traditional grilled minced meat
Kobasice - Sausages
choice of: seljacka - pork, zlatiborska - pork/lamb, ljuta - spicy pork
pan seared schnitzel rolled with ham & cheese served w/salad and fries
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!
There is always pleasure to dine at Kafana which reminds me always of my hometown.. Super delicious!
Good ex Yugoslavian food, great selection of Croatian wines...
Great wine, amazing food. Nice local feel.
Our Serbian family! Always welcome us with warm greeting and awesome food (and drinks)!
GEEAT, as always!!!!
Hidden gem with excellent authentic food. Live music as well.
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.
The finest experience of non pretentious dinning while enjoying extraordinary food
Burger was undercooked. It's also cash only, and that's not clear until you pay.
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.
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...
The experience was excellent! The food was delicious and the entire experience made me feel fonder of my Serbian girlfriend. It all was wonderful!
Only negative is cash only which is u acceptable.
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.
only take cash which is suspect. Bread was good , but that is all.
the best lamb shank in town... but remember to bring cash $
Wonderful food, very good wine selection and great service - best of all, it smells like my grandmother’s kitchen!
friends celebrating work promotions
Great authentic little spot. Delicious food and great service. My fav: Karadjordjeva steak!
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).
Authentic Serbians with the best flavors since my South Chicago family Popovich.. needs tumburiza music
Delicious and lovely as usual! CEVAPI! Hvala lepo!
We gathered at this beautiful restaurant for a family gathering. Do not miss this lovely place. The ambiance and food are outstanding!
Kafana was a great introduction to Serbian food. The Prebranac was delicious, and we tried some orange wine which was also very good.
Delicious hearty food and great ambiance. Service can be a bit slow though...
Delicious food, great selection of wines from Balkans and professional staff
Outstanding food and ambiance
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 4.8 stars by 421 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.