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228 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4043
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant needs some makeover. The upholstery on the chairs were worn out. When we asked for extra plates, we were given a chipped plate. The Chicken ouzi was a disappointment. The filo pastry was dry and not flaky. The chicken meat tasted like leftovers

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited this unassuming little place on 4th July while visiting nyc and Brooklyn. Staff were friendly, service was good and the food was delicious. The hummus was smooth and the pitta bread was fresh. We enjoyed it so much we ordered takeaway a couple of nights later and the standard of the food was still just as good. Will... More 

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albuquerque n.m. 87120
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We found several items on the menu that we've eaten before in Greek restaurants, but there was one item, chicken ouzi that I have never seen before. The dish came with a filo puff in the middle of a salad. I poked the puff to release some steam and found a fabulously delicious dish of chicken raisins, rice and spices.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stopped by here for a light snack after arriving in NYC on a long haul flight. We shared a lamb pizza - was just we needed that night. It was nicely spiced and a bit different to the usual sort of pizza (no cheese!). Service was friendly.

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very good value price wise but partner had an upset stomach and while we enjoy the kind of food we couldn't take the risk of going back again.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I've been to Black Iris a handful of times after moving to Fort Greene almost a year ago - both sat down and take out. Their food is SO good - and I especially love their chicken kabob platter and their hummus. It's definitely my go-to for middle eastern food. There's a big dinner room, and some outdoor seatings (that... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our party of 3 were walk-ins on a recent evening. We delighted to find an extensive menu of Middle Eastern specialties which were made on premises! The stuffed grape leaves were fresh and delicious; the babaganoush was made of freshly grilled eggplant; the home made pita bread kept coming out. The lamb, foul, zataar bread and salads were also terrific.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205-4043
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?