There are now TWO  Purple Yam restaurants.  One in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (718) 940-8188 and the other one in Malate, Manila (Philippines) which we call Purple Yam Malate (PYM).

If you are in Manila or headed over there and you want to try our place there, email Amy at  We opened up PYM last July 2014 and it is in Amy’s childhood home in an old district of Manila called Malate.  It is by reservation only and we serve a prix fixe degustation menu of the freshest artisanal ingredients we can source out all over the Philippines.  It is the same sensibility and set of values we have used ever since we started our first restaurant, Cendrillon, in SoHo in 1995.  This is our 21st year in the restaurant world doing our best to showcase what is good in both Asia and in NYC.

You can also email for reservations for Purple Yam in Brooklyn. Just indicate which location (Malate or Brooklyn) in making the reservation. THANK YOU!


PURPLE YAM BROOKLYN WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY.  We are very thankful to all our friends and loved ones who continue to support us in our 21st year of operating a restaurant in New York City.  Love and peace!



For updates on subway service, pls check the MTA home website

JANUARY  30 – 31, 2016 ADVISORY (until FEB 1, 2016)

Q Subway

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, January 29 to 5 a.m. Monday, February 1, Q Subway trains are suspended in both directions between 57 St-7 Av and Kings Hwy. Q Subwayservice operates between Coney Island-Stillwell Av and Kings Hwy. Free shuttle buses operate as follows:

  • Express (non-stop) between Kings Hwy and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.
  • Local between Kings Hwy and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, making all stops.
  • For service to Manhattan, take the D SubwayF SubwayN Subway from Coney Island-Stillwell Av. For service to Coney Island-Stillwell Av, take the D SubwayF SubwayN Subway at 34 St-Herald Sq or the D SubwayN Subway at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.

Since we don’t have a Gallery page showing photos of the restaurant, the best we can do is send you to a New York Times link that Sam Sifton wrote on his blog called “Hey Neighbor, when he reviewed us at the end of 2009.

TELEPHONE   (718) 940-8188

1314 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (map and directions)
By train: Q to Cortelyou Road

For reservations, please email  Romy Dorotan directly at or Amy Besa at  Amy is often in Manila taking care of Purple Yam Malate so it is better to contact Romy first if it is urgent.  Thanks.

OR call the restaurant (718) 940-8188.

We are open 7 days a week.

Monday – Friday: 5:30 – 10:30 pm (dinner)

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday Dinner: 5:30 – 11:00 pm

Sunday Dinner: 5:30 – 10 pm


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