traditional grilled minced meat
Kobasice - Sausages
choice of: seljacka - pork, zlatiborska - pork/lamb, ljuta - spicy pork
A must for every Yugoslavia-born visitor. Food was delicious, service exceptional and atmosphere just amazing. I felt like I traveled back in time and back to Balkans. They were attending to all our needs, went above and beyond so that we can have a great time and the best possible experience.
Great food, music and atmosphere. Loved gibanica and palacinke. Server was amazing, super nice and professional.
Kafana is a real re-presentation of what exactly what the name is. Kafana is the culturally authentic Serbian cousin. The experience is warm. Food is melting in your mouth. New York place with authentic Serbian culture and experience is a perfect place to get in touch with tradition.
The food was amazing the fish fries and the lamb shank were delicious also the food was not expensive per New York standards
Great food. Great value. Fun atmosphere good Serbian music. Definitely go here!
Great food and fun atmosphere!
I had never had Serbian food. The waiter recommended a number of items. They were all excellent and the portions were the perfect size. We sat outside so the noise was from the street rather than in the restaurant itself. Be aware - they only take cash!
Literally the greatest dining experience we’ve had living in the city. Felt like being home in Croatia.
The service is neither here or there but the portions are good and the food is deliciois.
Portions are large and food is delicious, we loved the cabbage
Everything about this restaurant was absolutely delightful! The ambience was casual and lively, with what seemed like a number of regulars from the neighborhood. The menu includes a wide range of traditional Serbian dishes, and everything we ordered was delicious. The grilled flatbread with a creamy cheese spread is a must! There is also an extensive list of Eastern European wines; we really enjoyed the two selctions we tried. The best part was the warm and friendly staff! They made us feel so welcome, and we had an amazing time. We were visiting from out of town, but we will definitely go back next time we are in the city.
Absolutely incredible! Loved everything we had and the service was stellar. Feels like home to have a great Serbian restaurant in the city
Smelts, branzino, sausages and accompanied vegetables were very good.
Dessert not our style.
Service was not rushed; staff very pleasant.
Thanks you, we will go back!
The quality of food was absolutely amazing, and the portions are incredibly fair for how much you're paying for it. I had the schnitzel and my partner had the baked beans with sausage; we're still talking about the food the next day. I can't recommend this place enough.
kafana was a quintessential local eatery. My Serbian boyfriend was very excited to see the typical fare. The staff were exceptional, and friendly. I’d go again!
Phenomenal food, great friendly staff! I am bringing more an more people over and will continue to do so!
Good authentic food. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend.
They tried hard, but the food wasn’t very good. Liked the ambience and service.
Special orthodox Easter Day, started with egg fight, Easter traditional food (lamb), ppls vibe and always excellent service from Kafana family! Just feel good experience inside (tummy), and out(ambient).
Delicious food. Covid precautions in place. Very good service!!!
We had the cheese pies and the schnitzel. Both were delicious. Highly recommend having the ivar (red sauce) with the cheese pies.
Always always good time!
What a great place. Everything is the BEST. Try it you have not yet been
Authentic vibe with excellent food and great service. Highly recommend!
Such a marvelous (and nostalgic) dinner for my friend and I. There’s nothing I wouldn’t recommend, but the gibanica and the cevaps are a MUST. Reminds me of how my grandmother used to cook
The waiter was kind enough to help navigate the wine list and the menu. There were plenty of Serbians visiting when I was there, so they can vouch for the foods they are missing from home. I didn't notice the cash only policy until the bill came, but the waiter was patient while I took a trip to an atm.
Every dish that we ordered was great. The food came out fast, the wine was delicious, and the atmosphere was lively. Staff was on top of things and the live music was fun.
Always top notch service and food quality!
God bless the fine folks at Kafana, who are keeping the city's spirit alive.
Kafana was AWESOME!! They had a great outdoor dining situation, and the service was so kind and wonderful. The food was unpretentious and delicious. Live music, delicious orange wine, and great vibes. We will 1000% come back!!
Amazing food and service, as always! The only place in NYC to get real authentic Serbian food.
Family fave for all special occasions
Really enjoyed my dinner here! Outdoor setup was very warm, and they had live music which was fun! Cash only!
Favorite Eastern European restaurant in the city.
I love the braised lamb, which literally melts in your mouth, but the sausages and the cevapi are also delicious. The salads are simple but super fresh and tasty.
The roasted bell pepper dip (I can never recall the name of it) they serve with the bread while you wait for your food is very yummy.
Not many vegetarian options unfortunately but the meatless baked beans were phenomenal. A great list of orange wines as well.
Always delicious, warm and wonderful service. I love this restaurant!
Excellent restaurant with fantastic food and staff.
Two waiters were phenomenal ( Dimitrije and I beleve second one was Micko).
Great job!! We will be back
Authentic Serbian cuisine, friendly staff in Alphabet city
Excellent! Excellent! Will be back again very, very soon!
You can order delivery directly from Kafana using the Order Online button. Kafana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 353-8000.
Kafana is rated 4.9 stars by 442 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.