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Newly Kosher in Long Island: Surf Room Restaurant @ the Long Beach Hotel

On Sept 30th, the Long Beach Hotel opened the Surf Room Restaurant, a high-end Glatt Kosher restaurant with a menu offering steak, lamb kebobs, Bronzino, as well as a slew of Mediterranean inspired dishes. The restaurant also has a large selection of kosher wines and an array of specialty drinks. Click here to view the […]

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Kosher Delight Closes Last Location on Ave J in Brooklyn; Opening New Restaurant

After 35+ years in its location on Ave J, and 3 other locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan, the last of Kosher Delight’s locations has finally closed. UPDATE (Oct 20): Kosher Delight’s owners will be opening a smaller restaurant in Flatbush, Brooklyn which will supposedly have healthier options (including veggie/vegan options) to match the community’s changing […]

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Sushi Metsuyan in 5 Towns Closed (for Renovations?)

UPDATE: We have been informed that this Sushi Metsuyan branch has been closed for good. Last week I took my wife to Sushi Metsuyan in Cedarhurst for dinner for the first time in many years (we had been turned off by their level of service). We decided to give them another chance, but realized things […]

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Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza Open in 5 Towns

Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza, originally from Midwood Brooklyn with locations on both Ave M & Ave J, has opened a location in Cedarhurst, replacing Shula’s pizza across the street from HAFTR High School on Central Ave. While the restaurant is officially only open during their “soft launch”, their full launch will be after the holidays. […]

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Kosher Café Concept Wins Bid to Replace Shalom Chai on Lower East Side (NY)

Currently, no kosher restaurants exist in the once kosher-rich Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Shalom Chai pizza closed in June and Noah’s Ark deli closed last year. The local board received bids from 4 potential restauranteurs, including one kosher cafe submitted by Jewish businessman, Nathan Sklar, according to TheLoDownNY.com. Sklar’s bid won, bringing back […]

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Russ & Daughters Opening Kosher Cafe in the Jewish Museum (NYC)

Russ & Daughters, an iconic (non kosher) cafe with 2 locations in the Lower East Side, will be opening up their first kosher establishment inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side in Manhattan in early 2015 (museum admission will not be required to dine there.) We realized that it’s the perfect new home,” […]

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“Artisanal Burger Lab” Coming to Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Boeuf & Bun

Boeuf & Bun, a new self-proclaimed “artisanal burger lab”, will be opening in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in late-October after the holidays. In a long conversation with the restaurant’s Australian owner, Tzemach Woolstone, we learned that the restaurant will seat 40-50 patrons, have waiter service and an array of high-end gourmet burger options, but will not […]

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Amsterdam Burger Co. to Open in 5 Towns, NY

The popular classy burger joint owned by Mike Gershkovich (of Mike’s Bistro), Amsterdam Burger Company on the Upper West Side, is set to open in Cedarhurst by early 2015. Very exciting news for 5 Towners.  Burgers Bar closed a couple years ago and was replaced by “Burgers” which has not been popular (at least with […]

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Butterfish: [New York, NY] Kosher Restaurant Review

During a special 9 Days tasting, I got to experience where Japanese fish go to heaven and Omakase for the first time.

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18 New NYC Dunkin Donuts Locations Serving Kosher Baked Goods

YeahThatsKosher just spoke to Rav HaMachshir Rabbi Aaron Mehlman, who runs National Kosher Supervision based in NYC, about 18 Dunkin Donuts shops in New York City that are now carrying kosher donuts and other pastries in their stores. According to Rabbi Mehlman, these 18 Dunkin Donuts locations throughout downtown, midtown and the Upper East side of Manhattan […]

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New Pizza Place in Queens, NY: Pizzamania

Just in time for the 9 days, Pizzamania recently opened in Flushing, Queens! Certified kosher by the Va’ad HaRabbanim of Queens, all we know is that they serve pizza :) If you stop by, comment below with more details!

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Lenny’s Kosher Pizza Now Open in Boca Raton, FL

A couple of month’s ago, we spread the word that Lenny’s Pizza came under the kashrus supervision of the Va’ad HaKashrus of Miami-Dade and was the latest pizzeria to hit Miami Beach. Well good news, Boca Raton– you now have your very own Lenny’s too! They haven’t yet changed their name visibly though from the previous pizza store in that location. […]

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University Pita, near NYU, Closing Tomorrow

The popular Union Square / NYU area shwarma and falafel joint will be closing tomorrow for good. It was considered by many as one of the best kosher shwarma places in NYC. In a conversation with the manager, YeahThatsKosher was informed that the building was sold and the restaurant’s lease has expired. They do not […]

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List of #Kosher Restaurants Participating in NYC Restaurant Week

See which kosher restaurants are participating.

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Mike’s Bistro is Now Open in Midtown East

Since Mike’s Bistro closed earlier this year, many in NYC have been waiting for the restaurant’s resurfacing in Midtown East. That day has finally come. Their new east-side restaurant is twice the size as their UWS restaurant with 180 seats which features a 25 seat bar and 5 private rooms. We expect this new location to be […]

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“Izzy’s BBQ Addiction” Opening Restaurant in Crown Heights (Brooklyn), NY

Sruli Edelman of Izzy’s BBQ Addiction has just signed a lease to bring the first ever kosher wood-smoking barbecue restaurant to a real brick and mortar location in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Although the restaurant has yet to be named, we do know that it will seat 25-30 people and will offer real […]

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First Kosher Omakase Restaurant Opening in NYC: Butterfish

Butterfish, the latest of the Prime Hospitality Group’s catering ventures (their most recent opening before this was Prime Burger of the Upper West Side), is the first Kosher Japanese omasake restaurant, opening this Sunday, July 20th in the Sony Building at 56th Street and Madison Avenue in New York City! Butterfish, which opened to the […]

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The Sandwich Factory: New Kosher Sandwich Truck in New York City

UPDATE: As of 7/6/14, the Sandwich Factory is under the kashrus supervision of the Kof-K with a mashgiach temidi in the truck. The Sandwich Factory is a kosher food truck driving around New York City serving up burgers, shawarma, chicken, falafel and more to hungry New Yorkers! Right now they have an active promotion of 5% off orders over […]

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Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill Takes Over Moshi Moshi in Brooklyn, NY

Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill takes place of Moshi Moshi on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush (Brooklyn, NY) under “new heimishe ownership,” according to their website. Much like their predecessor Moshi Moshi, Prime Wok ‘n’ Grill will be serving Chinese and Japanese cuisine, but additionally they added grilled American food to the menu as well. To cater […]

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Mike’s Bistro is Officially on Hiatus, New Location Opening Mid-July

The popular UWS restaurant is currently closed and is in process of preparing to relaunch in their new location in Midtown East. Expect the same great food, with more options, including more seating and expanded hours of operation.     View Mike’s Bistro in a larger map

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Downtown NYC

Milk ‘n’ Honey of W. 45th Street in Midtown NYC will soon be opening a sister location in the Financial District at 160 Broadway! They will be offering a menu similar to that of their Midtown restaurant including bagels, salads, wraps, and pizza. Though unconfirmed, they will likely be certified kosher by the OU (Orthodox Union) […]

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New in Rochester, NY: Sabra Grill

Sabra Grill, a new kosher Israeli restaurant, opened a couple of weeks ago in Rochester, New York. Rochester has a dearth of kosher options, so this is definitely exciting news for locals. Offering your classic Israeli foods–falafel, shawarma, pargiot (baby chicken), kebabs, sabich, shakshuka, and more, they’ve seen much excitement by local kosher-keepers and non-kosher-keepers alike! Sabra […]

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New (?) Kosher Food Truck Spotted in NYC: The Pocketful

Last Sunday, at the Celebrate Israel parade in NYC, I noticed a kosher food truck serving many of the marchers who had just completed their walk down 5th Avenue. The  Pocketful, the kosher truck, was parked temporarily on Madison Ave. I noticed the trucks menu as mainly being Israeli/Mediterranean style foods that get stuffed in […]

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OFFICIALLY CLOSED: Shalom Chai Pizza on LES is NOT CLOSED

Updated 6/16: SHALOM CHAI HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THERE ARE NO MORE KOSHER RESTAURANTS LEFT ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE. Despite a few recent articles purporting to the closure of Shalom Chai Pizza being closed, they are in fact open, according to local residents we spoke to today. BoweryBoogie.com reported a few weeks ago that it […]

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Lamed Vav: New French-American Steakhouse in Great Neck, NY

Lamed Vav, a new upscale French-American Restaurant is now open in Great Neck, NY. Named for the 36 tzaddikim that exist in every generation (Lamed Vav is 36 in the Hebrew alphabet),  it will be the only French-American kosher steakhouse in the area, replacing the now closed Bistro Grill. The owner, Alex Levine, who also owns Brasserie […]

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27 Dressings Opening in 5 Towns (Hewlett, NY)

The kosher salad franchise, 27 Dressings, (with a location in Great Neck) is opening a 2nd location in Hewlett, NY. The location is currently under construction around the corner from the local Trader Joe’s, adjacent to the LIRR tracks on West Broadway. 27 Dressings in Great Neck is under the Vaad of Queens and has […]

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NYC’s High-End Kosher Restaurants & Steakhouses

Many people have been emailing, tweeting, and messaging me asking me for steakhouse options in the NYC area. I’ve decided to include a few non-steakhouses but are still great high-end restaurants worthy of a date, important meeting, etc. Many of you may ask why I did or didn’t include certain restaurants in this list. I’ve […]

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Rita’s Italian Ice Now Open at Coney Island (Brooklyn, NY)

Famous for their Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard and the perfect complement to summer, Rita’s Italian Ice is now open at Coney Island!  Just in time for the Memorial Day opening of Coney Island’s new steel roller coaster, the Thunderbolt, patrons can relive their ride over a Rita’s signature Blendini or gelati while walking along the boardwalk. […]

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2014 List of Kosher BBQ Championships & Festivals

Summer is here, and this line up of BBQ events is here to prove it! Whether you’re a meat fanatic or just into grilled veggies, this BBQ season will have something for everyone.  Below is a comprehensive list of all the BBQ competitions coming up this summer in the U.S.– but feel free to comment […]

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Review: Pitopia West (NYC)

Last week, Pitopia opened it’s 2nd midtown location, the newest one across the street from B&H Photo, which employs many kosher observant Jews. While the location is a mere 10 minute walk from its original location off of Broadway, this store was completely different. Besides the ambiance, which is not as bright (in a good […]

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Geffen Gourmet Adds Hummus Bar to its 5 Towns, NY Market

Geffen Gourmet is a local 5 Towns Israeli grocer (or makolet if you prefer) that has recently added seating to it’s shop, serving typical “hummuseria” fare: Hummus plates, falafel, pitas, and the accompanying salads and sides that go with it. While the Hewlett, Long Island location just started offering this Hummus Bar menu within the […]

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CLOSED: Masago Asian Fusion [Woodmere, NY]

The ever revolving door of kosher restaurants in this specific location on Broadway in Woodmere has continued with the closing of Masago. Formerly Cafe Sapore, and previously Bistro Grill, both kosher, it seems that this location has produced a string of restaurants that have failed to impress kosher consumers in the 5 Towns. Having tried […]

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Milk ‘n’ Honey Coming to Financial District, NYC

The popular dairy restaurant, Milk ‘n’ Honey of 45th Street in Midtown is getting a new brother in the Financial District. Set to open a few weeks from now at 160 Broadway, Milk ‘n’ Honey Downtown (unofficial name, this is just our nickname) will have a similar breakfast and lunch menu of bagels, salads, sushi, etc. […]

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Sort of New in NYC: Schnitzi Food Truck

The latest food truck to hit the streets of NYC (after NYC Sandwich Factory and Grill on Wheels) is Schnitzi, “the original schnitzel from Brooklyn.” For those of you who have been to their Brooklyn locations, you know their schnitzel does not disappoint. Similar to Chickie’s (in Teaneck and Monsey) in concept, the Schnitzi truck […]

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Shalom Bombay Manhattan Closing / Moving

Shalom Bombay just announced on their Facebook page that they will be closing their Manhattan restaurant (located at 344 Lexington Ave. between 39th and 40th St.) and is in process of finding another location. Large delivery & catering orders will be delivered to NYC addresses via their Teaneck location. Here are the details that they shared: Unfortunately, due […]

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Odradeks Coffee Bar Opening Location in Brooklyn: Summer 2014

The under-the-radar kosher cafe at the Kew Gardens LIRR train station, Odradeks Coffee Bar, is opening a 2nd branch this summer, this time in a much more densely populated Jewish area: Avenue J in Midwood. Sticking with their train theme, they’re opening up directly next to the Q train overpass on Ave J, which is […]

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New Kosher Food at Brooklyn College: Subsational

Subsational, the classic Brooklyn hot spot for anyone looking for a late-night sandwich, is opening a third location (in addition to their 13th Avenue and Coney Island Avenue locations) at the Hillel at Brooklyn College! Students and faculty will be able to enjoy Subsational’s burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads without traveling off campus– perfect for […]

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Kosher Meat Restaurant Opening Near Battery Park NYC

Lunch options aren’t that limited in the Battery Park/Financial District area. Yes, there is a Coffee Bean inside Century 21 on Broadway, and there is Cafe 11 inside the OU’s building, but meat options are scarce beyond Pita Express (a bit too far from Wall Street) and the very expensive Reserve Cut. Luckily, Bravo Pizza at […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in Albany: Opening Delayed by Fire

A fire early on Saturday morning (3/29/14) will delay the opening of brand new Albany kosher restaurant, Terra: Pescetarian International Cuisine, for at least a month if not longer. The kosher vegetarian + seafood restaurant was to open this week and fully expand its menu after Passover. Now, the restaurant will be forced to re-renovate after […]

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Remy’s Vegetarian Cuisine: New Kosher Eatery in Windsor Terrace (Brooklyn), NY

Windsor Terrace, a quaint Brooklyn neighborhood in between Park Slope and Crown Heights, is now home to a new Kosher restaurant–Remy’s Vegetarian Cuisine. Originally, owners Julie and Avi Atiae kept the menu to simple vegetarian fare, but now under their new Israeli-Yemenite chef, Ori Guri, the menu has gotten a bit more creative. Menu items range […]

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CONFIRMED CLOSED: Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill (NYC) Closed For Good

Update: One of our readers has been in touch with the owners of Ladino and they confirmed the permanent closure of Ladino. According to a post by Great Kosher Restaurants on Facebook, Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill, the kosher Spanish-style eatery in Midtown West, is “closed for renovations until May”. However, after further investigation, would […]

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Tel Aviv’s “Meatos” Restaurant Coming to Queens, New York

UPDATE: Meatos is planning a grand opening for their Queens location on August 10th, 2014! Tel Aviv’s famous meat restaurant, MEATOS, will be opening up a location in Queens, NY in August 2014! Meatos will take the space of Chateau Steakhouse on Union Turnpike and will offer “cuisine based off the culinary style of Chef Koby Abed’s […]

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Prime Burger: New Sports Bar Sister of “Prime Ko”

Primo KO, the popular Upper West Side restaurant of the Prime Hospitality family (which includes Prime Grill and Pizza da Solo) is planning to expand at their current location to open up a new sports bar called Prime Burger. (As reported by Great Kosher Restaurants) The Prime Hospitality Group is well known in the New York […]

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NOW OPEN: Kosher Dunkin’ Donuts in Washington Heights (near Yeshiva University)

UPDATE: This Dunkin Donuts is now open! (Hashgacha confirmed, see below) Anytime a kosher Dunkin Donuts opens up is pretty exciting, but the news of a kosher Dunkin Donuts has the students of Yeshiva University (YU) and the surrounding “young couples community” buzzing for weeks now! Under the hashgacha of Rav Aaron Mehlman, this Dunkin […]

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Shuk Mediterranean Cuisine in Downtown Brooklyn

Heading to downtown Brooklyn? Shuk Mediterranean Cuisine is a quaint fast-food place in Downtown Brooklyn that is well known to the kosher-keeping businessmen and locals, but not well known beyond the area. It’s only open on weekdays, and it delivers, so it’s easy to see why the locals view it as a go-to for lunch at […]

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The Stand (Two Cousins Burger) in Riverdale, has CLOSED

We are sad to note that The Stand, a kosher Israeli themed burger restaurant in Riverdale (Bronx), New York, has officially closed. The Stand was formerly known as Two Cousins Burger. View Larger Map   Source: Koshertopia

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A First-Timer’s Review of #KFWE2014: Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2014

By: Talia Rona, YTK Editor As a passionate kosher foodie, I was more than happy to represent YeahThatsKosher.com at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) this year, since Dani was in Uruguay for the week. You can read Dani’s previous KFWE posts here.   For those of you who are unfamiliar, KFWE is an […]

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“Meat”, Basil’s Sister Restaurant, to Open in Fall 2014

The owner of the popular Basil Pizza and Wine Bar in Crown Heights is set to open up another restaurant called “Meat” in the coming fall. Meat will be only 5 blocks away from Basil, and judging by Basil’s success, there will be high expectations for Meat. Construction has already begun on what is set […]

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New Kosher Sushi Place in Midtown (NYC): Sushi Fussion

Last week the NYC based kosher sushi chain, Sushi Fussion, with sister locations in Queens and Great Neck, opened in midtown Manhattan. We wouldn’t quite call the new sushi spot a restaurant as it only offers take-out and delivery options, however, it is still nice to have a dedicated, sushi-only kosher place in the city. To find […]

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Upper East Side (NYC) Restaurant “Eighteen” Undergoing Renovations

UPDATE: EIGHTEEN IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Eighteen, a Glatt kosher  deli grill with sushi on the Upper East Side on Manhattan, is currently undergoing renovations, so their seating area is closed for now. We expect some exciting new changes for them, and will keep you posted as we get the scoop! In the meantime, […]

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