Sahara East

184 First Ave.
New York, NY 10009
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  • Daily 10am-4am
  • $
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Beer, Wine
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The chicken couscous at this Egyptian cafe is as good as it gets, bathed in broth redolent of root vegetables and cinnamon. It's served in a tajine, an earthenware platter that keeps the good smells in until the waitress removes the pointed cover with a flourish. We also went for the moussaka, a baked preparation of eggplant, tomatoes, onions, and herbs, and the lamb chops fresh from the halal butcher just down the block and grilled to perfection. The dining room is comfy, and a row of hookahs is provided for use by the patrons (tobacco only, please).


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