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188 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4013
+1 212-254-5660
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“shawarma” (11 reviews)
“hummus” (19 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
188 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the personal schwarma and it didn’t disappoint! One is enough for 4 people if you have some starters/appetisers too. We had the chicken and I was delicious. You have to ask for it though as it’s bizarrely not on the menu! Friendly...More

Thank dendenz1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal here. Every dish was fantastic. Loved the vine leaves, dips and chicken salad. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

Thank Guffin29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend to try the shwarma. Great experience! It was delicious! We took the hummus as a starter and that was also a big winner. As a drink we would also recommend the mint lemonade! To die for! I would definitely...More

Thank AmberHbt
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This place definitely has a flair for the dramatic. Amazing flavors that felt authentic. Everything but the portion sizes compared to the $$$ impressed me. Not sure I'll be back. We had the appetizer platter, tableside shwarma, and the Labane oooo the Labane was nice.

Thank E-Bombs
Reviewed 24 September 2018

First a shout out to our server, Sarah!!! She did a phenomenal job taking care of us. She helped with a wine choice, the appetizers and the off menu house special Shawarma. If you get Sarah as your server, you are in great hands. We...More

Thank Meli_L201507
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is some of the best Middle Eastern food I've ever had - and I've had a lot, including home cooking from friends. Their signature table shawarma ( I had the steak) was well seasoned, tender, and juicy - an absolute MUST, but make sure...More

Thank Kalika624
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Plan ahead and make reservations. we had a party of 8 and our table was ready when we arrived. I recommend the shawarma which is not on the menu and you have to ask for it great food and service fantastastic atmosphere

Thank MOE429
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a fun dinner we had. We were 4 people, and we ordered a bunch of appetizers from hummus to the cauliflower with tahini, all were delicious. They bring a small milk bottle with their tahini and hot sauce, pickles and garlic dip (plus one...More

1  Thank 986melissa
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We went there for late lunch at 5 pm the table was ready and the reservation was there, we had the hummus as an appetizer and then we had the chicken shawarma for the three of us. It was just great! Very nice experience very...More

Thank luis h
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It was really hard to find a same day reservation on a Saturday for this restaurant so make sure to plan ahead. We were a larger group and ended up getting two rotisserie orders and some other apps. We had an infant son with us...More

Thank Ease518
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Janine L
5 August 2018|
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Response from 766alexandriav | Reviewed this property |
I can't really remember exact price but I did ask and I know it was more than the platter we ordered so I'm definitely comfortable saying $50-55.
Daniyal K
4 June 2018|
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Response from Allansha | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. And did not see anything. That stated this fact. Never thought about this issue, I am sorry that I do not know but you should contact them directly and adk them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4013
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-5660
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