A couple of years ago, Colbeh Manhattan moved just a few buildings down the block, but it looks like they moved to a different world. Beautful nightclub colors and large spacious rooms offer patrons an elegant escape from the outside frenetic pace of the Manhattan streets. Perfectly located in the center of Midtown, it is close to all the excitement of Times Square and Broadway theaters.
With Persian cuisine, Colbeh is a refreshing change of pace. The menu will tantalize your palate with truly authentic dishes in a harmonious blend of unusual spices and flavors. The professional staff greets each customer personally, which immediately makes guests feel right at home. They are always attentive and attend to each diner’s personal needs. This “there is nothing we can’t do” attitude is evident from the very beginning. Colbeh aims to offer each client a memorable time for the indisputable quality, expert preparation and beautiful presentation. First time clients discover a new meaning to catered Persian cuisine. Regular customers enjoy the depth of Colbeh's culinary knowledge and imagination. Few eateries in the area can assure guests the romantic ambiance and charm found here.
Starting off the meal with appetizers such as Hummus, Babaganoush, and Matbucha is a good way to get acquainted with this wonderful cuisine. Chicken, beef and fish kebabs are popular entrees and are accompanied by basmati rice with saffron. The Chelo Kebab Koobideh are wonderfully tender and flavorful. As one fan on Chowhound.com put it, “the bread is soft and flavorful, various dips (including houmous, babaganoush, etc.) are top-notch, and the skewered meat is juicy and delicious.”
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Soft music, fresh-cut flowers, boldly flavored dishes and theatrical desserts serve to delight all the senses. Experience all the classics of fine Persian cuisine in a spectacular atmosphere, dine at Colbeh!
Check out reviews from our Great Kosher Restaurant Foodies Facebook Group:
I love their food !!! Colbeh moved over a few but sacrificed nothing . Their delicious appetizers like the persian potato salad, gondi are a meal in themselves. If you to experience the true flavor, order ghormeh sabzi and taddik. The stew is a delectable blend of greens , tumeric, omani lemons (persian lemons ) with cubes of soft meat. Put it over the taddik, crispy, crusty rice......DELISH. Of course, if you think Big, just get the combination platter which gives you samples of joujeh, kofta kebab, barg.....all delectable cubes of meat or chicken, or ground meat with tantalizing spices. Green rice wuth lima beans, orange rice, all amazing. And the bread, just wear elastic waists because you will want to eat one basket per person. Bring a hearty appetite and you will not be disappointed !!!!!
Susan NYC- 01/20/09 The prices listed on line are 20-25% lower than the menu prices for appetizers, entrees, even desserts. Then there is an automatic 18% gratuity tacked on. All of this makes Colbeh a dramatically OVERPRICED eatery, even among kosher establishments. Everyone in our party felt RIPPED OFF!
Cary M.- 11/21/05 My family went to Colbeh, NYC. Food wasn't as good as Great Neck. The waitress and Staff rushed our party along, with "are you finished"? We just started eating 5 minutes or so. The service was poor to say the least, they didn't wait for our entire group to be present to see if we wanted dessert, they just left the check.No feeling of catering and creating a warm dining experience. Not designed for New Yorkers maybe out-of-towners or tourists. Very upset and discourage by lack of good service at this establishment. We should've taken the drive to the Great Neck location. Money down the drain for this disappointing dinner and service. Beware before you try this place.
Reply #1 submitted by: Ivri Anochi on 05/22/06 We have eaten in Colbeh in Great Neck 13 times. Excellent each time. Leftover take-away food was enough for next day's meal. Hope you love rice, rice and more rice.