Middle eastern cuisine in New York

History & Philosophy

Inspired by street corner Lebanese bakeries known as “the Furn”, Moustache Restaurant opened in 1988 on Atlantic Avenue, providing an oasis. Brooklynites and visitors to local antique shops were able to come and watch Mideastern “pitza”, or pita bread, baked and served pipping hot right out of the oven.

These beautiful puffy breads were then used to scoop up an impressive variety of freshly prepared mezze, such as classic Hummus or Babaganough, sandwich wrapped around fresh Roast Lamb, homemade Merguez, or Falafel.

And there was the “Pitza”, a type of pizza with toppings. Lahambajin, a delicious spiced ground lamb pie with onion and parsley.

Now, with three locations in Manhattan, Moustache continues to feature these as well as a variety of affordably priced Midlle Eastern inspired specialties. Welcomes all to gather around our oven, to relax and converse while enjoying our delicious food in our warm and welcoming environment.

Best Ouzi in town

“A Journey to the culinary treasures of the Middle East when during ottoman times, ethnicity and cuisine knew almost no boundaries.”

Salam Al-Rawi - Owner

Three Manhattan restaurants

moustache west village restaurant

Moustache West Village

Moustache is a Middle Eastern oasis in the heart of the historic West Village. For 25 years, it has been a rendezvous for locals and tourists alike. Sexy, exotic, and romantic, it has consistently been ranked by numerous publications as one of the top destinations on the West Side.

  • Location

    90 Bedford St, New York,
    NY 10014

  • Phone

    (212) 229-2220

  • Hours

    monday to sunday
    12:00–12

moustache east village restaurant

Moustache East Village

Accomodating locals and destination eaters for more than two decades. A favorite for larger parties. A winter garden welcomes you with the warmth of our specialities.

  • Location

    265 E 10th St, New York,
    NY 10009

  • Phone

    (212) 228-2022

  • Hours

    monday to friday
    17:00–12:00
    saturday to sunday
    12:00–12:00

moustache east harlem restaurant

Moustache East Harlem

A central to major institution such as the museum of the city of New York. Beth Israel medical center, the central park and still within walking distance from the upper eastside with a terrasse.

  • Location

    1621 Lexington Ave, New York,
    NY 10029

  • Phone

    (212) 828-0030

  • Hours

    monday to sunday
    11:30–23:30

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