This Greenwich Village restaurant specializes in its namesake, kubeh, a Middle Eastern dish that can either appear as a meat croquette or dumpling filled with meat. Here, it appears in the Kurdish style commonly served in Israel: round balls of dough made from bulgur wheat, chickpeas or rice filled with veggies, fish or meat and served in broth. Choose from a variety of fillings (slow-cooked beef, ground lamb, mushrooms or cod) and broths (swiss chard and zucchini, beet and celery, chicken and chickpea or tomato and fennel) to assemble your kubeh ($15). The menu also includes mezzes like hummus ($6), muhammara red pepper–walnut dip ($6), tabbouleh ($5) and roasted eggplant with tahini ($5) in addition to sharing plates of warm cauliflower ($9), fried beef kibbeh ($12) and crunchy tahdig ($5). Don’t forget the apricot baklava ($8) or house-made saffron ice cream ($3) for dessert.
In any shape, Kubeh is comfort bundled in freshness and is a labor of love. We specialize in the boiled version served in a broth, its origins in Kurdish, Iraqi and Syrian cuisine. In the 1940s and 50s Kurdish, Iraqi and Syrian Jews migrated to Israel and brought Kubeh with them, a few opened up Kubeh restaurants and today, Kubeh is a staple of Israeli cuisine.
In developing the recipes for our restaurant, I spent time in homes and restaurants in Israel cooking with women originally from those countries. There I learned the tips, tricks, and nuances in each of the traditions that have been passed generation to generation of women. We are also proud to serve the fried croquette type, often found in Syrian, Lebanese, Israeli & Palestinian homes.
At Kubeh, we hand roll each kubeh with great care and with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Our meats come from small family farms in the US that practice humane treatment of their animals and are 100% antibiotic and hormone free.
In addition, we have prepared for you a wide variety of delectable middle eastern mezes, spreads, and main dishes. Enjoy!
- Melanie Shurka, Chef & Owner
464 6th Ave
|Opening hours:||Closed Mondays; Tues-Thurs: 11:30am-11pm; Fri: 11:30am-12am; Sat: 11am-12am; Sun: 11am-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to 6 Ave; 1, 2, 3 to 14th St; F, M to 14th St|
|Price:||Average price: $30|
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