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Azuri Cafe

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Midtown
Middle Eastern, Kosher
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465 W 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6345
212-262-2920
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Today
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best falafel!

Visited as part of a food tour as part of which the falafel on a pitta was recommended. It did not disappoint. We were warned that the owner could be grumpy, which he was so don't expect service with a smile!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
rotelharp
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited as part of a food tour as part of which the falafel on a pitta was recommended. It did not disappoint. We were warned that the owner could be grumpy, which he was so don't expect service with a smile!

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Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We saw Azuri Cafe while looking for another restaurant and took the opportunity to pick up a takeout menu. The very next day we decided to try it and were really happy we did. We ordered a couple of plates to share: a large combination salad plate which came first as an appetizer while we were waiting for the chicken... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've never really like falafels -- turns out that I've just never had a good one! I certainly recommend Azuri Cafe!

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California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Since Kashkaval closed their take out deli (boo hoo) and Taïm was a little too far, my party of three satisfied our falafel craving by going to Azuri Cafe. For lunch, each of us ordered the small (but very filling and gas producing) falafel plate ($9.75) which came with lots of tasty sides: grilled peppers, tabbouleh, babaganush, fried eggplant, rice,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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202 reviews 202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had the good fortune to have lunch at Azuri Cafe this week. I had wanted to get falafel on this trip into the city, but knew we wouldn't be in the neighborhood where we typically get it. So- I read some reviews on TripAdvisor and came across this place. Since I had read that the place was tiny, I... More 

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Moab, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The day before we had lunch at Per Se, where we got 9 courses for $1500. Got that many different wonderful flavors in the "small" falafel salad plate at Azauri. Mrs. A kind of dragged us in, in a Jewish momma way, and it was fabulous. Don't be put off by the look of the place -- it is really,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is a true gem. It looks like w hole in the wall walking by and normally I wouldn't have thought twice to walk in. I came on a food tour and I was really impressed. We tried the Falafel! I am truly a fan and this is now a favorite of mine!

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Portland, Oregon
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I met a friend here and had a terrific lunch and a lot of conversation with the owners--characters. It was so delicious, I decided I needed to take food out for the drive towards home the next day--what a smart move. I recommend the Shwarma--the perfect marinade.

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Winchester, Virginia
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382 reviews 382 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have been wanting to try this place for awhile now but kept coming into the city on saturdays when it is closed. Well, the wait was worth it! It is small but we got there Sunday afternoon after 1 PM and the place was emptying out. We snagged a table and my wife and I each ordered the swarma... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I were given the name of the Azuri Cafe and were told to look hard as you could miss it. That part is true, it is easy to walk by. Once you have gone in however, you will not walk by it again. The cafe is not fancy but the food is superb.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 465 W 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6345
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-262-2920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Kosher
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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