01 / NAI
Nai, meaning Mother in Gallego––is an innovative and convivial Spanish tapas restaurant by Chef Ruben Rodriguez. Originating from Galicia, Spain, Rodriguez has honed Nai's boldly-flavored culinary creations from his Mother, Ana Maria Gonzalez Arias.
02 / AMIGO By Nai
Chef Rodriguez's second project––a contemporary taqueria where the curated tacos are inspired by Nai's signature flavors, and a collaboration with El Momo L.A.
Guests can also dive into a seasonal appetizer menu and a flawlessly executed cocktail list.
03 / EMILIA By Nai
A minimalist farm to table cafe––where Chef Rodriguez pays homage to his Grandmother Emilia, for her untraditionally kept garden 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
An untraditional pasta bar, featuring multi cuisine pastas. The menu celebrates Chef Rodriguez's inspirations from his travels to various parts of the world. A nod to a memorable trip to Japan––Kōbo, means yeast in Japanese.
Nai, meaning mother in Gallego, is the innovative and humbling cuisine by Galicia-native Chef Ruben Rodriguez.
Chef Rodriguez opened Nai in New York City 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.
Executive Chef / Owner
Service Director & Sommelier
Chef de Cuisine
Rafael de la Rosa
Chef de Cuisine