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NYC Review


Samesa is a counter-service restaurant in Rockefeller Center that serves great Middle Eastern food.

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NYC Review

Zizi Limona

Zizi Limona is a Middle Eastern spot in Williamsburg that works for pretty much any casual dinner situation.

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NYC Review

Kashkaval Garden

Kashkaval Garden is a neighborhood spot in Hell’s Kitchen with Mediterranean food that’s good for sharing and a nice back room for dates.

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NYC Review


Miriam is an Israeli restaurant in Park Slope that serves brunch every day.

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NYC Review

Taim Falafel

A falafel sandwich at Taim is the best thing you can get in NYC for less than $10 and also theoretically eat daily without disastrous consequences.

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NYC Review


We’re not exactly sure that New York City was in desperate need of an Armenian/Lebanese restaurant, but this stateside opening of Almayass, a Beirut-based establishment with locations across the Middle East, is very exciting for at least three or four of us here.

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NYC Review


We found ourselves enjoying the food at Naya quite a bit. However, the space is about ten feet wide and looks like a high-end shower.

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NYC Review


A laid back Lebanese eatery that gets Stang’s stamp of approval. The service is good, people are friendly, and you can eat your face off for about twenty bucks a person.

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NYC Review


Celestine feels pretty casual, but this Mediterranean spot is on the water in Dumbo and has excellent views.

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NYC Feature

The Sussman Brothers Bet On Restaurant Memes And A Midtown Revival At Samesa

We talked with Eli Sussman about memes, reopening Samesa in Midtown, and what operating a business during the pandemic was like.

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NYC Review

Hummus Kitchen

Hummus Kitchen is a casual Middle Eastern spot in Kips Bay serving great hummus, along with about 10 other delicious things.

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NYC Review

Sami’s Kabab House

Sami’s Kabab House in Astoria makes lots of delicious things, but the Afghan kebabs are (unsurprisingly) the first thing you should order.

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NYC Review

Queen Sheeba

Queen Sheeba is a Yemeni spot in Harlem with excellent lamb haneeth and babaganoush.

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NYC Review

Rothschild TLV

Rothschild TLV is an upscale Israeli spot on the UES with a lot of high-quality steak options.

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NYC Review


Alenbi in Crown Heights is an Israeli spot with a great selection of pita sandwiches.

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NYC Review


Colbeh is a kosher Persian restaurant in Midtown with two other Long Island locations in Roslyn and Great Neck.

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NYC Guide

11 NYC Restaurants With Takeout Passover Specials

So you can simply recline.

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NYC Review


Parchment is an at-home Israeli takeout project that specializes in excellent breads, dips, and salads.

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NYC Review


Ayat in Bay Ridge serves excellent halal Palestinian food. Make sure to ask the staff about some of the specialties on the menu.

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NYC Review

Kabul Kabab House

Kabul Kabab House is an Afghan restaurant in Flushing with - you guessed it - great kababs.