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Cafe Luka

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$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
+1 212-585-2205
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Had food delivered to our hotel. Food was good and portions were large but they omitted a part of the order. Check delivery order before signing. Ask about hospital patient discounts.

Thank dkh540
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Cafe luka has a very wide range menu and is a perfect place to drop in for a quick meal like lunch. We had a sandwich and an omelette which was prepared efficiently and perfectly and the price was right. Just stop in and enjoy...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed February 14, 2017

This is an upper east side neighborhood diner near New York Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University. We ordered the mozzarella sticks, a small soup, a Caesar wrap which came with a large serving of french fries, turkey club with mashed potatoes, French...More

Thank Tripper10021
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This place has been around for years as you will see from the beautiful wood wainscotting on the inside. There are many booths and tables and service is swift. The Good: Large mugs for coffee plenty of place to spread out. The OK: the food...More

Thank Dagmar G
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We have eaten here four times with very uneven foods. Today was a good example. My companion's toasted cheese was cooked to perfection, but the cheese was a combination of at least three cheeses, only one of which melted properly and which together had a...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed January 6, 2017

In the middle of Sloane Kettering's hospital complex is this place that has almost everything you would like to eat. Specials are always available. Moderate prices, and very nice help.

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We ate there for three meals while a relative was recuperating in a nearby hospital. The cafe is a diner with some very good food. The staff is friendly and helpful. We would happily eat there again, if in the area.

Thank DavidTrip
Reviewed December 7, 2016

And we weren't disappointed. Super friendly staff, quick service, good prices and great typical diner food. I'd def go back!

Thank Luxxie1983
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Mouthwatering American fare from hamburgers to omelets, etc. Café Luka has a relaxed and unhurried ambiance that lets you dine in leisure. It has friendly booths for the solo and families. It's open from 6 am - 1 am. It's located at 1319 First Ave.(betwn....More

Thank Parisian73
Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is the typical NY diner though they did have a special brunch menu that included drinks and fruit or muffin in addition to the usual omelet/homefries/toast. Omelette choices were creative and included several vegetarian options. Gluten free options were also available. In general, food...More

Thank SavTrav500
Upper East Side
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easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10021-8650
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-585-2205
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