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1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-5604
19174967070
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Unusual, innovative, Asian fusion menu that includes some time-honored favorites as well as some more unusual dishes. Service was a bit slow, but the ambiance was lively and unpretentious, and every dish we ordered was delicious, including desserts.

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Thank Jonathan K
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the holy grail of Filipino food for foodies in New York that has proven itself many times due to its pioneering work to present this most misunderstood Asian cuisine to the global stage. I've been coming here for years. But today, they just resurrected a Fresh Lumpia recipe with purple yam and Ominio flour crepe filled with water... More 

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Thank Jov1061
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

When we stopped by The Purple Yam for a late Saturday lunch, the restaurant was busy with a mixed crowd of couples, families and a few singles at the bar. We were given a table by the window which allowed us to watch the comings and goings on Cortelyou Road. The food is a blend of Asian favorites as well... More 

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1 Thank kingsley67
baltimore
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We finally made it to the Purple Yam, a restaurant I had been looking forward to eating at for a few years, after hearing about it from friends. The dishes and drinks are creative and surprising, made and served with love! Thank you Chef Romy and staff.

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Thank Zatoitchy
South Portland, Maine
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went for dinner and had a wonderful experience. The menu has interesting choices and the food was fresh and delicious. The tastes were varied and we all enjoyed our food greatly.

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1 Thank bjymd
Attard, Malta
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The beef dumplings were delicious, as was the pancit. The adobo chicken was a bit sweet as if they used too much vinegar. The cocktails were overpriced for the amount of alcohol in them (tasted like none was included). I'd eat here again though.

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1 Thank Andholl
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Service was wonderful and unassuming. Food was surprisingly delicious. Had lamb dumplings for an app and it was heavenly. mussels from china town brought in by a guy who knows a guy where the biggest I've ever seen. Try the Sisig and you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank Jimmy O
baltimore
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We finally made it to the Purple Yam, a restaurant I had been looking forward to eating at for a few years, after hearing about it from friends. The dishes and drinks are creative and surprising, made and served with love! Thank you Chef Romy and staff.

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Thank Zatoitchy
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This restaurant is not to be missed! Romy, the chef owner is a culinary mastermind. You must order everything from appetizers to dessert and don't forget to try a Sorbet Martini, the best drink ever!

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1 Thank surrealsorel
White Plains, New York
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife said the restaurant serves food from the Phillipines, the menu seems to be very Korean, either way what we had was delicious, what other people had made me want to come back and try theirs. It is a small restaurant and patience with the staff is required, but the food is worth the wait, as are the teas,... More 

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2 Thank Mitchell W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Philippine, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 23:00
Thursday
05:30 - 23:00
Friday
05:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1314 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-5604
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 19174967070

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?