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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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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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    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
Tasty Falafels with Lots of Sides

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
241 helpful votes 241 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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358 reviews 358 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Newtown, Connecticut
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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
330 helpful votes 330 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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Nashville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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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 1 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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