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Azuri Cafe

465 W 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6345 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #357 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Kosher, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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26 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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241 reviews 241 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Newtown, Connecticut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

With a mere 4 tables and a total seating capacity of ten, this postage stamp sized restaurant serves hugely delicious authentic (and kosher) Israeli delicacies. From the various appetizers and salads - we tried the hummus, red cabbage and Israeli salads, eggplant - all exceptional, to the main courses - the chicken kebab dinner and the shawarma in pita -... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Simply put: the best pita sandwich I have ever experienced! I had the gyro and my wife had the falafel. This tidy little hole in the wall serves fresh and perfectly executed middle eastern fare in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. Those attending a taping of The Daily Show will appreciate the convenience of Azuri Cafe.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

When coming to this joint, don't forget to put a gloomy face. Food is excellent. Mr. Azuri is always entertaining ... especially when he tells jokes that no one understands. Again, the food is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I went with 2 very hungry, picky and tiered children for supper. We felt at home just a few minutes after we had arived. The owner took our order, while taking other people's as well, made the food, and helped all the visitors feel attended too. Accept the lovely chat with the owner, I had a yumy soup, my son... More

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New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We picked this lunch spot mostly based the reviews from here, and after another bout of tourists get somewhat lost in NYC we spotted it up the street from 10th Ave. We visited on a Sunday around 3-4 pm and we had the place to ourselves. Well, ourselves and the proprietor Ezra. He asked why we had sought out his... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband, twenty year old son and I had dinner here. The place is very small - just a few tables and the kitchen. The portions are enough to overfill us elders and to satisfy the college boy, too. We had shwarma in a pita and shish ke bab - along with three colas, and we spent $30.00. I consider... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Was skeptical based on other reviews, but went anyway since it is nearby. It was Monday at lunch and not yet busy when my husband and I went. The owner was charming, friendly and helpful in guiding us with suggestions from the menu. Yes, that is right...he was charming and friendly! Food was fresh and full of those wonderful middle... More

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