- READER REVIEWS
Sun-Wed, 11am-2am; Thu-Sat, 11am-4am
Nearby Subway Stops
1, 2, 3 at 14th St.
- Late-Night Dining
- No Alcohol
Canal St. to 20th St., Fifth Ave. to West Side Hwy.
This venue is closed.
The word “Israel” isn’t anywhere in this late-night take-out joint, and there is no sign of a blue and white flag—only wide mirrors and yellow, purple, and green dots decorating the floor and ceiling like some cheery Morse code. But the Israeli Idol blaring from a flat-screen TV and the Middle Eastern fare make that omission irrelevant. The menu, set with illustrations on a bright white board above a turning spit of chicken shawarma meat, is composed of street food, from deep-fried falafel to hummus to breaded chicken schnitzel (a nod to the Eastern Europeans who made Israel their home in the mid-twentieth century). It may not transcend anything available at the nearest food cart, but the meat is certified kosher, making it a welcome destination for late-night partygoers in need of meaty, non-teraph fare to sop up a hangover. Observant vegetarians may prefer the burekas—greasy, flaky pastries stuffed with potatoes and mushrooms or spinach. Ta’im.Recommended Dishes
Lamb kabob, $6.99; bureka, $5.15
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