Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Nishi takes reservations here.

There is no dress code at any of our restaurants. All of our restaurants are wheelchair accessible.

What kind of cuisine is it?
We serve Italian-inspired dishes using unexpected techniques and ingredients.

Can large parties be accommodated at Nishi?
Due to the size of Nishi, space is limited, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Are there vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free items?
Please alert your server as to any allergies or special dietary needs you may have. We can accommodate vegetarians and dietary restrictions; however, due to our changing menu, accommodations are made on a case by case basis.

Can we bring our own wine?
Yes. Our corkage fee is $30 per 750mls, with a maximum of four bottles per table.

Are reservations taken?
Yes, we take reservations for lunch and dinner.

Are take out or delivery orders accepted?
We accept take out orders, and we offer delivery Monday – Friday during lunch through Caviar.

May I make a reservation for someone else?
You may, but please be sure that the person attending the reservation is fully aware of our cancellation policy and has a copy of the confirmation email to bring with them to the reservation. To avoid any confusion, please also send us a note to let us know that the change is taking place.

Why don’t you accept phone reservations?
Nishi’s reservation system is completely automated. Our online reservation system is the fairest way to offer reservations for the limited seats we have.

What if I need to change my party size?
For a la carte dinner reservations, we cannot increase party sizes due to space limitations, and we cannot decrease party sizes because our system is entirely automated. If you would like to change your party size, you must cancel your reservation and make a new one.

How many days in the future are available for booking online?
For a la carte dinner reservations, our calendar always shows 30 days including the current day.

What is the maximum number of people I can make a reservation for?
If you are interested in dining with a group of 6 or more, please contact

I am going to be late for my reservation. What should I do?
Out of respect for the guests coming in after you, we can only hold your table for 15 minutes. If you are going to be late please call 646-518-1919, and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

I need to cancel my reservation. What should I do?
To cancel, click on the cancellation link in your confirmation email.

May I bring an outside cake to my meal?
Please note, we do not allow outside food of any kind. We can also provide Milk Bar cakes and pies to enjoy with your meal if ordered 72 hours in advance of your reservation date.  For more info, please contact us by clicking “contact” above.

Can I have a private event at Nishi?
Yes. Please email for more information.

Do you sell & accept Momofuku gift cards?