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Nana

155 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
nr. Lincoln Pl.
718-230-3749

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6
Food: 8
Service: 4
Décor: 5
"Mixed Reviews"

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67% would go back.

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So-so food, surprisingly noisy

By nrogersumich on 2/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Food is passable, but nothing special. Remember that "best sushi in Park Slope" is like saying "best burger in Mumbai" -- what's the competition, and around at who's eating there?! While that's no surprise, what is suprising is how loud their dinner DJ plays his Hotel Costes CD. So loud that we couldn't hear each other over the table and gave up on talking. When we complained, they turned it down... until our food came. Having locked us in, they cranked it right back up again. Frankly, Hotel Costes sounds better in my apt.

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60 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

Best in the neighborhood, but...

By nrogersumich on 1/24/2009

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

Despite still being a sit-down restaurant, Saturday nights at Nana are like having dinner at a nightclub, complete with live DJ playing Café del Mar and Hotel Costes CDs. Go another night if you want to hear the person you have met for dinner. A fun idea if you have a restaurant designed for the sound, but Tao this is not – the staff can't even hear you order. Good place the rest of the week, just avoid the DJ nights.

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57 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

Great Malaysian/Singaporean food; decent pan-Asian standards

By hautepanda on 3/11/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Nana is a surprisingly solid Straits Chinese restaurant grafted onto the back of your standard neighborhood Japanese restaurant. The stir-fries have that authentic wok-tossed smokiness. In general the noodle dishes (listed as "sides") are their best: my favorites are the "flat noodle hot pot" (i.e. chow fun) and "angel hair" (i.e. mee fun). Roti canai has delicious, flaky roti in an average sauce. The laksa (lunch special only) is fresh, chewy noodles in the same sauce as the roti. The tofu in the "Green curry tofu" is meltingly soft with a hint of crispness in the skin. Avoid: sushi, won ton, any dish over $15.

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