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Cafe Rakka

38 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009 40.7228118 -73.9830015
at 3rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-777-5264 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Vegetarian/Vegan
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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted


This venue is closed.

With locations on St. Marks and Avenue B, Cafe Rakka stands out for its vibrant and well-seasoned Middle Eastern classics. Both spots are utilitarian, with little visual charm aside from some Ancient Egyptian-themed decorative plates and etchings on the walls. There are only a few tables; much of the business is in takeout and delivery. With nearly a dozen vegetarian appetizers from hummus, to grape leaves, to cracked wheat with lentils, the best strategy is a design-your-own combo platter. Falafel are freshly fried—crispy on the outside and moist within, and tinged green from parsley and cilantro. Both lamb and chicken shish kebabs are first-rate, too: The meats are well-marinated, dusted with spices, and deftly grilled. Finish with rich, froth-topped, cardamom-scented Turkish coffee.

Recommended Dishes

Vegetarian combo platter, $8; shish kebab platter (lamb and chicken), $10