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25 W. 8th St., New York, NY 10011 40.732765 -73.997567
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-9888 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10:45 p.m.; Sat., noon-10:45 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-10:45 p.m.

Nearby Subway Stops

A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

Canal St. to 25th St., First Ave. to West Side Hwy.


The focus at Rasa is Malaysian street food. The owners, siblings who grew up an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur, import nearly all ingredients directly from Malaysia, and the quality is apparent in dishes like the Rendang beef, which is gently simmered in lemongrass, lime leaves, coconut flesh and milk, and a mix of exotic spices, including galangal and turmeric leaves. You can select from a series of distinctly Malaysian options as well as a variety of well-executed Singaporean and Japanese plates, ranging from pad Thai to drunken noodles served with tofu, chicken, beef, shrimp, or squid. There's also a long list of special sushi rolls consisting of standard options, and soon some with more of a Malaysian flair, like a sambal peanut roll and a tamarind spider roll, will be added to the list. If Rasa has one downfall, it's the lack of atmosphere: the décor is stark and simple. But the lychee mojitos should help with that.

Recommended Dishes

Malaysian chicken curry, $14; pad Thai, $11; tiger roll ($16)