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 below to the new and remaining Kosher establishments in the area.
[Compiled by @YeahThatsKosher (Dani Klein) & @BethanyShondark]
We are defining Midtown as south of 60th street and north of 23rd street in Manhattan.
Midtown East (east of 5th Ave)
- Baruch College Cafeteria – only available for students with ID, or guests of the university. Prepackaged sandwiches from FreshKo are available.
- Bhojan – a quiet, waiter service, vegetarian Indian restaurant. Delicious. Order an $8 lunch “Thali” which is a sampling of a bunch of their dishes. (Menu)
- Café K – lots of options: pizza, build your own pasta, make your own salads, with a choice of muffins and bagels. (Menu)
- Chennai Garden – a busy, buffet style restaurant of vegetarian Indian dishes. (Menu)
- Dunkin Donuts – a kosher branch of the DD chain, across the street from the YU-Stern College dorms.
- Eden Wok – a clean fast-food Chinese joint, with a wide menu including other Asian cuisines. (Menu)
- Madras Mahal – a combo waiter / buffet vegetarian Indian restaurant. Cheap & Yummy. (Menu)
- Mendy’s – a traditional NY Jewish deli. Counter service (up front) & waiter service (in back) available.
- Mendy’s (Atrium) – a to-go version of the main Mendy’s restaurant. Public seating available.
- Mendy’s (Grand Central) – a to-go version of the main Mendy’s restaurant. Public seating available.
- Mywaycup Coffee – a small, Israeli run, coffee shop, with some pastries and pre-made sandwiches.
- The Prime Grill – a large, fancy, expensive, restaurant with both indoor & outdoor seating (weather permitting), with delicious appetizers & steaks.
- Shalom Bombay – a quaint meat Indian restaurant (Glatt) with a mix of buffet and waiter service. (Menu)
- Solo – an upscale, expensive, restaurant with daring chefs and eclecic flavors. Located inside the Sony Atrium Plaza. (Menu)
- Soom Soom – a small, modern, vegetarian falafel joint
- Tiberias – a clean, waiter-service, Israeli dairy restaurant, with to go options. A bit over-priced. (Menu)
- Wolf & Lamb – a traditional steakhouse with some untraditional menu items. (Menu)
Midtown West (west of 5th Ave)
- Abigael’s – one of the fanciest and most sophisticated Kosher menus in the city, expensive but varied selection. (Menu)
- Azuri Cafe – traditional Israeli fare and a vegetarian menu. Small seating area with a famously curmudgenly owner. (Menu)
- Bravo Pizza – an old pizzaria, newly turned Kosher, always busy with good reason: great pizza
- Cafe Classico – above Great American Health Bar, difficult to find but large seating area with a varied meat menu including sushi, salads, sandwiches.
- Circa – lots of dairy options: pizza, salad and pastas. Slow delivery but a seating area is available.
- Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – everything here is Kosher: muffins, bagels, salads, sandwiches, and beverages
- Colbeh – beautiful restaurant, great location, Mediterranean cuisine.
- Great American Health Bar – diverse dairy & vegetarian menu with large portions and specialty smoothies.
- Jerusalem Cafe – formerly Jerusalem 2 pizza, moved to a new smaller (but nicer) location 2 blocks away. (Menu)
Ladino Tapas Grill – newly opened restaurant near Columbus Circle. Large tapas menu, difficult to fit large parties but a romantic dinner spot.CLOSED
- Le Maraís – expensive and delicious steak restaurant. Great fancy option for Theater District goers in a prime location. (Menu)
- Kosher Deluxe – fast food, Kosher option. Burgers, deli, sushi available. Lots of seating with reasonably fast delivery. (Menu)
- Mendy’s (Rockefeller Center) – a to-go version of the main Mendy’s restaurant. Public seating available.
- Milk & Honey – lots of dairy options: salad, pizza, sandwiches and pasta. Delivery can be slow but there is seating available.
- Mr. Broadway – open for delivery and sit-down, deli-style food with Chinese, sushi and traditional options. (Menu)
- Olympic Pita – sit down waiter service (subpar service) with a full menu and also has takeout option. Great falafel and schwarma on laffa. Sushi is subpar, rest of the menu is decent.
- Pitopia – new restaurant with a small salad bar and build your own falafel pita. Seating is minimal.
- Schnitzel Express – Lots of options, affordably price large lunch options. Seating available – about 10 tables for 2-4 each. (Menu)
- Taam Tov – traditional Bukharian cuisine, appropriately located on the 3rd floor of a building in the Diamond District.
- Terri – funky vegetarian: smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Seating is minimal. Consider taking your lunch to nearby Madison Sq. Park. (Menu)
Vegetable Garden – Small place with pizza, make your own salads and a few items hot ready to go. Not a lot of selection, none of it tends to look appetizing.CLOSED
- Zaro’s Bread Basket – the only Kosher option in Penn Station with 2 locations within the large station. Only some of the items are Kosher – review the hashgacha and carefully order to ensure you’re getting the Kosher options.
If you believe there are any Kosher restaurants missing, please comment below and we’ll add it. Thanks. See map below for addresses.
(For those of you counting, there are over 30 Kosher places in Midtown Manhattan. Something for everyone.)
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Taam Tov is missing – traditional Bukharian cuisine, appropriately located on the 3rd floor of a building in the Diamond District. W47th, between 5th and 6th.
Also Filicori Zecchini – Italian style cafe. All dairy, but controversial hechsher (apparently). W46th, between 5th and 6th.
Thank you Simon. Added Taam Tov. Really unsure about Filicori Zecchini.
J2 Moved to 35 West 36th Street and renamed themselves Jerusalem Cafe.
This is such a great list! I must share it with everyone!!!
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Any feedback on which of these places is quiet enough to hold a business meeting (only 3 people but shouting is not my preferred mode of conversation)?
Check out the new Mike’s Bistro in Midtown East: https://yeahthatskosher.com/2014/07/mikes-bistro-is-now-open-in-midtown-east/
Chennai Garden closed quite a while ago. Shalom Bombay has also been closed for more than a few months.
Bhojan appears to be closed. website takes you to an Asian menu, in native Asian language.
Madras Mahal is also closed, but it has been replaced by a Dosai restaurant, also with hashgacha at the same location, same phone #
Shalom Bombay has closed!
Why can’t you get Passover pastries during the year? It’s not like matzoh will contaminate the chumitz. I’m trying to get a gluten free cake that actually tastes good. Very easy to find around April, impossible the rest of the year.
Circa is closed https://yeahthatskosher.com/2015/10/circa-ny-is-closing-permanently-this-week/
Hi Dani. Do you know of kosher baked goods that are parve and trans-fat free? And they taste good? We are health conscious and have a bar mitzvah coming up.
I’m sorry, that is not my expertise.
Is there any kosher mexican upscale (ie not Carlos and Gabys)?
Not yet. Mexikosher is opening in NYC later this year: https://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/05/coming-soon-mexikosher-nyc-los-angeles-baranda/
But again, not upscale, but real Mexican, unlike C&G
I though mexikosher in LA WAS upscale. In any event not in time for a Cinco de Mayo dinner out with my Mexican s-i-l ?
Mexikosher is great, but not upscale. He is opening an upscale Mexican resto in LA this year.
Mike’s Bistro 127 E 54th St, New York, NY