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Purple Yam



1314 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11226

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(718) 940-8188


4.8 of 5.0 from 74 reviews


price range:$11 to $25

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  • Kelly LThe chicken adobo!!

    33333 by Kelly L


  • Nate P.Great food

    55555 by Nate P.


  • Mike K.Great food here, if you don't have anything to do later. Get the goat curry. The oxtail was alright, not great. Just expect to wait a long time for your food.

    55555 by Mike K.


  • GothamistThis is the place to sample perhaps the most famous dish from the Philippines, chicken adobo. The version here is refined and satisfying.

    55555 by Gothamist


  • John KLechon Kewali is incredible. Chicken Adobo is rock solid. The usually have a fish special; I recommend ordering it whole.

    55555 by John K


  • Chloe FBest food I've ever eaten

    55555 by Chloe F


  • Matty CitoKewalo leche all day

    55555 by Matty Cito


  • D RHalo halo! Homemade pickles! Everything.

    55555 by D R


  • Patrick R.Order lots and share family style, super delicious, especially when dishes are combined.

    55555 by Patrick R.


  • M M.Everything is good! Tocino (sugar-achuete cured pork) with garlic fried rice & fried eggs is great. The fried pork belly is decadent and delicious, but only get it to share.

    55555 by M M.


  • Rebecca ChadwickThe coconut martini is so good that you'll want three.

    55555 by Rebecca Chadwick


  • Keith L.Great soju drinks

    55555 by Keith L.


  • Emily EThe eponymous purple yam ice cream is something everyone needs to experience.

    55555 by Emily E


  • Stephen RPork belly is generous and delicious !!! Shrimp fritterS !!

    55555 by Stephen R


  • Kimberley S.Order the oxtail kare-kare, sisig, Korean Jap chae & the indonesian Duck Leg Betutu at this Brooklyn Filipino joint ❤❤❤

    55555 by Kimberley S.


  • New York PostNewcomers to this Brooklyn spot may want to opt for the classic chicken adobo ($17), while more adventurous eaters can dive into the peanut sauce that comes with the oxtail kare-kare ($22).

    55555 by New York Post


  • leokyivInspite of it is not korean place they have awesome bibimbap. Must try!

    55555 by leokyiv


  • leokyivnice kimchi here

    55555 by leokyiv


  • Shawn EnigmaThe dumplings and down to earth atmosphere.

    55555 by Shawn Enigma


  • Shawn EnigmaAventinus!

    55555 by Shawn Enigma


  • GinaReunited !

    55555 by Gina


  • Louise AHomemade ice cream is actually delicious!

    55555 by Louise A


  • Marian BI recommend the Champorrado! One of the best ones I've ever had.

    55555 by Marian B


  • Elizabeth B.Best #mango tart here @purpleyamnyc

    55555 by Elizabeth B.


  • BuzzFeedYou might not be able to identify everything in the Halo Halo (shaved ice, coconut, tropical fruits, sweet beans, flan, and purple yam ice cream, to start with) but you’ll be too busy eating to care.

    55555 by BuzzFeed


  • Joey X.Whatever the kimchi of the day is, get it.

    55555 by Joey X.


  • Ali H.The curried mussels are TO DIE FOR!

    55555 by Ali H.


  • Ira R.The duck leg was excellent,, next table had the ribs, which looked and smells heavenly.

    55555 by Ira R.


  • Tochtli G.Pork rips and bibimbap are the best

    55555 by Tochtli G.


  • Elizabeth B.Best #Filipino ukoy, lumpia, chicken adobo , Bibingka here! I come here for # mango tart!

    55555 by Elizabeth B.


  • Andrew Y.Get the goat curry!

    55555 by Andrew Y.


  • Emily P.Sisig and pork belly. Finish it off with the halo halo. P.S. no one knows the wifi password, however they did offer me use of the restaurant CD player #bringyourownmixtape

    33333 by Emily P.


  • Seciltry something from the day's specials, they are all fab. and anything with buko (young coconut). the amount of spice was perfect for me.

    55555 by Secil


  • Simran J.Simply the most knowledgeable and well-educated proprietors of Filipino Diaspora Cuisine. Look for their special events and culinary lessons held in the backyard.

    55555 by Simran J.


  • Jamy D.Measly amount of Kare Kare served NOT worth $20. Chicken adobo is awesome, but only three pieces?! Overall, entrees not worth it.

    33333 by Jamy D.


  • Amanda B.The Thai curry and coconut milk mussels are soooo delicious!

    55555 by Amanda B.


  • Kate A.The lechon kawali is delicious, but also a small mountains worth of deep fried pork belly - ideally you'll split it (and maybe one of the tasty vegetable dishes) with a friend

    55555 by Kate A.


  • Joshua M.The beef tapas for brunch & chicken adobo for dinner are excellent. Don't expect much for service. They're slow & you always need to nag the waiter, even when it's slow. Not attentive, but great food.

    55555 by Joshua M.


  • Arturoeverything is good here but the tocino sliders are the best! The jicama adds a nice crunchy texture to the sweet, cured meat. The bread is like a hearty brioche and not just a regular bun.

    55555 by Arturo


  • Joshua M.For brunch the beef tapas is more than delicious. You're welcome.

    55555 by Joshua M.


  • MattGet the kimchi scallion pancake. It's to die for!

    55555 by Matt


  • Tochtli G.Maybe this the best place in this neighborhood. They have the best bibimbap, rips and good water melon salad !!!

    55555 by Tochtli G.


  • L J.Make sure you leave room for the dessert, it's sooo good! If they didn't have any food, I would go back just for the desserts, yes it's that good.

    55555 by L J.


  • Ben R.Lechon kawali and tocino sliders.

    55555 by Ben R.


  • Jo H.Chicken adobo is a little pricey for what it is. But man, that avocado ice cream is deeelishus.

    55555 by Jo H.


  • Elizabeth B.Ask for Lechon Kawali, Amy's egg rolls, Ukoy or crisp shrimp fritters, Pancit, Bibingka, Adobo, & dessert must have: Flan & Halo-Halo. Chef Romy Dorotan's ice creams, too.

    55555 by Elizabeth B.


  • Owen I.No orange juice for mimosas but they have mango. Isn't orange juice a staple for restaurants?

    55555 by Owen I.


  • 7th.ListTry: Sisig - a dish of crispy pig's cheek, ear and snout with lime and chilies. Fresh Lumpia - a rice crepe filled with heaps of sauteed cabbage, sprouts, leeks and mushrooms

    55555 by 7th.List


  • Alfie™Best Filipino food in NYC. Best in Manhattan would be Maharlika, but it's worth the trek to Brooklyn to visit the "Yam"!

    55555 by Alfie™


  • Lucy C.Was ok. 3 pieces for adobo for $15 is steep. I'd rather be in Jackson Hts. Constantly bugging waiter for rice

    22222 by Lucy C.


  • Time Out New YorkTry the Ukoy for brunch. Shrimp, sprouts and leeks, plus snow peas and napa cabbage, are stuffed into a banana leaf and plunged into the hot oil. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.

    55555 by Time Out New York


  • FoodspottingTry the Chicken Adobo and spot it on Foodspotting!

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • FoodspottingTry the Whole Sea Bass and spot it on Foodspotting!

    55555 by Foodspotting


  • Matt B.Tocino sliders!

    55555 by Matt B.


  • VoiceStreetThis Choice Eats attendee in 2010 brought Tocino (sugar-achuete cured pork) sliders in purple yam rolls with grated green mango and Chicken/Pork adobo skewers.

    55555 by VoiceStreet


  • alex v.lechon, chicken adobo & buko pie ftw.

    55555 by alex v.


  • Kris N.Try the goat curry, but be careful with the wrappings, they might fall apart on you.

    55555 by Kris N.


  • Ron C.The only place in Brooklyn (that I know of) to get Halo-Halo!!!

    55555 by Ron C.


  • John E.Also, this is NOT the place to go for authentic Filipino food. Why? Because authentic Filipino food sucks balls, while Purple Yam is what Filipino food would be if pinoys ate smarter.

    33333 by John E.


  • John E.They were out of buko pie, which was fortuitous because their guava sorbet was off da hook!

    55555 by John E.


  • MihaeThe sisig awesome. Pig cheek, snout, and ear...delicious.

    55555 by Mihae


  • Felipe F.Great lunch. Any of the mackerel dishes is worth a try. I find pad Thai in general to be an overrated dish but Yam's lunch pad Thai is one of the better ones I've tasted

    55555 by Felipe F.


  • Jorin R.I wasn't thrilled with the scallion shrimp pancakes or the Korean Meatballs-- but the Lamb Curry special on Tuesday was insanely good.

    55555 by Jorin R.


  • The New York TimesRecommended: Kimchi, chicken adobo, pork belly, sisig, duck, noodles, halo halo.

    55555 by The New York Times


  • Ian J.The shrimp fritter is amazing!!!

    55555 by Ian J.


  • Zobel B.Tocino sliders!

    55555 by Zobel B.


  • R.G. L.Not a place you want to go if you want authentic Filipino cuisine

    55555 by R.G. L.


  • Rahmin P.Get the cucumber soju. Reward yourself with a cucumber soju.

    55555 by Rahmin P.


  • waisum t.Get the Tocino Sliders. The Persimmons make them amazing.

    55555 by waisum t.


  • David G.Try their excellent wild boar pizza!

    55555 by David G.


  • Andrew D.Definitely get the Champorrado for dessert

    55555 by Andrew D.


  • Joy M.Get the avocado ice cream!

    33333 by Joy M.


  • Jake H.for dinner

    55555 by Jake H.


  • David G.stay for dessert!

    55555 by David G.


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