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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shuk Mediterranean Cuisine in Downtown Brooklyn

UPDATE 10/22/14: According to both Yelp and avid YeahThatsKosher readers, it appears Shuk Mediterranean has closed. 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, […]

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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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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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$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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Holey Cream (Midtown West) Newly Certified Kosher

Holey moley! Back in November, Holey Cream, an ice cream and donut shop located at 53rd and 9th in New York City, went under the kashrus supervision of the International Kosher Council. Holey Cream is well known throughout Manhattan for offering unique sweet treats, such as ice cream donut sandwiches and specialty sundaes. They are also […]

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BurritO’lam in Teaneck, NJ is Now Closed

After only a short six month life span, the Mexican restaurant BurritO’lam on West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck, New Jersey has officially closed for business. It opened only a half year ago in June 2013 and despite it’s clever name, unfortunately, it is no longer open.    Source: Great Kosher Restaurants View Larger Map

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Odradeks Coffee House and Wine Bar, Kew Gardens, Queens, NY [Review]

One Saturday night this past fall, my wife and I wanted a night out that wasn’t expensive, just enjoyable. She had heard about this cute kosher cafe in Queens that wasn’t typical, and we decided to check it out. Odradeks Coffee House and Wine Bar is located in Kew Gardens, literally in the LIRR train […]

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Coming Soon: SoySauce, Chinese Cuisine in Queens, NY

Those in Queens still mourning the loss of StirFry in Rego Park two years ago will be happy to learn that they can soon get their Chinese fix without traveling far. Welcome the new SoySauce Glatt Kosher Chinese Takeout to Main Street. Due to an unfortunate flood, their opening date was pushed off, but we’ll keep […]

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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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Pitopia Opening Second Location in NYC at 34th & 9th

Pitopia, a popular falafel and shawarma bar in Midtown Manhattan, currently located at the corner of Broadway and West 37th Street, has announced they are opening up a second location on 34th Street off of 9th Avenue! This is particularly exciting for the hundreds of Kosher-keeping employees of B&H Photo and Video, just down the […]

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Hassid+Hipster: (Kosher) Pop-Up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn has become well known for being home to the infamous “hipster,” a popular figure in today’s 21st century culture.  According to UrbanDictionary.com, hipsters are “a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.” […]

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Reserve Cut Now Open for Lunch!

Earlier this year we announced the opening of new up-scale restaurant Reserve Cut on Wall Street in the Financial District. Originally, they were only open for dinner, but now we are excited to learn they have opened for lunch! Their new lunch menu features French and Asian inspired cuisine, with appetizers such as Wagyu Beef Sliders […]

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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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Burger Professor: Late Night Kosher Burgers, Coming to Queens, NY

UPDATE 10/27/13:  Burger Professor is now open!   The Burger Professor, a new fast-food Kosher burger place, is coming to Queens, NY at the corner of Main Street and Jewel Avenue very soon! Burger Professor is replacing the formerly innovative Pizza Professor by the same owner. (Pizza Professor was once a popular late night destination […]

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NOW OPEN: Reserve Cut, New Kosher Steakhouse Near Wall Street

UPDATE: Reserve Cut is now open! Reserve cut offers 10 types of prime steaks, sourced from The Prime Cut butcher shop in Brooklyn and dry aged in the restaurant’s private aging room. Among their other French and Asian inspired meat-heavy dishes are veal sweet breads and grilled rack of lamb. Prices for entrees ranges for $32-$58.  Click […]

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La Brochette: New Kosher French Steakhouse Restaurant in Midtown East

Upscale Kosher dining in Manhattan just got a little more competitive! La Brochette is a Kosher French steakhouse set to open this week on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 on Lexington Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets in New York City. La Brochette is set to have a full sushi bar, 3 floors, a VIP section, a […]

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Kosher Burger Truck, Grill on Wheels, Debuts in NYC

Kosher-keepers in Midtown rejoice! If you love HaKadosh BBQ, and are still mourning the loss of Kosher Delight, say hello to your new best friend: Grill on Wheels. This full-time Kosher burger truck launched this week with their first location is on 46th Street between 6th & 5th Aves. Some of their menu items include […]

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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Adds Kosher Location to Century 21 Dept. Store in Downtown Manhattan

Back in April, Century 21 quietly added a branch of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf inside their refurbished flagship department store (on the 3rd floor) across from the World Trade Center site / Ground Zero.   According to the CBTL website: All stores in NY have kosher certification by the Kof-K, prominently displayed in stores. […]

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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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YeahThatsKosher Turns 5! WIN a $100 Gift Certificate to one of your Favorite Kosher Restaurants in NYC!

In celebration of YeahThatsKosher turning 5 years old this June, we are giving away Gift Certificates to your favorite kosher restaurants in NYC this month. (To those outside of NYC – don’t worry – we’ll run more of these giveaways with restaurants in your area too!) We’re currently giving away gift certificates to Gotham Burger, […]

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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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“Hakadosh BBQ” Bringing Kosher Grill to NYC Street Fairs & Events

Ari White, the grillmaster behind Hakadosh BBQ, is bringing his Texas Roadside Smokehouse BBQ to streetfairs across New York this Spring and Summer. Those street fairs have historically been void of kosher fare as this will fill a void in the NYC kosher landscape. This ‘pop-up’ kosher establishment, if we can call it that, holds […]

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NYC Getting Meatier: Gotham Burger Opening in UWS

UPDATE: Opening JUNE 5th WIN: One of 2 $50 Gift Certificates to use at Gotham Burger The relatively new but successful Teaneck eatery, Gotham Burger, is opening a 2nd location in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, only blocks from the new Amsterdam Burger Co. (owned by the same owners as Mike’s Bistro). According to Great […]

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