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25-12 Steinway Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, NY
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

From the moment you walk in you know you are going to to have an unforgettable experience. Ali, the owner treats you like family and prepares amazing dishes you won't find as authentic anywhere else in the country. We have traveled all over and still hold our experience at Kabab Cafe as one of our most memorable and enjoyable. Ali... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place is a gem of all gems mixed into the adventerous food of NYC! Myself and wife have travelled from Alaska twice to eat Ali's spectacular food. We are adventerous eaters and have tried all the great offal Ali has to offer for his patrons. His food combinations and spices that go with the dishes will leave your tongue... More 

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New York, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We ordered the mezze platter, iced hibiscus tea and turkish coffee. All were excellent. The owner, Ali, is a delight and a friendly host. We will definitely go back!

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Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Outstanding Egyptian food in a hole in the wall in Astoria Queens.. One of the best meals I have had in NYC. Step down into half a dozen tables with wonderful garrulous owner - chef - waiter and one assistant. A trip! BYOB. Starters, home made mezze (dips, fellafel etc). Sweetbreads, gose stuffed filo in pomwgranate reduction, stuffed lamb, lamb... More 

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Boutenac, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This tiny hole in the wall restaurant is an diamond in the rough. The delicate sauces and amazing tastes were prepared in the tiny kitchen area by Ali, the Egyptian chef, waiter, and story-teller. From the moment you enter this small restaurant, you are family. No menu, Ali takes your order after conferring on your likes, allergies, preferences -- then... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012 via mobile

What can I say.....everything about our visit was perfect. The food was delicious and full of flavour. What really made our visit was the warm welcome and wonderful hospitality from Ali. We can't wait to return to NY to revisit Kabab cafe.

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Stockton, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

A dear friend, and native New Yorker, told me this Egyptian Cafe was her favorite restaurant in NYC. Having lived in the Middle East for several years, my expectations were very high. Ali did not disappoint. From his warm greeting to his bear hug and "I love you" as we left 90 minutes later, this was a five star experience.... More 

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

I tried out Kabab Cafe with a group of friends. To put it plainly, we had a blast. The place is tiny, but we managed to all squeeze into a corner. The decor is whimsical and homey. Chef Ali asked us what we felt like eating and made some recommendations. We began with an appetizer platter of hummous, falafel, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2008

This place is a lil' hole in the wall... but eating there is an experience. You are practically in the kitchen and you are practically shown what you are about to eat before they cook it for you. I believe this place is ideal for tasting a "cuisine" you know nothing about. The chef/owner is very friendly and will more... More 

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Additional Information about Kabab Cafe

Address: 25-12 Steinway Street, Astoria, Queens, New York City, NY
Phone Number: (718)728-9858
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Egyptian

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