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Nargis Cafe

#194 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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2818 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-5045
+1 718-872-7888
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:45
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took the day off and it was a perfect day to do that because the weather was perfect. We decided to just enjoy the day by just going to different restaurant for small bits. We had the beet salad with half loaf of bread we brought our wine with us, there is a small fee $7.00.... More 

Thank 203sjlsj
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect from this Russian place to be so clean. I was surprised to see their very clean open kitchen, normally such place are dirty in the kitchen area. Good service. The food was very good as well. Nice, will recommend to the friends. The only problem was to find the parking.

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One reviewer said "Street meat with a dining room". Well, in a strange way this fits with my view, except to me it is a compliment. I always hear my friends from other parts of the world say how road side food is the best, and here it may be applicable. The place is so popular they do not take... More 

Thank Dan H
Brooklyn, New York, USA
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Interesting menu, one great feature, staff will give you a tablet that shows what the food you are interested looks like. Some of the menu items are unfamiliar names but with the guide you can see what it is and know what you are ordering. Food is very reasonable, main course of shish=kabob is around $5.00 and more importantly very... More 

Thank arubalad
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A little more space would help but that doesn't make it a problem. We have been going to the Nargis for quite some time and it hasn't disappointed us yet. The menu is fairly simple and traditional for the Uzbek cuisine, Samsa, Lagman, various Kabobs but everything is so tasty and well prepared it's unbelievably tasty. I always take a... More 

Thank Alena V
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The place was pleasant and friendly; the atmosphere gave us non-Brooklyn feeling, a bit of exotic. We were surrounded by the people speaking foreign language (Russian? Uzbek?), including all service staff. The service was fast, attentive, and friendly, although the waitress made a mistake on a drink I ordered. We wanted to experience Uzbek cuisine, therefore, we did not pick... More 

Thank Rocky Y
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The usual crowd sourced hype drove us here. After a huge schlep from the boardwalk we then were hit with a very long wait. Staff was efficient and pleasant and based on a peek at the cyber menu we had high hopes. Started with 'Non" crispbread (extra charge) which was akin to stale matzoh and then a couple salads; radish... More 

1 Thank Notta V
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Driving down Coney Island Avenue, I noticed Nargis Cafe several times before I decided to try it out... I wish I didn't!!! The service is very poor, the food is cheap but the bill is high and they expect that you tip on top of a 10% "service charge", which includes tax, so you tip the IRS(!!!), and the smell... More 

Thank Bevan B
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

not much ambiance but fast and delicious food if you like Russian/ Uzbek cuisine. Very inexpensive, it was overcrowded on Saturday night but we were still able to have a dinner conversation despite loud "neighbors". Menu offers nice variety with some vegetarian choices.

Thank yelena64
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a place with tasty inexpensive meal. Good cafe for fans of shesh kebabs and other Uzbek food . In the evening always overcrowded, but you can make a reservation; they have seats inside and outside. Place is clean. They provided very friendly and quick service. Absolutely a place to stay for a quick but nice and good dinner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2818 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235-5045
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-872-7888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?