MáLà Project is a Michelin Bib Gourmand Recommended Chinese restaurant. First location was founded by four friends in East Village in winter of 2015, and second location was born two years later in Bryant Park. The mission is to bring unaltered, most original Chinese dishes to New York in a 90s China inspired ambiance, and provide an outstanding overall dining experience. MáLà Project wants to be the fun Chinese restaurant that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Our specialty, MáLà Dry Pot, has been a merry ritual and festive dish enjoyed by millions of Chinese. It’s a communal dish that features a collection of ingredients of guests’ choice, wok-fried over high heat along with twenty-four spices and Chinese medicines, elevated with abundance of chili pepper, results in a complex and exciting flavor profile. Offered in four spicy levels from non-spicy to super-spicy, the dish is comforting, customizable, loved by everyone.
Along with Dry Pot, a variety of satisfying Chinese home-cooking dishes are offered to solve nostalgia for the homesick, as well as to create an authentic experience for diners with and without Chinese roots.
Retro style Chinese designs are blended with romantic and nostalgic elements. The rooms are warm toned and glows in soft light from bare bulb pendant lights, and guests sits in vintage metal and wood chairs and tables. The vibe is energetic yet relaxing.