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Yemen Cafe and Restaurant

#114 of 4,425 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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176 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5656
+1 718-834-9533
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a cold, windy day we were greeted with a complimentary cup of delicious hot soup and warm brick oven bread. This was a great start to a return lunch visit to this family owned restaurant in Brooklyn Heights Arab section. .In addition to Yemeni specialties a few traditional Middle Eastern dishes are also available. We are still exploring Yemen... More 

Thank SoAmertransplant
Guadalajara, Mexico
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Where do I start? First the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. The staff goes out of its way to explain the different foods. The other diners were mostly Yemeni natives, but they made us feel like part of the family. I am used to grape leaves and hommus as Arabic food, so this was a giant change. Yes the ingredients... More 

Thank Enrique N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with delicious food . It's one of the greatest restaurant I ate and he is the best Arabic restaurant in New York

Thank Abdallah M
Forest Hills, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding home style cooking. Copious portions including freebies. I just upgraded this app and it keeps going out on me so I am short on details. Terrific meal an highly recommended.

Thank Queensguy730
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to hang out with friends. Fast food and beverages are very good. Sitting was awesome. Must visit.

Thank Darshit123
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Eating here is the closest you will get to being transported to an eating house in the souks of Yemen. The majority of the visitors are from the middle-east, many of the women dressed in hijabs. I thought that we may be made to feel uncomfortable, but this was no the case and the staff were immensely warm and welcoming... More 

Thank englishmaninmidtown
Charlotte, North Carolina
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472 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Yemen Cafe is located in the midst of one of the international communities in Brooklyn. You can find cuisine all over the world, but I'd be shocked if there is any better than here. The lamb is truly fall-of-the-bone tender, and the chicken is juicy and spiced to perfection. Every sense takes you on a trip to Yemen, from... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
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284 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Today, we went there for lunch with friends. It was our first time to try Yemen's cuisine and we had the best lamb meat we ever had! The meat we simply too soft to chew it simply melts in your mouth. The flavor was strong yet smooth. Highly recommended.

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The best food you could ever eat in NYC without traveling to the middle east. Haneez is my favorite. Very clean and friendly staff. I've been eating in this place for decades band its nothing but the best

Thank Max M
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great value, very tasteful, lots of spices, the tea there is wonderful you pour it for yourself. Not a huge restaurant but worth going to.

Thank iman A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5656
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-834-9533

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