Yemen Cafe

Yemen Cafe

Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$$
Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
  • Has a stamp of approval from Serious Eats and Village Voice
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  • Sarah T.
    "Complimentary lamb soup is amazing!"(6 Tips)
    Bana A.
    "Beef kabsa is the best <3<3"(4 Tips)
    Greg Y.
    "Chicken Zorbian and Lamb Fatah are great"(3 Tips)
    Yousif D.
    "Order Haneez with Kabsa rice 🍛🍛"(3 Tips)
82 Tips and reviews
  • lamb
  • hummus
  • kabsa
  • tea
  • authentic
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  • John F.
    John FonteinNovember 3
    One of the most authentic Yemenese places I've been to. Order the lamb haneeth and don't forget the free sweet tea!
  • Brea S.
    Brea SimpsonOctober 30
    Free soup when you sit down is delicious. Chicken and hummus and Lamb Haneeth are enough to three. So good.
  • Selen O.
    Selen OzcelikOctober 29
    The softest and juiciest lamb you can ever have in nyc, you can forget about using a knife, especially lamb haneeth is a must try.
  • Angie J.
    Lamb haneeth is so good!
  • Sameer C.
    The fahsa here is amazing. It comes in a stone bowl
  • Ghadah
    GhadahMay 7
    A must-try restaurant ❤
  • Sam G.
    Sam GilApril 30
    You will leave full.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 11
    Can "Shak-Shookah" be shakshuka without runny eggs? If it's Yemeni, absolutely, like at this duo of restaurants scrambling their eggs into a super flavorful plum tomato-based sauce. Read more
  • Kass
    KassMarch 10
    Complimentary tea and soup that are out of this world. Every entree I've had has crushed it, but special shout out goes to the lamb
  • Chris F.
    Chris FMarch 8
    Use the styrofoam cups for the self-serve hot tea unless you like burning your fingies. The metal cups are better for water.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJanuary 15
    Unlimited naan for free!
  • Najy A.
    Najy AlbihanyDecember 6, 2016
    Yemen Cafe !!!!!!!1
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickOctober 29, 2016
    Excellent lamb and baba ghanoush
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickOctober 29, 2016
    Loved the lamb haneeth and baba ghanoush
  • Chris S.
    Chris SmootSeptember 13, 2016
    Loved the lamb!
  • diana j.
    diana jinAugust 5, 2016
    First time trying Yemenite food and it was so good! Generous portions of the main dishes are served with complimentary soup and salad.
  • Katherine V.
    Katherine VeilJuly 16, 2016
    The chicken and lamb are very good, but portions are large.
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJune 21, 2016
    Order the lamb haneeth - so good! One of my favorite restaurants in BK.
  • Vahid
    VahidJune 20, 2016
    Authentic food. Try lamb haneeth and don't forget the complimentary sweet tea.
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJune 15, 2016
    Must Try: Lamb Haneeth
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlattasJune 4, 2016
    Good meat ❤️
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlattasJune 4, 2016
    So good meat
  • Safari647
    Safari647February 17, 2016
    If you come with a group the plates are a great size for sharing
  • Alfiya S.
    Alfiya ShaikhFebruary 15, 2016
    Anything lamb
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSFebruary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Complementary, delicious, flavorful tea(and lamb soup for the carnivores). Really nice staff. Great baba and hummus.
  • David B.
    David BlackmanFebruary 3, 2016
    This place is so ridiculously delicious and warming. Meals start with warm lamb broth and cardamon tea. Hummus + pita and the Lamb Haneeth are amazing. *no* alcohol.
  • Amanda
    AmandaDecember 25, 2015
    The lamb soup to start is incredible and the lamb haneeth is the best! For dessert try the Fatah with honey and cream. So good!!
  • Pia F.
    Pia FouillouxDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    one of my favorite restaurants in Brooklyn Heights. I've tried almost every dishes in the menu and I love all of them.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaOctober 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Open during Ramadan
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdOctober 13, 2015
    Where else can you get Yemeni food? Get the lamb fattah. You won't regret it.
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah T.September 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Complimentary lamb soup is amazing! Be sure to try to baba ganoush. Any entree is sure to be awesome.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Haneez is incredible
  • Keith W.
    Keith WoodJune 27, 2015
    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!
  • Ahmad A.
    Ahmad AlMoralyMay 24, 2015
    Everything is great. Don't forget to get your complementary cup of their amazing tea!!
  • Gabriela G.
    Lamb Kabsa was incredible!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngMarch 1, 2015
    So damn good. Can share a lamb salta for two. Hit up the free tea in the back.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedMarch 1, 2015
    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.
  • Olivia C.
    Olivia ChangMarch 1, 2015
    Delicious. Lamb Haneeth and Chicken Kabsa are stellar. 👌👌👌
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongDecember 16, 2014
    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.
  • Mr. Spotlight
    Mr. SpotlightOctober 19, 2014
    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.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Order Haneez with Kabsa rice 🍛🍛
  • Hana.H
    Hana.HOctober 18, 2014
    Yummy yummy the best Arabic restaurant in New York ,, I love it 🍚🍗🍢🍲🍖
  • Amal A.
    Amal Al RebhOctober 9, 2014
    They gave us a complementary soup, flat bread, salad and amazing cup of tea
  • Amal A.
    Amal Al RebhOctober 9, 2014
    Hanez is really good and the hummus with the arabic bread is amazing
  • Nader N.
    Nader NouraeeAugust 21, 2014
    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!
  • Aljoharah A.
    Aljoharah AlghannamAugust 16, 2014
    It's a must 💖
    Upvoted Oct 30
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad AlamAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Haneeth Haneeth Haneeth!
  • Shane A.
    Shane AntonyJune 26, 2014
    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.
  • Greg Y.
    Greg YuchtApril 28, 2014
    Chicken Zorbian and Lamb Fatah are great
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TanApril 17, 2014
    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!
    Upvoted Nov 8
  • Stuart A.
    Stuart AdlerFebruary 13, 2014
    Yummy is an understatement! Run, don't walk here and enjoy an authentic Middle Eastern meal- flatbread, soup, and all!
  • Bana A.
    Bana AFebruary 8, 2014
    Beef kabsa is the best <3<3
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonOctober 20, 2013
    Try the Haneeth Lamb - So Good! And recommended by 4 our 5 CIA agents. (The 5th one isn't talking.)
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonOctober 20, 2013
    Try the Hummus - Incredible! My favorite thing dish!
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonOctober 20, 2013
    Try the Salta - Lamb and okra stew served in a cast iron bowl that sizzled and steamed for nearly 10 minutes! Wow!
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonOctober 20, 2013
    Try the Yemeni Pita Bread - Thick, chewy and perfect for hummus & stew! ...and recommended by CIA agent regulars.
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonOctober 20, 2013
    Try the Lamb Soup - So delicious and loaded with lamb that I forgot to try to pick out the CIA agents in the restaurant.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsOctober 2, 2013
    Barebones-casual Middle Eastern serving food that's soulful, delicious, and a great bargain.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Unbelievably authentic! Like being in Qatar! Read more
  • Sree Anirudh B.
    Sree Anirudh BhandaramSeptember 3, 2013
    Delicious food, definitely try their Salta, free (unlimited) tea
  • Mahmood
    MahmoodDecember 27, 2012
    The best Arab restaurant in Brooklyn!
  • Citizen X.
    Citizen XSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best lamb dish in New York, slow roasted that the meat just falls off the bone. Enough said.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 31, 2012
    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.
  • Ariel D.
    Ariel DavisMay 28, 2012
    Delicious babaganoug and hummus! Puffy bread they serve with it is dangerously good.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BatruniMay 21, 2012
    Portions are huge, sharing is a good idea.
  • Kerise J.
    Kerise JeanMarch 17, 2012
    The delicious...n the price not bad...gotta try it guys!!
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 30, 2011
    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
  • Ed C.
    Ed CDecember 23, 2011
    The salta is delicious and 3 of us were really full for $20
  • cm
    cmOctober 2, 2011
    Yaneez. You won't be able to move after eating.
  • Rita L.
    Rita LApril 18, 2011
    wish I could come here just for the complimentary lamb soup and limitless chai...
  • Mike S.
    Mike SchroederMarch 18, 2011
    Crazy delicious is right - if you're expecting this to be like Indian food, don't... So so very good and tender
  • Maddy M.
    Maddy MilanMarch 28, 2010
    Have the fatah with lamb. Crazy delicious (if you like lamb).
  • Ali A.
    Ali Al-YahyaSeptember 5
    المذاق طيب
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Abdulaziz A.
    الحنيذ التاريخي 👍🏼
  • Mehmet K.
    Muhteşem lezzetler bizim damak tadımıza uygun ortam sıcak kanlı.
  • olfat G.
    olfat GSeptember 5, 2015
    يستاهل المشوار 😋
  • Priscila C.
    Priscila CaineliAugust 12, 2015
    O full (feijão cremoso) é muito saboroso.
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AlammarAugust 18, 2014
    التقييم ظالمهم .. حرام والله .. احلى حنيذ اكلته في امريكا
  • Nhaoy a.
    Nhaoy alAugust 18, 2013
    الذ واطعم اكل ومحروم اذا ماجربت الاكل اليمني 😍
  • Aditi S.
    Aditi SVCAugust 15, 2013
    حلوة قوي!!
  • Abdullah S.
    Abdullah SobiylJune 17, 2013
    الحنيذ لذيذ
  • Mohamed A.
    Mohamed AliMay 26, 2013
    حقنا حق اليمن
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