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Pepela

Pepela Restaurant, New York, is a fusion of modern European and traditional Georgian cuisine situated between Rosé Hill and the Flatiron District. The posh maisonette offers an area for cocktails upstairs while downstairs offers comfortable dining and entertainment. With a variety of fish, vegetable and light meat dishes, Pepela captures the palettes of even the most critical gastronomists New York produces. Sophisticated and charming, Pepela offers patrons a warm welcome and experience that is sure to bring them back.
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39 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(39 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 39 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(20)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(4)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(17)
  • fit for foodies(16)
  • romantic(15)
  • special occasion(13)
  • good for groups(9)
  • hot spot(4)
Pepela Reviews List
Review 1 for Pepela
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Horrible!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"My meal consisted of boiled frozen mixed vegetables like you can buy at Costco. Food was so bland. Waitstaff was hostile and took forever. Strange ambiance with live music by a man with a keyboard."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
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Review 3 for Pepela
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Good atmosphere for dining. Our waitress Christina was fantastic. But the food was bland and tasteless."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2005
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Review 4 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
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Review 5 for Pepela
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2010
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2010
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Review 6 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2011
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went out with 8 people and were able to get a reservation last minute. The ambiance was great but the service, although friendly, was very slow. We were a group who wanted to hang out but the length of time between getting our appetizers and entrees, even though there were no other large groups in the restaurant, was significant and slightly frustrating. Our servers were friendly and attentive."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 7 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was not as good as usual. We tried a new vegetarian dish and it was pretty bland. But we love this restaurant and will be back as well as recommend it to others"
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2010
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Review 8 for Pepela
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Service very good; nice room downstairs. My "chicken and tomatoes in Georgian spices" (first item on the mains menu) was a tiny portion (3 cubes of chicken breast) in a basic fricasee. Quite underwhelming. The cheese bread appetizer, however, was excellent."
Dined on 11/09/2015
 2005
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Review 9 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
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Review 10 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Georgian cuisine experience in Manhattan. Tasty! Georgian wines a bit overpriced:)"
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2013
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Review 11 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/20/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 12 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/28/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Went for my B-Day; excised my expectations!

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Dined on 8/23/2015
 2008
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 7/07/2015
 2009
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/07/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/04/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 16 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/03/2015
 2000
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Review 17 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2015
 2012
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/30/2015
 2012
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Review 18 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2009
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/28/2015
 2009
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Review 19 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/14/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 20 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sampling Georgian Cuisine in Manhattan

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"All traditional Georgian food was good, with exception of "Khinkali" that was on dry side - did not have enough juice. I was surprised that there was no "Kuchmachi" on the menu, which is a staple for Georgian cuisine, and even more surprised that waitress didn't know about such a dish. Other minor shortcomings: waitress abandoned us for quite a while when it was time for coffee, so I had to go find her, and there was no Turkish coffee available, which is another staple in Georgia. Overall, both, food and wine (including "Chacha"), were excellent."
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
-2points
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Review 21 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Reliably good quality

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My return visit was even more enjoyable. I returned for an early dinner. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection. These service was as attentive and helpful as in my prior visit. I recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
+3points
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Review 22 for Pepela
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

stay away

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Pretentious and overprice place. They include 20% gratitude for 2 people in the bill...-37"
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2008
-4points
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Review 23 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Enjoyable dinner

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food and décor are both very enjoyable. It is a good place to celebrate a special day such as an anniversary. The service is friendly and attentive. The menu is varied with many healthy choices. My lamb dish was very tasty and nicely presented. Definitely worth a return visit."
Dined on 2/08/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
+5points
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Review 24 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very Satisfied

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went here for the second time. The food and the service are excellent. I will be back again!"
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
+5points
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Review 25 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great time!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The staff was excellent and the ambience exquisite! Would highly recommend for a dinner date!"
Dined on 2/02/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
+4points
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Review 26 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

beautiful decor, polite friendly staff

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"gorgeous elegant space, very tastefully decorated. The staff was welcoming and friendly, and the food is delicious! Fresh and clean vegan and vegetarian options too. We had an early dinner so we left before the entertainment/music started. At that time it was very quiet, but i understand it livens up later in the evening. Highly recommend."
Dined on 1/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
+3points
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Review 27 for Pepela
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great secret gem!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Totally loved this place! Its completely unexpected frim the entrance to Gabriel at the door to the live music!! Food is very good and georgian wine is amazing! Def. will be revisiting!!"
Dined on 1/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list
+3points
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Review 28 for Pepela
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Unique and delicious!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food is Georgian (as in former Soviet republic not the US state) and it is memorable. Service was fantastic, too. But, seriously, go for the food and the ambience. We went on a Thursday night and there was a singer there who was quite good as well. Highly recommend this hidden gem - in a brownstone, looks like you're entering someone's home but it sets the perfect atmosphere for dinner."
Dined on 11/06/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
+4points
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Pepela
Based on the average of (11) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
8 out of 9 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate