Yemen Cafe

Yemen Cafe

Middle Eastern Restaurant, Turkish Restaurant, and Caribbean Restaurant · Brooklyn Heights
176 Atlantic Ave (btwn Clinton & Court St), Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Since 1986 Yemen Café and Restaurant has served the Brooklyn community authentic, Yemeni cuisine, well known for its flavor, freshness, and use of spices.


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  • What you need to know
    Helena W.
    "Try the Lamb Haneeth, Chicken Curry & Hummus."(5 Tips)
    BaYan B.
    "Beef kabsa is the best <3<3"(4 Tips)
    Sarah T.
    "Complimentary lamb soup is amazing!"(4 Tips)
    Village Voice
    "Our food critic Robert Sietsema says the Haneez"(3 Tips)
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  • kabsa
  • lamb
  • hummus
  • tea
  • authentic
  • yemeni food
  • haneez
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • chicken
  • stew
  • bread
  • free stuff
  • salads
  • beef
  • okra
  • Arabic
  • Campbell B.

    Where else can you get Yemeni food? Get the lamb fattah. You won't regret it.

    Campbell Bird · October 13
  • Sarah T.

    Complimentary lamb soup is amazing! Be sure to try to baba ganoush. Any entree is sure to be awesome.

    Sarah T. · September 20
  • Saif D.

    Haneez is incredible

    Saif Dia · September 8
  • Keith W.

    Great authentic place. Have only been during lunch, but the "Lunch" portions are generous and fulfilling. There wasn't a seat avail on a Friday afternoon, but its just as good at home. Lamb Haneeth!

    Keith Wood · June 27
  • Ahmad A.

    Everything is great. Don't forget to get your complementary cup of their amazing tea!!

    Ahmad AlMoraly · May 24
  • Gabriela G.

    Lamb Kabsa was incredible!

  • Julius T.

    So damn good. Can share a lamb salta for two. Hit up the free tea in the back.

    Julius Tarng · March 1
  • Sabrina M.

    Get the lamb salta, the lamb literally falls right off the bone. Also the fattah with honey is the perfect balance of savory and sweet.

    Sabrina Majeed · March 1
  • Olivia C.

    Delicious. Lamb Haneeth and Chicken Kabsa are stellar. 👌👌👌

    Olivia Chang · March 1
  • Helena W.

    5 stars for Authenticity! Try the Lamb Haneeth, Chicken Curry & Hummus. Complimentary naan, salad and soup. I will be back!! p.s. No alcohol served.

    Helena Wong · December 16, 2014
  • Mr. Spotlight

    A great place for middle eastern and authentic Yemeni food... Their complimentary soup (marag) is unbelievably tasty to start with. The Yemeni classic boiling hot salta is great with molawah bread.

    Mr. Spotlight · October 19, 2014
  • Yousif D.

    Order Haneez with Kabsa rice 🍛🍛

    Yousif D · October 19, 2014
  • H.H

    Yummy yummy the best Arabic restaurant in New York ,, I love it 🍚🍗🍢🍲🍖

    H.H · October 18, 2014
  • Amal A.

    They gave us a complementary soup, flat bread, salad and amazing cup of tea

    Amal Al Rebh · October 9, 2014
  • Amal A.

    Hanez is really good and the hummus with the arabic bread is amazing

    Amal Al Rebh · October 9, 2014
  • Nader N.

    The lamb haneeth is ridiculously good, no exaggeration. Meat so soft and juicy, it feels like butter in your mouth. The waiters will keep the freshly baked bread coming, and free chai refills!

    Nader Nouraee · August 21, 2014
  • Aljoharah A.

    It's a must 💖

    Aljoharah Alghannam · August 16, 2014
  • Mohammad A.

    Haneeth Haneeth Haneeth!

    Mohammad Alam · August 7, 2014
  • Shane A.

    Not sure abt the hype. Haneeth was dry and not huge (there was a ton of rice). People rant abt the free soup/salad but the entree costs $20 for a reason. Go if ur in the hood but don't make a trip.

    Shane Antony · June 26, 2014
  • Greg Y.

    Chicken Zorbian and Lamb Fatah are great

    Greg Yucht · April 28, 2014
  • Samantha T.

    Huge portions of delicious melt-in-the-mouth lamb haneeth and salta, complimentary lamb soup, unlimited sweet hot chai (self-service), soft and fresh warm flatbread...YUM!

    Samantha Tan · April 17, 2014
  • Stuart A.

    Yummy is an understatement! Run, don't walk here and enjoy an authentic Middle Eastern meal- flatbread, soup, and all!

    Stuart Adler · February 13, 2014
  • BaYan B.

    Beef kabsa is the best <3<3

    BaYan Bana · February 8, 2014
  • Jim A.

    Try the Haneeth Lamb - So Good! And recommended by 4 our 5 CIA agents. (The 5th one isn't talking.)

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the Hummus - Incredible! My favorite thing dish!

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the Salta - Lamb and okra stew served in a cast iron bowl that sizzled and steamed for nearly 10 minutes! Wow!

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the Yemeni Pita Bread - Thick, chewy and perfect for hummus & stew! ...and recommended by CIA agent regulars.

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the Lamb Soup - So delicious and loaded with lamb that I forgot to try to pick out the CIA agents in the restaurant.

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the Roast Lamb - It's a favorite of CIA agents! Had a great week helping @WBAI FM NYC w/ #PledgeDrive

    Jim Anderson · October 20, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Barebones-casual Middle Eastern serving food that's soulful, delicious, and a great bargain.

    Serious Eats · October 2, 2013
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Unbelievably authentic! Like being in Qatar! Read more

  • Sree Anirudh B.

    Delicious food, definitely try their Salta, free (unlimited) tea

    Sree Anirudh Bhandaram · September 3, 2013
  • Andrew B.

    Make sure to ask for your curry hot. Portions are plentiful!

    Andrew Bernstein · April 28, 2013
  • Mahmood

    The best Arab restaurant in Brooklyn!

    Mahmood · December 27, 2012
  • Citizen X.

    The best lamb dish in New York, slow roasted that the meat just falls off the bone. Enough said.

    Citizen X · September 23, 2012
  • Village Voice

    Our food critic Robert Sietsema says the Haneez is so tender and flavorful that “a toothless guy could enjoy it.” It’s ranked number 2 on his top lamb dishes in NYC.

    Village Voice · May 31, 2012
  • Ariel D.

    Delicious babaganoug and hummus! Puffy bread they serve with it is dangerously good.

    Ariel Davis · May 28, 2012
  • Catherine B.

    Portions are huge, sharing is a good idea.

    Catherine Batruni · May 21, 2012
  • Kerise J.

    The delicious...n the price not bad...gotta try it guys!!

    Kerise Jean · March 17, 2012
  • 7th.List

    Taste - Roasted lamb; Yemeni House Aseed; Yemeni house salta; foul madamas...each meal begins with a complimentary bowl of rich, salty lamb broth Read more

    7th.List · December 30, 2011
  • Ed C.

    The salta is delicious and 3 of us were really full for $20

    Ed C · December 23, 2011
  • cm

    Yaneez. You won't be able to move after eating.

    cm · October 2, 2011
  • Rita L.

    wish I could come here just for the complimentary lamb soup and limitless chai...

    Rita L · April 18, 2011
  • Mike S.

    Crazy delicious is right - if you're expecting this to be like Indian food, don't... So so very good and tender

    Mike Schroeder · March 18, 2011
  • Maddy M.

    Have the fatah with lamb. Crazy delicious (if you like lamb).

    Maddy Milan · March 28, 2010
  • olfat G.

    يستاهل المشوار 😋

    olfat G · September 5
  • Priscila C.

    O full (feijão cremoso) é muito saboroso.

    Priscila Caineli · August 12
  • Abdulaziz A.

    التقييم ظالمهم .. حرام والله .. احلى حنيذ اكلته في امريكا

    Abdulaziz Alammar · August 18, 2014
  • Nhaoy a.

    الذ واطعم اكل ومحروم اذا ماجربت الاكل اليمني 😍

    Nhaoy al · August 18, 2013
  • Aditi S.

    حلوة قوي!!

    Aditi SVC · August 15, 2013

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