Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Hot Kitchen

104 Second Ave. (E. 6th St.) Send to Phone
212-228-3090 | Order Now! | Menu
The name of this Sichuan restaurant in the East Village is apropos.

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Hot Kitchen Restaurant Review

: It’s hard to believe, sitting in Hot Kitchen, eating better-than-average Sichuan dishes, that you’re not deep into Queens. This is the East Village. No long subway ride necessary. The predictably long menu has everything from classics, such as good salt and pepper shrimp and shredded duck with ginger, to more adventurous options like pig intestines and braised frog. We also recommend the pork with chestnuts and that old standby: ma po tofu, which is both hearty and spicy at the same time. Wash it all down with a couple bottles of Tsingtao. After all, your taste buds may need some cooling down.
Check out hip and new NYC restaurants to try right now
New & Hip NYC Restaurants

Check out what's new and trendy on NYC's dining scene with GAYOT's list of restaurants to try right now.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.