Frequently Asked Questions

What does Nishi mean?
Nishi means “west” in Japanese.

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

Who is the chef at Nishi?
Nick Tamburo is the Chef de Cuisine of Nishi. David Chang is the Chef and Founder of Momofuku.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies?
Yes. Please alert our team of any special dietary needs you have, and they’ll be able to help identify appropriate offerings. Due to our constantly evolving menus, we can make accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

Is Nishi wheelchair accessible?

Do you take reservations? Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes. We take reservations but save a portion of our dining room for walk-ins. We accept reservations through OpenTable and by calling the restaurant at 646.565.4109  Reservations are available 30 days in advance, including the current day.  If you are interested in dining with a group of 6 or more, please contact

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

Can I bring my own wine?
Yes. Our corkage fee is $35 per 750mls, with a maximum of four bottles per table. Please note, we do not allow corkage for wines that appear on our list.

Can I bring my own cake? 
Please note, we do not allow outside food of any kind. We can 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 sending us a message here.

Do you do take-out orders or delivery?
We accept take out orders, and we offer delivery Monday – Friday during lunch through Caviar.

Do you sell & accept Momofuku gift cards?
Yes. Gift cards can be purchased online or at any of our restaurants. NYC gift cards are redeemable at our restaurants in New York, Washington, and Los Angeles. Please note, Momofuku gift cards are not redeemable at Momofuku Las Vegas or Fuku.