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Tara Kitchen

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431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
+1 518-708-3485
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Rotterdam, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tara Kitchen is a unique dining experience. The place is TINY, but this really adds to the feel of the place. It smells awesome in there, and they give you fresh, delicious mint tea when you sit down. The Tagines are magnificent, even though they are boiling hot when you get them. The baklava for dessert is delicious as well.... More 

Thank hcnye
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievably dishes served at this family restaurant. The atmosphere is simple,cozy, almost like being in your own home. The building is very residential looking; you could easily walk by it if it weren't for the small sign. Inside you will enjoy some of the best food offered in the area. The blend of spices and other ingredients cooked and served... More 

Thank John B
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a small place, so be aware that you might have to wait for a table. The menu is extensive, but many of the dishes are the same recipe but with different protein options. There are several vegetarian dishes, so vegetarians (and vegans) should have no problem eating here. We found the seasoning of the dishes to be not... More 

Thank BostonNix
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a little gem of a place, serving really different food, Moroccan style. The food is excellent and the owner, who lived in Morocco for a while, is very friendly. The food is also served in a very unique way.

Thank Moira S
Saint Johnsville, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First time eating here--food was outstanding! Though this tiny restaurant became quite crowded after we were seated, we did not feel rushed at all. In fact, one of the owners visited with us which gave my husband and I an opportunity to compliment him on the delicious appetizer and tagines that we ate. All of the wait staff were very... More 

Thank helper55
Lebanon, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

One of the best meals i have had in all my travels and I find it in Schenectady of all places. The flavors that come together in the dishes is beyond words, in fact, I didn't say one word to my coworker from the moment they placed my food down til the last bite was mopped up with the bread.... More 

Thank wrhoades4321
Albany, NY
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Tara Kitchen before seeing a show at Proctor's. We arrived at 5:45 and waited about 25 minutes for a table. The restaurant is very small (seats around 30) but waiting just inside the door gave us a preview of the lively and casual tone of restaurant. It features an open kitchen... More 

Thank smbAlbany_NY
Albany, NY
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Friends of ours have been telling us about Tara Kitchen in Schenectady for ages and they finally had the opportunity to take us there a few days ago. Absolutely fabulous! I look forward to returning. The restaurant is small, a few tables up front, a long-ish counter, and some tables up a short flight of stairs. The place was packed... More 

Thank Rogerl53
Albany, New York
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

One of the worst food ever had. The owners speak Indian language have Indian music. They created a fusion of Indian and something else to call it Moroccan/Mediterranean cuisine. Rates / prices higher than a high end. Vert dirty and unhygienic place. Gave tea shots in dirty glasses, Serving cutlery very bad. Sad to say how they can mooch the... More 

Thank rangmilan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was unusual and pleasantly spicy! No reservations and cozy location make winter visits challenging, you might want to inquire for best time to visit.

Thank Manuel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-708-3485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?