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Balkanika - CLOSED

691 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3628
+1 212-974-0300
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
25 Nov 2016
“Fresh and affordable!”
3 Oct 2016
“Great food and friendly staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
691 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3628
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21 - 30 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Just had a great meal here. Wine and food is reasonable but good quality. Staff are really nice. Nice ambience. Would recommend to others and would come back.

Thank booboo4ever
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Went here on vacation. The bill came to 34.00 plus tax. We left a $4 tip because in canada where I come from we tip 15 % before tax which is what I was told is the same in NYC and I often go to...More

1  Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This inviting eatery appealed to both our desire for tasty quality food at a good value, but also to experience cuisines from different regions of the world. We enthusiastically recommend the 7 course sampler with its generous portions and several remarkable wine pairings. Our server,...More

Thank mariton35
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Our friends gave us a present - Groupon 7 course menu at Balkanika for our anniversary. What a disappointment! All started as we walked in.  We had a reservation and the table we were offered was in the narrow walkway.  We did not like it...More

Thank Stanbrat55
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I came here to see some friends when I visited NYC. One of them was Russian. She said the place felt like home. The food was fantastic. My friend and I shared 6 Mezes: olive tapanade, babaganush, tzatziki, fava, acili ezme, spicy red pepper humus....More

Thank decljust
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

I have been there with my friends for lunch. I was delighted that the food was almost the same like at home. It was very tasty though 'burek' was not like the original one. The atmosphere was also cozy. All in all, it is a...More

Thank Beti P
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here with friends and ordered a variety of dishes. Nothing was delicious, nothing was great. We really enjoy good Mediterranean dishes and wouldn't go back here when visiting NYC.

Thank EmEs
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Popped in this place whilst exploring New York. The waitresses were nice and friendly. Mezes were delicious and main courses very tasty. There was nothing we did not like about the eatery or its service. Would come back again.

Thank Girts1
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were behind schedule to get to a play in the theater district. Most places know that and will try to get you out quickly, but once in a while it just doesn't work out. We were a little nervous and getting stressed since curtain...More

Thank JogNy
Reviewed 21 September 2015

After reading several reviews we chose to go to Balkanika for lunch. We ordered their mini meatballs and another ground beef dish. The meatballs were extremely dry, and their rice was tasteless. The other ground beef dish lacked spices, and was also lackluster. We've been...More

1  Thank Angela H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$55
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 691 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3628
    (Between 47th & 48th St)
  • Public Transportation: A, C, E to 50th/8th N, R to 49th/7th
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-974-0300
  • E-mail
Specializing in Balkan & Mediterranean Foods, Wines, and Beers, Balkanika offers a little bit of the old and the new:creative tapas spreads and healthy vegetarian & vegan dishes, hearty old-world recipes, bureks & kebabs, home-made yogurt and some unique creations besides. Enjoy a glass of wine by candlelight, or grab a sandwich and meze spreads to take out. Party Trays are available, as well as Private Parties, International Groceries, Gourmet Coffee Beans, Imported Meats & Cheeses.
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