Sufiya's Grill - Merrick

4.4
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Persian
Sufiya's Grill- Merrick 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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This restaurant clearly had management/kitchen issues the night we visited. For example, our main course took over an hour to prepare. The wait staff (bless them) appeared to be amateurs. Manager never seen in dining room. I probably won’t return.

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lizs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very comfortable and food was outstanding. Will definitely return!

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vipEllenz
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sufiya's never disappoints!
good food & service as always!

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PatrickR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food fantastic. Service extremely slow and restaurant was hot and uncomfortable. They may have been short on staff as most retail and service businesses are!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my girlfriends for lunch and the restaurant was so nice. We shared a salad and we each had the shrimp dish which also came with soup. Cocktails were fun too. The food was so delicious. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipJman
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was very flavorful and our waitress was great. The issue I have is that 50% of the menu is lamb, which I love. My friend and I both ordered a lamb dish and we were told the restaurant was out of lamb. A restaurant whose main staple is lamb should not run out of it on a Saturday night at 8P. That’s like Kentucky Fried Chicken saying they ran out of chicken.

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vipsteven
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience3

The server forgot the salad

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vipSusieK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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AMarks
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Chicken was lightly charred on the outside but tender on the inside. Lamb stew was delicious. The only complaint I have is that they serve d way too much basmati rice but that’s just me.
Service was attentive. They squeezed us in even though our Open Table reservation didn’t go through.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is amazing, love coming to this place.

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vipStylishmiss27
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed in the service and food ... I come to this restaurant all the time never had a bad experience till last night the waiter had no clue what he was doing and the manager was super rude !!! The dishes I ordered was horrible salon was super fishy and the shrimp entree was non existent shrimps was over booked and tough and I this is what they call jumbo shrimp I wouldn’t want to see what regular size is bc they were the size of a quarter !!!

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vipEsquire
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was a bit discombobulated, but we were comped desserts to make up for it. The food was tasty except for overcooked shrimp. The adona kabobs and the Persian ice cream were standouts. The atmosphere here is much nicer and friendlier than at the counterpart restaurant in East Meadow.

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vipThinkAboutIt
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

overall food, service, atmosphere, not bad we would try it again

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vipstuart
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price

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AllanG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time there. Will be visiting again. Service is good and the food is excellent. I had the steak and it was very tender and tasty. My wife loved the shrimp any my very picky daughter who never eats an entire meal, devoured her salmon. I highly recommend Sufiya’s and will be back soon

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JohnC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance; friendly and attentive service. The grilled whole fish is fantastic! Always fresh and grilled nicely. The grilled meat kebabs are always excellent. Salmon kebab is great if you like seafood & don’t want to deal with a whole fish. Grilled vegetables are tasty. The portions are generous. Salads are nice. Love the Shirazi salad. My wife and I usually split it. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Been to the place
Few

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

There was an incident where a server dropped a tray and glass and drinks went everywhere. These things happen and not really a disturbance, however they used bleach to clean up the mess and it was so overwhelming and unpleasant while eating. This should have been considered. The scent was in our throats and ruined our meal. Just a head up to use bleach after guests are dining.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say that hasn’t been said before?! This place is awesome! An incredible value! I mostly order appetizers and almost never order chicken out (breast is usually dry when cooked by almost anyone).
The food here is fresh, tasty and plentiful and you’ll get a lot of bang for your bucks.
Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good fine will be back

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AnitaN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and efficient staff- our waitress made excellent suggestions and everyone enjoyed the drinks and dinner. Would absolutely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!

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HeleneM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Moms birthday and she doesn’t do well in loud places. It was quiet - excellent food - great service and a nice atmosphere - In addition it was a lunch menus with a coupon - what a deal

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vipkmpap23
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place, excellent food and service, will definitely be back

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vipneodada
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is consistently good. We are never disappointed and for the most part, service is excellent. Tonight was an exception, our server was clueless. She had a tough time opening the wine and when my husband tried to give her advice, she said it was because the wine key was rusty. How disgusting to point that out as she plunged it into the cork. Afterwards she mistakingly kept asking how we enjoyed our salad but we had not been served the salad yet. Then she came by to ask how we enjoyed our main meal and if we were ready for dessert but we hadn’t been served our main meal yet. This kept happening over and over. I guess she sensed at the end that we were not happy, as a result of her inadequacies, so she offered to comp a dessert. We were not planning to have dessert but we went for it. When we received the check the owner had charged us for dessert and given us 10% off the bill, which was comparable to the cost of dessert. I told her that if we were going to get 10% off, we would have passed on the dessert and would have saved 10% of our total bill— so she took the check and said “do you want 20% off?” I said sure! Why would anyone turn this offer down? I was surprised, she had the freedom to do that without the owner’s approval. I suspect though that they were understaffed, she was the only server that evening, until the owner stepped in to help her. There was a greeter that looked like a server wearing an apron at the front but I did not see her taking orders. I have to say that we were disappointed but we will give it another chance.

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AllanG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Had # 26 the steak and it was tender and very tasty. My wife had the shrimp. She too loved the dish. Our server was Evelyn. She was spectacular. This was our first visit to the restaurant and we will definitely be back.

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AmyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great place to go. We are never disappointed. The staff is friendly and the food is terrific

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NazimaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

service could've been better.. waitress never came by.

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CherylP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Lots of healthy options. Shrimp on Greek salad were huge! And delish! Hummus was really good too. Nice decor. Would def return!

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SouthShoreGeorge
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great addition to Merrick dining choices. Great protein selections, drink menu and ambiance.

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viptbone
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous menu, service and deliciousness of all the dishes and ice cream and baklava to die for

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Lovely decor, atmosphere
Ample parking

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of our favorite places to eat. The food and drinkare always on point, and the prices are right.

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KevinFromWantagh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was ok, site wants me to add more but I have nothing more to say. It was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Lovely and relaxed , good food and service.

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AMarks
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we were so pleased with everything.
We had an assortment of three appetizers shared among the four of us that came quickly and were fresh and tasty.
Everyone loved their entrees (moussaka, lamb shanks, salmon kebabs, and chicken and beef kebabs).
Can’t wait to go back.

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Linda
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I believe the kitchen was not able to handle the amount of tables being served. We ordered salad to start with and it was brought at the same time as the entree. 4 entrees came out and about 5-6 minutes later one more and a few minutes later the last entree. We ordered humus and had to wait 15 minutes for pita bread to accompany it.
The wait staff was pleasant so were were patient

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Itche
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very well prepared food. Many of the dishes are so ample they can be shared by 2

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We came here because my usual east meadow location was booked.
Food was great but service was lacking.
Nobody came to greet the guests.

We had to walk to the bar and ask for a table.

After sitting for 10 minutes - we had to ask someone to take our orders. Someone came and took our drink orders along with our dinner orders.

Shortly after a party of six came in and again no one greeted them. They took their drink orders.

10 minutes later -the party of 6 received their drinks while we just sat there waiting for our drinks. We complained and a different waitress came and asked what our drink orders were because they forgot.

The food was very good but service was so horrible. I was so irked I didn’t enjoy the meal very much.

There was no manager. There were a bunch of young wait staff hanging around the bar laughing and ignoring the customers.

I recommend going to the East Meadow location.

FAQs

Sufiya's Grill - Merrick does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sufiya's Grill - Merrick also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 644-2201.

Sufiya's Grill - Merrick is rated 4.4 stars by 113 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.