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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$1/Slice Deal at Raffaello in NYC

The following coupon is valid until February 5th, 2014 and can only be used once per visit to Raffaello, located near the Diamond District and Times Square in midtown. Their pizza “slices” are rectangular and quite different from the pizza you’re used to. It’s worth a try.

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Gourmet K, New Kosher Meat Restaurant, Opens in Brooklyn

Gourmet K, Cafe K’s new fleishig sister, recently opened on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. Ami and Shimon Liani, the two brothers who run the Brooklyn and Manhattan branches of Cafe K, claim that their Gourmet K menu is “hearty yet upscale, comfort food with elegance.” Some of Gourmet K’s menu items include a grilled […]

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The Kosher Restaurant Trends of 2013

Over the last few years we’ve been noticing lots of changes and improvements in the kosher restaurant world, and while many of the trends below focus majorly on happenings in the metro NYC area, these are trends that we believe will have an impact on restaurants beyond the large Jewish enclave in the American Northeast and […]

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Chagall Bistro, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY [Review]

Review by Arielle Klein  [Check out the YeahThatsKosher Instagram feed for more photos from this meal] Chagall Bistro was one of those places Dani & I were dying to try but just weren’t getting to. I was set on having a nice date night there on a weekday, even though Saturday night was looking more […]

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Pizza Block: New Kosher Pizza Store in Riverdale, NY

Riverdale’s Kosher eatery options are growing (although they are pretty much covered in my book, since they have  a Carlos and Gabby’s!) with the Pizza Block, the latest addition! Pizza Block is home to “Riverdale’s only deluxe Kosher salad bar,” in addition to pizza (of course) and frozen yogurt. This will be exciting news for […]

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Mike’s Bistro Opening 3rd Restaurant in Midtown East

UPDATE: Through internal resources we have confirmed that Mike’s Bistro will in fact be closing their UWS location on 72nd street. We will update this page with the timetable of both the closing and opening of these restaurants. The popular and innovative Mike’s Bistro on the Upper West Side will be opening a 3rd location […]

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Raffaello: New Kosher Pizza in Midtown, NYC

We would like to formally introduce Raffaello Pizza, the new kid on the block (46th between 5th and 6th to be exact), to the Kosher NYC pizza scene! Jerusalem Cafe and Bravo Pizza are no longer the only options for pizza-seeking Kosher keepers in Midtown, NYC! Raffaello is unique in that it’s serving only authentic Italian pizza and dishes. (The nice owner […]

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Prime Grill Reopening in New Location June 4th (UPDATE: June 10th)

UPDATE: The restaurant has emailed us back and let us know that the opening will not be this week and was moved to next Monday, June 10th.  Sample Items from the new menu: Corn & Beef “Bacon” Fritters: maple aioli & scallions served in a basket  House Made Lamb Mergeuz Sausage: caramelized onions, beef “bacon,” […]

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Solo becoming “Solo Dairy Italian Kitchen” this Sunday

  Solo, the high-end restaurant owned by Prime Hospitality Group inside the Sony building, has finished its conversion of the meat restaurant into a dairy restaurant and will officially launch as Solo Dairy Italian Kitchen on Sunday. Click here to view the new menu H/T to Elan from Great Kosher Restaurants.

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5 New Kosher Places in the 5 Towns: Masago Asian Fusion, Fish Plate, Pizza’le and others

With the recent closings of Cafe Sapore, Kind David Deli, Sabra Pizza, and Off the Grill, it was only a matter of time before their shoes would be filled. While the locations once held by King David & Off the Grill are still empty (and we’re hoping kosher restaurants will take their places), Cafe Sapore […]

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High-End Burgers Flood New York Kosher Restaurants

In this week’s Jewish Week newspaper, I wrote an article about the deluge in kosher restaurants in NYC focusing on high-end burgers. (Click here to read the article). The catalyst behind the article were my recent meals at Amsterdam Burger Co. (ABC), Le Marais, and Mr. Broadway, coupled with the news that Teaneck’s Gotham Burger […]

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5 Towns, Long Island, NY: Kosher Restaurant Updates

One of the largest Jewish orthodox suburbs of NYC, the 5 Towns in Nassau County, Long Island, NY is home to many kosher restaurants serving the local communities, as well as neighboring Far Rockaway, Oceanside, Long Beach, West Hempstead, and sometimes even travelers via JFK. Here’s some recent kosher restaurant news in the area: OPENINGS: […]

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New Kosher Dairy Restaurant in Midtown NYC: Lorelli’s

Exclusive Story: While it is no secret that there have been many changes to the kosher scene in midtown NYC over the past year and a half, this secret has been kept under wraps for a few months now. Schnitzel Express, the relatively new but successful schnitzel sandwich restaurant near Times Square, is currently expanding next […]

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New Kosher French Restaurant “Chagall Bistro” in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

This week, a new kosher French restaurant has opened in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, Chagall Bistro. In an interview with the owner, Dan Halimi, discussed with YeahThatsKosher about his new restaurant. We purchased this restaurant a year ago, fixing it up, and making it a more upscale eatery. Being Jewish and from France, […]

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Pizza Da Solo, NYC (Review)

We announced not long ago that the owners of the Prime Grill restaurants, which include Solo, would be launching a new dairy restaurant, a take-out pizza joint. Not only is this the first dairy location the group has launched, but it’s the first one that doesn’t even have seating. It is also the first and […]

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KFWE 2013’s Best Restaurant Dishes (Kosher Food & Wine Experience)

Earlier this month @ArielleKlein and I got to enjoy the annual Kosher Food & Wine Experience at Chelsea Piers in NYC. If you haven’t been, it’s basically a large event space with 30-40 booths of kosher restaurants and caterers and another 30-40 tables of kosher wineries from around the world (but mainly the US & […]

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New Kosher Pizza Place (NYC): Pizza da Solo; Solo Becoming Dairy

If the flurry of recent restaurant openings and moves by the Prime Hospitality Group didn’t get your head spinning yet (Prime at the Bentley / Prime Grill moving), well, it will now. In their first foray into the dairy scene, Prime is opening a small pizza joint, Pizza da Solo, a takeout-only pizzeria making 10-inch […]

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Sacred Chow, New York, NY [Guest Review]

For someone that has never lived in, and rarely visits, New York City, Sacred Chow offers the quintessential NY vibe that I hoped I would find when I came to town. The kosher-vegan restaurant is nestled between a shoe repair store and a hookah store at 227 Sullivan St in the SoHo neighborhood.  I walked […]

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Jezebel, SOHO, NY [Review]

For years, my wife and I would travel the world, ogle funky non-kosher restaurants, and wish that such a place would exist kosher, and in NYC. Well, such a place has arrived in Jezebel. We were invited by one of the owners, Henry, to dine and experience Jezebel for ourselves. Located in trendy Soho on West […]

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Kosher Restaurant News Roundup USA (Dec ’12 – Jan ’13)

Updates for restaurants in NYC, Baltimore, Miami, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Palo Alto. New York City A new upscale steakhouse will be moving into the former home of Le Carne Grill: La Brochette, which is slated to open in Spring 2013 at 340 Lexington Avenue. There are plans for a possible roof deck, and a […]

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Amsterdam Burger Co, New York [Guest Review]

Review by Evan N. Majzner Most people are cynics as they try a new kosher restaurant. After years of culinary persecution, we have come to expect mediocre food, long waits and poor (read: rude) service.  Well, alas, the Upper West Side has a new restaurant that will restore your faith in the Kosher American dining […]

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Pitopia in Midtown Manhattan – No Longer Vegetarian

Perhaps Pitopia wasn’t doing well selling just falafel, hummus, and fried eggplant? The store recently upgraded its offerings to include Shwarma, Schnitzel, Hot Dogs, and Sausages. They’ve added sushi to the menu as well. (Who doesn’t love sushi b’pita?) We’ll investigate and find out if it’s good enough to consider a lunchtime visit. Click here […]

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Shang-Chai Closing on New Years Day 2013; to be renamed “Shang-Meis”

Shang-Chai, the 4 decades-old, famous, kosher Chinese restaurant on Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn, will be closing its door this week (1/1/13) due to “renovations” (according to thejfile.com). “A bank is likely to open in the location” in place of the restaurant according to the maître d’ of ShangChai. Shang-Chai was one of those places that […]

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Monday: Free Falafel Sandwiches @ Pitopia: Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary in NYC

The Middle Eastern kosher eatery in midtown Manhattan, Pitopia, will be offering free falafel sandwiches all day tomorrow in store: Monday, 11/26/12 until they close at 11pm.  

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Prime at the Bentley, NYC [Guest Review]

Review by Moshe B. I recently had the opportunity of dining with a colleague at Prime @ the Bentley. Walking into the restaurant we were impressed by the thoughtful decor and stunning views. Upon the servers recommendation we both ordered the Bentley Rack & fries on the side. We were surprised when our food was brought out […]

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Carlos & Gabby’s Offering FREE Delivery to Washington Heights

Good news for Washington Heights residents! Carlos & Gabby's of Riverdale has announced that it will be starting FREE delivery to Washington Heights by early November. No specific date has been set yet. In a conversation with the manager at the Riverdale C&G's, I was notified that the delivery will likely be 2 days a […]

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Manhattan Kosher BBQ Challenge: Sunday, Sept. 23

The 1st Annual Kosher Grilling Challenge is taking place this Sunday, September 23rd at 1pm during the 92Y’s Street Festival.   Fairway Market and Smokey Joe’s will be hosting the challenge.  Participants submitted their favorite kosher recipe for grilled burgers, chicken, and veggies.  Creators of the top three recipes have been invited to the street festival for an in person grilling […]

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Prime at the Bentley (Hotel) to Open Before Sukkot

"Prime at The Bentley", from The Prime Hospitality Group – owners of Prime Grill, Solo, Prime KO, and Prime Butcher Baker, will be a pop-up kosher restaurant opening on the rooftop of the east side Bentley Hotel, opening on September 30th, just in time for the Sukkot holiday. The hotel rooftop will house a massive […]

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New in NYC: Grill 212

Grill 212 is a new meat restaurant on the Upper West Side opening today starting at lunch time. It is a Middle Eastern fare style restaurant and according to their Facebook page, will be open weeknights until 11pm.  Under the hashgcha of Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein. If you get to try them this week, please comment […]

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The Smokehouse: Pop-Up Kosher BBQ to Hit NYC

Gemstone Catering, the company behind "Got Cholent", Is launching NY's first KOSHER "Pop-up" BBQ Restaurant: The Smokehouse, which will set up shop in the parking lot of the Riverdale Temple between Sunday, August 5 through Thursday 9th from 4-10pm. Chef/Owner of Gemstone, Ari White, "just wanted to show all these 'Yankees' that BBQ does not […]

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Jezebel Opens Today in Soho, NYC

Kosher fine dining enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting today's launch of the newest of NYC kosher restaurants, Jezebel. Located in Soho, this is a "sophisticated, modern American fare 'that happens to be kosher'," according to owners Henry Stimler and Menachem Senderowicz. Award-winning chef Bradford Thompson put together their eclectic and diverse menu.  According to Gothamist.com: […]

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Complete Guide to Kosher Restaurants in Midtown NYC

With the closing of multiple kosher restaurants in the past few months in Midtown Manhattan (J2 Pizza, Kosher Delight, Clubhouse Cafe, Rosa’s Pizza), we realized that many locals and tourists were confused about their Kosher Restaurant options in Midtown Manhattan. The good news is, there are MANY, so don’t fret. Consult our quick reference guide […]

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The Long Island Island Kosher BBQ Championship, June 10, Westbury, NY

    Join me at the Long Island Kosher BBQ Championship on Sunday June 10th in Westbury, NY at Temple Beth Torah of Westbury. As a guest judge, I'm excited to be tasting the flavors of the best kosher BBQ grill masters on Long Island. Contestants will be submitting 3 dishes: Ribs, Beans, and Brisket. […]

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Clubhouse Cafe in Times Square, Closing this Thursday

In a conversation yesterday with the manager at Clubhouse Cafe, located right in heart of Manhattan in Times Square, it was confirmed that the restaurant will be closing this week, serving its last customers this Thursday night, 5/24/12. The restaurant, with same ownership as Le Marais across the street, is not closing due to poor […]

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NY Financial District Gets a New Lunch Option: Cravings

Since the unfortunate closure of the Milk Street Cafe in the Financial District, many who work on Wall Street have been without a Kosher lunch option. As you may remember, the owner of the cafe protested not only Occupy Wall Street's activities outside his storefront, but also the NYPD baracades that made it difficult for […]

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Shalom Chai Pizza Closed for Health Violations

UPDATE: Reopened. Just because it's Kosher doesn't mean it's cleaner. That's certainly the case with Shalom Chai Pizza at 357 Grand Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The kosher eatery, with decent reviews on MenuPages, was closed down after 75 violations were found by the City Health Department today. Some of the […]

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Breaking: Rosa’s Pizza in Empire State Building is No Longer Kosher

The popular Kosher eatery in the lobby of the Empire State Building is no longer Kosher. The restaurant has reportedly been sold and will not be maintained as a Kosher pizzeria.  H/T to @ElyRosenstock   

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New Soho Kosher Restaurant to Open: Jezebel

An odd name, and an odd location (for a Kosher restaurant), Jezebel is seeking to create another unique kosher experience in NYC, along the likes of Pardes, Mike's Bistro, and Basil. According to this recent WSJ article, Jezebel may be the first kosher restaurant to serve nonmevushal wine (unpasterized kosher wine), which is a huge […]

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