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About Sufiya's Grill

Sufiya's Grill is a cozy and intimate restaurant serving fresh and authentic Persian and Mediterranean cuisine. Signature dishes include masterfully grilled kebabs, fresh seafood and hearty homemade stews. Start with traditional mouth-watering appetizers and don't leave without savoring the Persian ice cream, specially made in-house.

2320 Hempstead Tpke.
East Meadow, NY 11554
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Persian, Mediterranean, Turkish

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Prospect Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 644-2200

Website:
http://www.sufiyasgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Look out for our monthly events such as Belly Dance nights

Executive Chef:
Carlos Hernandez

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sufiya's Grill Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (47)
Fit for Foodies (33)
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Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Romantic (14)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious well/ priced Mediterranean:Persian/ cuisine- authentic and large portions served a a lovely atmosphere. Actually quiet enough to have conversations in this restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This place is fabulous in all manner. Sitting in an unassuming strip mall you are transported when you enter and you will have superbly well prepared food with a warm and comfortable ambiance and lively staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sufiya's Grill is a small restaurant in a strip mall. The wait staff are very attentive professional and serve with a smile. I chose this restaurant based on reviews and the need to try sonething different. I am so happy I chose Sufiya's Grill. We had falafel for our appetizer and Lamb kebabs for our entree. The Green rice was delicious. The Barberry rice was also tasty. The Lamb was well seasoned and grilled to perfection. It goes very well with the red pepper sauce. The falafel was the best I've ever had. Three patties with a beautiful crispy crust and plated beautifully with sauce and spices. We would definitely dine here again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sufiya is a great place for dinner. The food is always good as is the service. It's a lively crowd and worth the drive to get there.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Servers were attentive. Food was very good. We had the salmon kebabs and the lamb kebabs. Just want to comment that there was a lunch special for a couple of wines that was posted on a rear blackboard which we did not see.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Delicious food with a nice quiet atmosphere. The waitstaff was attentive and host was pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I travel a lot for business and I'm always looking for good restaurants near my hotels when I travel that I can get a decent meal. I like variety and love mid eastern cuisine. Sufiya has to be one of the best mid eastern restaurants that I have ever eaten in. They were also very accommodating when I asked for a combination that was not on the menu. However, this is also where I was disappointed how they handled my meal. They priced the combination significantly higher than if I had ordered the items separately and significantly more than a similar combination that they had on their menu. In fact I only swapped out an item for another that, priced separately, were only $1.00 more. But my combination was more than $10 than the menu combination. It made no sense. When I questioned the difference I was told those were "the house rules", but my sense was they just made it up after I made my request.

The food, however was delicious and prepared very well.. my only disappointment with the food was that I requested medium rare for the beef and it came out more like medium well instead. They offer a side of rice that can be prepared in different ways from the standard (there is an up charge for the special rice, but it's worth it). I tried the cherry rice. It was fantastic! They have a short desert list, but the choices sounded good. I was too full to eat desert.

Service is prompt, friendly and professional, but a little abrupt. The dining area is small and they place the tables, in many cases, very close to one another. You cannot help but hear your neighbors conversations and makes the dining area a little noisy. I would prefer a little more space between the tables.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Friendly attentive service and delicious meals. We were a party of 3 and tasted a couple of appetizers with a glass of delicious white sangria. The main courses were well prepared. I love being able to have a salad instead of rice for a small up charge. Very reasonably priced. Save room for warm baklava or try the Persian ice cream. We will be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food and great value. The meat sampler meal for two- four people is best bang for your buck!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Will definitely return.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

If you are looking for Great Mediterranean/Persian food, then go to Sufiya. We went to the one in E.Meadow, there is another one in Merrick. Service was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious; I would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Food is always awesome. Delicious and abundant. Waiter Charlie is a pleasure; can't do enough to make your experience enjoyable. Just a wonderful place to eat

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2016

Neighborhood gem. Good food. Solid service. They could offer a better wine selection.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The food was so good. What was concerning was that there was only one waitress for a packed house. Perhaps with a better plan for staff management I would have felt more comfortable ranking Sufiya's higher but the food is well worth the trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Tried Sufiya's Grill on strength of the great reviews, and it did not disappoint. We were greeted pleasantly and seated at once. The setting is simple but quite comfortable. Service was friendly and attentive. The menu had something to suit just about every taste, with a particularly broad range of appetizers. Hummus was solidly good, served with hot, fresh pita. The kebabs were nicely done, flavorful and subtly seasoned and served with ample portions of rice and the traditional grilled tomato and onion. Prices were quite reasonable. As others have noted, reservations are definitely indicated, as many of the tables were full by the time we were leaving. They also seemed to do a brisk takeout business. Clearly a neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

This is usually one of our favorite restaurants. But on this night our lamb was grizzly and tough. Our inexperienced waiter brought the wrong salad to my husband and kept trying to take our courses away before we were finished. He removed my husband's dishes while I was still eating. That is rude.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Our first visit after noticing how busy they usually are. Nice selection and the food was very good. Waitstaff could use a little more training. I think he was new.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2016

I went here with my best friend for lunch. The waiter was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious!!! Nice atmosphere, great touch with open air front. Will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2016

We had adana kebab and salmon kebabs. Both we very good. Lunch special gave a choice of soup or salad, we all got the soup - Lentil was also very good. For lunch specials the portions were bigger than I expected. Would visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

This spot was a GREAT find. The service was outstanding!Food was better that other notable spots like Ravagh. If your looking for authentic Persian/Middle Eastern - come here. You will love it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

As usual our dining experience here was wonderful. Waitstaff was excellent. Service was great and the food , as usual, was very good. Took home leftovers and was just as good the next day!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2015

The samosas were amazing! Loved the green and whites sauces and yummy bread. Great food for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2015

It was our first visit here, and we loved it, food was great, loved the atmosphere, will be
back again and again

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Welcoming atmoshphere, even though a small restsurant. Very quaint calming aura. Waiters attentive. Food selection covers salads , meats, fish. Medittrranean style, grilled and fresh. Well presented and very tasty. Definitely will be a return customer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2015

This place is truly a great find. The dinner was delicious and the place though small was very eye pleasing. This will be my new go to place for special occasions. Loved every moment of the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for several years. We have always enjoyed the food. The variety and quality of the items on the menu are fabulous. You are never rushed, we are always welcomed and made to feel extremely comfortable. I suggest all items they offer, as we have not had a bad meal there. Their prices are very reasonable. Their only drawback is a limited dessert menu. But to tell the truth, we are always so full after their amazing meals, that we rarely have room for dessert! A must go to!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

This Mediterranean restaurant is tucked away in a shopping center on Hempstead Turnpike. We have been coming here for years and the quality of the food never varies. Always great food and large portions. Staff is always friendly and courteous. Restaurant has been redecorated about a year or so ago and is very inviting. Prices are good, food is great and portions are large. Come and enjoy!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2015

This restaurant never disapponts.. Polite, friendly servers, lovely, comfortable atmosphere, and superb food.. What more needs to be said, except....... GO!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2015

May not be huge inside but you don't feel cramped or like you're sitting on top of others. There's a nice circular table right up front if you have a medium-sized group, as well as several square tables toward the interior & back.

Being that we weren't super-hungry, we skipped ordering any appetizers. They did, however, bring out a small basket of very warm pita triangles served with tahini sauce.

My wife and I each had a lunch special. She ordered the Falafel Platter with hummus and white rice and I had the Lamb Shish Kebab with brown rice. Both of our orders were accompanied by grilled veggies (onion, tomato, & green bell pepper). Our son had chicken strips with fries from the Kids' Menu...go figure. I also got a salad with my meal and it was fine - nothing fancy/special but looked good and tasted fresh. The lamb was juicy and very flavorful and cooked to a perfect medium with just a little pink at the center. The brown rice was fluffy and delicious and they gave you a pretty good portion of it, especially considering it was part of a lunch special. The platters were beautifully plated as well.

I enjoyed my meal the most and I thought my wife's falafel dish was fine as well. We had the Persian Ice Cream with Pistachio to top it all off.

The staff were attentive. At the outset, they took a little while to take our order but did come by and apologize and informed that they would be right back to do so. I liked that because we weren't really annoyed by that point or anything but they seemed to want to please us.

There is a banner outside proclaiming that they were voted by Long Islanders as "Best Romantic Dinner on Long Island" (see: bestof.longislandpress.c…). I'm guessing that would be more appropriate during a dinner service but I can see how they would have won that title.

Plenty of parking in the (shared) parking lot on a Sunday afternoon, which we also appreciated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Food was awesome. Service was quick and friendly. Will definitely return and recommend.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2015

The weeknight price fixed dinner can't be beat for both quality and price. Never disappointing . We love the whole Cornish hen kebab- juicy and perfectly seasoned and served with generous portions of freshly made side dishes, salads and house made pitas, flatbreads and sauces. Located in a non- descript strip mall, it has a surprisingly serene vibe and well worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Food was delicious and the price was moderate. Definitely enjoyed my meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

The food here was delicious. It was our first time having Persian food and I was pleasantly surprised. It had a great and romantic atmosphere. I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2015

We had the chicken kabob, the sultan I kebab and bademjun. All the food was excellent. We followed with Persian ice cream which was delicious.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.
They have lunch specials for $12.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2014

I've dined at Sufiya's twice before and decided to take my husband to check it out. He was very please with the appetizer and his fish dish. Our server was very nice and professional and made sure that he checked on us often. I've now had a few different dishes here and I've never been disappointed. This restaurant is small and fills very quickly to assure that you get seating promptly, reservations are best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2014

I found this restaurant through a Groupon offer. My husband and I decided to go there for date night and were pleasantly surprised that it lived up to the reviews that I had read before our visit. The bar area was quite nice as was the seating areas. We dined in a booth and were greeted by a great server with lots of personality. He was very well versed in the menu items and gladly made recommendations based on our food preferences. My husband doesn't eat beef or pork and there was still plenty for him to choose from. We started with the flatbread and the japanese eggplant, both were very good. For our entree we had the braised short ribs and the chicken dish, both were very well prepared and flavorful. We finished up with sorbet.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Have been to Sufiyas Grill three times now and have not been disappointed. If you want to try very good Mediterranean food at a very reasonable price, this is the restaurant for you.

Nice place to take a date...very relaxed atmosphere.

Always willing to accommodate their customers.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2014

We are never disappointed...food and staff are wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2013

Nice decor, ambience - soothing sage decor. Food was fresh and flavorful and good sized portions. Service attentive. What more can I say?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2013

In a tiny strip mall facing Henpstead Tpke who expected to walk in the small store front and be greeted with a big hello and smiles. It was a lively beginning to a wonderful experience. Place decorated for Halloween very tastefully. Even the wait staff. With orange napkins it was perfect. Creamy snd delicious babaganosh and authentic Greek salad. Great. My fish was so delicious with lots of grilled veggies. My husband loved the lamb shank For dessert I had Persian ice cream. It was really great. My husband had a creamy cheesecake. Coffee was hot! We had a great time and the staff was very very friendly and nice! Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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