Obika

590 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
212-355-2217

Details

  • Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm
  • $$$
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Beer, Wine
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Within a limited range of endeavor, Obika rules. It purveys a trio of buffalo mozzarellas, two of them from Paestum, Italy, the third from a New England farm. These cheeses are relentlessly rolled, matched, saladed, and otherwise played out in a menu that's great for snacking, not so great for mealing. Still, as a showcase for a world-renowned product, the place is not bad, so perch on a bar stool at the communal table and join the other Atkins addicts. The original in Rome is very proud of its wine list, but, alas, there's no wine at this branch, located in the soaring atrium of the IBM building. Oddly, pastries and panini are offered for carryout only in the common areas of the atrium outside the restaurant.

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