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Yemen Café & Restaurant

176 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.689998 -73.993628
nr. Clinton St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-834-9533 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 10am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary



The western end of Atlantic Avenue remains a Little Middle East of sorts, thanks to beloved strongholds like Sahadi’s market and Yemen Café, which have been open since 1948 and 1986, respectively. Lunch at the latter is worth a trip from anywhere, really, and absolutely from the courthouses ten-or-so minutes away. The dining room is perfectly comfortable, if nothing to write home about, and the food is both incredibly comforting and incredibly good. Every meal begins with a complimentary cup of steaming, salty, reviving lamb broth, followed by your choice of many variations on lamb-and-rice and chicken-and-rice. Particularly good is the lamb haneeth: a tender, slow-roasted shank accompanied by rice draped in a vegetable sauce fragrant with cardamom and cinnamon. For a lighter meal, there are plenty of appetizers — hummus, foul, baba ghanoush — that come with a huge circle of freshly made bread. Both the servers and the kitchen are usually speedy enough that you might have time to skip across the street to Sahadi’s afterward and stock up on nuts and dried fruit.

Recommended Dishes

Lamb haneeth, $13.95-$22.95; salta, $10.95-$22.95; foul madamas, $10.95