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#1,023 of 3,608 Restaurants in Brooklyn


Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal

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1.7 miles from New York Harbor
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Reviewed October 21, 2021 via mobile

A neighborhood staple. This joint has been around for a generation. One feels right in the street of Beirut, Lebanon with all the hustle and castle of a street food parlor. And their Chicken Shwarma sandwich is amazing. Excellent stuffed grape leaves, Baba Ganoush and...hummus. If you are in a mood for an authentic Lebanese / Middle Eastern cuisine, you can not go wrong with this neighborhood staple.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed February 3, 2021

$15 for for the above title is nonsense and they should invest in a new chicken cooker device and not hid the the chicken as if it was their prized possession .

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

Last year during my visit of New York, we went at Karam Restaurant first time but this year I asked my son to go there again for dinner and especially to eat Baklava which is speciality of Karam. Last year it was small restaurant with...seating capacity for very few people but I am surprised to see now with double of seating space by adding adjacent shop. Food is delicious as already noticed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

They have outstanding lahamjian(afganni/lamb meat pies). Chicken pies, meat pies, Zatar and other ethnic specialties. You need to closely watch them however as they often screw things up and either leave items out or just give you something else. I would not eat in as...it does appear a good dining experience as it is noisy and crowded. But the food is good and fair priced. The gruff counter people apparently line their regulars although. They seem to sell plenty to others. Open early and closed late open seven daysMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Just had a chicken Shwarma sandwich that was great, tasty...and too much for one person...! There is not a big sitting place there but they are great for take-out.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited Karam for dinner and it was nice experience in Brooklyn. Space is very small but food is excellent in taste. Grill platter, Flaffals, Shiwarmas, and very hot and spicy sides are very delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Best chicken pies in brooklyn and their kibbe and meat pies are good as well. The Restsurant is not my speed fir dining in. Too close for meTheir food is quite good including desserts.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Went there many times in the past I don't go any more The food is ok I went there to get a whole chicken which was dry and over cook I think it was an old one which was there all day I think because...I'm white an not Arabic he gave me Old stuff it's not the first time he treated me bad but I went back to give him another try i think he's racist And wants only Muslim people he should put up a sign if your not like them be careful he don't like any body but his ownMore

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Nice Arabic food. Shawarma and kabab. Chicken Shawarma is delicious Clean and Halal food. Close to the subway and best western hotel

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed October 4, 2016

One of the best Mediterranean food I have ever had. You would love this place if you get water in your mouth when you hear words like, Shawarma, Hummas, Roasted chicken, Taboli, kuta, Kibbey and so on. This place is super busy always have very...limited sitting ( almost no sitting) best if you carry out . Good portion and tasty food.More

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Had a Swiss cheese and tomato sandwich with olive oil which was the best I have eaten lately. Will definitely return to this place.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed October 2, 2015

I discovered Karam many ago and every time I’m visit this neighborhood I always end up buying a few shawarma sandwiches that are simply mouthwatering. Their "Kebbe" also very tasty, as well as their great variety of salads. Prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This middle eastern place produce wonderful Chicken,Meat and spinach pies. It is best to take out as it is very noisy and hectic. They have a full range of items but these are the past on 4th avenue near 86th street Bay Ridge

Date of visit: July 2014
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is the kind of food all the street vendors in Manhattan TRY to serve, but can't. When you have that hungry place in your stomach while out shopping on 86th street, turn the corner and stop in for a falafel or (even better) a...chicken shawarma. Few tables, so you might not find a place to sit, but the food is absolutely worth it!More

Date of visit: October 2013
Reviewed October 3, 2013

A friend took me to have a chicken shawarma. I went nuts! That thing is AMAZING! I brought my wife...she thinks so too ;] I order it with hummus. It is a treat and good for you too. It's even better than the shawarma from...the ZAGAT rated Tanoreen. I'd be interested to hear from someone who disagrees.More

Date of visit: September 2013
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Yes, Karam offers takeout services.

Karam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 2.5