Kuma Inn

113 Ludlow St (at Delancey St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Closed until 6:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Sun
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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  • "it's BYOB so plan ahead. i recommend september wines..." (17 tips)
  • "The rice crepes are great. If you need cash (cash only)..." (7 tips)
  • "... Chinese sausages and pork buns are a must. If they have the seafood salad..." (9 tips)
  • Time Out New York

    Impress your date at this intimate dinner spot, which offers shareable Asian “tapas” created by chef King Phojanakong. The small plates are also affordable, with most in the $7–$12 range. Read more

    Time Out New York · February 1, 2012
  • Dens

    Feels more cool than the food is good (hidden staircase, no sign). Pass on the paella, but shoot for the chinese sausages. ps: BYOB.

    Dens · July 19, 2011
  • Village Voice

    This Choice Eats attendee brought Adobo & Atcharra: Pork Belly braised in soy, vinegar and garlic with pickled vegetables

    Village Voice · December 20, 2010
  • naveen

    Check out Kuma Inn. I think I went here many years ago and downed three giant bottles of sake. don't remember. must go back to check out -- go up flight of stairs

    naveen · January 28, 2009
  • harryh

    Asian small plates. Dishes you'll definitely want to order: Chinese sausages and the mushrooms with bamboo shoots.

    harryh · March 8, 2009
  • Michael K.

    Bring a bottle of wine (small cork fee) and get tons of small dishes including the Chinese sausages.

    Michael Karnjanaprakorn · April 4, 2009
  • Jeremy K.

    Easy to miss - go through the red doors and up the stairs! Mushrooms/bamboo was delicious, but the reason to come here is the "hidden" vibe + BYOB!!

    Jeremy Kuriloff · August 23, 2013
  • Village Voice

    Village Voice is excited to have Kuma Inn at the 2012 Choice Eats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ

    Village Voice · February 22, 2012
  • Zeb D.

    the pork buns are recklessy great!

    Zeb Dropkin · August 6, 2009
  • Kathryn Y.

    Go to Kuma Inn. Order the Chinese sausage with lime, and the garlic rice. Match made in heaven.

    Kathryn Yu · March 16, 2009
  • Village Voice

    Kuma Inn (& 50+ other eateries) will be sampling their fare at our 2013 Choice Eats tasting event on 3/19 - can't wait! http://ow.ly/h6OAc

    Village Voice · January 25, 2013
  • Alice H.

    BYOB! That's all you need to know...

    Alice Hu · December 19, 2012
  • Brad L.

    Don't sleep on the rice crepes and the chicken wings adobo. Get some sticky rice to ball up and dunk in the wing sauce. Eat with your hands!

    Brad Lauster · November 13, 2012
  • Mercy M.

    In swahili... They'd serve something very different!!

    Mercy Murugi · April 11, 2012
  • Sara D.

    BYOB, great intimate date spot. The edamame are served in some kind of unbelievable oil/dressing. The Chinese sausages and pork buns are a must. If they have the seafood salad special, try that too.

    Sara Daino · September 27, 2011
  • Jonathan L.

    Chinese sausage is great. And comes with a HOT sauce to match.

    Jonathan Landau · August 4, 2011
  • Shan P.

    A great twist on Filipino food. As a Filipino I've never found Filipino food to be so delicate until now. Love the fried pork belly and the pancit was nice and tart. MUST try the thai chili ice cream!

    Shan Pooviriyakul · August 18, 2010
  • Tyler R.

    Go to Kuma Inn and get the Chinese Sausage and Garlic Rice. Amazing stuff.

    Tyler Reed · September 12, 2009
  • Alex G.

    Chicken adobo is really good.

    Alex Godin · January 21, 2013
  • Ella E.

    Oh my goodness Chinese sausage with chili lime sauce is heavenly dish. Amazing flavors in everything. BYOB but they have beer and wine too. Yum yum yum.

    Ella Evans · September 17, 2012

    The best : chinese sausages and the mushrooms with bamboo shoots

    RODRIGO CORREA · August 23, 2012
  • Timothy F.

    White washed filipino food. If you want something authentic filipino, this is not it.

    Timothy Floro · April 20, 2012
  • Josephine D.

    Absolute nom. Inspired by Filipino & Thai influences, Chef King Phojanakong creates tastiness like scallops w bacon & kalamansi & lechon kawali. Go thru the unmarked door & upstairs to find this gem.

    Josephine Dorado · April 12, 2012
  • Suraj 🙇

    Come for the Chinese Sausage, stay for the pork buns

    Suraj 🙇 · December 13, 2011
  • Jamie W.

    LOVE THIS PLACE! Everything I've had here has been fantastic! The rice crepes and the sauteed chinese sausage are my favorites. Delish! And it's byob so the bill is always so reasonable.

    Jamie Witover · November 23, 2011
  • Nancy C.

    Chinese sausage and garlic sticky rice!!!! Yuuuummm

    Nancy C · November 11, 2011
  • Jake S.

    Meh. It's okay. Just overpriced for mediocrity

    Jake Simms · October 14, 2011
  • Jason L.

    byob, $1 corkage

    Jason Lee · September 24, 2011
  • Jen B.

    Two words: PORK BUNS. also, BYOB for a small corkage fee.

    Jen Balisi · August 18, 2011

    Tiny asian tapas restaurant - seats about 20 tops. Chinese sausage, pork buns, and coconut rice are some of my faves. Never disappoints.

    RACHELISTA · May 19, 2011
  • Aly

    the chinese sausage and the pork buns are to die for. and byob is always a blast!

    Aly · March 22, 2011
  • Kitty B.

    Smells SO good in here

    Kitty Boo · January 27, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Mussels With Coconut Curry and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · January 5, 2011
  • Find. Eat. Drink.

    The rice crepes are great. If you need cash (cash only) there is a ATM in the Duane Reade across the street.

    Find. Eat. Drink. · October 21, 2010
  • Charles B.

    love this place. the chinese sausage will change your life. drunken spicy shrimp, pork buns, and the garlic rice are also musts. Do it.

    Charles B · June 10, 2010
  • Fritz D.

    Favorite place to eat in NYC and I'm not just saying that because the owner's a friend. Awesome Asian-fusion.

    Fritz Desir · September 8, 2009
  • Lu L.

    We were the first people to walk in and we were the last get our food. I would say, they are racist against their own race as everyone is white and I'm Filipino.

    Lu L. · March 12
  • Village Voice

    Village Voice is proud to welcome Kuma Inn to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! http://bit.ly/1cRzdNV. Creative dishes like noodle crepes with Thai marinara sauce will definitely not bore you.

    Village Voice · March 5
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    Pete Kuri · February 21
  • Kurt J.

    Everything is incredible

    Kurt J · February 15
  • Fabien B.

    Try the Coconut And Lemongrass Panna Cotta (via @Foodspotting)

    Fabien Butazzi · February 10
  • Fabien B.

    The coconut and lemongrass panna cotta was fantastic but I can't say the same for the rest: inedibly burned pork belly and overcooked octopus. I'm sure it's just very unfortunate but still... :(

    Fabien Butazzi · February 10
  • antonio

    Definitely stick around for dessert!

    antonio · February 4
  • Luke H.

    The sauce that comes with the muscles is To Die For!

    Luke Haseloff · January 14
  • Suzanne W.

    Doesn't quite live up to the hype but the pork buns are a highlight.

    Suzanne Weinstock · December 12, 2013
  • Alex K.

    Call in advance to ensure you have a table, I recommend the strip steak if they have it-- it has this universal grandma's homemade flavor that can't be beat.

    Alex Koplin · November 16, 2013
  • Johannes S.

    Drunken Shrimp, Chinese Sausage and Shrimp dumplings! If you take the tuna tartar, make sure you get it before anything else, as it works more like a salad.

    Johannes Schunter · September 15, 2013
  • Nisha C.

    Get the drunken spicy shrimp.

    Nisha Chittal · August 30, 2013
  • Heidi T.

    Hard to find but well worth it. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend the tuna tartar, Chinese sausage and the garlic rice is fab. Everything was great.

    Heidi T · June 18, 2013
  • Marta D.

    Tiny, but you can find nights to go without much wait. Everything great - especially rice crepes, Chinese sausage, and tuna tartare! BYOB w/ low corkage, but cash only.

    Marta D. · May 25, 2013

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