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Aug 9, 2009 11:32 PM

Sephardic Food in New York

Hi all,

I'm traveling to see my sister & I'm specifically looking for Sepharadic food which I figured there would be a lot of in New York, but I'm not seeing anything but Moroccan. While I love Moroccan, I'm actually looking for a Kurdish dish which I'm getting the feeling I'm not going to get while I'm there LOL

If there are any Iraqi restaurants that would be close, but I don't know, since I only know the 2 dishes I want come from the Kurdish side of my family.

Any help would be much appreciated.


P.S. Can someone recommend some good dance shows that aren't too expensive. We will be in Manhattan on Saturday night.

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  1. Colbeh (midtown) is Persian Jewish. I believe Olympic Pita is Iraqi/Israeli Jewish (at least they serve Iraqi kebab; several locations in Brooklyn & Manhattan). Rectangles (Upper East Side) is Israeli/Yemenite. Mansoura's in Brooklyn is a great Sephardic/Mizrahi bakery.

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    1. re: Peter Cherches

      there is also a kew gardens hills (queens) outpost of colbeh on main street not far from jewel ave.

      1. you might want to check the kosher board - also if you post the names of the dishes you are looking for someone might recognize them.

        1. Piyaz, 189-23 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Queens. Turkish kosher. We haven't been there yet, but a friend raved about it.

          1. you could call Hapisgah and ask them, I know that the owners are Iraqui-Israeli.

            1. When we first moved to our neighborhood in Brooklyn we discovered a humusiot called Mimi's. It's a cute little place more cafe-ish rather than full on restaurant. They specialize in hummus but they have other dishes as well, mostly appetizer/salad fare. I believe the owners are Israeli. In the last few months it's gotten a bit of press in nytimes and nymag. Definitely check it out if you can... it's one of our favorites!

              1209 Cortelyou Road
              Brooklyn, NY