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Tara Kitchen

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431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
+1 518-708-3485
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Please, seek out this small bricked oasis. Prepare to wait for a seat...opens at 5pm, full by 5:45. Get in line and await for what I hope will be one of the most gastronomical delights of your life. There are spices and flavors such as, honey, lemons, harrissa, chilis, garlic, humin, oranges, figs. Combine such aromatic, gorgeous flavors with chicken... More 

Thank ArcOfADiver
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I vacationed in Morocco years back and walking into Tara Kitchen was a true flashback! Amazing food and Moroccan wine, great service, authentic decoration and ambiance. Highly recommend shrimp with raisins and spicy harissa if you like food with a kick!

Thank Josh G
Alplaus, New York
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch. This place is different and real, giving the sense of being somewhere else than a city in upstate New York. The restaurant is small and intimate, and one of the owners greeted us as he worked at the counter. The ambiance is down to earth and genuine. The food was just plain good, though entirely different... More 

Thank drmjd
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I tried Tara Kitchen because of all the great reviews we read online. Everything was good, from the service, to the food, and the service. It was not the greatest meal I ever had, as some reviews would lead me to believe but it was certainly very promising, a place worth returning to, and a menu to... More 

Thank Jacey J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Best food you'll get in the Capital Region! I've sampled everything on the menu: chicken w/prune & apricot, spinach & chickpeas, harrira, and the eggplant dip are amongst favorites! Bring a small group and share or bring just a date!!! Be patient because the food is cooked to order and so well worth the short wait. This is a must... More 

Thank vickiev18
Southeastern Ohio
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The food is always great here. My most recent visit was the first time I've been there that the owners weren't. Their absence was very noticeable as the wait staff seemed disorganized and not very prompt.

Thank muddyexplorer
Schenectady, New York
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a family run intimate trip to another world. The portions are large, the service is good and the kitchen is open so you can see your food being made. It's not fancy but real and delicious. Definitely worth a trip! Space is limited,so call ahead if you have more than 4.

Thank camille c
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Amazing find, really spectacular food. Group of 8 and everyone raved about the food. Definitely recomend

Thank ISO8000
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I took my 18 year old son and 15 year old daughter here. I had no idea what it would be like...turned out to be a highlight of the trip. Totally wonderful. I assume that it was the owner who greeted us when we arrived -- so warm and welcoming. The food and atmosphere was terrific. I'll definitely go again... More 

Thank Tripped_Up_Vermont
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our son treated us to his favorite restaurant in the area and we loved it! very inventive menu and friendly staff in a atmospheric ( but tiny) space. A+

Thank MarylandTravelgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-708-3485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?