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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
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely delicious!

The hummus is a must. My favorite lunch dish is the Lamb burger the Chicken on the Sajj is also one of my favorites. Honestly you cannot go wrong, the food is fresh and the daily specials always managed to amaze me with the flavors. No need for anything to drink but the cucumber water which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
foster1228
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NY
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NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The hummus is a must. My favorite lunch dish is the Lamb burger the Chicken on the Sajj is also one of my favorites. Honestly you cannot go wrong, the food is fresh and the daily specials always managed to amaze me with the flavors. No need for anything to drink but the cucumber water which is refreshing. Yes the... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I went to Café Rakka after I saw it on Diners Drive Inns and Dives, I knew the place would be tiny so that didn't have a bearing on my opinion. But I will say the food had been so hyped up that it just didn't meet that wow factor I was expecting, possibly if I hadn't... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

A MUST if you like Mediterranean food!! Great hummus, homemade cheese... Yum! Lamb is excellent. Portions are large if you want to share. Cucumber water refreshing on a hot summer day too!

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was good. the salad was VERY fresh and good. The chicken dish was good, not great though. Good portions. It took a long time to get the food, so don't go if you are in a hurry. Seems to be a big carry out business,, so maybe that slows down the service for the sit down folks.

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Springfield, MA
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is one of our favorites. The food is always excellent - from the salads to the lunch platters to the hot dinners plates. The bread and humus are out of this world -- this our go to place. They are always busy so time your arrival accordingly.

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Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

When it takes a full 30 minutes to get your order it really doesn't matter if it tastes any good or not. Seriously, a true 30 min to get two simple lunch menu items. Sad.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent humas and a great variety. The lamb was succulent. I wish I saved room for desert-wonderful meal! I will certainly go again and try something different.

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durham, nc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Cafe Rakka has some of the best Mediterranean I've eaten. All the high reviews for their food are well deserved. My problem with Cafe Rakka is the 'service' I received yesterday when I arrived for lunch at 2:44. The posted hours on Google and on their own website say that lunch hours are until 3pm. However, when we had ordered... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went to lunch here today. We have lived in hendersonville for a few months and passed this place many times. I am so glad we went in! I ordered the Tandoori chicken&cheese sandwich. It was amazing!! My husband had the Shawermah and it was really good. We had the pistachio baklava for dessert and it had so much flavor.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Rakka's food is very reasonably priced for GREAT food. If you're looking for chain restaurant quality, don't go here. Chef only uses the best ingredients...and the food is mind-blowingly good. This has to be the best hummus on the planet. I eat here at least two days a week.

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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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?