Soup Kitchen International: "Soup Nazi stand" The Original Soup Man Tip by goingsolo

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

This place, which is actually a walk up soup stand, inspired a Seinfeld episode entitled "The Soup Nazi" and the famous line, "no soup for you!" said to Elaine who failed to follow the proper soup ordering protocol. The soup was so good that Elaine attempted to sneak back into the restaurant.

The owner, Ali Yeganeh, was the model for the famous Seinfeld "Soup Nazi". He isn't quite so strict with patrons, but he did capitalize on the publicity, at least for a while. I'm not sure if this place is still there, but the soup really is great. There are a few different selections which vary and they are served with warm bread. Its a pretty filling lunch and especially good on a cold winter day.

Favorite Dish: Soup, of course. They serve nothing else. Don't even ask or you'll risk being banned.

Address: 259 West 55th Street
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: 8th Avenue and 55th Street
Phone: (212) 956-0900
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4

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  • Updated May 17, 2005
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