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Maharlika

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
East Village
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111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2962
+1 646-392-7880
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving for some filipino food in New York and Maharlika is the place to go. A young and dynamic team will receive you. Very friendly and funny. I sat at the bar where I also ate. You are served quickly and food is divine. Sarap! Had the salmon sinigan. A dish to advice.

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Thank Jeremie W
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My bf and I have been regulars here ever since we discovered it a month or 2 ago. The food and service are both top notch. It's best for brunch and Sunday evening pris fixe imo. Make sure you try the garlic rice and Filipino Flash!

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Thank Marielle S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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372 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We're from Hawaii where Filipino restaurants are everywhere. However Maharlika is a fine Filipino restaurant, with unusual dishes and that made it very special. Unusual to see Balut and Spam Fries on the menu. Liked the atmosphere and casual dining area. It's a small spot, so it can get busy.

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Thank Hawaiian555
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The purple yam waffles w sweet coconut syrup were scrumptious! The atmosphere and decor were gorgeous too and great personal service. The sausage was delicious too! A must try for a new cuisine. Well done!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great find! We were craving for authentic Filipino cuisine and found this restaurant! Savory dishes and lush desserts galore! The price is right, and this restaurant truly enriches the " flavor " of the East Village. Come hungry!

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Thank arpisturista
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited Maharlika over the weekend as my daughter was needing her Filipino food fix. We were lucky to get a table that night as the place was packed. Hubert the waiter was helpful, friendly and funny. We had the spring rolls, the pok pok appetizers, sizzling sisig, the pata confit, bok choy and garlic fried rice. The food was... More 

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Thank TanEugene
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's authentic Philippine cuisine at its best cooked the modern way. Try their cocktails that goes well with the dishes. All we ordered were good but the Ube Waffle Fried Chicken and Pork Sisig stands out. Sisig is what Derek Jeter commented once in an article as a dish "to die for".

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Thank rablan
Westport, Connecticut
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163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We had an extended family brunch at Maharlika. Although initially disappointed that they only offered the brunch menu on Sundays, we were pleasantly surprised. The servers were very friendly and helpful. The space is tight, but the decor is fun and eclectic. The general menu offers a very wide selection of Filipino dishes and amusingly named drinks. The lumpia were... More 

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Thank lisa d
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, I decided to go for a heavier than usual, albeit late, lunch. I don't know how I heard about Maharlika but I was so focused on going to this sole Filipino establishment in the East Village, if not in Manhattan. The place itself can be considered a hole in the wall - not as... More 

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Thank OletAbad
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with friends to sample the food. Service is great, the menu and specials are well explained. The food we very good the wife and friends are a Pilipino so they all really enjoyed many items from the menu.

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Thank Georaider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Philippine, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2962
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 646-392-7880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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