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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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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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 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
Excellent food - shame about the grumpy service.

First ever Falafel, and was delighted with the quality of the food. The owner was extremely grumpy thought, which detracted from our experience a bit...

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Annecy
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First ever Falafel, and was delighted with the quality of the food. The owner was extremely grumpy thought, which detracted from our experience a bit...

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Mansfield, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We passed Azuri Cafe on the way to another restaurant and decided to try it. We're glad we did! The restaurant is tiny and not much to look at, but the food is fantastic! We had gyros, beef kebabs, and falafel. The pitas these sandwiches are made in are stuffed full of delicious hummus, sauces, and large pieces of meat... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The most delicious felafel, and salad etc in pita, great for lunch, cheap, and totally delicious. We walked past MANY places to come here - totally worth it. Ezra, the owner, is great, passionate about food and life. This is the second time we ate here in New York, but I know I will come back.

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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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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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