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Bustan, New York, NY

Bustan

4.7
4.7
1384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
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Located in New York City's Upper West Side, Bustan serves Mediterranean cuisine in a modern, colorful atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine from Southern Europe to North Africa. Bustan also caters offsite events and offers takeout for its customers' convenience.

Start out your meal at Bustan with one of the restaurant's appetizers such as the hummus or the falafel with our homemade Taboon bread. Choose from dinner options like the Kebab Halabi or Chicken "Musakhan". Top off your experience with a dessert like the Nemesis: Baked chocolate mousse cake.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-5050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Eli Buli
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available
  • Private party facilities
    Our garden is available for private events. Please email to bustanny@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    Between 83rd and 84th St
  • Parking details
    Meter parking available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York City

    Mediterranean

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

1,384 Reviews
  1. charlesm

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, authentic food. service timely, informative and delightful. would recommend to anyone

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    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always the best food and great service This is a 10 with 100 stars

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  3. kurtndeb

    Yorkshire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was so delicious. We had 3 small plates and 3 medum plates for 2 people, plus dessert each. I wish I lived near here because I would come back often.

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  4. LaurieH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Food was beyond delicious and service was awesome

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  5. JustFolks

    New York City

    180 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A pleasure in every way. Not extraordinary, but definitely a neighborhood gem!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I wanted delicious and clean food. Bustan didn’t disappoint. We ordered the taboon bread with hummus and spicy Peta and OMG! It was so fresh and delicious. We ordered the israeli salad and the special of the day which were filet mignon in a kebab and the fish patties. We were so happy with our options. The spicy margaritas were delicious as well. For the dessert we ordered the baklava with the scoop of ice cream. The service and ambiance were excellent. We have only good things to say about Bustan, we want to go back and try other items of their menu.

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  7. sues

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Much too noisy!!! No need for a loud bartender plus music plus tables so close to each other that the noise level is further exacerbated. I used to love the food and experience at Bustan. No more.

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  8. LillianM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I didn’t like the area outside for my special Valentine’s Day

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  9. BianaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Loved everything about this restaurant.

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  10. Kazzz

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was very disappointed by this place last night. I used to come here quite often, and I loved it.. But last night... we 1) waited forever for food to be served (we did get a complimentary hummus though, which was nice, but we do not love hummus and would not have ordered one anyway); 2) I asked for my fish to be filleted (upon the suggestion of the waiter!), but I just got a regular fish, full of bones; 3) fish and potatoes felt reheated, and not fresh at all - somehow dry. There was also no taste, just a saturation of dry spices. Based on last night's experience, I no longer recommend this place.

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  11. DianeA

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. They were extremely friendly and knowledged. The food was also amazing. All the dishes were so different with the flavors and presentation. Every dish was delicious.

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  12. VasiliB

    New York City

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were great. Three of our four entrees were not. Two of the three were almost inedible but our wives didn’t want to complain

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  13. RobertB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors. Great for sharing. Friendly and helpful staff. Will go back!

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  14. Debby

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustan is our favorite restaurant in the city. The food is out of this world !!! Every dish is so fresh and seasoned to perfection, Whenever we have friends from out of town , we love to take them there so they can rave too. Danny ,the manager ,makes all his guests feel so special and welcome. His waitstaff follows through with attentive and caring service The whole experience makes for a delightful evening. I can’t wait to go back. Bustan never disappoints.

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  15. Elaine

    New York City

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve had dinner at Bustan 3 times in the past month or so. The food is consistently excellent. They have an oven to make pita bread in-house - not to be missed! Order small and medium plates if you want to try a good sampling.

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  16. Glenorchy

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh ingredients in unusual dishes make for a healthy and delicious meal a Bustan! Service was friendly but no intrusive and our server make very good recommendations. Definitely returning for another meal.

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    Charleston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really great menu and food. vibe is awesome mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  18. notheretryelsewhere

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bustan has been a stalwart on the upper west side for decades. Having eaten there many years ago it was fabulous. Going back yesterday the new chef obviously has an issue with salt. So I ate my salt kebab with meat as well as some tahini with my salt sauce. When asking for a martini with cranberry juice they were out of cranberry (including all other juices like orange as well!) but there was cranberry juice in their special cocktails ? Hmmm. Well the answer was it was premixed. Btw there is a bodega next door that they could have bought a bottle for the evening. That would have been smart. Oh well. Bustan. Was excellent in its history but presently it has lost its luster.

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  19. UpperWestSider

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good old and excellent service. I would give this 5 stars but for the noise level, which makes conversation difficult.

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  20. RichardC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Upper West Side Restaurant. Food was prepared well and delicious. The atmosphere was excellent, as was the service.

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  21. Cutie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustan was the best restaurant on our trip to NYC! Delicious food, cozy ambiance, wonderful waiter who recommended dishes that were delicious.

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  22. Orits

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it Always coming back Everything is excellent

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  23. AlisaK

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic tasty food and good service. Ambiance is great too.

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  24. NYCdiner

    New York City

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inventive and amazing take on Israeli/middle eastern food. Tabboon bread, spicy feta, Israeli salad, and chicken pargit were amazing. Salad portion is large. Overall, great for sharing. Good music. Caring service

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  25. ManhattanPatricia

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustan has never disappointed us; our dinner last night was no exception. The food (eggplant, octopus and lamb dishes) were superb and the staff pleasant, as always. Bustan is a favorite of ours, a real neighborhood gem.

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  26. EmilyB

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bustan has truly excellent cuisine. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique mediterranean dining experience with a nice and relaxing atmosphere. The wait staff, bartender and maître d could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I took my friend for her birthday, and she loved it as much as me! Overall a great experience... look forward to returning to again.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. The food, the service, the ambiance. Only regret is not trying everything on the menu. Can’t wait to come back.!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and vibes. We will definitely return. :)

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  29. Slax

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place food and drink are wonderful our favorite restaurant on upper west side

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Adorable place. Delicious food. Great service. Highly recommend.

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  31. Leszaz

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A real discovery!! AMAZING food, very tasty, one of the best we ate for that kind of mediterranean ones. And extremely reasonably priced. It will be now one of our regular spot in the city

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  32. KarenF

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the service was outstanding! I will definitely return!

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  33. RobertaN

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Service fabulous. Host, Danny, amazing! Delicious.

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  34. IanJ

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Mediterranean food. The lamb is tender, succulent and rich with flavor.

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  35. JaimeB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I am a vegetarian and the choices were plentiful. Everything was fresh. The staff was very helpful and friendly!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great service! Would definitely go back next time I’m in NYC.

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  37. VanDoh

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The vibe was kind of grumpy among the staff and the service was apathetic. We’ve been there several times through the year and it’s always been wonderful. Maybe everyone was sad/mad they were working Christmas Eve. No idea but even the ambiance wasn’t great. The lighting was way too bright with no holiday cheer. It was a disappointing place to celebrate with my family on Christmas Eve. Food was exceptional though.

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  38. beth

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing amazing amazing. My only comment would be to add more wines to the list. The red wine options (we tried two) were not good. Otherwise it was perfect.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I love middle eastern food and Bustan was recommended to us. We had a wonderful meal there last night. Everything was delicious and very fresh. The restaurant is a little noisy but the fabulous food compensates for the noise and the prices are reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant .

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  40. AleeR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. A bit noisy but some might consider it “lively”.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bustan using the Order Online button. Bustan also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Bustan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 595-5050.

Bustan is rated 4.7 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Bustan does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bustan

487 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 83rd and 84th St
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Israeli, Greek
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Meter parking available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Eli Buli
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 595-5050
  • Catering
    Off-site catering is available
  • Private party facilities
    Our garden is available for private events. Please email to bustanny@gmail.com for inquiries.
  • Private party contact
    Jose Paulo Cortes: (212) 595-5050
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