New York City Restaurants Going Viral On TikTok
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New York City Restaurants Going Viral On TikTok

Cuisine , NYC , United States
Jade Robinson
Jade Robinson Dec 8, 2020

Is TikTok the new Yelp? That’s what it seems like! Over on TikTok, New Yorkers have been documenting their favorite bars, restaurants, brunch locations, and even favorite late-night dessert spots. Some of these places have since gone VIRAL! Here’s a list of some of my favorite viral TikTok restaurants. 

Omar’s Kitchen 

Omar’s Kitchen, located in the Lower East Side, has been making its rounds on TikTok as one of the best Caribbean restaurants in the city. Not only does the ambiance make you feel like you are at a beach bar, but the food will give you the same feeling. They also have outdoor seating and are open for both Dinner (on weekdays & weekends) & Brunch (on the weekend). 

Recommendations from TIKTOK: Coco Bread Sliders Curry Oxtail Hibiscus Glazed Lamb Mac & Cheese Plantain Gnocchi 

Lou Lou’s 

Lou Lou’s is a popular French Bistro which made its TikTok claim to fame by grabbing the audience with its unique drinks. Serving drinks out of birds, crystal balls, and other beautiful objects have grabbed the attention of every New Yorker. Though the drinks were the reason for its popularity, the food is not to be missed. 

Recommendations from TIKTOK: Crispy Bacon Brussel Sprouts, Steak Frites with Truffle Fries, The Braised Short Rib, Ice Cream Trio 

NoMo Kitchen 

Welcome to TikTok’s favorite brunch spot! This is such a bold statement but coming from a New Yorker, TikTok is right. Aesthetically, this is an Instagram worthy restaurant for sure. However, don’t let that fool you, Nomo Kitchen is actually both stunning & affordable. 

Recommendations from TIKTOK: Slow-Cooked Brisket Tacos Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Triple-Spiced Chicken Sandwich

Electric Lemon

It’s the views for me! Electric Lemon is the new “it” spot located in Hudson Yards. With a view of the Hudson, plus the view of the famous Hudson Yard Steps, it was sure to make this list. 

Recommendations from TIKTOK: Carrot Cake East Coast Halibut  New Fashioned Deviled Crab

Sage – Williamsburg 

TikTok’s favorite Thai place brings you to Sage in Williamsburg. Thai food meets tapas with small plates perfect for group sharing. Their outdoor dining is also a great place to take some photos and bask in the ambiance. 

Recommendations from TIKTOK:  Duck summer rolls, spicy chicken wings, Thai meatballs, mango avocado salad, Bangkok skirt steak


Have you ever asked the bartender to surprise you? Well, at Dudley’s they have what they call “The Bartender’s Choice”. You pick the type of liquor you want and the bartender makes a drink catered to you. This has created somewhat of popularity amongst New Yorkers and Tourists. 

Recommendations from TIKTOK:  The Bartender’s Choice, Truffle Fries , Fried Chicken Sandwich , Crab Linguine 

Prince Tea House 

Let’s talk about dessert! This tea house has been making its rounds. There are a few locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, making this tea & dessert house accessible to all. 

Recommendations from TikTok: Brown Sugar Boba Mille Crêpes Cake Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Molten Lava Cake Purple Yam Soufflé


A Brand new Black-owned Caribbean restaurant has caught the attention of the internet! This place is said to make you feel like you are on an island, even in cold New York winters. 

Recommendations from TikTok: Oxtail Flatbread , KoKo’s Island Pasta, Escovitch snapper, jackfruit tacos 

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