Graffiti, East Village, NYC


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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Braised Pork Buns

Graffiti is chef Jehangir Mehta’s delightful Lower East Side restaurant serving super imaginative small plates.

Chef Mehta, originally from India, was a former Jean Georges pastry chef. He has since been with several successful restaurateurs and been featured on Food Network’s Iron Chef.

The eclectic menu at Graffiti offers plates to be shared priced at $7, $12, and $15. The food is Indian in essence but is dressed up with influences from all imaginable cuisines. Each dish is delightful. My favorites were the Zucchini Hummus Pizza & Braised Pork Buns.

“Cozy” is the word for the tiny space which is BIG on flavors and character. The service is wonderful and super friendly and the atmosphere is really homey.

This spot really does have soul and should be on your “must do list”


Here is some of what we ate:


Green Mango Paneer


Chili Pork Dumplings grapefruit confit


Zucchini Hummus Pizza


Braised Pork Buns apricot chutney


Duck Portobello Gratinee mustard onion confit


Green Chili Shrimp mirin daikon moong salsa