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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always consistent

That's mostly good, and a little bad I have been coming here since before the shoes special on Dinners, Drive Ins and Dives. The food is AMAZING. Best hummus and lamb in a very wide area. The only negative can be the service. They are generally understaffed, and the line for lunch can be out the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
jamesrm02
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

$13 for a lunch portion of gristle filled SHAWARMEE? Are you kidding me? It doesn't even half way fill you up!!!

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The inside dining area is very small but the food is DELISH and the service was very good. It I lived closer I would eat there at least once a week!!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have been coming here for the past 5 years. Unfortunately, each time has been a little worse. Three young men behind the counter all looking confused. We waited for 5 minutes for eye contact to give our order. I asked about the evenings specials. Answer: We don't know. Chef prepares them. Only Chef know what they are and he... More 

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Lees Summit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were visiting Nashville and decided to stop in after seeing Café Rakka on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The restaurant itself is modest and charming; the staff is friendly and helpful. That's all a plus. However, go there for the food. It is among the best Mediterranean food I have ever tasted. We ordered and shared a variety of dishes... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My husband and I decided to stop here after seeing the restaurant on diners drive-ins and dives. It is a small place but everything was super fresh and delicious! We ate here for lunch so we didn't try several different things but the pita sandwiches we ordered were really good. I have no doubt the pitas were homemade right there.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

There really is no other restaurant that is comparable. The food is fantastic. Everything is fresh. Highly recommend the Tandoori Chicken with homemade feta. The hummus is the best we have ever had, order extra pita. When you leave make sure you buy some of their packaged hummus to go and their homemade pita chips. Divine. Luckily we live close,... More 

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Decatur
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

To start with, the falafel was the best I have had. The Chicken Masala was also very good. My daugher's shrimp less so. The sides of rice tasted good, but were dry. The prices were a little steep. The next time we are in Nashville we might give it one more try.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Chef Rakka owns and prepares the splendid dishes found at this wonderful Indian and Mediterranean restaurant. Their weekend specials sometimes include poached salmon, lamb chops or steak/filet. They have the best vegetarian platter I have ever had consisting of hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouli, falafel, romaine salad and pita bread. Chef Rakka even adds fresh pomegranate seeds to the top of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

That's mostly good, and a little bad I have been coming here since before the shoes special on Dinners, Drive Ins and Dives. The food is AMAZING. Best hummus and lamb in a very wide area. The only negative can be the service. They are generally understaffed, and the line for lunch can be out the door. Since you order... More 

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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Nashville because it was rated so highly, and had been on Food Network... Let's start with the prices... The menu they show online does not match the menu you get when you arrive. The items are different and at the restaurant the prices are much higher. Now onto the food. I ordered the... 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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