12 Chairs

Middle Eastern Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Yuval T.
    "Great hummus, great spicy shakshuka, actually everything was great"(16 Tips)
    Evelyn G.
    "Excellent choice of Israeli wine and yes the hummus is top-notch!"(21 Tips)
    Daniel L.
    "... 10 AM) and get the Jachnun, which sells out quickly."(3 Tips)
    Coby B.
    "Schnitzel is great as well."(7 Tips)
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  • Vince C.
    Vince C.July 8, 2015
    The Israeli salad and liver and onions were fantastic. They didn't disappoint. You can also choose to split your side if you'd like -- I opted for mashed potatoes to round everything out.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframAugust 13, 2014
    Delicious food, especially the lamb burgers! Note that this restaurant delivers, a huge plus considering that the space and service isn't on the same level as the food.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenAugust 14
    nice place to brunch, not too busy. the eggs baked with tahini are SO good.
    Upvoted Oct 4
  • Daniel L.
    Apparently the key is to get there early (maybe 10 AM) and get the Jachnun, which sells out quickly.
    Upvoted Oct 31
  • Becca
    BeccaSeptember 19, 2013
    Surprisingly well-priced for the area. Schnitzel was delicious, and their homemade honey mustard dressing is excellent and can be purchased by the bottle.
  • elizabeth h.
    elizabeth hendricksMay 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the Schnitzel Salad is TDF along with the Gemla Cab. Some seriously amazing food/drink here. I just keep coming back for more. All I need to do now is finally try something else.
  • Margie S.
    Margie ShoopJuly 19, 2010
    I had to eat here twice on my last visit because their food is so good. You have to have breakfast there! Great french toast, fresh fruit. Oh and the pancakes have a unique flavor almost like a soft l
  • Allyson Y.
    Allyson YoungNovember 20, 2015
    BEST. SHAKSHUKA. EVER. (Add the feta cheese. So worth it.)
    Upvoted Oct 4
  • Art J.
    Art JalandoniFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Out new favorite place. Everything is delicious and the staff is great. Come for breakfast and order the Israeli breakfast. Or... The French Toast...
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WhiteMay 29, 2013
    Hummus with Mushrooms & Onions is absolutely delicious. Served with super fresh warm pita bread and some olives and pickles. Perfect lunch portion!
  • Kayleigh H.
    Light dinner of lamb kebabs, labneh with za'atar, and a Greek salad. Fresh and authentic. Great location in Soho.
  • Elias B.
    The shakshuka, Greek omelette and humus are what we had and loved them. Enjoyed the coffee as well and actually the general service.
  • Yuval T.
    Yuval TalOctober 6
    Been here 5+ times
    Legit Israeli food. Great hummus, great spicy shakshuka, actually everything was great
  • Gianni
    GianniJuly 14, 2012
    Make sure you get the homemade cream cheese with peppers & dill- so good. Never had a better shakshuka. this place is mad Israeli
  • Sherman S.
    Sherman ShermanJuly 18, 2011
    The food here is inexpensive and amazingly well done. Highly recommend grape leaves. Lamb kebabs and the falafel hummus. Order a bunch and share.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MecumAugust 29, 2015
    Blown away. The hummus, labne, lamburger, 12 Chairs salad, Montefiore red wine--all winners. Can't believe how good this place is.
  • Coby B.
    Coby BermanJanuary 9, 2015
    Best hummus in town. Schnitzel is great as well. Price is right and people treat you well here.
  • Veronika S.
    Veronika SonsevJanuary 24, 2015
    Shakshuka is delicious. Congress with an amazing Israeli salad.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaJanuary 30
    Hummus, eggplant, schnitzel and Greek salad are all must orders.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KingFebruary 15, 2014
    This place is amazing for Brunch Sundays if you like middle eastern food, get there early it gets busy
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GNovember 10, 2011
    grilled chicken salad was so fresh and delish! served with two slices of crusty bread and red pepper butter
  • Jordan E.
    Jordan Elpern-WaxmanOctober 14, 2012
    The blintzes here were phenomenal, as was the hummus. The blueberry pancakes were ok, but not the religious experience described by some of the other tips.
  • Omer S.
    Omer StrulovichDecember 21, 2014
    Pretty good Israel food, try the Shakshuka, Hummus and Schnitzel. Great for homesick Israelis.
  • Octavian C.
    Octavian CostacheMay 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The lamburger and the chicken livers are to die for, I can't stop ordering them!
  • Honghui Y.
    The Israeli guacamole is amazing - like traditional guacamole but with hard boiled eggs
  • Josh S.
    Josh SandsMay 3
    Been here 5+ times
    The hummus with onions and mushrooms is a must order the pita is amazing
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShlyugerAugust 25, 2015
    Best hummus and falafel I've had(get the hummus with falafel appetizer)
  • Yvette P
    Yvette PNovember 17, 2012
    One of the only real places to get a good sit down breakfast in Soho during the week.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CasteloOctober 26, 2014
    Sharks hula is the best.. And try the Schnitzels you won't be disappointed..
  • Evelyn G.
    Evelyn GizyckiApril 28, 2013
    Excellent choice of Israeli wine and yes the hummus is top-notch!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJanuary 28, 2015
    Surprisingly tight squeeze for the neighborhood, I think, but warm and cozy. You're sure to not be disappointed.
  • Elie B.
    Elie BleierJune 29, 2014
    Authentic Israeli breakfast. One order of jachnun is enough for two people.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HollensDecember 22, 2011
    Holy crap this place is amazing!!! Get a burger and blueberry pancakes
  • Melzie
    MelzieAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The service is often terrible, so be patient, but the food is nice comfort food when you're in the mood. Cheap and comfy for the hood.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyDecember 30, 2015
    Cozy, great food, friendly staff. A real neighborhood favorite.
  • James H.
    James HAugust 22, 2014
    Try Shakshuka eggs for a change up from Huevos Rancheros.
  • kiramonkey
    kiramonkeyOctober 10, 2011
    The shakshuka is absolutely delicious & authentic! Be sure to try it!
  • angela g.
    had a great vegetarian broth thingy here. true story
  • Dmitry N.
    Dmitry NAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing breakfast all day. So tasty and huge portions!
  • Omer D.
    Omer DaninAugust 10
    Shinitzel salad is simple and perfect, good Israeli food.
  • Ksenia S.
    Ksenia SemenovaNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Simple and delicious. I like this place and variety of menu
  • Eileen
    EileenFebruary 15, 2013
    The arugula salad is amazing. Expensive but filling
  • Susan
    SusanSeptember 28, 2013
    Get the grilled chicken sandwich. And the humus falafel salad.
  • Christina Y.
    Christina YNovember 9, 2012
    Amazing snitzel salad :) you won't be disappointed
  • Janna M.
    Janna Meyrowitz TurnerJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Shakshuka in the city...even better than Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv!
  • Vikki
    VikkiJune 7, 2013
    Everything is so flavorful here!
  • J M.
    J MJanuary 25
    Get their hummus to share! Everything is so good here.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FeldmanMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Love this place!!!! Great food, great service.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DahlstromMarch 30, 2011
    the mint tea was good...something that I'll try at home...but it'd be better served in a mug!
  • Katie A.
    Katie AllingJune 12, 2013
    Best hummus I've ever tasted. Get it!
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