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14 W. 4th St., New York, NY, 10012
at Mercer St.

Avg. Rating

Food: 4
Service: 3
Décor: 3
"Not Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

33% would go back.

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New York's Worst Restaurant

By jameshetfield on 4/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The food here is bad and always has been bad. The atmosphere sucks and is mostly NYU freshmen who want to drink for cheap and not be carded. Really, go anywhere except here. Treat yourself and pay an extra $3 for lunch at Red Bamboo across the park or at Atlas on 2nd Ave or even at Think Coffee around the corner on Mercer. There are plenty of cheap eats in this area and Dojo is certainly the worst of them. I've been twice in the past six years and have regretted it both times.

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112 out of 207 people found this review helpful.

Lost My Appetite for Dojo

By Lulabell on 1/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Dojo used to be my favorite restaurant to meet friends or grab something on my own because the food was good and really inexpensive, although the service was always a bit slow. However, I was there very recently and the food was bad. My friend and I ordered from the brunch menu and I got steak and eggs overeasy. The steak was tough, but easy to cut because it was paper thin (no kidding) and the eggs were cooked through, and all of it very greasy. My friend ordered eggs benedict and the eggs were cooked solid. I also ordered a cappuccino and our server let it sit on the bar for five minutes while she had a personal conversation with another server so that it cooled off and I finally had to ask her about getting it. She was a little too nasty about saying, "It is coming!" And, as it turned out to have no foam, it was a latte anyway. We were the very first customers to enter the door on a Saturday morning and I was grossed out by the bathroom. Inexcusable.

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204 out of 404 people found this review helpful.

Best Soy Burger Ever!

By livmew on 7/11/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have to say that I don't agree with Matt Gross one bit. Every time I come into the city, I make it a point to stop at Dojo and grab a soy burger with their amazing tahini dressing (which I always take home for future salads). For about $5, you can get a soy burger, brown rice, and a salad! The prices ARE cheap, but the food (at least what is vegan/vegetarian) is absolutely delicious. Perfect for NYU students, vegetarians, and anybody looking for a cheap, yet filling meal.

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