Cafe Tibet

Cafe Tibet

Tibetan Restaurant, Asian Restaurant, and Dumpling Restaurant · Flatbush
1510 Cortelyou Rd (at E 16th St.), Brooklyn, NY 11226, United States
Closed until 12:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 12:30 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, BYO
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 128 votes

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    Massimo T.
    "Get the beef momo's and the shrimp chili!"(7 Tips)
    Deb W.
    "The Tsam-Thuk soup is superb, as is the butter tea"(4 Tips)
    Nate F.
    "momo combo - 3 veggie, 3 chicken, and 3 beef steamed dumplings"(4 Tips)
    Kimberly L.
    "Byob too which is a plus!"(3 Tips)
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  • butter tea
  • vegetarian food
  • spicy food
  • BYOB
  • chili
  • hole in the wall
  • curry
  • momos
  • good for dates
  • local pastries
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • casual
  • chili chicken
  • good service
  • soup
  • big portions
  • wine
  • breakfast food
  • pork
  • inna k.

    Came in for something quick, probably the best but and sour soup I've ever had. Homemade, natural.

    inna kats · January 9
  • Chandler P.

    Love the momos and curries

    Chandler Patton · September 25, 2015
  • Karlene W.

    Vegetable curry, steamed bread, and mango yogurt drink!

    Karlene W. · September 3, 2015
  • Howard W.

    Great selection of vegetarian and vegan options. The noodle soups are excellent

    Howard Walfish · June 2, 2015
  • Carmen N.

    Good, but not stand in line for 30+ minutes good. Recommend momo combo or if you want just one kind, get the beef momos.

    Carmen N · April 12, 2015
  • John B.

    Loved the pork chili and the hot sauces are incredible! The thalis will get you great variety for a lower price.

    John Bath · January 28, 2015
  • Robin N.

    Shrimp and lamb curry are wonderful,very large portions.

    Robin Neimeth · December 13, 2014
  • Vedran

    This place is a must if you're into tibetian/asian food. Never had so many delicous tastes at the same time. Very friendly staff. Worth more than just one visit.

    Vedran · October 29, 2014
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    Hager Ak · October 29, 2014
  • Nate F.

    chicken and corn soup

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    momo combo - 3 veggie, 3 chicken, and 3 beef steamed dumplings

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    tingmo, Tibetan steamed bread

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    lamb curry with rice was the highlight of our meal

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    chili pork served with rice or tingmo, Tibetan steamed bread

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    chicken fried rice

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • Nate F.

    cafe is in an easy-to-miss narrow alleyway between the bodega and the train station

    Nate Folkert · October 11, 2014
  • leo k.

    food is great! service is ok too. cash only.

    leo kyiv · September 10, 2014
  • John D.

    Everything! The momo combo is awesomesauce

    John Donahue · August 9, 2014
  • Mikhail С.

    Average. Unfortunately.

    Mikhail Сбдж · June 26, 2014
  • Elizabeth P.

    This place is amazing. Extremely small and intimate. Arrive 20 minutes early so you can leave your phone number and grab a drink down the street.

    Elizabeth Pongo · February 20, 2014
  • Brigid M.

    Momo everything BYOB

    Brigid M. · February 7, 2014
  • Julia M.

    The pork curry and the fried bread were amazing.

    Julia Maehner · January 11, 2014
  • Nat H.

    Beef Momos: "A plateful of these spicy, thick-skinned Himalayan dumplings is well worth a jaunt out to this friendly Ditmas Park hole in the wall." Read more

    Nat Harward · December 21, 2013
  • Kimberly L.

    One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants! Love sitting outside and siping butter tea. The curry noodles are a fave too and beef momos. Byob too which is a plus!

    Kimberly Lewis · November 2, 2013
  • Dave S.

    Chow Mein may not be the most adventurous dish but I'm hooked on Cafe Tibet's smoky version. Share it with Beef Momos and some vegetables on the side.

    Dave Surgan · October 12, 2013
  • Jay C.

    Truly the best Cortelyou has to offer. Bring a bottle of wine and forget your impatient attitude. You want fast service? Go down to Coney Island Ave, make a left, and follow until you hit McDonald's.

    Jay Casey · October 6, 2013
  • Meredith P.

    Don't let the awful service turn you away, this place is amazing!

    Meredith Pharis · September 29, 2013
  • Deb W.

    The Tsam-Thuk soup is superb, as is the butter tea

    Deb Wunder · September 14, 2013
  • Dmitri R.

    I feel like sitting outside writing, maybe having a conversation and being stimulated by ambient street sounds, passerbys, the rumble of a subway car below and the café's music all at once.

    Dmitri Russell · September 6, 2013
  • Christina C.

    Butter tea. Period.

    Christina Celleri · August 28, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Cheap, friendly restaurant with excellent Tibetan food. Vegetarian-friendly.

    Serious Eats · August 22, 2013
  • Joshua M.

    The momo combo is delicious!

    Joshua Martens · June 27, 2013
  • Alex B.

    BYOB! But not good for large groups.

    Alex B. · June 9, 2013
  • Micah M.

    If you're looking for cheap eats on Cortelyou, this charming cafe is a must. The kitchen closes at 10:30.

    Micah McKelvey · June 3, 2013
  • Ravish M.

    Get the Veg. Thali! Great bang for your buck, and delicious too!

    Ravish Momin · May 24, 2013
  • Netsirk

    For drinks, get a Tibetan iced tea or a butter tea!

    Netsirk · March 7, 2013
  • jill 7.

    don't be in a hurry. disorganized. Good food but very bad service ... At times.

    jill 718 · January 24, 2013
  • Dennis K.

    The thali is wonderful. The sweet tea is a must.

    Dennis Kovalyov · January 20, 2013
  • Park Slope Notary

    1) it's cash only. So leave the credit cards home. 2) you can bring your own bottle of wine for your meal.

    Park Slope Notary · January 9, 2013
  • Marina V.

    Great veggi curry! I always order it when i come here. Highly recommended

    Marina Volkova · December 22, 2012
  • Tochtli G.

    Good food, but really slow service, bad service I always order bread and they always give me rice... Hello

    Tochtli Garcia · November 4, 2012
  • Marina D.

    Chili Chicken is a must have

    Marina Darling · August 25, 2012
  • L Z.

    Two people I know got sick from eating here but I still go back! THATS HOW MUCH I LOVE THAT MOMO. THAT SWEET, SAUCY BEEF MOMO. I'm also a fan of the beef thenthuk.

    L Z · April 14, 2012
  • Claudia M.

    Momos are the best!

    Claudia Mora · April 5, 2012
  • Girl F.

    The momo. Is so good.

    Girl Friday · September 11, 2011
  • Massimo T.

    Get the beef momo's and the shrimp chili! Both are amazing

    Massimo T · April 8, 2011
  • Massimo T.

    Beef momo's are amazing!!!! Definitely try the "hot" spicy sauce!!!!

    Massimo T · January 21, 2011
  • Camille N.

    They stopped serving breakfast :(

    Camille Natzke · October 14, 2010
  • Ian F.

    Try the chicken momo. Delicious!

    Ian Francis · October 8, 2010
  • Anne J.

    They now have breakfast here with yummy local pastries and organic coffee.

    Anne J · September 18, 2010

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