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Cafe Muscat Replacing Raffaello in Manhattan

Popular Queens dairy restaurant, Cafe Muscat, located in Fresh Meadows (near Jamaica Estates & Hillcrest), is opening a 2nd branch, taking over the struggling Raffaello Kosher Pizza in midtown, around the corner from the Diamond District & 2 blocks from both Times Square & Rockefeller Center. We were disappointed in hearing about Raffaello’s closing, as they brought […]

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LA’s Mexikosher Running 1-Night Pop-Up in NYC

Mexikosher’s owner & chef, Katsuji Tanabe (of Chopped & Top Chef fame), will be bringing a taste of his Los Angeles kosher Mexican restaurant to NYC for one night only, this upcoming Tuesday, March 10th starting at 6pm (although we advise everyone to get there early and/or wear warm clothing and prepare to wait outside). […]

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Select L.I. 7-Elevens Now Carrying Kosher Meals

  UPDATE: A 4th location was just added in West Hempstead. New in any 7-Eleven market, fresh Kosher ‘grab-n-go’ items are now available for purchase at 3 south shore Long Island 7-Eleven stores. The 4 locations include 2 in the 5 Towns, 1 in Oceanside, and one in West Hempstead (scroll down for map of locations). The […]

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SAD: Mason & Mug Has Closed

It was around for 15 months. It was popular. It was unique. And now it’s gone. The quaint kosher bar on Washington Ave in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has closed its doors for good. They posted a goodbye letter to their Facebook page today. Co-owner Sasha Chack explained to YeahThatsKosher privately that he and co-owner Chef Itta […]

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CLOSING: “Cinnamon Snail” Kosher Vegan Food Truck in NYC

Cinnamon Snail, a kosher vegan food truck, announced last week on their Facebook page (scroll down for post) that they will be ending its run at the end of February after 5 years of serving kosher & vegan diners in Manhattan and the surrounding areas. According to that post, they were not able to secure an […]

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The Best Dishes from KFWE NYC 2015

Having attended and reporting about this event since 2011, I noticed that this year’s major change (the venue), was a bit smaller than Chelsea Piers, and the event felt very cramped. It was amazing seeing my fellow kosher bloggers and friends, as well as the multitude of kosher restaurants with their dishes on display. Before I […]

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UPDATE on “Holy Rollers” Sausage Cart Location (NYC)

It seems that the Halal street cart vendors are bullying the Holy Rollers cart into moving. The cart was forced to move from their original 48th & 6th location to the corner near B&H Photo on 9th Ave & W35th St. Seems like Holy Rollers #Kosher Sausage cart is getting bumped from their 48th & […]

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Quick Review on Holy Rollers Kosher Sausage Cart in NYC

We announced the kosher cart Monday morning, and it was the most popular article we have ever published on That’s pretty amazing and I can’t explain it. We drove so much attention to the cart, that for the last two days (i.e. their first 2 days in business), they had long lines and sold […]

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“Holy Rollers” — New Kosher Sausage Cart in NYC Launches Today

UPDATE: Scroll down for updated pricing. UPDATE: Click here for our quick (and early) review of Holy Rollers sausages UPDATE: They have been blocked from their intended location near the Diamond District. Check their posts on their Facebook page for updated location info. There’s a new kosher sausage cart launching in midtown Manhattan today — […]

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“Ditmas LA” Owners Bringing “Bedford Kitchen” to NYC

The owner/chef of the relatively new, beautiful, and successful kosher restaurant in Los Angeles, Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails (which we wrote about this past fall), is opening a similar style restaurant in Queens, NY named Bedford Kitchen & Wine Bar. The restaurant in LA is known to serve innovative, unique, and modern cuisine and will be […]

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New Kosher Shwarma Joint Opening in West Hempstead, NY: Oma’s Grill

Opening in the heart of the Jewish community in West Hempstead, Long Island, Oma’s Grill is a welcome addition to the small kosher scene in town. In a conversation with the owner, we were informed that the restaurant is seeking an end of February opening date. [This post will be updated with the official opening […]

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Maoz Vegetarian Opens Kosher Stand @ Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island

Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, NY (Long Island) is a very popular mall amongst the many Jewish communities in Nassau County & Queens, and now has another kosher eatery in the mall (in addition to the kosher Cinnabon). Maoz Vegetarian has just opened a stand in the mall – located on the upper level […]

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Sushi Tokyo Opens New Location in Queens

The popular kosher sushi restaurant just opened its 4th location, its first in Queens. Sushi Tokyo currently has 3 other locations in the NYC area, 2 in Brooklyn, and one in the 5 Towns. Sushi Tokyo appears to be at the nexus between great sushi takeout and a nice but casual sushi restaurant. We particularly […]

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Boeuf & Bun is Officially Open in Brooklyn

In a sneak peak before the new burger restaurant’s official opening 2 weeks ago, we enjoyed what is likely the most beautiful kosher burger restaurant we’ve ever seen. Boeuf & Bun is not a typical burger joint serving fast food grub, but rather, you are paying for a sit-down, waiter service, high-end experience. The service was […]

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Sneak Peak at Petite Shell (Rugelach Cafe): Open This Week

The owners at Petite Shell (P/S) invited YeahThatsKosher over to have a taste and check out their unique cafe before their official opening this week — although between you and me, it’s already open — GO! I have to say that as a member of the kosher media, I was treated to a tasting of […]

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Famous Pita in Brooklyn, Shut Down by DOH

Having grown up on Famous Pita shwarma and hummus as a kid, I was dismayed to read that the long standing popular shwarma and falafel joint was operating with an expired food service establishment permit (since June 2014) and thus shut down by NYC’s Dept of Health (DOH), as reported by The DOH said that once the permit […]

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Review of Meatos in Queens, NY

This is a tough review to write because I’m not sure where to begin, so I’ll start chronologically. Meatos is a popular kosher restaurant in Tel Aviv that I had not tried, but had heard good things about. They opened in Queens over the summer and people were excited. Since then I’ve heard mixed reviews. […]

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Review of The Surf Room at the Long Beach Hotel, NY

Review by Arielle Klein (w/Dani) Despite us being the only diners (on Xmas night), we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food With everyone being home and in desperate need of a date night, Dani and I wheedled my father in law into babysitting, so we could get out and have a little […]

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“Petite Shell”: Rugelach Cafe Opening on UES in NYC

Finally, a kosher eatery dedicated to rugelach. Petite Shell is a new kosher cafe opening on January 14th on New York’s Upper East Side that is reinventing the rugelach experience alongside the perfect cup of joe. The rugelach (or as they are calling them “petite shells”) will be entirely handmade, and will feature creative flavors such […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in the 5Towns: Pita Place

What was formerly “Noodles”, next door to Pizzalé on Central Ave in Cedarhurst, comes another descriptive restaurant: Pita Place. The shwarma joint opened earlier this week and offers an array of Middle Eastern / Israeli foods including schnitzel, grilled chicken, multiple kabobs, falafel, and mix grill. All dishes come with a free salad bar (not […]

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New Kosher Food Truck in NYC: Shuka Truck

Shuka Truck is a kosher shakshuka food truck that has just launched in NYC. The truck will be based mainly in midtown Manhattan, but to get precise daily location info, they can be followed on Twitter here: @ShukaNYC. The Shuka Truck is under the kosher supervision of Rabbi Sholtiel Lebovic (Go Kosher) of Brooklyn. In […]

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Hummus 21 in NYC: Not Glatt Kosher

We’ve received a lot of questions about the new “kosher” Midtown East restaurant, Hummus 21, which despite its name, is a nice sit down meat restaurant with waiter service, but unfortunately does not have a mashgiach temidi and is open on Shabbat. In a long conversation with the owner, they fully acknowledge that there is […]

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Brasserie Halevi, Cedarhurst, NY [Review]

I was invited to enjoy a tasting dinner by the chef/owner of Brasserie Halevi last week with a couple foodie friends. I was one of the first people in the restaurant at around 6pm, but by the time I left around 9pm, the place was nearly packed. The restaurant is one of only 2 that […]

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Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse Coming to Midtown East / NoMad, NYC

A new kosher steakhouse will be opening in the NoMad section of midtown Manhattan, Prime & Wine Kosher Steakhouse. The area is currently void of any kosher meat restaurants but is near a few vegetarian kosher Indian restaurants along Lexington Ave. Not much detail is known yet about the owners (although it is not the […]

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Pizza Da Solo & Prime Burger to Moving to Brooklyn

The Prime Hospitality Group has purchased and is already working on a building on the corner of East 12th & Ave J in Brooklyn. The 2 story restaurant is being converted into 2 kosher restaurants, one dairy and one meat. DAIRY: The dairy restaurant will be a combined Pizza da Solo & Shake Factory. Shake Factory […]

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CLOSED: Lorelli’s in Midtown NYC

Yesterday was the last day open for the relatively new midtown restaurant according to a sign on the door found today. The owners of the restaurant (same as Schnitzel Express next door) did not give diners a heads up or rationale. It is safe to assume that they weren’t as successful as they needed to […]

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Grill On Wheels Kosher Food Truck Ceases Operations in NYC

Earlier today, via their Facebook page, the kosher food truck Grill On Wheels called it quits, ending their short run (1.5 years) serving mediocre kosher food in NYC. The truck typically camped out in Midtown on W46th st. down the block from Moshe’s Falafel, which has been there for years. Kosher business owners learn pretty quickly […]

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Rami’s Food Truck in Brookline, MA Suffers Fire

UPDATE: Rami’s Food Truck suffered a mechanical fire after being open for merely two days. The truck is expected to be refurbished and back on the road within a year. Source: As we reported back in August, Rami’s of Brookline, MA launched a kosher food truck serving an abbreviated version of the restaurant’s Glatt […]

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Odradeks Coffee Bar Now Open in Brooklyn

As we reported back in April, the great but under-the-radar kosher coffee shop in Kew Gardens, Queens, Odradeks, has opened its second cafe in Midwood, Brooklyn. The new location is situation right next to the subway trussles on Ave J, appropriately next to the Yeshiva of Flatbush & Touro College, guaranteeing an influx of students […]

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Lamed Vav Officially Opening in Great Neck, NY

Open for a few weeks now during their soft launch period, new Great Neck steakhouse, Lamed Vav, is officially launching their grand opening on Monday (Nov 3), offering free drinks & hors d’ouevres, live music, and a wine tasting from 5-8pm. Everything else will be 10% off. Additionally, Lamed Vav plans on offering a special […]

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Brooklyn on Rye, New Kosher Deli, Open in Brooklyn, NY

Although sushi appears to be a kosher favorite, Yaron Harazi decided to experiment and shy away from the usually popular foods. Instead of opening up a pizza store with sushi, or a Syrian restaurant with sushi (yes, we are being sarcastic) he tested out the waters and opened up a sandwich shop in the heart of the […]

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Great Neck Bar/Restaurant Becoming Kosher

Sip City is a local Great Neck, NY bar and grill that is changing its kitchen and menu to strictly kosher fare. While the bar was busy, no one was ordering food at the restaurant due to the growth of the kosher observant community in the area. To turn business around, the bar’s owners are […]

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Bravo Kosher Burgers Now Open in Downtown Manhattan

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Fintz The owners of Bravo Kosher Pizza have opened a brand new Glatt Kosher meat eatery next door to its downtown location, Bravo Kosher Burger & Deli. (Although the sign out front says “Bravo Kosher Burgers”) The restaurant will serve burgers, deli & chicken sandwiches, omelets, fried chicken, as well as sliced meat […]

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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 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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