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Sei Less, New York, NY

Sei Less

4.4
4.4
307 Reviews
$31 to $50
Chinese
Curiously nestled behind an enigmatic mural in Midtown, behind a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it door stands Sei Less, a newly minted Asian fusion restaurant. With close proximity to Madison Square Garden and the Garment District, Sei Less is the new hot spot that all fiveboroughs will be talking about.

Designed for evenings of enviable cuisine and distinctive revelry, the spacefeatures seating for 350 guests juxtaposed with a meticulously curatedcollection of modern art and clean lines, alongside traditional, hand carved Asian design elements in an homage to the architectural pagodas ofgenerations’ past.

The curated Pan-Asian menu with a one-of-a-kindcocktail experience as well as mocktails, for the sober-curious set, isdesigned to enhance every evening. In addition to the main dining area,the venue will offer 4 private dining areas to accommodate private parties and events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-2675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Sei Less has private dinning rooms that can accommodate 8 - 300 guests. Please fill out the form on out website for additional information. www.seiless.com

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Cross street

    38th Street Between 7th Avenue & Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway Stops Near Sei Less - 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 307 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We got there early and they were able to accommodate us. The atmosphere was beautiful and the wait staff was very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious and came in a timely fashion! I will definitely be returning!
  2. AS

    AtiaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Awesome experience at Sei Less! We will visit soon!
  3. KP

    KingP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was enjoyable
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    It was very nice
  5. JM

    JanelleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The food didn’t have as much flavor as I thought it would
  6. CS

    ChooseSomethingElse

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Our food was really salty. We ordered all the vegetarian options. The food lacked flavor. The ambiance was nice, the music was loud and the song selections were a bit inappropriate.
  7. RD

    RohanD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The lobster pasta was awful. Couldn’t finish it and it was $85 for a bowl. They charge you there merchant fee on the bill! I’ve never seen that in a restaurant before. I would have paid less if i paid in cash which brings the value of the restaurant to be very low in my eyes! Not upscale as they try to create the ambiance for
  8. S

    Sarah27

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Food was okay. The lychee martini was amazing! Not a lot of options on the menu to choose from and it is a little pricey for the quality and amount you get.
  9. GE

    aGirlgottaEat

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    A few friends and I decided to give Sei Less a try to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Ambiance was very nice and our server was very attentive and friendly. The food was also good, but nothing I would personally rave about or feel would make me return. I scored overall as I did because I did not like the greeting or lack there of I should say, from the hostess or the vibe from the bartenders. Very stand-offish and you are 100% being sized up which is uncomfortable and a shame really. My friends and I agreed we can check this place off the list with no need to return.
  10. LY

    LaurieY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good table, server efficient, not interactive or much help w/ menu.
  11. C

    Chrisv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was GREAT! Food was fresh, came out hot, and super flavorful. The service was flawless, and ambience was perfect. Perfect place to celebrate my fiancé 30th birthday!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your amazing review, Chris! We work really hard to offer the best meal in the best possible ambience. Your feedback reaffirms the hard work we put in everyday. We look forward to having you again.

  12. AW

    AriesW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chicken satay was everything! Lychee Martini omg so good!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Aries! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. During your next visit you should try our Pastrami Spring Rolls, you won't regret it. Hope to see you again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service was spot-on, ambiance is nice but music noise level was a bit loud during dinner hours. Music level made it difficult to hear my dinner party and sometimes the employees.
  14. KG

    KayG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Restaurant. Food and drinks were delicious. Our waiter Alejandro was super nice and profesional. Would recommend this place 100%
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Music was a bit too loud and club-like

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback! We're so sorry to hear that it was a bit too loud during your recent visit. We will take this into consideration that way we are mindful to our other guests while dining as well. Hope to see you again soon.

  16. J

    Jaycee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The chicken dumplings are a must!! Can’t wait to go back !

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your taking the time out to leave us a review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to having you again with us.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for leaving us such an amazing review! We look forward to having you again with us.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I found the noise level for music to be unnecessarily high. This welcomed everyone speaking very loudly in order to have a conversation with the people they’ve chosen to dine with. The food was underwhelming and lacklustre. I ordered two different types of prawn dishes and the prawns in both dishes were over cooked. I also ordered the sea bass which wasn’t that great in terms of flavor and style of cooking. It was slightly overcooked as well. The drinks were good and the server was attentive. Overall, I wouldn’t return. I feel the restaurant is overhyped for what is offered.
  19. KA

    KyeA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Customer service wasn’t good but the food was delicious

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for bringing this to our attention! We always take pride in making sure our guests well taken care, and we're very disappointed this was not met during your recent visit. We will have a talk with our team to ensure this does not happen again. Overall we're happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. Come back, and see us soon.

  20. BP

    BritanyP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    This was my first time at Sei Less. I took my husband out as a late birthday experience. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating to my several food allergies. We had the filet mignon and broccoli, sweet and sour chicken, and shared a pork fried rice. The pork fried rice was really good! The filet mignon and broccoli was decent but had too much cornstarch in the sauce for a traditional brown sauce. Other than that, we enjoyed our time! The drinks were on point!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your great review, Britany! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Sei Less. We look forward to having you again with us.

  21. KF

    KianaF

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and service was superb! Food was just okay! Based on prices I expected more from the food. Drinks were very good!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review, Kiana! We're so sorry that our food did not satisfy your expectations. We always value our customers feedback because it helps us improve for next time. Overall we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time here the service and food is impeccable just like my first time. Music was on point saw a few celebrities there . I’m not usually a dessert person but that cheesecake with that scoop of ice cream PERFECTO. The ambiance and vibes is everything you won’t be disappointed

    Sei LessResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for your review! We work really hard to offer the best meal in the best possible ambience. We're very happy to hear it reflected during your recent visit. Looking forward to having you again.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Ambiance

    Sei LessResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! Hope to see you again soon.

  24. SP

    SherwynP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Loved everything but the wait for entrée was to long waiter look overwhelmed and was gone most of the night. Hopefully when I come back everyone gets the same service not just the stars in the building.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    109% on every aspect
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was great just to many people having phones out with flashes taking 1000 pics which was not a good dinning experience

    Sei LessResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We completely understand how frustrating that can be while dining, and for that we would like to apologize. We will definitely take your review into consideration, and improve for next time.

  27. B

    Bklyngrl2019

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant food was awesome prices were very reasonable

    Sei LessResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you so much for your awesome review! Looking forward to seeing you again.

  28. T

    Tiffany

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The food wasn’t great and definitely didn’t match the price. However the drinks were top tier and loved it very much!
  29. AM

    AnnMarieH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! The drinks, the food, the music, everything was amazing! Perfect for an intimate dinner or a celebration with a group. My husband is already planning an event to go back with more friends!

    Sei LessResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for your amazing review, AnnMarie! We always take pride in making sure our customers experience is up to par, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you again soon.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Me and my friends were really excited to try Sei Less, but we were underwhelmed by the food. The ambiance, decor, music, and service were great!! The food was mediocre. We expected more from the food. We had great service tho; someone always came to our table to make sure we were doing fine. There are so many other restaurants that sell the same food that taste better. I really loved the margarita and lemon drop!! I wouldn’t come back, but I think it’s a good date night experience. The restaurant is dark lit and I loved that look. Overall I would give the service, decor, music, and aesthetic 10/10, but food was a 3/10.

    Sei LessResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for bringing this to our attention! We're very disappointed to hear that our food was not up to standards, and that you will not be coming back. We always value our customers feedback, because it helps us improve for the future. We would love for you to give us another chance, and that way we can make it up to you.

  31. MG

    MarielG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food was not good but ambiance was fun with trendy music.

    Sei LessResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for your review, Mariel! We're so sorry to hear that our food did not satisfy your expectations. We always value customer feedback because it helps us improve in every aspect. We will definitely take this into consideration for the future.

  32. K

    Kayisha

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was presented in a timely manner. The waiter was helpful and informative. Pleasant staff and accommodating.

    Sei LessResponded on June 20, 2022We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share with us your experience at Sei Less NYC. On behalf of our entire team, thank you for allowing us to serve you. We look forward to having you again.

  33. K

    Kathleen

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance is beautiful!! Service was and fast! I didn’t love the nine seasons prawn, it wasn’t bad , but was missing something . The lobster fried rice was amazing!!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback, Kathleen! We're so sorry to hear that you weren't a fan of our Nine Seasons Jumbo Prawns. Overall we're very happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us here at Sei Less. Come back, and see us soon.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was 4/10, great experience and vibe.

    Sei LessResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We're very disappointed that our food was not up to standards. We will take this into consideration, and improve for next time. Overall we're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience we have to offer here at Sei Less NYC. Hope to see you again soon.

  35. R

    Rell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for any Occasion 5⭐️ Everything from the time you walk in to the time you leave🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Sei LessResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for your five star review, Rell! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to having you again.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing!!

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoThank you for leaving us such an amazing review! Hope to see you again soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was ok the valet was not good
  38. d

    duncanp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service, ambient music was loud - affected conversation

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We're so sorry that it was a bit loud while ding at our establishment. Overall we're happy to hear you had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon.

  39. S

    Sherisse

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience especially thanks to our wonderful waiter Alex!!

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for your great review, Sherisse! We always take pride in making sure our customers experience is up to par, and we're so happy to hear we hit the mark for you. We agree Alex is amazing to have on our team. Looking forward to having you again.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary

    Sei LessResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for joining us! We look forward to having you again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sei Less is rated 4.4 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Sei Less

156 W 38th St New York, NY 10018

Additional information

  • Cross street

    38th Street Between 7th Avenue & Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Subway Stops Near Sei Less - 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, S

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Native/Indigenous, Persons with Disabilities, South Asian/Indian, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 586-2675

  • Private party facilities

    Sei Less has private dinning rooms that can accommodate 8 - 300 guests. Please fill out the form on out website for additional information. www.seiless.com

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