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Cafe Rakka Mediterranean Grill

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71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
615-824-6264
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I love the food, but they've always been a little slow

Let's first taken the consideration that this is Hendersonville Tennessee. In order to find any traditional Mediterranean food in and of itself is like finding a needle in a haystack. My wifey's Greek, and I have spent an inappropriate amount of time in northern Africa and the Middle East. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Curtis B
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I was told how great this place was but after eating here I found what I was told just wasn't enough. Got the pomegranate tea, #3 extra spicy, &a fig cookie. I can't accurately describe just how flavorful every thing was. Amazing! Great atmosphere. A must visit if your in the area!

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Thank imjustabill65
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Mediterranean food, YUM. Easy parking. Small inside seating for dining with a covered area in the front for nice days. I love the Chicken on the Sajj and Pomegranate Tea; my husband orders the Portabella Mushroom Sandwich whenever it is available. Both entrees are wonderful. This is a place which we eat whenever we are in town.

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Thank Kathleen1314
Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Mediterranean food from Syria Greece Lebanon and other areas in a small cafe setting. Excellent appetizers and salads. Entrees come with side salad and rice. Savory spices but can be made spicy hot on request. Mediterranean tea, pomegranate tea, and bottled beverages available. No beer nor wine list though.

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1 Thank Scott F
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Let's first taken the consideration that this is Hendersonville Tennessee. In order to find any traditional Mediterranean food in and of itself is like finding a needle in a haystack. My wifey's Greek, and I have spent an inappropriate amount of time in northern Africa and the Middle East. The food for the most part is very good. However, if... More 

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Thank Curtis B
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This smells this place produces are almost as good as the food. The staff is always friendly and you.may have to wait for a table for a quick minute but it is totally worth it.

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1 Thank Justin D
Springfield, MA
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This is our favorite of all restaurant in middle Tennessee. The dishes are spiced to perfection. The salads are wonderful with just the right amount seasoning in the dressing - Every dish is worth the price paid.

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1 Thank Tuppstuff
Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This cute little hole in the wall is terrific. Everything made from scratch and never a bad meal. I could recommend it to anyone

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1 Thank Lori B
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time there did not know what to order one the customers went over the menu which was helpful, the food that i ordered was fresh and awesome will eat there again.

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Thank Ronise E
Tennessee
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting cafe Rakka for lunch!!! Their food is top notch. Be prepared for semi slow service though as they are VERY busy at lunch and usually only have one chef. We always try and arrive at 11 for lunch.

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1 Thank LittleBit27641
Nashville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We went to eat here at the recommendation of a friend who used to live close by. The food was wonderful! We had both the falafel lunch plate and a grilled portabella mushroom lunch wrap and both were so good! It's nice to find a regular restaurant that also has a good variety of vegetarian options. Everything on their menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 New Shackle Island Rd, Ste A, Hendersonville, TN 37075-2361
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 615-824-6264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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