Lokal Mediterranean Kitchen

4.6
242 reviews
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Mediterranean
After serving the Midtown community we are now ready to open our doors to our lovely neighbors in Upper West side of New York City.

Join us for our amazing lunch, brunch or dinner service with a full bar.

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Tue 4:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 242 People Are Saying
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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it- great food !!

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S
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lokal is a very welcome addition to the Upper West Side Restaurant scene. It is a large and busy restaurant with a diverse clientele. The owner and staff are welcoming and pleasant. The food is very good and plentiful and the drinks are also very good. The food is largely Turkish/Mediterranean but there are also options for those who do not wish to venture into the exotic. I have only tried the baklava among the desserts and thought it was excellent.

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WS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our group was looking for a relaxed yet professional location to have dinner with an interviewee. The staff was very prompt, professional, and engaging. Foodwise, the dips were great, and everyone enjoyed their meals. The tables are a little small (booth for four) considering orders consist of multiple plates. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food.
The tables are rather close to each other. Service is excellent.

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GU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice to discover a new neighborhood restaurant with an inspired cuisine, tasty entrees, and
an overall pleasurable ambiance...hope they succeed!!

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although not that new Lokal is new to us. A great find! Large portion of Shrimp/mushroom casserole and delicious sea bass. Both dishes freshy cooked and very hot. Zucchini pancakes delicious. Can't wait to go back.

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N
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant dining experience. Wait staff is highly attentive. The ambiance is really nice, gray place to socialize - very comfortable setting. Menu is interesting. Food quality is good, not great. Chicken paillard was cooked too long, same for the burger. I really want this place to succeed - some tweaks in the kitchen would make a difference.

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were great. And so was everything else. Gonna go back again

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MM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service, nice space but the food was just average and nothing special.

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CG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fabulous (we went for brunch and they take reservations!) and the the dining area is much roomier than most Manhattan restaurants. It’s my new favorite place in the neighborhood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I eat at many Mediterranean places. This is one
Of the better ones. Nice ambience. Very solid food. I would definitely come back.

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the small plates and the dips - and the Bread!! Delicious. I take lots of people who come I from out of town there. It never fails to please. Thanks.

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c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed meal a bit salty was really bloated but food is good and service very pleasant

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus dish was very tasty and one of the best I have had in a long time. Shrimp w roasted vegetables was delish

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FF
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Two out of two experiences so far of delicious food here, based on fresh ingredients. The recipes seem simple, yet the beauty of the fish or vegetable or broth shines through. Bread is served warm. Gracious servers were helpful with the ingredients of each dish. My experiences were very positive. I will be going back.

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OT
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great tasty food! Good service! A real jem on the UWS. Will definitely come back!

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B
Denver
71 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place--very tasty food--great choices--great falafel, octopus...great service.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner and intimate seating. Would highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just okay. Nothing special.

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JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great wine selection! Courteous staff. Would definitely recommend and go back!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food! Server was very nice but a bit distracted. Our drinks took a while to come out but she gave us complimentary baklava for dessert, which was heavenly!

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WP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Tasty healthy food.

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good restaurant. I would have rated it quiet but there were a group of 5 young women who thought they were the only people in the restaurant and were very loud. Management should consider asking people who are very loud and interfere with others having conversations to please lower their voices.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been here 4 times in the last few months and each time the food was outstanding, fresh and delicious. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. Helpful with food choices as well as wine choices. Nice wine selection. Prices are reasonable. You can order small dishes and/or larger entrees. Overall, love the place and would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys Mediterranean cuisine, and those who don't? Give it a try!

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S
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average cuisine in a nice setting. Nothing special, but will do in a pinch.

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HB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The bread is amazing. Lived the chicken kebab and the baba famous. Great service - very friendly neighborhood place.

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PC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good but not exceptional.

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FF
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious. Ingredients were so fresh, and the herbs brought out their quality. Most enjoyable were the orzo and bread (served warm) and fish. Easy to eat healthily here. Staff was kind. Very casual atmosphere.

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AR
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like Lokal but I’m not that much of a brunch person so this wasn’t my favorite meal there.

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service and food were very good. We enjoyed 3 of the appetizers and the lamb, stuffed cabbage and grilled whole fish. Wine was excellent

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p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Very fresh! Nice atmosphere!

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SK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, very good service, nice ambiance. Not noisy at all, a pleasant buzz generated by patrons enjoying themselves.

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lokal: Great food, great service, and definitely a great time!

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, particularly appetizers. Nice selection of custom cocktails.

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, bricks wall, cosy atmosphere. Good mid-oriental food. Very large plates. Very friendly service.
Would highly recommend

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food is delicious and service is great! Highly recommend.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The shrimp dish I had was very tasty. Unfortunately, the acoustics/noise level of the restaurant was such that it was, at times, difficult to hear my dinner companions across our table.

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UW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there for a Saturday night dinner and ended up sitting at the bar and ordering the appetizers. I recommend the mezze plate with 5 different appetizers . My dinner of lamb chops was lovely. It was reasonably priced and I will definitely go there for my weekend dinner in the future.

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