Sun-Fri, 11am-11pm; Sat, 11am-midnight
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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Houston St. to 23rd St., FDR Dr. to Sixth Ave.
Oda House brings the rare-for-Manhattan cuisine of Georgia to the East Village, and if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tucking into that country’s gut-busting fare, you know that it’s something worth getting excited about. Chef-partner Maia Acquaviva’s menu doesn’t stint on the classics. There’s Georgian shish kebab, the slow-cooked lamb dish called chakapuli, the titanic soup dumplings known as khinkali, and a section devoted to khachapuri, the excellent Georgian cheese breads, variously stuffed and topped. The space is small, but there’s room enough for a two-man band that plays traditional music on weekends with the kind of fervor you might associate with an old East Village punk-rock venue.