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214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130
+1 212-966-7366
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love chef Einat - she is a food network star. Had dinner with a friend - we both missed our favorite food from Tel Aviv ( we have visited there), Balaboosta reminded us of Israel but showcased very elegant offerings. Loved the special ceviche, cauliflower,...More

Thank RandiFayeC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Balaboosta as everything else in the are was packed and were lucky enough to get two seats. The food was amazing and the portions huge - though they might be normal for American standards. The service was excellent and the atmosphere and...More

Thank DanC87
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ended up at Balaboosta as a second choice; our first had a three-hour wait. This was a stunning and pleasant surprise. Yes, you can make reservations, not as jammed at least on a Friday night, as its competitors. But no complaints here at all:...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited the restaurant with my friends. It was perfect choice of place, because we wanted to have conversation during the dinner and Balaboosta had perfect atmosphere for that kind of time spending. Food was amazing. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and looked great....More

Thank Natalia B
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This Israeli bistro in the heart of Nolita features an intimate, candle-lit ambiance enhanced by an eclectic selection of cool background music. This blends with the natural sounds of table conversation to give the place a sophisticated, but not forced, energy and atmosphere. The service...More

1  Thank Mark T
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was good, not great. Food was quite salty and while I like that, not everyone does. The street fair pita, crispy cauliflower, lamb burger and red snapper were standouts. Hummus was bland, chicken was salty. But the atmosphere was loud and fun for a...More

Thank jellypop12
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Balaboosta presents inventive food sparked by a passion for and deep knowledge of Israeli, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean tradition—earthy, satisfying food with creative twists that increase the interest. We recommend the eponymous Balaboosta cookbook for its dedication to cooking for the people you love. The...More

Thank Minor7th
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On a previous visit to Balaboosta, I was impressed with the food but put off by the noise and indifferent service. I was pleased to see that - perhaps because of the early hour - it is possible to enjoy a pleasant dinner there and...More

Thank Marais75
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Made reservations and got a lovely table. Staff was very attentive and courteous. Loved the cozy lighting and casual ambience. We ordered the crispy cauliflower, burrata and Israeli Street fair as appetizers!!! Each one was so flavorful and delicious! Especially the cauliflower- never had it...More

Thank amyztravelz
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The chicken under a brick was tasty and the Israeli hostess was great. The rest of the dinner was average. Cosy small casual place.

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita
maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant
retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for
“North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to
be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is
popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of
the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry,
Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 Mulberry St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10012-4130
    (Prince and Spring Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Spring Street N R W to Prince Street B D F M trains to Broadway/Lafayette
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-966-7366
  • E-mail
Balaboosta in NOLITA http://carlosmeliablog.com/2010/11/13/balaboosta-in-nolita/
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