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Green Olive changes supervision back to the OK

Thanks A Glatt has been informed that Green Olive in Midtown has changed their hechsher back to the OK from Cup-K.

Green Olive
300 E 45th St
(between 2nd Ave & 1st Ave)
Manhattan, NY 10017
(212) 792-9753 ‎

Popularity: 3% [?]

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coming to New York City!

We are pleased to announce that Coffee Bean & Leaf will be coming to New York City in the next year! Finally!

Their first location is set to open in mid August and will be located at 1412 Broadway (at 39th St.)

Popularity: 5% [?]

Hummus Kitchen opens up in Murray Hill

Hummus Kitchen has opened up their third location in Murray Hill.  Under the International Kosher Council’s Supervision (I believe they are open on Shabbat? Can anyone confirm in the comments?) they will be serving NYC with even more hummus!

Hummus Kitchen
443 Third Avenue (Between 30 and 31)
New York, NY 10016 map
www.hummuskitchen.com

Popularity: 3% [?]

Rosa’s Pizza closed by the health department

Thanks A Glatt has received news that Rosa’s Pizza (my favorite Kosher Pizzeria in New York, to which I actually had lunch there on Monday) has been closed by the health department.  That’s gross! That’s two down in two weeks!

They plan on re-opening Friday the 18th, hopefully everything can be cleaned up by then!

Popularity: 2% [?]

Shalom Bombay shutdown by health department

According to all our readers commenting on review of the restaurant, Shalom Bombay has been shut down by the health department!  What happened?  We loved the place!

Popularity: 2% [?]

News Updates for the week

Holey Cream is no longer under supervision (they decided not to renew it).

Maoz to open the first (somewhat) kosher food joint in Hoboken.

Yogi’s Kitchen at 182 Lexington Avenue is now closed.

Popularity: 1% [?]

Shalom Bombay: The Review

Rating (out of 5):

There was a storm a few weeks ago that shut down all the LIRR lines – so what better way to spend the night stuck in NYC than to check out New York City’s newest Glatt Kosher Indian restaurant, Shalom Bombay under the hechsher of the Orthodox Union.  With much success in Teaneck they decided to try their chances in the more prestigious Manhattan market – and we think they are going to make it.

Continue reading Shalom Bombay: The Review

Popularity: 4% [?]

Mike’s Pizzeria taking over Aroma Pizza

In breaking news from Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine, Owner/Chef Mike Gershkovich from Mike’s Bistro and Mike’s Italian Kitchen has just signed the lease to take over the old Aroma Pizza location at 36 West 36th street (between 5th and 6th avenues).  They will be under the OU Hechsher and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

They expect to be open in two months once construction is finished (we are going to guess it is going to be closer to 3 months knowing the NYC construction lag).

Mike’s Pizzeria
35 West 36th Street
(Bet. 5th & 6th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018

Popularity: 3% [?]

Dakshin II – The Review (hey, that rhymed!)

Rating (out of 5):

QUICK REVIEW: I was up at 57th and Lexington today when I realized I was hungry and it was time for lunch.  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like there is much to eat in this area (can someone please open up a pizzeria).  Fortunately for me however – I am the editor of the #1 online Kosher restaurant blog so finding somewhere was not that big an issue.  The smart people we were, in the 95+ degree weather we decided to take our wallets to the kosher offerings of Dakshin II’s Indian Buffet.   There is nothing more refreshing than spicy food on a hot August day (insert sarcasm mark here).  Being on 1st avenue is a bit out of the way for most of the people who work in this area, so I will assume they have a better crowd for dinner.

The Buffet

When you walk in the first thing you see is the buffet table stocked full of, yep, you guessed it – Indian cuisine.  The decor is typical for an Indian Buffet.  Hopefully Shalom Bombay will make their place nicer (if they ever open).  The lunch buffet is $9.95 and they do not take credit cards for orders under $25.   Quick thought before I forget: they didn’t have extra plates when I went back for seconds or thirds (isn’t this a buffet rule?) or even fourths.

Sauces

If you love sauces like me, you will appreciate the ones they had.  Although the presentation could be better their selection was good.  The yogurt sauce with naan was so good I couldn’t believe it was parve.  For the main course, the chicken masala and baghare baingan were my favorite.  Spiced just right they went great when scooped up with some naan.  Unfortunately all of the pictures I took of the main dishes came out bad, I will have to go back and take a pic of them for you guys another time.  A few more pics though for your enjoyment and consideration.

Rice and Chicken Tandoori

The chicken looked REALLY spicy (it wasn’t).  Still good however.

Fruit Salad

Wikipedia defines a salad as having a mixture of fruits.  While this one only contained cantaloupe I will take their word for it that it was in fact a salad.

Overall it was ok,  if you are in the mood for Glatt Kosher Indian food and are in the area then you should definitely check them out.

Dakshin Indian Bistro
1713 First Avenue (between 63 and 64 street)
New York, NY 10028
(212)987-9839
www.dakshinmidtowneast.com
map

Popularity: 2% [?]

Kolette’s Kitchen opening in Midtown

After a tip last week, the word on the subways are that Kolette’s Kitchen will be opening soon on Lexington Avenue between 55 and 56 streets under the OK Kosher hescher.  Surprise surprise – their menu will be having your typical kosher menu of pretty much everything, including middle eastern, deli and vietnamese cuisine.

Let us know how it is when you go there, will yah?

UPDATE: Our buddy Avi tells us that they are still not open as of today.  We will update again when they are!  He also sent us a sweet pic of the front!

Kolette’s Kitchen
672 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022 map
(212)593-2222

[Thanks, Avi]

Popularity: 7% [?]