Soup Kitchen International: "Home of the "Soup Nazi" of Seinfeld fame" The Original Soup Man Tip by tigerjapan

The Original Soup Man, New York City: 12 reviews and 12 photos

This is the guy who the writers of "Seinfeld" based their "Soup Nazi" episode on. He's not a nazi, but he does make excellent soup. Have your money ready and step to the left immediately after ordering. Yes, just as in Seinfeld there are strict rules of behaviour. The whole ?N? word is obviously quite offensive and we found Al, the owner and chef, to be very friendly and relaxed (mind you it was quiet when we were there). The strict rules about ordering quickly and not lingering exist to keep the line moving along.

The soups are a bit pricey, but good enough to be worth looking into if you've got a decent budget for lunch. Lobster bisque and other seafood soups will run you about twelve bucks, but most others are under ten, and come with fruit and bread and even a chocolate.

The line is very long, thanks in part to the TV show, but also in large part because the soup is so good.

Keep in mind that the place is only open during cold months. No soup during the hot summer.

They serve about 8 kinds of soup, in three sizes.

Favorite Dish: I had the chicken chili and it was wonderful. Take had the black bean, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Address: 259-A W. 55th St. (bet. B'way & 8th Ave.)
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Between Broadway & 8th Ave - Midtown West
Phone: (212) 757-7730
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Soup

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2005
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