Yapchik, named for a special deli dish popular in Jerusalem and made with a combo of deep-fried potato pudding fused with succulent chunks of meat, is favored among the post-midnight crowds of Yeshiva boys eating out after an intense week of studying Talmud and looking for a place to schmooze and relax. On Thursdays, they have late night hours for young and old, yeshiva boys to stay or for those starting their preparations for Shabbos. This is where old world meets the new world, heimish meets upscale, tradition meets foodie.
Situated in the center of the heavily Orthodox Yeshiva New Jersey Township of Lakewood. Yapchik is proud to present unique sandwiches and hand formed burgers, uncommon in its sophistication plus a full open buffet & salad bar. They have full service as well as buffet. With their buffet available every night including cholent and kugel, Yapchik makes it easy to find something you’ll enjoy. On one side you’ll see an upscale meatopia display and on the other is the casual buffet. Offering authentic upscale cuisine with an exciting wide array of appetizers and a full menu of unique Yapchik-style main dishes, with each serving having its exceptional character, from sweet, spicy, savory to crunchy. You’ll find overnight kugel, yapchik and deli roll, at the same time, Short Ribs, Hanger Steak, Sous Vide Chili Oyster, Hasselback Salami, French Roast, Skirt Steak, Veal short ribs, Lamb riblets and Rubin Croquettes.
Beresh Rappaport, the executive chef is serving modern heimesh meats. Some menu favorites include Korean flanken ribs are sous vide, pastrami kishka, grilled skirt steak, hassle back salami which is a great mix of salty and sweet, and glazed, slow braised short ribs in wine and tomato.
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Their full shabbos spread is also available every Thursday & Friday, offering from prime cuts of beef, lamb & poultry to the crunchy schnitzel, kugels, dips, and a full selection of bread and pastries making Yapchik a one stop shop.
From lunch & dinner every day to shabbos meals, their dedicated chefs are ready to impress. Beef Jerkey and Charcuterie Platter for sale. Options for ordering online for takeout, dining in with the family and catering available. Some of the specials they offer: Thursday night Cholent Special - $9.99 which includes 1 lb. of cholent, kugel, kishka, small fountain soda, VIP Platter Thursday Night Special - $27.99 which comes with Hot Pastrami, Yapchik, Cheek meat with marrow bone, cholent, kishka, cole slaw, pickles, challah roll and any drink. Every Night Buffet is $11.99 per pound with a Monday night special of $8.99.
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