Bab al Yemen

Row 1

413 Bay Ridge Ave (btwn 4th & 5th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 943-6961
Middle Eastern
$ $
Mon–Thu, Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri: 2:00 PM–11:00 PM

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  • Fantastic Food!!! Lamb heaven!!! OMG!!
  • Winner of Best Yemeni in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!
  • One of my favorites of all time. I've never had anything bad here. Thumbs up on the Curry Yamaani with Hummus.
  • Agda lamb. So freaking good! As is the haneeth.
  • One of the best meals I've ever had in my life. From start to finish, totally spot-on. Great service, great food (babaghanouj, lamb masloog, curry yamaan). Worth the trek from Manhattan.
  • Meals begin with a free consomm and salad, and huge rotis hot from the oven. Haneez is an assortment of lamb cuts, or you can opt for the set of five lamb chops, both shareable and inexpensive.
  • The first Yemeni restaurant to open outside of downtown Brooklyn is also the most comfortable, with curtained booths at the back for observant families, and a menu featuring wonderful roasted lamb.
  • Unfortunately, bab al Yemen no longer exists here. NYC should mourn.
  • Come for the lamb segar and curry yamaani. Stay for the attentive service and awesome sink in the bathroom!
  • Don't miss out on the Yemeni Omelette and the Saltah with Lamb. Finish off with the special tea. Food was phenomenal.
  • This place is just plain delicious. So good.
  • Aside from their amazing eats... Check out their adorable kettle/washbasin sink in the bathroom :)
  • Agda Lamb is so delicious as is the Haneeth..
  • Must Haves: Haneez, is a lamb thats roasted for over two hours, as well as less orthodox chefs specials such as shrimp scampi, grilled steak, and kibda with pasta.
  • The food, service and hospitality are all amazing. Try the Agda Chicken. Portions are huge - two entrees and two appetizers are more than enough for three or four people.
  • The agda samak is ridiculously good. So is the tea. As is the sabaya. Actually I haven't been disappointed with any dish in this incredible place.