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Imli Café

178 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.718013 -73.956669
nr. Bedford Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-689-3398 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out
  • WiFi


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

2 miles


This venue is closed.

Imli Café’s narrow space boasts a chimney and burnt-orange walls. The soundtrack mixes traditional singing over modern, pop-sounding beats. The large backyard offers hookahs as well as more dining space. The usual pakoras and samosas are joined by spicy masala fries as well as out-of-place spring rolls and dumplings. The large crab cake chat places two breaded cakes on a bowl full of chickpeas and puffed rice held together by a green sauce. The masala wings are meaty, but bland, with hot sauce for dipping. The house specialty Bombay chicken lines ten large cubes of well-spiced white meat, dry, on a bed of rice, but classics, like the tikka masala, underwhelm in flavor. Lunch offers Indian-on-the-go, with naan bread sandwiches and paratha rolls.