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Sei Less, New York, NY

Sei Less

4.4
4.4
502 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


Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Pan-Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 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 502 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Chinese

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  1. DM

    DMRob

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very nice ambiance, food and drinks were very good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server was no good, they forgot half of o
  3. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sei Less was an excellent dining experience. Very cute & unique place with wonderful servers, good cocktails, and delicious food!
  4. Q

    Q123

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was very rushy! A person from my party was coming from out of town and they were rushing us because we were running behind with our reservation. The staff kept passing by every 5 minutes watching you.. so you can’t even eat in peace. Literally they kept passing our table and making us feel like we just wanted to leave.
  5. A

    Anita

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    We made a reservation for 7:30. Two out of three had arrived. We were told to wait by the bar until the third person showed up. No seats at the bar. We stood for an hour and waited until our friend arrived. We were then told that we lost our reservation and had to remain by the bar. The hostess was very unaccomodating and very unwelcoming. Food service took very long. Definitely not going back.
  6. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service5ambience5
    Recommend a dress code and noise level for others be toned down.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Will be back often.

    Sei LessResponded 5 days agoYour review made our day! We can't wait to have you again with us.

  8. S

    Sometimes1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good service, decent food. Overall value is disappointing. If you like food that just has the allure quality then its for you. Portions are a bit small for the price point. Atmosphere is cool.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful will go again
  10. CW

    CodineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance was perfect and the food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for your excellent review, Codine! It's our pleasure to provide the best possible experience to our guests, and we're very happy to hear that this was reflected during your recent visit with us. We look forward to the next time we're able to serve you again.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time here and I love everything about this establishment. The ambiance, the music selection they had playing was a vibe and catered to everyone. Very peaceful environment. The food was 10/10 for me. Would definitely make this my new spot when I come to NY.

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022You don't know how much your amazing feedback means to us here at Sei Less! We look forward to having you again whenever you visit NYC.

  12. LD

    LaDashaH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was satisfying. The staff is pleasant and attentive.

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for your great review! Our team will be more than happy to hear that their hard work has paid off. Hope to see you again soon.

  13. PT

    PreTheatrePerfection

    San Antonio

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Very creative menu. We never moved further than the appetizers because they were so intriguing. Highly recommend.

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Your review made our day! We're so happy to hear that your experience while dining here with us here at Sei Less has been nothing short of perfect. Hope to serve you again.

  14. CB

    CherB46

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    My table wasn’t ready so I got a drink at the bar only to be charged gratuity and tip for the drink… finally got set… a very rushed experience also charge gratuity and tip for a party of two the fired rice not only was a small portion but also had a cat food smell to it, wouldn’t recommend
  15. r

    rk602

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    They cleared my plate while I was still eating
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance and food are the perfect combinations.

    Sei LessResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for taking the time out to share your review! We do all we can to provide our guests with the best experience and it always makes our day when a guest appreciates it. Hope to serve you again soon.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really really good service and food was amazing

    Sei LessResponded on November 15, 2022Your review made our day! Our whole team works very hard to keep our customers happy, but we can only do it thanks to amazing customers like you. We look forward to having you again with us.

  18. BG

    BellaG

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Went for a birthday dinner for mom and older sis. Sei Less is good but it’s expensive. Duh right ? Expensive Chinese food. They say everything’s to share but not really. Ordered a beef lo mein and it’s served in what I think, a personal bowl. Again, there was 3 of us, of course we shared a $16 lo mein. Overall, drinks are good, the place looks nice, in a nice area, about 10 minute walk to MSG. But again, it’s super expensive. It’s Chinese food ! I must say, The shrimp satays are really good ! They give 6 skewers. The chicken satay, ehhh your average, you get 3 skewers. The beef rib Bao buns were okay. The steamed chicken dumplings were cold, some what chewy. Def. A NEW YORK experience lol gotta love it.

    Sei LessResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback, Bella! We’re so sorry that you felt as if our prices did not match up to our portions. We will be more mindful of this for the future. Overall, we’re very happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here at Sei Less. Hope to see you again soon.

  19. N

    Natl

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved everything about this place the food was delicious and the service was kind and very attentive. Will definitely go again!

    Sei LessResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your review! It's always great to hear that we have been successful in our goal of providing our guests with the best possible experience while dining with us. We can't wait to have you again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks great Music will definitely be back

    Sei LessResponded on November 15, 2022Thanks for the great review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Hope to see you again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great time!

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Your review made our day! We look forward to having you again.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    Food was great but a fight broke out next to my table. It was a very scary experience, no blame to the restaurant tho.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Spring rolls were old, server’s recommendation but they sucked! Filet mignon signature dish not worth the price.. short rib buns was the best part of our meal.. no refills of water.. my drink was empty after the appetizer course.. server never asked me if I wanted another drink. Crispy rice was ok.. fried rice w/lobster.. I have tasted better options that were more flavorful.. ADDED gratuity on a party of 2!?!?! REALLY? Sei Less SMILE more 😝😁😂😎
  24. CC

    CharisseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was expensive but excellent ! I will recommend to friends

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for your review, Charisse! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal while dining with us here at Sei Less. Hope to serve you again soon.

  25. KL

    KerryLove

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great staff. The team was welcoming, friendly and attentive.

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for choosing Sei Less, Kerry! We're glad to hear that our staff made you feel welcome. We look forward to having you again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Club mixed with fine dining kind of vibe, which didn’t work all that well. Very well decorated place that I think could benefit from going away from the club and somewhat loud music. They included a 20% tip for my date and I, but then included a place to tip more, which felt like a scam. Also had a photographer who we thought was just taking pictures to promote the place, but then came around to sell the photos to us later. The whole place just now seems like it was a tourist trap.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a first date it was pretty smooth, and we even got there a little late and it still went kinda as planned. I wish I did have more time to really experience the menu in order but for last minute still went well.
  28. GG

    GianniGrant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect space for an intimate or celebratory outing. Dinner was superb. Our cocktails were exquisite. 10/10.
  29. CS

    CarlosS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service and mediocre food. Too many other wonderful choices in New York
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing I have to come back again asap

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We hope to serve you again soon.

  31. V

    Vette215

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience, food and cocktails at this restaurant were amazing. The lighting, music and staff really made this place a great vibe. My friends and I shared the chicken wontons and lobster spoons as appetizers, and they were to die for! Our main course meals were delicious as well. We all had a cocktail with Cosamigos tequila and fresh lemon juice which was so simple yet refreshing. I will definitely be making another visit to this restaurant.

    Sei LessResponded on November 22, 2022Just wanted to let you know how much your review means to us here at Sei Less! We do all we can to provide our guests with the best experience, and it always makes our day when a guest appreciates it. We hope to make your next visit just as good as your first one.

  32. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good! Had the pork pot stickers for appetizer. For our meal I got the salt and pepper jumbo prawns, which were good size and seasoned very well and the filet mignon with broccoli, was very tender. We paired it with the vegetable lo mein.
  33. F

    Fritz

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service & they stuck me with a gratuity that I didn't consent to and had the gumption to ask for a tip as well. Food was okay.
  34. SY

    SaidhbheY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I visited Sei Less under the impression that it was a speakeasy bar however it seemed to be more of a restaurant. We sat at the bar & ordered cocktails which were ok but very expensive. There were TVs with sports on behind the bar making it feel like a low end establishment. However, the service was friendly.
  35. MQ

    MicheleQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, and such pretty decor
  36. FJ

    FranklinJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Disappointed I didn’t get a the table for my birthday dinner. But the manager was able to fix it for me, great guy! The hostesses weren’t helpful at all.
  37. EB

    EuniqueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sei less is definitely a vibe , can’t wait to go back
  38. a

    alexp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem in Times Square. Please visit - diverse crowd, great food, wonderful service!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a terrible experience at Sei Less last night We had a rude and inattentive Server The entire place smelled like weed Champagne was warm Gratuity was included (for a party of two), which explains the poor service - the wait staff was so inattentive The wait staff broke plates near are table and only partially cleared them The floors were dirty I could go on…. But one of the worst NYC dining experiences I have ever had
  40. JC

    JanitzaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for dates and birthday dinners !

    Sei LessResponded on October 21, 2022Thank you for choosing Sei Less for the occasion! We're so happy to hear that our team provided you with a great experience. 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 502 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


Booked 70 times today
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

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 3:00 pm–12:00 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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