Kafana

4.7
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408 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Eastern European
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.4
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4.6
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4.6
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBojan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ex Yugoslavian food, great selection of Croatian wines...

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great wine, amazing food. Nice local feel.

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vipKaoriM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Serbian family! Always welcome us with warm greeting and awesome food (and drinks)!

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ZoranB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GEEAT, as always!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem with excellent authentic food. Live music as well.

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vipzzzzz
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Outstanding wine list from region of cuisine. Food is lusty and decent value. Mixed grill for 2 is interesting and capable. Some noise reduction would help. Agreeable folks at work there.

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ZoranB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest experience of non pretentious dinning while enjoying extraordinary food

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shobes
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Burger was undercooked. It's also cash only, and that's not clear until you pay.

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AveClocal
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I live in the neighborhood and have been coming here for years but not so often. I want to like KAFANA more but the staff almost always acts as if they are being put out. Food is very good and excellent value which is what brings there on occasion.

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NikoletaP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Place is nice and food is amazing.
However tables are small and very close to each other, which makes it noisy and the back of your chair is touching the one behind you.
Service was ok (if you don't mind waiting 20 min for someone to take your order) but no one told us that we had to pay cash (no sign, note or a verbal notification), so we had to waste time going to a near by ATM, then break the money...

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JeffW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was excellent! The food was delicious and the entire experience made me feel fonder of my Serbian girlfriend. It all was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only negative is cash only which is u acceptable.

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were NOT informed that our reservation has hour and a half limitation, since there was new reservations after and we were instructed to leave the place after one hour od being there, so we were basically kicked out on New Years eve. For half an hour waitresses were sitting next to our table, arguing, folding table cloths and preparing for celebration, like the staff were alone and it was really unpleasant for us.

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Jengo
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

only take cash which is suspect. Bread was good , but that is all.

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vipAB89
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

the best lamb shank in town... but remember to bring cash $

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OccaisionalFoodie
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, very good wine selection and great service - best of all, it smells like my grandmother’s kitchen!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

friends celebrating work promotions

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vipIvanaM
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic little spot. Delicious food and great service. My fav: Karadjordjeva steak!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Delicious food but service is poor. On Firday night they were literally trying to kick us out saying that next reservation is here and we don’t have time for dessert ( and it was my birthday).

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michaels
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Serbians with the best flavors since my South Chicago family Popovich.. needs tumburiza music

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MirjanaV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and lovely as usual! CEVAPI! Hvala lepo!

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RobinW
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered at this beautiful restaurant for a family gathering. Do not miss this lovely place. The ambiance and food are outstanding!

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AlexandraZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kafana was a great introduction to Serbian food. The Prebranac was delicious, and we tried some orange wine which was also very good.

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vipEMMM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious hearty food and great ambiance. Service can be a bit slow though...

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BojanM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great selection of wines from Balkans and professional staff

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ZoranB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance

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Aethiopis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I would take my Serbian family members here whenever they are in town.

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vipKaoriM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always welcome us as part of the family! Truly appreciate every experience at Kafana! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food! Highly recommend

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Ricky
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They kick you out at 10 pm , we got the dinner at 9 and have to be out by 10 pm on Friday night , not really the best setup.

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Mari
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is consistently amazing, the service good and on Friday night, if you manage to get a table around 10pm, the music will take you straight to the Balkans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the wine, the service, the ambiance - always perfect, authentic and warm. Thank you!

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ElpidaF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall experience was great.
The only inconvenience is that they don’t accept credit cards. We had to use the atm next door and pay a fee...

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DraganaG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want to try some authentic Balkan food and try out some of the finest balkan wine you have to go there !!!

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PiaS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son had been looking forward to a revisit to Kafana for three years. He is adopted from Serbia and loves your food. Me too. Already looking forward to our next New York visit.

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vipStevenS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food and hospitality. A frequent recommendation to friends.

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RonnieandEJK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delish and unique, Kafana is a YES for any occasion; even for none.

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vipMartaP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing.

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vipCDKS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kafana is a superb restaurant that features all the best dishes from former Yugoslavia. I went there with my family to enjoy some of my favorite childhood dishes like Šopska, Cevapi, and Karadjordjeva. We had some delicious Croatian wine to accompany our meal, in addition to fresh bread with a delicious Red Pepper Spread. Following our meal we indulged in the Kesten pire sa šlagom (chestnut spread with whipped) cream, which I had never had and was won over by immediately. We also tried the walnut sponge cake and sour cherry pie. It was all very affordable, authentic and delicious. I can't wait to go back.

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RebeccaW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service and ambiance! They do such a great job here and the wine list is outstanding. Well-curated and focused on the Balkans and Eastern Europe, which pairs perfectly with their delicious food. This place has been consistently wonderful for years.

FAQs

Kafana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 353-8000.

Kafana is rated 4.7 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.