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Çka Ka Qellue, New York, NY
Award-winning

Çka Ka Qellue

4.8
4.8
176 Reviews
$30 and under
Eastern European
"ÇKA KA QËLLU" restaurant serves a modern selection of most popular and most loved dishes of Albania and Kosovo cuisine as well as the mouth watering desserts. We serve not only healthy but also nutritious food for you and your family. All servings are prepared and cooked by our well-experienced and passionate chefs in our kitchen here at Çka Ka Qëllu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 213-2082
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

176 Reviews
  1. StaceyP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful! Our goal was excellent food from a region we hadn't had before and this hit the mark. We had a mix of dishes specific to Albania (the pickled peppers was the standout surprise), as well dishes you could find elsewhere (branzino). All were perfection. And our server was simply delightful, making the overall experience our best on this trip to NY. We'll be back to sample more of the menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service! I highly recommend this place.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good restaurant and amazing food. Also I love all the Albanian 🇦🇱 culture the one issue was I kept hitting my head on a metal pan on the wall. But the staff was great and very nice to me and my family since we are also Albanian 🇦🇱

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  5. Claudia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, outstanding service and atmosphere. Loved the whole experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, the service was wonderful and we had a lovely lunch!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so so good!! Amazing environment, unreal food! A must try!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cozy, sweet place with delicious food. I’m happy to have found this place.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh delicious Albanian food. The fli, mantilla, lecanik and bread were the best we’ve ever had. Everything was so tasty. Great service from the time you walk in until the time you leave. Cozy atmosphere with a nice touch of Albanian decorations.

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  10. Cole

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal! The food and service were amazing.

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  11. Kris

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing- very delicious and comforting. I wish we had this in California.

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  12. Jake675309

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Wonderful all around. Will be back.

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  13. ErionB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fancy inside good location Very Good Food and the house Wine was extremely good

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  14. Nytitan

    New York City

    147 reviews

    3.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed I don’t think you should go here if you are not into meat.

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  15. pinderr

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the best food I've ever had in my life highly recommended

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  16. az280

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cozy spot with great food and service. Would go back.

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  17. AnkilS

    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 5
    This was our second time there and we brought friends along. They loved it too just as much as we do.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to dine with family and friends! Highly recommended. Great food!

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  19. RezartaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior, great service and amazing food. 10/10 recommend

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Food, the place was very nice, very reasonable prices

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was lovely and the vegetarian options were few but great

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small unique restaurant. Food and service is very good!

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  23. RezarG

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a very nice Albanian authentic lunch with friends. Service was excellent. Place is nicely decorated, portraying Albanian culture. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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  24. AlbaH

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, amazing food and service! Great for the value!!

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  25. DonjetaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location was perfect, the music soothing, the waiters were super friendly and the food was sooo delicious!!!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, especially the homemade bread. Service could have been more attentive but overall would definitely go back

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  27. DonjetaB

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in NYC! Everything was perfect.

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  28. SabrinaM

    New York City

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some friends and I chose Cka Ka Qellue to catch up and celebrate an engagement. The server was awesome, she went through the menu and explained the different sections and provided some amazing suggestions for us to try. I was looking for a red wine, and she provided great guidance on which one to choose that would complement the food. We just had a great time, and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back here and I highly suggested for anyone who wants to try something a little different. It is very similar to Mediterranean food, so if you like that type of cuisine, this is your place. 

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  29. Chris

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to try Albanian food in a family-owned restaurant. Will definitely be back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, really great everything was fantastic and amazing

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  31. RobertS

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic from start to finish. Service was impeccable

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Cozy and authentic atmosphere. Delicious food.

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  33. AlanD

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unusual delicious yet accessible food: wonderful professional and friendly service. A real treat. We will return.

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  34. KSRosenthal

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed learning about and trying a new cuisine. Our waitress was warm and informative and happy to walk us through choices and recommendations without being too opinionated or pushy. The bread was like soft little pillows. Lots to try. We will definitely be back.

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  35. ljk40

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were both very good. We were seated quickly at our reservation time. Albanian dishes were quite good and service was attentive. The restaurant seemed to have a nice wine list, [but the beer list was very short].

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  36. leni

    Washington DC

    388 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    388 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed both the meal and service. We look forward to returning.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a little cramped, service is friendly but slow. Bread was delicious.

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  38. Generee

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was cozy, staff was extremely friendly and immersed in the culture. Food was authentic and delicious no complaints here

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. Intimate, authentic vibe with really hospitable staff. One of the better meals I’ve had in NYC and an immediate staple for my rotation

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  40. FlorenaX

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem! Beautiful, traditional decor, intimate feeling. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! This is a must try! We will be back!

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You can order delivery directly from Çka Ka Qellue using the Order Online button. Çka Ka Qellue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 213-2082.

Çka Ka Qellue is rated 4.8 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

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 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Çka Ka Qellue

118 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016-9520

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Eastern European, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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