Hidden in the alleyway between a bodega and the pretty Cortelyou Q train station—and just across the street from the spiffy new Flatbush Food Coop—Café Tibet is a go-to for takeout. Home to the famous juicy Tibetan soup dumplings called momo ($7.25 for a variety of chicken, beef and vegetable) and the even more addictive sha-baklap (pastry-wrapped beef patties, $7.75 each), Tibet also offers entrées, like an enticingly sour-sweet chili chicken stir-fry ($8.99)—plus a handsome little hidden patio.
|Venue name:||Café Tibet||Contact:|
1510 Cortelyou Rd
|Cross street:||between 15th and 16th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 12:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q Newkirk Ave; Q to Cortelyou Rd|
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Cafe Tibet was the first restaurant my Wife and I visited when we began looking at places to live in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn a little over two years ago. We instantly fell in love with the hallway-sized, Q train-adjacent eatery and the incredible Tibetan fare they served. It has changed a little over the past two years; new seats and tables, new menu/menu organization, slightly increased prices increases. There have also been some issues with inconsistencies in the food preparation. One time they used a tangy, citrusy dressing instead of the original creamy variant and, although I thought it was an interesting flavor, they were back to the original in no time. Service can be slow at times, especially if you hope to get a seat outside (and don't mind the rumble of the B train or the screeching brakes of the Q). Bit it's a popular joint, and rightfully so. Plan on waiting 30 minutes to an hour at peak times! BYOB makes the experience even better. The bodega next door is a great place to pick up a brew or walk a few extra steps to the liquor store just a stones throw away for some wine or bubbly. Oh yeah, and don't forget to bring cash to your Tibetan feast (cash only). There's an ATM in the bodega too!