird texture thing going on that is distracting from the flavor.
  • Julian G.
    Julian GolfariniMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    All of the food is dope, but try the apple soda. And the wall of rap is great.
  • Bridget B.
    Bridget BadoreNovember 6, 2015
    Uncle Jessie bao for vegetarians 💘 and sweet bao fries YUM
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 9, 2012
    Go for the chairman bao, taro fries, and black sesame sweet bao fries - YUM!
  • Hattycakes H.
    Hattycakes HatsJanuary 11, 2015
    Coffin and black sesame bao fries ftw! Delicious. A must have.
  • Megan R.
    Megan RossMay 20, 2012
    Had the Chairman Bao and the Birdhaus bao, the chicken tastes amazing.get the apple sidra!
  • Cesar C.
    Cesar Corral-CastillaDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    PRO TIP: Get the Birdhaus Bao instead of the pork belly one. It's too good.
  • Carly H.
    Carly HeinzOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The pork belly and beef cheek is beyond great, but the fried chicken is really where it's at!
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 7, 2015
    For a great afternoon snack go for the chairman bao, the birdhaus bao, or both
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerSeptember 30, 2015
    Small unassuming spot with a chill vibe. Chairman is the way to go, birdhaus was just average imo
  • sabler
    sablerMarch 28, 2015
    If you can't decide between the Chairman or the Birdhaus, just get both!
  • Dane B.
    Dane BMarch 24, 2012
    It's a damn shame Eddie has such a vendetta against hot sauce. I recommend sneaking over to Vanessa's and squirting just a li'l sriracha on your baos. Totally cranks 'em up to 11.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SalcedoJanuary 28
    Been here 10+ times
    The Chairman Bao and the Birdhaus Bao are dope! Had to come back twice!
  • Matty C.
    Matty CitoSeptember 14, 2015
    I dropped my pork bao on the sidewalk. The tofu bao was bomb enuf to forget it
  • sheila s.
    sheila stainbackSeptember 2, 2011
    Chairman Bao, oyster bao and the fried chicken bao--get all three and you're good to go.
  • Yoav S.
    Yoav SuszAugust 11, 2014
    Baohaus rules... Chairman bao is amazing.. As is the chicken version..
  • Alex M.
    Alex MitowSeptember 27, 2013
    Come for the zip, stay for the double cup (courtesy of Juicy J and 2chainz)
  • Dawance C.
    Dawance CheaNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Soooo gooooood! Every bao is excellent except for the broccoli bao.
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LiNovember 1, 2014
    Highly recommend Chairman Bao and Taro Fries
  • Sean F.
    Sean FlannaganNovember 12, 2011
    This place has so much soul. Try the oyster bao, taro fries and apple sidra.
  • M. K.
    M. K.August 17, 2012
    Asian American culinary brilliance. The hip hop and New Yorkers of color signifies a unique clientele.
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngNovember 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Managers meal. Three delicious meats and delicious taiwanese style cabbage. And apple cidra.
  • Géraud B.
    Géraud BablonApril 25, 2015
    Be warned - the fries are dessert! They're also delicious.
  • Helen S.
    Helen SFebruary 11, 2012
    yummy baos!! luv the selection of hard to find taiwanese beverages (apple sidra, hey song sarsaparilla)
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsFebruary 10, 2013
    It's definitely a popular place, but also an acquired taste and can't say I was much of a fan...
  • Bond Street
    Bond StreetOctober 7, 2016
    "It's a place that immediately made me feel at home." - Rembert Browne, culture critic at large - New York Magazine Read more
  • Michael E.
    Michael EngJune 10, 2014
    The Chairman Bao is delicious!
  • Justine H.
    Justine HongAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chairman bao and taro fries. That sauce is on point.
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerMarch 12
    All about the pork belly bao and fried chicken coffin bun!
  • Rebecca Z.
    Rebecca ZhouJuly 30, 2011
    Birdhaus is out of control - best fried chicken ever. And get the sweet bao fries.
  • Trizzl B.
    Trizzl BeatzNovember 4, 2015
    Awesome Mixture of different food cultures. Love it !!!
  • Mo T.
    Mo TsujimuraJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like oysters, you must get the oyster po bao, it is so good.
  • Cat L.
    Cat LoMarch 11, 2013
    Get the chicken bao!! both chickens!!!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanMay 3, 2015
    $10 credit card minimum so try one of each baos.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsNovember 8, 2015
    Get the fried chicken bao! The pork belly is VERY fatty, if you're into that.
  • Daisy G.
    Daisy GongMarch 16, 2014
    Loved the baos! Try the lemonade - awesome!
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongAugust 13
    yummy, but the baos are rather small. i also enjoyed the taro fries
  • Stefanie C.
    Stefanie CheukJuly 6, 2014
    The Baos are not worth it for $4.05. Ssam bar baos are much better and that's a block away and cheaper. Quality of pork belly was not great and the flavor combinations with the sauces was not great.
  • Loren S.
    Loren ShulmanApril 25, 2013
    Had the special fried fish and taro fries...amazing!!!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WilesJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    late night go to. Atmosphere and music are almost as good as the food.
  • Allison M.
    Allison MartinJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're only getting one, birdhaus. If you're extra hungry, mangers meal
  • Alice C.
    Alice ChaoOctober 6, 2015
    Get the General Bao - it's so deliciously authentic Taiwanese!!!!
  • Laís W.
    Laís WadaOctober 11, 2013
    The fish Bao is fantastic!
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupMarch 15, 2012
    (Eat) The Jeremy Lin Bao by Eddie Huang (Curry pork) is an absolute must...especially while the linsanity lasts!
  • Yasemin A.
    Yasemin ArslanAugust 16, 2014
    Birdhaus bao was delicious. They were out of taro fries so we went with sweet bao fries. It was ok but tasted like plain dough.
  • Rachelle P.
    Rachelle PikeApril 2, 2015
    Chicken. Get the fried chicken anything. Get it.
  • Twiggy S.
    Twiggy SCYMay 12, 2013
    As a Taiwanese, I don't think it's a classic Taiwanese food, but Birdhaus Bao is really good though!!!
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon ChungAugust 12, 2014
    Had really high expectations! The pork was the best, the others were not bad but not what I thought
  • Richard S.
    Richard SternSeptember 3, 2014
    All the bao all the time. Chairman bao and bird house for sure.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SalcedoApril 24
    Been here 10+ times
    The taro fries are the bomb! Love this place!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HSeptember 6, 2012
    Good Taiwanese food but cooks have attitude and service is lacking. Randomly decided they would not be taking orders for 20 mins. Get food from the Taiwanese food truck or Vanessa's dumplings instead
  • Hao C.
    Hao ChenApril 12, 2013
    The open/close info Foursquare app shows seems wrong. Click detailed shop info to check. 2-3 baos is right portion on average.
  • Jannie
    JannieJuly 19, 2013
    Oyster Bao, Porkbelly Bao and Taro Fries and fried chicken!
  • Jon R.
    Jon RiceSeptember 8, 2014
    The Chairman Bao. Get it.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MichelsMay 2, 2012
    Slightly spicy but delicious little meat buns. Good fries too~
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DavisNovember 6, 2011
    Get the broccolino bao if your vegetarian.
  • Nora B.
    Nora BensonMarch 19, 2016
    The Chairman Bao is small but super flavorful
  • Michael L.
    Michael LuckenbillMay 30, 2012
    Best place in New York to get steamed Taiwanese pork buns.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KhokerJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Not exactly sure what a bao is, but its delicious (althoght I only like the chicken version)
  • George L.
    George LeeJuly 6, 2015
    Pork belly and fried fish baos!
  • Champ E.
    Champ EnsmingerAugust 23, 2015
    Fried fish coffin bao, taro fries, and Hey Song Sarsaparilla!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieDecember 14, 2013
    Pork Bao. Ahhhh. Taro fries, a must.
  • Huey O.
    Huey OApril 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I really miss the durian bao fries. Available once upon a time.......
  • My Lists
    My ListsJanuary 26
    Spicy birdhaus bao or Sweet bao with fries.
  • ju j.
    ju juNovember 15, 2016
    The bao tastes no different from any other regular bao, but its organic meat so thats good. For rich Hipsters, they only accept credit card - no homeless aloud. Rude staff, and mediocre looks.
  • Charles C.
    Charles ChiuJanuary 25, 2015
    Cool place for cheap small eats. Go for the bird!
  • Amber
    AmberMarch 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I crave the chairman and birdhaus baos pretty much every week.
  • Joey J.
    Joey JMay 10, 2015
    Food is good, but pricey. $4+ for one bao. Preparing the food takes a while too. First experience was not the greatest.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MillerOctober 14, 2011
    Birdhaus is the best. Broccolino inspired by No. 7 in BK's broccoli tempura
  • Alejandro P.
    Alejandro PortelaNovember 8, 2015
    Chairman Bao is great
  • Dr. P.
    Dr. PloinkyAugust 9, 2014
    Not recommended unless it's late night, you're drunk and want everything fried. Sauce for the taro fries was the best thing.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PMarch 22, 2015
    The best drunk food in New York, yet still excellent sober
  • Leanne Z.
    Good vibes, music, food. Unique cheap lunch.
  • i80and
    i80andJune 25, 2013
    The tofu is PHENOMENAL
  • Paris W.
    Paris WestJanuary 15, 2013
    Hip-hop and Asian food are a match made in heaven.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengSeptember 19, 2015
    The Chairman Bao and Birdhaus!!
  • Jane D.
    Jane DongNovember 8, 2014
    Fried chicken anything here is what I would go for.
  • Denny L.
    Denny LuanFebruary 17, 2015
    Minced pork w rice is like eating in Taiwan, only where the place is blasting to ol dirty bastard.
  • Barton S.
    Barton SmithJune 15, 2015
    Those flavors in that chicken bun. Amazing.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 26, 2015
    $3.50-4 baos, fried fish bao is amazing!!
  • Ana Marie 💃
    Ana Marie 💃March 3, 2015
    Decent steamed buns, especial via delivery with Caviar.
  • Ikai L.
    Ikai LanMay 26, 2013
    Pretty good but pretty pricey. You don't get 3 bad for $5. You get one
  • Barb L.
    Barb LeungMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always ask for extra sauce with your taro fries.
  • Kim Y.
    Kim YNovember 21, 2011
    Birdhaus Bao & Oyster Po Bao is my personal top two !
  • Inje Y.
    Inje YeoMay 11, 2014
    The Chairman Bao 👍👍
  • TheNewConfusion
    TheNewConfusionJanuary 18, 2013
    DO NOT overlook the broccolino option simply because it doesn't have meat. You'll be grateful.
  • Gia K.
    Gia KuanJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oyster-Po bao with jalapeños and pate. Omg amazing.
  • Maya
    MayaNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the adobo chicken and pork boa! Yummy
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSSeptember 9
    Good tofu buns. Card only!
  • Anna L.
    Anna LungFebruary 1, 2012
    All my favorite Taipei night market snacks, bau-ified!
  • Alex
    AlexJune 10, 2016
    Pork Belly and Fried Chicken!
  • L
    LApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Small pork buns but still pretty good (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Chris M.
    Chris MagliuloOctober 8, 2015
    Really like the taro fries!
  • George W.
    George WilksonMay 10, 2013
    They should make their items order-able from a smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz" for free! That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Uiru
    UiruNovember 6, 2014
    Order everything !!!
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrMarch 24, 2016
    Killer dumplings at a great price pt.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MarieAugust 22, 2015
    Try the birdhaus bao - delish!
  • Kt L.
    Kt LacasseJuly 20, 2016
    Tasty quick bite. You'll be impressed!
  • Qi Feng H.
    Qi Feng HuangOctober 7, 2015
    The chairman bao is amazing
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Always great, can't live without a bao!
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralDecember 11, 2016
    Ask for any bun "spicy" style.
  • Sylvia
    SylviaJuly 25, 2016
    Fried fish bao 😘
  • Lin T.
    Lin TangMay 5, 2013
    Miss their old location in lower east side!
  • Julie B.
    Julie BlitzerOctober 29, 2011
    Open until 4am - makes for some great drunk food! Read more
  • Rach ..
    Rach .BMay 3, 2013
    pure foodgasm! taro fries all day errrday baby!
  • Chris T.
    Awesome 4 yrs ago and still awesome :)
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillOctober 20
    The fried chicken bao is next level!
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaJanuary 13, 2016
    Chicken bao is amazing
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaOctober 18, 2014
    Chairman bao good. Sweet potato fries bad
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BoodooApril 8, 2014
    Hip, trendy, and delicious...
  • Bin Y.
    Bin YangOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh man the taro fries are amazing.
  • Alexis M.
    Alexis MichalakisMay 19, 2013
    Haus Bao and coffin Bao are life-altering.
  • Abby B.
    Abby BickelOctober 17
    Chairman Bao!!!
  • Ian L.
    Ian LiuJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Minced Pork Rice Bowls.
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichSeptember 2, 2014
    Not a big fan of Xiao Bao, but def a place to try!
  • Maya
    MayaNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the adobo pork bao!!
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffDecember 5, 2013
    Chengdu chicken with rice and free wifi is the ultimate #NetflixLunch
  • Jacqui
    JacquiMay 4, 2013
    Now selling stumptown stubbies! Sweet
  • Chelle M.
    Chelle MorrisonNovember 13, 2013
    The hours of operation are merely a "suggestion".
  • Rebecca Z.
    Rebecca ZhouAugust 15, 2011
    Just get one of each. Oh and the Bao fries.
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoMay 14, 2015
    Add the chili sauce to everythanggg
  • Aaron
    AaronOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Birdhaus bao is an AWESOME snack!
  • Jeffrey K.
    Hey, it's that guy from Fresh off the Boat.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezFebruary 7, 2015
    A little pleasure while walking in the city.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BApril 6
    Bit slow. Chicken is the best.
  • Sahir J.
    Sahir JaggiNovember 13, 2014
    Everything is really good
  • Zoe R.
    Zoe RiceMarch 16, 2013
    Wagyu bao. Oh wagyu bao. And how.
  • Padraig M.
    Padraig McKeeNovember 22, 2015
    Birdhaus extra spicy is off the charts
  • Amy M.
    Amy MixaOctober 14, 2013
    Bao sweet fries are amazing!
  • David P.
    David ParkApril 27, 2014
    Double up on the Chairman Bao. Then say what up to Eddie Huang
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 9, 2014
    Pork Belly is the play here.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LandersMay 6, 2012
    Skip the pork belly and get the haus bao.
  • Paul E.
    Paul EdwardsSeptember 17, 2011
    Chairman bao and Uncle Jesse are both good
  • Logan S.
    Logan SmithMarch 23, 2014
    Get the taro fries.
  • Robert Tolar H.
    Robert Tolar HainingJune 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The foods still good, but the service has gone downhill. Abysmal staff!
  • Michael D.
    Michael De La RosaJanuary 13, 2015
    Chairman Bao: $4.00
  • Whitney
    WhitneyDecember 20, 2014
    Chairman Bao... Heaven
  • Tito O.
    Tito OrtizDecember 14, 2011
    Amazing tofu and pork belly!!!
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VuDecember 29, 2012
    Bao chicka wow wow!
  • Klaus L.
    Klaus LilandFebruary 12
    Birdhaus baos are the bomb
  • Adam M.
    Adam MastroianniApril 28, 2013
    The fish bao...soo good
  • Ishan C.
    Ishan ChatterjeeDecember 3, 2013
    Stick around and watch Eddie w/ Vice on TV
  • ƄƑıƞe
    ƄƑıƞeAugust 10, 2014
    Birdhaus Bao ... if you know what's good for you!
  • Julia B.
    Julia BürgiDecember 7, 2011
    birdhaus birdhaus birdhaus! and then an uncle jesse too.
  • Adrian S.
    Adrian SeseJune 9, 2014
    Try Fat Bao in Houston,TX much better!
  • David S.
    David SchorrJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes. Yes. And YESSS!
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LiangAugust 15, 2011
    Bao fries w/ black sesame :)
  • Sjoerd
    SjoerdMarch 13, 2015
    Eat all the things!
  • Emily K.
    Emily KuoMarch 5, 2014
    Don't get the soy milk. Way overpriced, comes warm rather than "hot" as advertised, and has a bizarre aftertaste
  • Chris V.
    Chris VelonaMay 3, 2013
    The best and only for the #Gods
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaDecember 1, 2016
    Fried fish 🐟 bao is superior.
  • r t.
    r t.September 5, 2011
    Smallish place, but great food! Read more
  • David B.
    David BFebruary 19, 2014
    Birdhouse bao > chairman bao.
  • Maria C.
    Maria Cruz LeeNovember 1, 2011
    Eddie of BaoHaus is 2nd Generation, American-Born Taiwanese. #Immigrant-owned
  • Jillian
    JillianApril 18, 2016
    All the baos, don't deny yourself.
  • David S.
    David SchorrJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Birdhaus & Haus Bao. Do it.
  • C H.
    C HJuly 23, 2012
    Yummy taro fries!
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamOctober 27, 2015
    Pork buns yes!
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SeguraMay 23, 2013
    Chairman Bao rocks
  • Kaye Y.
    Kaye YoonApril 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat... Everything. Trust me.
  • C L.
    C LSeptember 2
    Pork belly bao
  • Nickolaus S.
    Nickolaus SugaiMay 31, 2013
    They play the Steve Harvey show for you.
  • Juan Héctor A.
    Why do restaurants in NY don't share your WiFi codes, you suck BaoHaus un that
  • Ben R.
    Ben RSeptember 13, 2014
    Birdhaus is the best.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    Get the birdhaus bao
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinMarch 16, 2015
    It's pretty good but nothing amazing
  • Nick C.
    Nick CreeganSeptember 24, 2016
    Fried chicken bao
  • Richie S.
    Richie SiegelFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    uncle jesse ftw!
  • Christy Y.
    Christy YouNovember 4, 2014
    BirdHaus bao taste so good
  • Sheen
    SheenJune 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Uncle jesse is a good man
  • Hannah S.
    Hannah StrausOctober 26, 2014
    Birdhaus bao 👍
  • Sam G.
    Sam GilJanuary 23, 2016
    the pork buns
  • Alex
    AlexJune 10, 2016
    Chairman Bao
  • Maria M.
    Maria MarquesAugust 2, 2012
    <10$ little buns http://www.baohausnyc.com
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffJanuary 21, 2015
    Eddie is the Baosed Gahwd
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KivSeptember 23, 2016
    Chairman bao!
  • Evan
    EvanDecember 31, 2011
    Pork belly FTW!
  • Theodore K.
    Fried chicken 👍
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJuly 31, 2015
    Literally every bao
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan ShanAugust 16, 2013
    They apparently close their kitchen 1hr 10 min before closing
  • ƄƑıƞe
    ƄƑıƞeMay 21, 2013
    catch me if you can twitter.com/djbfine
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoJuly 8, 2015
    Buns are good but small and overpriced.
  • Will H.
    Will HouMay 20, 2012
    chairman bao
  • Patrick Y.
    Patrick YaccoApril 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the birdhaus.
  • Richie S.
    Richie SiegelMarch 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    uncle jesse's are the shit
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithOctober 16, 2015
    Porkbuns!!!
  • D
    DMarch 24, 2015
    Decent and pricey.
  • Tudor M.
    Tudor MustataMay 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Staff goes on breaks without posting it on the door. Disappointing to hear that they aren't taking orders after walking in...
  • Greg D.
    Greg DeocampoOctober 23, 2011
    Get the birdhaus.
  • Vansi
    VansiJuly 22, 2014
    The food was bland and the pork way way too fatty.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Aint no such thing as halfway cooks
  • C L.
    C LSeptember 2
    Overpriced and overhyped
  • Huilin L.
    Huilin LaiSeptember 27, 2013
    This place is overpriced...first and last time...
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