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370 8th Ave., (8th Ave. Between W. 28th St. & W. 29th St.)(212) 388-1838
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Delivery estimate is 25-40 min (more info)
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Delivery estimate is 30 - 45 min (more info)
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Available from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Served with choice of soup, soda, green salad or veg. spring roll and rice.
Available from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Served with seaweed salad or miso soup.
Served with white or brown rice.
Price per piece. Sushi is sliced fish over rice, sashimi is sliced fish, no rice.
You’ve got a friend in this pan-Asian bistro in the East Village. Friend House specializes in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, serving up traditional delicacies in exciting new arrangements that are sure to stimulate all your senses. In addition, the menu is vegetarian-friendly, offering a wide variety of dishes prepared with care.
Order today and take advantage of the fast, free delivery from your friends at Friend House!
Four Delicacies Dumpling—Two pieces each of pork, chicken, veggie and shrimp dumplings
Chicken with Spicy Garlic Sauce
Fresh Spinach with Fresh Garlic
Friend House Special Roll—Tuna, salmon, eel, tobiko, crunch tempura, scallion and avocado wrapped in special white nori and served with wasabi curry sauce
Charred Tuna—Smoked tuna with Cajun spice and sweet spicy wasabi sauce
Not in our delivery zone? Please visit our other Friend House location in Manhattan:
Friend House 2
225 East 14th Street
Decent lunch specials.
Spicy sweet basil chicken, masaman curry are both good.
Posted a year ago by Mark K.
No delivery man has EVER been so rude to me! First, it was ordered for delivery, which means they drop off your meal at your door. That is what it means to deliver something. I work in a big building, maybe they don't service many big buildings? But, you have to take a service elevator, which is pretty common and everyone else in the whole city has to deliver this way to my building.
So, he calls me and demands that I come to the lobby. I work on the 12th floor and the reason that I got delivery is b/c I have a million things going on and cannot leave the office. So, I say no, I'm on the 12th floor. He argues with me some more and then hangs up on me.
10 minutes later, I have to call and check on him, he says he is on his way. Then, he finally arrives at my office and yells at me about how he won't deliver tomorrow if I don't come down to the lobby, yells at me! repeatedly! I say, I ordered delivery, which means you need to bring it to my location and I haven't ever eaten at this place before and he's yelling at me about my next order - that he will not deliver to me again if I don't meet him in the lobby.
So, I haven't even had the food and I'm being told that I will not get anymore from this place, no matter how much I want it, if I don't accept all deliveries in the lobby.
I sure hope it's good. I can't imagine that there is ANY possibility it's the most sublime thing I've ever eaten in my entire life. That's how good it would have to be for me to ever order from them again.
Posted a year ago by Kimberly B.
Unlike others' experience, delivery time was accurate - 30-45 minutes - and the General Tso's Chicken wasn't bad; however, the garden salad side that I ordered looked like it had been sitting for days - the iceberg lettuce leaves were brown. Makes you question the quality of the rest of their food - need I say more?
Posted a year ago by Jeremy Y.
I enjoyed by General Tso's Chicken Lunch Special and Crystal Shrimp Dumplings delivered from about 12 blocks from my office rather quickly under the circumstances. While the dumplings were understandably less warm than ideal, I thought they were particularly good. The chicken was also above average Chinese takeaway/delivery.
Posted a year ago by Scott I.
Delivery was fast but I was not impressed with the food here at all. Bland, flavorless, msg-ridden Chinese food. NYC has much better on offer.
Posted 2 years ago by RJ A.
Totally flavorless, incredibly overpriced. I will not be ordering from here ever again.
Posted 2 years ago by Ella L.
I ordered General Tso's for lunch and was extremely disappointed with the quality of food. Delivery took over an hour. Go somewhere else.
Posted 2 years ago by Assad A.
I had no idea who was knocking at my office door- because it couldn't possibly be the food I ordered just 9 minutes ago... Spoiler alert: It was. HOly $&%. Tasty too! Will order from again.
Posted 2 years ago by Caitlin E.
Best dumplings Ive ever had
Posted 2 years ago by Ciaran B.
The food has absolutely no flavor. I ordered the General Tso Chicken, white meat only. I have no idea why this place has a 5-star rating, but my suspicion is they have inflated it.
Posted 2 years ago by Matthew D.
Good quality food and fast delivery. Would order again.
Posted 2 years ago by Evan M.
Two stars because the food was edible, and I think that's still overboard.
Don't order from Friend House within an hour of their closing time. That's apparently when they are "very busy," which is what the delivery guy yelled at me with a quick "sorry" as he jumped off the elevator, nearly threw the bag at me, and jumped back on the elevator in my building.
I got a bento box and two spring rolls. When the food arrived the miso soup was outside the paper bag and leaking, having soaked through the paper bag and leaving the spring roll bag ready to disintegrate.
Don't order the spring roll(s) if you want something to dip it in, there's no traditional spring roll chili dipping sauce. Also be aware that it's about 1/3 crust and very few ingredients on the inside.
As for the bento box, the chicken is not white meat. It took me a second to realize it was actually chicken compared to other bento boxes in the city that serve chicken teriyaki bento boxes. The avocado in their California rolls was already brown when the order arrived, and while there was wasabi (mixed in with the salad), there was only one lonely piece of ginger in the whole plate. The lettuce in the salad was whatever leaves were left at the bottom of the barrel, there were no cherry tomatoes, radishes, or any other traditional ingredients you'd find in a salad in a bento box. Also it gets served within the same platter as the rest of the box (rather than the normal separate container) which is why the wasabi was basically mixed in.
Don't order from here.
Posted 2 years ago by Gerard R.
Fast delivery, but not edible. Chicken was sour and rubbery, soup was below average at best.
Posted 2 years ago by Michael B.
Twice in a row we have ordered from the Friend House and they did not deliver our food. They did not even call us to notify us that there was an issue. Will never order from here again.
Posted 2 years ago by NATALIE K.
Deliver promised 30-45 minutes, but had not arrived within 75 minutes of placing order. Called and they said offered lame excuse that they had "opened late"
Posted 2 years ago by Jon W.
i ordered curry duck. SUPER TERRIBLE
Posted 2 years ago by YUXIN Z.
The food is okay and the price is okay. There are some other tastier and cheaper options I have found. Friend House has never disappointed though. The food is consistently okay, the prices aren't terrible (even if they aren't the best), and delivery time is always reasonable. Not the best option, but definitely a safe bet.
Posted 2 years ago by Sebastian K.
Posted 2 years ago by Roxana R.
always great chinese food - and fast!
Posted 2 years ago by Anna S.
Worst "Red Curry" I've ever had.
Posted 2 years ago by Desiree I.
Delivery is the WORST. They say 30-45 minutes but it's more like 90.
Posted 2 years ago by Kerri S.
Actually pretty great, clean food - but always takes forever. Like, 2 hours on a weeknight forever.
Posted 2 years ago by Jessica G.
I just called these guys to ask about my delivery (it had been about an hour). I got a text message indicating it was 'on the way' a while back and tried to explain this to the host, but she just hung up repeating 'it's on the way bye'. Terrible service. Never order from here again.
Posted 2 years ago by Shaan B.
The WORST service I've ever experienced. After the food didn't arrive over an hour later, I made a phone call to the restaurant only to be told that the delivery man was on his way. After nearly 2 hours, I called again-- and this time I'm told that the delivery man DROPPED MY FOOD and won't be coming. The woman at the restaurant was unapologetic and says the only thing they can do is give a refund, which has yet to happen. Don't order from here!
Posted 2 years ago by Sharon S.
was cold and gross
Posted 2 years ago by Kasey M.
Ordered and it said 30-45 minutes. Was told on it's way when I first called to check at the 45 min mark but then still here waiting after another 30. Called again - unapologetic , not offered any portion of a refund. Told to keep waiting ...
Posted 2 years ago by Emily C.
Food was just ehh... Not much more to say. Just average and not very authentic
Posted 2 years ago by Rob W.
Not bad if you have double the time quoted. 30-45 estimate was 120 min.
Posted 2 years ago by Brian C.
Delivery took an hour and a half and food arrived cold.
Posted 2 years ago by Seth S.
don't even know why they have so many good reviews. Worst taste ever, shrimp stinks
Posted 2 years ago by Jing W.
Like Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Friend House is fast and reliable. Decent pricing, good variety offered, fast delivery. The noodle dishes are good, authenticity of all but the Cantonese menu is definitely questionable, but if you're in the need for a quick fix of heavily salted, MSG-drowned Chinese, look no further. Try the Salt and Pepper Shrimp.
Posted 2 years ago by Nick C.
We ordered from this restaurant at 8:30. It's now 10:20 and the food has still not arrived. We've called twice and been told both times, "it's on the way." Ridiculous.
Posted 2 years ago by Emma B.
terrible. It looks this place has gamed the ratings. five stars, but all the written reviews are 1 or 2. The five star written reviews sound totally fake.
Posted 2 years ago by Peter B.
Posted 2 years ago by Eric E.
I ordered a simple order (shumai and lo Mein) 1 hour and 5 minutes ago. The lady said it would be 45 minutes which is enough time to wait late at night. But 20 minutes late for a simple order? No hank you. I even called and was told it would be right. Still waiting. Hungry.
Posted 2 years ago by Dan D.
The food at Friendhouse is consistent and good, I order here a lot. But lately, when I've ordered, the Delivery many is VERY angry at me for tipping the suggested Seamlessweb.com amount of 20% which i think is very fair. Its very frustrating to have an angry man yelling at you in another language about a 20% tip. If Friendhouse has a problem with their $10 minimum, it should not be taken out of the customers by an angry delivery guy. I always tip fairly, but it makes me not want to order from here again. Its Super aggressive and kindof scary. I hope they see this and stop this barbaric treatment of customers.
Posted 2 years ago by miranda l.
Took about 1.5 hours for the food to get, and by that time it wasn't so hot anymore.
Posted 2 years ago by Adam O.
I paid full price for an entree portion for General Tzo's chicken and it was just awful. A soggy flavorless mess... Never again. Didn't even mind that the portion size was small; it all went in the trash (and I've eaten some nasty leftovers when I'm hungry.. nope, threw this out).
Posted 2 years ago by Rose G.
Terrible food and terrible service. I think they even keep changing their name to get rid of old ratings. This place has a C rating from the city for cleanliness.
Posted 2 years ago by Parinaz V.
Delivery guy appeared a half hour late and did not follow instructions to call--he instead banged on the door and disturbed my coworkers.
Posted 2 years ago by Will O.
this place took forever to deliver, even after I called to inquite about my food. After a certain time they were no longer picking up their phone. when the food was delivered, it was actually quote good.
Posted 2 years ago by Valentina A.
95% of the time this restaurant has the most amazing sushi ever (and 5% of the time, it's really bad). But coming from a super picky eater, this is so far, the best sushi that I've eaten in the city thus far.
Posted 2 years ago by Nicole A.
Food was never delivered
Posted 2 years ago by susan y.
Lived in the city 3 years and just moved to this area, and this is the worst General Tso's that I have had yet. I paid the extra $1 for white meat and it did not taste good and the broccoli looked like it was cooked that morning. I will not order from this place again.
Posted 2 years ago by Blake T.
Posted 2 years ago by Joe G.
Not my favorite.
Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca A.
Food was not good.
Posted 2 years ago by Ivy K.
Worst place ever! Beware! Never order from here.
Posted 2 years ago by Tabish R.
Terribly bad general tso's. Tuna was inedible.
Posted 2 years ago by Matt S.
Worst pad thai i have ever had. dry and I requested peanut sauce on the side which they didn't send.
Posted 2 years ago by Donna F.
Has a "C" grade health rating
Posted 2 years ago by patricia m.
Be prepared to wait for your food, but that's because so many people are ordering from this place. By far the best Chinese delivery in Manhattan that I've had.
Posted 2 years ago by Eric S.
Posted 2 years ago by Melanie W.
Were late and forgot my cheesecake. Double check an order that has 3 items. How hard can it be to remember 3 items? To make it worse they wouldn't deliver it when I called even though I payed for it. They claim they're busy. Lies. Never ordering from this place again. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM!!!!!! ps they're rating are obviously fake because if you actually read comments, most are negative and one star.
Listen to these reviews. If so many people get their order late, be prepared to wait forever.
Dining at the actual place is not that great. The food is mediocre. Really blah.
THIS PLACE IS OVERRATED!!!! I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THE 5 STAR RATING. FRAUD! OWNERS SHOULD STOP REviEWING THEIR OWN RESTAURANTS.
Posted 2 years ago by vlada a.
DO NOT order from this place if you'd actually like to eat while you can still feel how hungry you are. It took 75+ minutes to get here. Estimate time 30-45 mins? I guess that's humorous.
Posted 2 years ago by Christie y.
The spinach dumplings are amazing and the flavors in their vegetarian food are authentic and delicious.
Posted 2 years ago by Jodi L.
Ordered Vegetarian delight with tofu...3 pieces of tofu. A joke.
Posted 2 years ago by Shelly C.
WORST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD.
Posted 3 years ago by Ann T.
The food from Friend's House is really good!.
Posted 3 years ago by Ricky D.
Food is great but delivery was LATE OVER AN HOUR. it isn't smart cost cutting to cut staff but then send orders an hour past delivery estimate.
Better off to order from someplace cheaper and less tasty but get food in 15-20min.
Posted 3 years ago by Aidan G.
Food is fine, but delivery is terrible. Very late with only promises of "it's on its way" after multiple calls.
Posted 3 years ago by Patrick M.
The delivery came just a couple minutes past its estimated time. I ordered the General Tso's Chicken lunch, and the chicken was flavorful. The vegetarian fried rice was alright, but the side salad was old, and the lettuce was browned and decaying. I had to throw the salad away, which was disappointing.
Posted 3 years ago by Marissa V.
Food was estimated at 30-45 minutes. It came 1.5 hrs late. They shouldn't agree to deliver to places that they can't meet within that time frame. I sent that food right back because I had no choice but to make some pasta or risk murdering someone from hunger.
Posted 3 years ago by Kelly M.
The 5 stars seem a little fishy after the food I got two days ago...
Posted 3 years ago by Michael P.
The food was disgusting. The chicken was old and suspicious another lunch thrown right into the garbage. I'd give it zero stars.
Posted 3 years ago by Atiq A.
Terrible food, deliver was an hour late. The green curry was neon green as was the shrimp.... Really disconcerting. The Tim kha tasted like plain canned coconut milk with chicken floating in it. My worst experience with Thai food in my life.
Posted 3 years ago by Trevor C.
Foods always been good here - delivery takes a long time at times but I'm also not the closest to them.
Posted 3 years ago by Anand P.
not good -- oily, took almost an hour to deliver, food thrown away -- usually i reserve my judgements but this was a glaring problem.
Posted 3 years ago by Patrice D.
Please check the city's rating on this place.. I ordered 50bucks worth of food only to learn they've been cited several times in the 18months for rats, mice and flies. Caveat emptor.
Posted 3 years ago by george w.
Terrible Service. 45 min takes 2 hours. Don't do it.
Posted 3 years ago by sonali P.
Love love love the SATAY .... And I'm usually on the vegetarian side of food...
But this satay (beef) is everything it should be. And a generous portion. I'm not giving 5 stars bc the eggplant,,, I love eggplant and although the eggplant dish was VERY generous and not bad.... It just wasn't great. Satay is great. Will definitely order again.
Posted 3 years ago by zoe K.
Friend House is consistently delicious. My go to for Chinese food. Their scallion pancakes and singapore mei fun are out of this world!
Posted 3 years ago by Susanna M.
A very disappointing experience. Delivery took more than an hour. Food arrived cold. Rock shrimp tempura was breaded shrimp that had been chopped into small pieces.
Shrimp balls had a faint taste of bad seafood. Crispy beef was gummy.
A very sad meal.
Posted 3 years ago by Joe L.
Green curry fluorescent ? Seriously ?
Posted 3 years ago by didier p.
Posted 3 years ago by charlotte U.
Food arrived quickly but salad was clearly old - lettuce was limp and brown in the center. It is completely inappropriate to charge customers for produce that should be thrown out.
Posted 3 years ago by Jonathan S.
consistent food, reasonable delivery, fair prices
Posted 3 years ago by michael c.
Posted 3 years ago by Joshua S.
Delivery was timely but the food was not good. I ordered their pad thai and was surprised how different it looked from pad thai. It had this bright redish sauce, so strange and not very appetizing. I also ordered their vegetarian hot and sour soup and spicy roll combo which were also not very good. I would not recommend ordering from here.
Posted 3 years ago by Jennifer L.
Good place and fast but average quality food.
Posted 3 years ago by Shah T.
I was disappointed... the one on the East side was good once upon a time...not so much now. This location was very bland... not nummy.
Posted 3 years ago by Nicole M.
THIS PLACE IS AWFUL. dont order the rock shrimp - it is $10.50 for two larger shrimp cut into about 8 tiny pieces - and it tastes like it was dipped in sewer water - it is NOT tempura, it is full fried. The General Tso's chicken is terrible. Not sure how this place got good reviews. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE - this is disgusting food.
Posted 3 years ago by ward s.
Food is OK. I get the General's Chicken and about half of the time it is sub-par, the other half, quite nice.
Posted 3 years ago by Matt R.
the food was uneatable!!!
Posted 3 years ago by sani s.
Terrible. Horrible general tso's, I didn't even know you could screw that dish up. Soggy fried dumplings. It was all THE WORST.
Posted 3 years ago by Ashley S.
am now snacking on a jammin spicy chinese broccoli and a very satisfying singapore mei fun, best of all it showed up in 13 minutes! i dont know how they do it!
Posted 3 years ago by Daniel F.
Don't know why I seem to be an exception, but this place is consistently good, and has now been my go to for at least a year. Food is always hot even though I live across town and always delicious.
Posted 3 years ago by Greg K.
Posted 3 years ago by Stephen G.
Overrated, stay away from the thai options which super salty and flavorless.
Posted 3 years ago by Danya D.
Absolutely disgusting food. My pork dumplings are raw. DO NOT ORDER!
Posted 3 years ago by Emily C.
Broad noodles were good, not spicy enough for my liking made them seem somewhat bland. Order time of 1.5 hours makes this a non-starter for deliveries.
Posted 3 years ago by Rick C.
It's been 1 hour and 45 minutes and the food's still not here. Looks like they're closed for the night. Unreal.
Posted 3 years ago by Bradley J.
How does this place have such great reviews? I've tried ordering twice -- both times it took an hour and a half, and the food was greasy and mushy and tasteless. It's the worst Asian restaurant downtown.
Posted 3 years ago by Melissa A.
The so-called "Grand Marnier Prawns" turned out to be a congealed mass of breaded plastic strips drowned in a starchy white sauce that tasted more like wood glue than Grand Marnier. When I called to complain, the restaurant insisted that they made a "correct order", and wouldn't do anything about it.
Posted 3 years ago by Dan M.
2X now. Their General Tao's chicken has given me massive stomach issues. I thought the first time was just a fluke. But, ate it again yesterday. Not sure what it's even made out of, but now I have a massive stomach ache. Avoid this dish, if the restaurant at all.
Posted 3 years ago by Josh B.
Took well over an hour, food was soggy and barely warm.
Posted 3 years ago by Matt S.
Really good spicy tuna. Slow delivery on my first try. Cold day. Very busy.
Posted 3 years ago by Bella A.
Very low quality Chinese food. Would not order again.
Posted 3 years ago by timna t.
Decent sushi delivered quickly, but odd flavors in the shrimp tempura roll. The eel sushi roll had tough fibers or bones in it. Stick with standard items like the spicy tuna roll with crunch.
Posted 3 years ago by Aaron M.
slow delivery but good food
Posted 3 years ago by Evan L.
no freaking chicken wings!! i hate you all
Posted 4 years ago by Miguel B.
This is so mediocre. It has no business being 5 stars. The service was slow (it took over an hour, when they said it would take 30-45 mins) and the foot was just okay.
Posted 4 years ago by Dan A.
I should have listened to the reviews...
1.) General Tso's chicken was dry.
2.) I received the wrong rice.
3.) Thai ice tea was very disgusting and leaking.
I normally don't complain, but how did they get such a high rating?
Posted 4 years ago by S. C.
Always reliably good. I order from here frequently; it's my neighborhood secret.
Posted 4 years ago by Michael T.
The lunch special was great, but they decided to no longer allow people to order and pick up, delivery only. Since that adds a $2 tip to the order, I will no longer be ordering from them.
Posted 4 years ago by Robin J.
The food was delivered very quickly.
Posted 4 years ago by Alana S.
Fast and good prices
Posted 4 years ago by Karen C.
I ordered the sesame bean curd, edamame, and crystal shrimp dumplings. The bean curd was deliciously prepared, with large firm blocks of tofu seasoned with just the right amount of sauce and green broccoli. The edamame was also good -- some places oversalt, others undersalt, but this was just right, with large, firm beans. I gobbled them up. The crystal shrimp dumpling isn't something I've ever ordered before, so I didn't know what I was getting. It's a transparent white dough dumpling with a shrimp inside. Not really my personal tastes, but folks seem to like them. I just ate the shrimp out of the dough.
After having has such a bad experience with the bean curd dishes elsewhere, I was relieved by Friend House's cooking.
Posted 4 years ago by Brian B.
Amazing food, dumplings are amazing and huge! Everything was perfect!
Posted 4 years ago by Matt M.
SO FAST! only 15 minutes with food arriving warm. yummm. i'll definitely order again from here again.
Posted 4 years ago by Cara W.
Delivered in less than 20 minutes after ordering, and filet mignon cubes were outstanding. Great flavor, cooked perfect. Dumplings juicy and substantial. Ordering again tonight.
Posted 4 years ago by Mike I.
Consistently good food and super quick delivery. The spinach dumplings and sushi rolls are awesome. Chinese is basic and the sashimi is fine but I'd still pick a true sushi joint for that.
Posted 4 years ago by Mary R.
delivered quickly.. good thai!
Posted 4 years ago by Anne Marie B.
Quick and efficient. I always order sushi here
Posted 5 years ago by Ari R.
Good food and fast delivery. Would recommend the dumplings.
Posted 6 years ago by Loretta H.
Highly recommend the Shrimp Shumai, best in the city. Also, the least greasy Chinese food I've had by delivery in the city. Very good go-to Chinese delivery.
Posted 7 years ago by Jeffrey S.
Pretty good Chinese. Fresh vegetables. The wanton soup is on another level. Fast delivery. Never had the Japanese stuff.
Posted 7 years ago by Benjamin S.
always good, amazing lunch specials!
Posted 7 years ago by Michelle q.
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