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Nargis Cafe

Map & Directions 2818 Coney Island Ave.
New York, NY 11235
  • Russian
  • Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am,
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

This evolved Uzbeki Cafe Nargis Cafe in Homecrest is relatively unique, in that it caters to small parties, rather than large banquets, and the Russian food is all the better for it. Generous and cheap kebabs fly still smoking from the charcoal-stoked grill. The best are lamb rib, lulya kebab (ground beef laced with onions), sea bass, and marinated baby chicken. All come strewn with raw onions, and you should get an order of "spiced french fries" to go with. Rather surprisingly, elaborate salads are a co-specialty of Nargis, though some are mainly a morass of meat and mayonnaise. Salad Tashkent is one such, and surprisingly delicious. Soups are rather meh, but the individual plates of the rice pilaf called plov and pumpkin-stuffed triangular pastries known as samsa are not to be missed.

Member Reviews

  • brooklynian wrote a review for Nargis Cafe
    on 08/05/13

    1- Good prices
    2- Really good Uzbek Plov, Hummus and Homemade Fruit Drink
    3- Very nice Uzbek busboys

    1- Long wait though having a reservation especially if you don't speak Russian
    2- Some rude waiters who can barely speak English
    3- Very salty Garlic French Fries and Yogurt Drink though otherwise very tasty
    4- Worst of all _RAW CHICKEN KEBAB_ Even though I... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Felix S. on 04/25/10

    This place is a Brooklyn hidden gem. If you're around, and get a sit, get the liver kebab.

  • Lily D. on 12/28/12

    My favorite shashlik place in Brooklyn The garlic fries, sea bass and lamb shashlik are fantastic!

  • Karina .. on 10/17/10

    Great chicken and beef kebabs, as well as their mashed potatoes... But the worst survice ever! Waiters are insanely slow.

  • Monica P. on 09/23/13

    eggplant salad, hummus, meat samsa, plov, crispy manti and chicken& beef kebab among 4. Soo filling and extremely tasty! All just for 20ea. person with tips too. So cheap, worth it. Yum hidden gem.

  • Eugene M. on 03/04/11

    Cheaper than cherry hill

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