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Tara Kitchen

431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
+1 518-708-3485
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

One of the worst food ever had. The owners speak Indian language have Indian music. They created a fusion of Indian and something else to call it Moroccan/Mediterranean cuisine. Rates / prices higher than a high end. Vert dirty and unhygienic place. Gave tea shots...More

Thank rangmilan
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. Food was unusual and pleasantly spicy! No reservations and cozy location make winter visits challenging, you might want to inquire for best time to visit.

Thank Manuel D
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Oh yes, this will become one of your favorites. It's hard to find a Moroccan restaurant anywhere outside a major met area. This one rivals any I have found in or outside north Africa. Even the imported Moroccan beer is a perfect pairing with the...More

Thank milepoint
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Tara's Kitchen when we were looking for a place to go before a show at Proctors. It was rated number one on trip advisor and they could accomadate us. We had never had Moroccan food before so our waitress had recommended selections...More

Thank tripaholicny
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Not being a super adventurous eater, I was hesitant to try Tara Kitchen for some time. However, after hearing such good things from various people I trusted, we decided to give it a whirl. So glad we did. While it's probably not a place I...More

Thank daisysue8
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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,...More

Thank ArcOfADiver
Reviewed 28 December 2016 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
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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...More

Thank drmjd
Reviewed 13 December 2016

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...More

Thank Jacey J
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank vickiev18
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.36 km away
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Jo Ann P
Can a party of 4 eat within an hour and 10 minutes if we have reservations?
16 December 2014|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I'd agree: Let the server know and it shouldn't be a problem. They were so accommodating to us, even "holding" the kitchen open as we came in just before closing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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