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55 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10010 40.74104 -73.992269
between Fifth and Sixth Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-8007 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Eclectic/Global, Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F, M at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Many restaurants have sprung from the spicy, seafood-based collision of Japanese and South American cuisines. Vela follows in the formidable footsteps of Nobu and SushiSamba: Brazil meets Japan in dishes like smoked yellowtail sashimi with mango salsa, Wagyu rib-eye with black beans and purple mashed potatoes, and organic pan-seared duck with tropical fruit and sangria reduction.

Recommended Dishes

Smoked yellowtail sashimi, $16; pan-seared duck, $24