01 / NAI

Nai, meaning Mother in Gallego, offers a unique understanding of Spanish tapas where guests can dive deep into Chef Ruben Rodriguez' innovative a la carte menu or signature tasting menu.


Originating from Galicia, Spain, Chef Rodriguez has honed Nai's bold flavors from his Mother, Ana Maria Gonzalez Arias.

02 / AMIGO By Nai

Chef Ruben Rodriguez's second project–– a modern Mexican restaurant, in which serves as a platform to explore the convivial mixture of both Mexican and Spanish fare with one of his closest friends and Sous Chef, Rolando Flores.

03 / EMILIA By Nai

A minimalist farm to table restaurant––where Chef Ruben Rodriguez pays homage to his Grandmother Emilia, for her untraditionally kept garden in Galicia and her love for coffee.

With a significant collaboration with Coffee Project NY, guests will experience a highly vegetable and coffee driven menu.

04 / KŌBO By Nai

Kōbo, meaning yeast in Japanese, is a contemporary pasta bar featuring Mediterranean fare.




Nai, meaning mother in Gallego, is the innovative and humbling cuisine by Galician native, Chef Ruben Rodriguez. 

Chef Ruben Rodriguez opened Nai New York in 2010, with the primary purpose of being an ever-evolving love letter to Rodriguez's mother Ana Maria Gonzalez Arias––who he accredits for his unwavering culinary skill set and the traditional Galician recipes one would find on his menus. Nai has matured into a dynamic platform where its cuisine and culture is the base for its restaurants and products for the world to experience. 

Ruben Rodriguez 

Executive Chef / Owner

Raul Oleaga

Service Director & Sommelier

Sebastian Cambeiro

Chef de Cuisine

Rafael de la Rosa

Executive Chef

Rolando Flores

Chef de Cuisine

Niko Hagerty

Beverage Director


We welcome integrous and motivated hospitality professionals who are looking to further our cuisine and culture to the world.


For an opportunity to join our team please send your resume to: career@nairestaurant.com 

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