Balaboosta

Restaurants, Mediterranean West Village
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Balaboosta
Photograph: Courtesy Balaboosta

It was a shock when Nolita’s Israeli institution shuttered this May. Now, chef Einat Admony has resurrected her Mediterranean darling in her former Bar Bolonat space. Signature plates (e.g. the lamburger) remain alongside some fresh additions like a red snapper with okra tempura.

By: Time Out New York editors

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Venue name: Balaboosta
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Address: 611 Hudson St
New York
10014
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I would (and probably will) eat the shakshouka at Balaboosta for days. It's that good.  It's the perfect place for a late afternoon lunch, the food is filling despite the portion size and it's incredibly delicious.  I can't wait to go back here - though it will be with a date instead of a group of friends (as the restaurant size is a bit small).


The portions aren't huge in the way many would hope given the steepish price, but what you do get is delicious. The hummus appetizer is a can't-miss. (The sangria is delicious, too.)


The food here was very good, but the portions are relatively small. It was not my favorite restaurant ever because of the super loud environment and the proximity of the tables. I may go back, but at a time when it's less crowded so that my elbow doesn't have to be on the adjacent customers' table.