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125 E. 4th St., New York, NY 10003 40.725419 -73.987516
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-4868 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Rivington St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Fifth Ave.


This venue is closed.

Although you can't throw a brick in this town without hitting a falafel shack, that doesn't mean that the Underground Gourmet wasn't happy to stumble upon Taj-Almoulouk, a tiny Middle Eastern nook with ten tables and a rack of hookah pipes at the ready. The menu hews close to tradition with its focus on meze, salads, sandwiches, and kebabs, all fresh and exemplary. The hummus is daintily swirled and dappled with good olive oil; the puck-shaped falafel, made from a combination of fava and chickpeas, is delicately crisp on the outside, soft and creamy within. Most notable, though, are the made-to-order flat breads, including one topped with za'atar, as well as the pliant pita used for sandwiches. Astute chroniclers of pita pedigrees might recognize a doughy similarity to the eminent Moustache mini-chain, and as it turns out two of Taj's owners used to work there. And that beats having another Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks in the neighborhood any day.

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