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  • Asian Fusion, Health Food, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 14 W 4th St, New York NY10012 40.728308 -73.994973
  • (Btwn Bway & Mercer St)
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  • (212) 505-8934
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User Ratings (Based on 67 reviews)

3.475
Food 3.7 Value 4.0
Service 2.9 Atmosphere 3.3

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 505-8934
Website:
www.dojorestaurant.com
Notes:
Major Credit Cards
Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Cheap Eats, Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Dojo

    Posted by NYCvegan on 04/17/2007

    The soy burger dinner rocks!

    By far the best thing on the menu is the soy burger dinner! It's very filling...and cheap! It comes with a dense soy burger drizzled with carrot dressing, a huge pile of rice (or potatoes) and a small salad. Other goodies include steamed veggies and tofu over brown rice and the tofu salad. Of course, all these things come covered in the carrot dressing...so that's really the best thing here, I guess! As for the complaints about the service...what do you want for a $5 sit down meal???? Besides, they're not THAT slow. Once they come to your table, the food is there in like 30 seconds. Seriously, people, where you gotta go in such a hurry? This place rocks.

  • Dojo

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/19/2007

    Dressing. It's all about the dressing.

    Say what you want about Dojo. Yes, the service is frustratingly slow. And I can't really comment on most of the food--because all I ever have here is anything I can smother in the glorious, glorious Dojo carrot tahini dressing. The Dojo salad is my favorite vehicle for it, with a generous amount of cheese, fresh avocado, and sprouts. I usually get a large side of extra dressing and home fries to dunk in it. Honestly, the dressing is that good. I live in London now, and it's one of the few foods I truly long for over here. If you can't stand the service, just pick up a pint for your salad at home. Nothing beats it.

  • Dojo

    Posted by cocoNUT on 03/16/2007

    Not worth the service

    The food here is inexpensive, yes, and often soggy, but with the tahini sauce your salad or burger can actually taste good sometimes. However, the service can be so bad that I'd rather pay a few bucks more elsewhere not to put up with it. For fear of my review not being published, I'll refrain from using the kind of words I'd like to use to describe some of the waitresses here. They are so rude -- and consistently so. Not only do they slam your plates on the table in front of you, they groan if you ask them for water, salt/pepper, ketchup, or anything else that should be at the table and part of the service. They are also quite obnoxious while taking your order. My bill was $8 one day, and when I put down a $20, the obnoxious waitress said thank you and walked off with it saying goodbye. When I told her I needed change, she threw the bill back at me and told me to go to the cashier. Was she *really* expecting a $12 tip for her obnoxiousness? Sorry, I'd rather make my own sandwiches to save money than go to this place.

  • Dojo

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2007

    Challah French Toast

    The best reason to go : Challah French Toast. DELICIOUS! That's why I go at least once a week - Fabulous!

  • Dojo

    Posted by nyu student on 11/28/2006

    the best place to go when broke

    A good place to go when you don't have much money in your pocket. Service is quick. The place is crowded and noisy but it's never uncomfortable. The "Japanese Specialties" are terrible. Avoid them at all costs. The breakfast/brunch specials are the best and you can order them until 5pm. Also, the sandwiches and salads are decent. The best meal value is the soy burger dinner or the hijiki tofu dinner. Both under $6 including tax and tip. It's not the best food in the area but it is good enough and healthier than other options for the same money.

  • Dojo

    Posted by Victor on 07/29/2006

    Low Quality at a Low Price

    My SO and I had dinner at Dojo. She ordered a veggie burger with a side salad and requested the dressing/sauce on the side. I ordered the niso soba soup (in miso broth) with beef, as well as a cold beer (perfect on a hot, humid summer day). My girlfriend’s food arrived, but it was smothered in sauce, with additional dressing on the side (for which we were charged extra). Considering that we were seated right next to the bar, I expected my Heineken to arrive in a flash, but no such luck (although my beer turned out to be the only satisfactory part of my experience at Dojo). As for my main course, the niso soba in miso broth with beef was poor. The broth seemed to be an over-salted beef consommé rather than a miso base. The “beef” in the bowl in fact was 3 or 4 strips of flesh comprised primarily of sinew with merely a smidgen of stringy meat attached thereto. The soba noodles resembled no soba I had even encountered before -- the noodles seemed to be durum semolina linguini or thin spaghetti trying to act as soba, which is supposed to be made of buckwheat flour and wheat flour. The veggies in the soup were scant: a couple bits of squash and some carrot. The wonderful pieces of fish cake and the chunks of Asian veggies that one generally expects in a soup made with soba noodles? Totally absent. My final word about Dojo: Sayonara.

  • Dojo

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2006

    Yummy and cheap

    I dont know how many times ive been here... anyhow, the food is delicious and cheap, and the service is super fast. i go to the bathroom and the food is already there. i would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for good, vegetarian and... scrumptuous food and dessert!

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