Inside Citizens Food Hall at Manhattan West

January 5, 2022, 12:35.49 am ET  

From high-end restaurants to celebrity chefs and innovative cuisine, there is no shortage of things to try at the new Citizens food hall at Manhattan West.

Sam's Crispy Chicken, Citizens at Manhattan West

Sam’s Crispy Chicken

Sam’s Crispy Chicken is based off the popular offerings as a spin off from the Umami Burger menu. Those offerings include cornflake-crusted fried chicken in sandwiches, combo boxes and appetizers. The Nashville Hot Sandwich is coated with spices, dipped in chili oil and served on a toasted brioche bun with pickles and mayo. There are five sandwiches in all including a Buffalo and BBQ version. Sides include Sam’s Bacon Mac and Cheese and Loaded Waffle Fries.

Sa Mo To, Citizens at Manhattan West

Sa Mo To

Sa Mo To by Chef Morimoto is serving up Asian fare beginning with Dim Sum. Look for Crab Spring Rolls, Pork Gyoza and more. Other signature appetizers include twice-cooked Sticky Ribs, Popcorn Shrimp and Japanese-style Karaage chicken with crispy garlic. Visitors will also find noodle soups like Spicy Cloud Pork with kakuni pork, scallions, ramen noodles and spicy yuzu koshu in tonkotsu broth.

Cicci Di Carne, Citizens at Manhattan West

Cicci Di Carne

Cicci di Carne is in collaboration with the world’s best butcher Chef Dario Cecchini. Options include panini sandwiches like Porchetta with sweet and hot pepper mostarda, arugula and fennel pollen; Roast Beef with “Succo” dip and horseradish crema; and Smoked Pastrami Alla Dario with whole grain mustard, caraway seeds, pickles and fontina. Other options include a tuna melt and the Caprese Classico. There’s also a grilled artichoke salad with arugula.

Krispy Rice, Citizens at Manhattan West

Krispy Rice

Kripsy Rice offers a Cali-twist to its sushi. The sushi and rolls are available in combo platters or al a carte.  Look for things like its Original Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Baked Crab Handroll, King Salmon Nigiri, Spicy Yellowtail, Blue Crab Roll and more. Appetizers include Ahi Tuna Tartare, Hamachi Sashimi with jalapeno and Crispy Panko Shrimp. 

Umami Burger, Citizens at Manhattan West

Umami Burger

This is one of the few places where you can find an Umami Burger in New York City. The signature Umami Burger is a smashed double patty with dashi onions, American cheese, pickle chips and Umami sauce on a "squishy" bun. A Deluxe Burger, Truffle Burger and Bacon Ranch Burger are also among the offerings, along with Cheesy Potato Tots and Togarashi Fries.

Plant Nation, Citizens at Manhattan West

Plant Nation

Plant Nation is offering a selection of signature salads. They include the Avocado Toast Bowl; “Just Beet It” with slow-cooked beets, greens, feta and maple-roasted pecans; and a Spicy Thai Chicken Salad. Entrees include Whole Rotisserie Baby Cauliflower, Caramelized Savoy Cabbage Chops and Buld-Your-Own Bowls.

Soom Soom, Citizens at Manhattan West

Soom Soom

Mediterranean fare is the star at Soom Soom.  Think chicken and beef shawarma on a pita, plate or wrap, along with kebabs and schnitzel.  Vegetarian options include falafel, roasted cauliflower and sabich. There are also several options available with house hummus.

EllaMia, Citizens at Manhattan West


EllaMia is an elevated coffee shop serving croissants, sticky buns, monkey bread and cranberry scones. Breakfast sandwiches include a scrambled egg and cheese croissant, spicy avocado bacon bagel and bagel with cream cheese and lox. Check ahead for the opening date.

Katsuya, Citizens at Manhattan West

There are also two full-fledged restaurants located inside the food hall: Katsuya, a modern Japanese restaurant by Chef Katsuya Uechi serving sushi and inventive cocktails; and Casa Dani featuring the flavors of Spain by Michelin-starred Chef Dani Garcia.

Manhattan West is located at 435 W 31st St, New York, NY

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