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Azuri Cafe

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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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  • 21
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    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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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Read about this place on the net and saw many great reviews. I came there today and ordered the humus and the shish kebab, to be totally honest, the food was nice but my order was not completed, only got the kebab and the salad, what about the fries I asked, the owner said he didn't hear me and now... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

One November morning, a spoiled college kid walked through NYC looking for a place to eat. Why spoiled you ask? This kid was part of a marching band selected to be a part of The Macy's Day parade and his college, knowing what a great PR event it was, made sure to treat the marchers like royalty. With paid meals... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Azuri Cafe

Address: 465 W 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6345
Phone Number: 212-262-2920
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Kosher

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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