Kuma Inn

Restaurants, Filipino Lower East Side
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Kuma Inn
A clandestine second-floor location makes this dinner-only spot feel like a true find. Chef King Phojanakong channels his culinary pedigree (including stints at Daniel and Danube), along with his Thai and Filipino heritage, into elegantly presented small plates, such as an omelette studded with plump Washington Bay oysters, and hunks of seared ahi tuna luxuriating in a spicy miso vinaigrette. Desserts like the coconut ginger rice pudding, and a custardy twist on key lime pie made with kalamansi, might inspire you to keep your discovery close to your vest.


Venue name: Kuma Inn
Address: 113 Ludlow St
New York
Cross street: between Delancey and Rivington Sts
Opening hours: Sun–Wed 6–11pm; Thu–Sat 6pm–midnight
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: Average small plate: $9. Cash only
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Moriah S

I will agree with the person below me that it is not cheap and as everything is small plates, it adds up quickly. We knew this going in so we made sure to ask the server what plates would be best for sharing and their appropriate sizes. We also asked what could not be missed and discovered the pan-fried rice crepes which were UNREAL. I can't describe them because it wouldn't do it justice. Also it's BYO which is great!

Ariel A

This place is anything but 1 dollar sign. It is a tapas place (tiny appetizers) so everything is super small and super pricey. Also the things we did order weren't good at all. I won't be back.