Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  859 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 49 133 0 = 133 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 142 372 2 = 370 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 326 866 7 = 859 98% 4.8
All 2,643 6,931 25 = 6,906 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Central Greenwich Village Food & Culture Tour

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Sample tasty treats from ethnic, old-school eateries in two distinct areas - one colorful and exciting, the other surprisingly quaint.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Enjoyable, interesting and informative
Sat, Feb 13, 10   12:00 PM Fmcguigan Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My wife and I have been to NYC a number of times and were a little concerned about something so "touristy". But it turned out to be an excellent use of time as well as fun. The food was very good, but the history was even better.
Rating: 5
Great time, very informative
Sat, Feb 6, 10   12:00 PM Pinkasavage Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There were six of us visiting New York for my wife's birthday and we were looking for something different to do. My wife heard about the walking food tours and suggested that it might be a fun thing for our group to try. Well, she was right. Everyone in our group loved it. We did the three hour Central Village/SOHO tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. We stopped at seven different locations for food tastings. We sampled everthing from soup to main course dishes to deserts. Everything tasted good and everyone in the group felt full by the end of the tour. We also stopped at other interesting and historic places in these neighborhoods. To keep this very short, I would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the city.
Rating: 5
Much More History of the Restaurants than Expected
Sat, Feb 6, 10   12:00 PM smitty17 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Raheem, the tour guide, was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge of the culinary cuisine and history of SoHo/Village restaurants. Were able to make about 7 stops with a variety of foods and cultures, without being rushed. Best part of all, I was able to purchase a wool hat made in Tibet(very cold that day) while putting down hickory smoked mozzarella and a handful of homemade sausage!
Rating: 5
One of the best......
Sat, Jan 23, 10   12:00 PM amusebouche Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Great guide, my second tour with him & plan take another with him..............Would take tis tour again with this guide,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Rating: 5
fantastic way to see the Big Apple
Fri, Jan 22, 10   12:00 PM chriscol Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
the walk, the food, the people, all excellent and a great way to see a part of NY that you wouldn't normally get to visit......BUT what really makes the day special is Raheem the tour host and guide, he is brilliant ! He made the whole thing interesting and exciting, full of wit and humour and packed with local knowledge, all my family felt entertained, newly cultured and totally stuffed !! Thanks.
Rating: 5
Terrific; guide should cite source "This is best_"
Sat, Jan 16, 10   12:00 PM dbrandwein Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Fabulous intro to the area toured (Central GV and a tiny bit of SoHo). Extremely well organized; even arranged alternate food items for those with special dietary restricitions w/ advance notice. Excellent variety of foods: soups, savories, sweets, sit inside, eat on sidewalk. Only suggestion is that guide frequently said "This was voted the #2...in NYC for (whatever)" or "This is the best... " without saying "according to whom?" Was this the guide's personal opinion or as voted by Yelp, Zagat, TripAdvisor, etc.? In my eyes, guide lost points for credibility due to this lack of factual citation. Caused me to question his statements that "this was the club where Dylan first performed..." and so on. If a guide is going to say "This is the best___" say whether his opinion or according to whom (and when). But we will look to do the other food/culture tours in the future. Great way to learn a neighborhood and where you want to go back to.
Rating: 4
Great Time
Sat, Jan 2, 10   12:30 PM kurzneja Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
An excellent opportunity to explore the city. Great for locals and tourists. An awesome way to spend a day with friends. Make sure to dress warmly if you are doing a tour during the Winter.
Rating: 5
Pleased and will recommend
Sat, Dec 26, 09   12:00 PM mcrossla Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Though the weather was terrible, my dad and I enjoyed it. We had been to the area the day before, but the tour brought that area to life, no question about it. Since we went right after xmas, some of the places were closed as one might expect. I guess more alternative destinations would have been welcomed though the tour guide did provide substitute locations. I am recommending to a family member that is visiting the area in a few months. Without question, this was a highlight.
Rating: 5
One of our highlights!
Thu, Dec 24, 09   12:30 PM johniib Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Susan, our guide, was wonderful and the food we experienced was very good, so much so we went to Monties for dinner that night. A pleasant evening for 12. We did have a negative experience regarding a Jazz bar - "Next Door" I think it was called, where they rejected our "application" to sit in the tiny Jazz area as we were such a large group, even when I pointed out they had enough seating. Never mind, we went off to Cafe Wha instead. Great music of a different sort. Once again, thank you Susan for your professionalism.
Rating: 5
Outstanding even on such a cold, windy day!
Fri, Dec 11, 09   12:00 PM Schnapper94 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide, Raheem, had a superb personality and was so informative and fun. The tastings were amazing. The shops and restaurants were a great mix of various ethnic choices. We would highly recommend this tour to people of a variety of ages. Singles, domestic and international tourists and, yes, New Yorkers, would all enjoy. We will definitely pass this info to anyone we know will be in NYC in the future. It is a great value as well.