Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  886 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 98 268 0 = 268 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 173 462 1 = 461 99% 4.8
Last 12 months 337 892 6 = 886 99% 4.8
All 2,784 7,307 26 = 7,281 99% 4.8
Rating and reviews for:

Heart of the 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: 5
Sat, Apr 3, 10   12:30 PM DRDB99 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Tour guide was really great. She clearly loves what she does and has emotional ties to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village. These make her the perfect choice for this position. The food samplings were wonderful. I would go again anytime I am back in New York.
Rating: 5
tasty and informative
Fri, Apr 2, 10   1:00 PM johnbenyo Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide, Susan, was knowledgeable and personable. She provided an enthusiastic commentary and the food was varied, good, and plentiful.
Rating: 5
Fri, Apr 2, 10   12:00 PM taralkois Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Rating: 5
As Good As Expected
Thu, Apr 1, 10   12:00 PM pmccallion6 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had been on a previous gourmet walking tour so knew that the quality of the content and of course the food would be excellent. It lived up to its expectations in every way. Since the tour ended approximately 3 days ago we have visited and dined in two of the restaurants that we visited and recommended the tour to two groups of friends. One couple we have recommended the tour to are very difficult to please but we know that they will as satisfied as we were. The quality of the content given by the tour guide was exceptional and his enthusiasm for his subject of a very high level. But of course the real plaudits must go the all restuarants we visited, sat in and sampled the food. The range of tastes was breathtaking and the standard and quality beyond what even I expected given how pleased I was with my previous experience on a different tour. So a very satisfied set of return guests.
Rating: 5
great time..lots of good food
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:30 PM Rwishbone Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
loved it..
Rating: 5
The highlight of our weekend trip in NYC
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM WESTTEXPHOTO Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Had a fantastic time on the West Greenwich/SOHO tour with Rajim. Went on a different tour several years ago and enjoyed it so much that we signed up for this one. Rajim has such a great personality and was so informative. Wow! And a piece of the best cheesecake - ever! I would highly recommend this tour company for those who are visiting New York and even for those who live there as they will learn a lot of history plus they will get to try some great food. Thanks again!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend an afternoon
Sat, Mar 27, 10   12:00 PM ltaigue Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Raheem, our tour guide, was excellent. He is knowledgable about food, architecture and history and is very engaging and always looked out for the group's comfort. We had very good food and learned quite a bit about local history of the neighborhood and enjoyed the food at the restaurants we visited.
Rating: 5
Better sooner than later
Fri, Mar 26, 10   12:00 PM vidaltxo Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The Soho food and culture tour was without doubt one of the highlights of our trip to New York. Susan, our guide, made the whole experience unforgetable, with a warm and sunny smile that melt the cold and windy weather. Food to taste was plenty and tasty, and all the historical background hints of the area made the tour even more fun; you could pass by many of the places thousand times without noticing those little hidden gems). Definetely worthy, and actually the only thing to regret is not having done it at the beginning of our trip, so we could have used the tips about wonderful restaurants and clubs in the area. And it is moorish....one will never be enough as one is left wondering what can be awaiting you in the next tour.
Rating: 3
Good Food But Tour Was Too Long and Boring
Fri, Mar 19, 10   12:30 PM Miamiman Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed each of the food tastings and would consider dining at a couple of the places (especially Monte's) in the future. The guide (Susan), however, talked way too much and did not impart particularly interesting information. We met at 12:30 and did not begin to walk in the direction of our first restaurant stop until 1:00 p.m. After two hours, we had only stopped for three tastings. We have been on other NY Food tours and were very pleased with the guides' knowledge (Michael Karp and Rahim) and the pace of the tour. This one, unfortunately, was disappointingly slow and boring. It would be extremely helpful if we could know at the time of ticket purchase who our tour guide would be. I would gladly purchase tickets again if Michael or Rahim were the guide but not knowing will give me pause.
Rating: 3
Great Stops Neutral on Guide.
Fri, Mar 19, 10   12:30 PM McGoat Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I felt my guide lacked the knowledge of the area and food, as some of my previous guides with NY Food Tours. The guide was not as enthusiastic or as interactive as past guides I have had. The food was excellant, locations were great. Enjoyed more sit down stops as opposed to eating on the go.