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56 N Main St, Alfred, NY 14802-1011
+1 607-587-8335
08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I love the bento boxes, especially on Wednesday with the tofu spinach bento. You will want to get there before noon or call your order in early. Very busy during regular lunch times but the food is worth it!

Thank Theresa G
Alfred, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Very reasonable prices, terrific owners, charming and engaging atmosphere. This is a favorite place for college students, professors, community members and guests to have bento lunches and many other authentic Japanese cuisine

Thank captainsteve2015
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is delicious and nutritious and fresh!! Unfortunately, it is small and popular. There is a long wait at at 12:30 lunch hour, but you can call ahead and wait maybe 15-20 minutes in line instead of much longer. You can also call and pick up dinner by 5:00. They stop taking orders at 4:30 pm... More 

Thank Amanda T
Alfred, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The food is great, within a limited range of vegetarian dishes, noodles, and soups. Authentically seasoned and imaginatively prepared, it represents Japanese cuisine very well to an audience of Alfred University students and faculty. The atmosphere is also warm, inviting, and ultra relaxed. No one goes to Nana's for status or to impress anyone. They go to enjoy the food,... More 

Thank Charedm
Alfred, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Nana's cafe has been owned by Japanese's housewife who live in Alfred neighbor area for many years. She serves authentic Japanse food with various option ie. Organics, Gluten-free as well as fusion styles. Thanks for her dedication and passion of making food, Alfredian could taste Japanene food just around the corner. Unlfortunately, we could't have Nana's foods during Summer time... More 

Thank Muimae
Southern Tier, NY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Nana's is authentic Japanese food served in a relative hold-in-the-wall establishment. Don't let that deter you! The best food in Alfred, IMHO and the cafe is quaint. For such a tiny place there is a full menu. Nana's is only open for lunch, but if you order and pick up around 4 pm you can have it for dinner.

Thank Icemaidenq
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Nanas is by far the best food in town. Employing a friendly staff of college students nana manages to consistently turn out high quality/low cost food that is both delicious and healthy.

Thank Graham B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

A tiny, hidden gem; organic Japanese cuisine which caters to any type of dietary needs. Good prices, healthy food. Fresh vegetables, seafood, smoothies run by an incredibly efficient and student friendly nana.

1 Thank Fay A
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Out of the very few restaurants in Alfred, Nanas is by far the best. The food is exciting compared to the usual cuisine of upstate New York.

1 Thank Hothellover
Alfred, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

This restaurant is tiny but the staff is adorable and the food is delicious. go for the traditional japanese dishes the curry dishes are meh.

Thank ElliottEMH3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 N Main St, Alfred, NY 14802-1011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alfred
  • Phone Number: +1 607-587-8335
Right outside of Alfred College. A jem in the middle of nowhere. Can't believe you haven't ID'd it yet.

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