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Koliba Restaurant

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Eastern European, European, Czech, Central European
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3111 23rd Ave, Long Island City, NY 11105-2406 (31 St & 32 St)
+1 718-626-0430
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 15:00 - 01:00
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New York
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513 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very unassuming from the outside. We discovered this place accidentally. Space attempts to create the feel of a mountain lodge. We shared the fried sheep cheese as appetizers and this was just delicious! You choose how you want your potatoes.. we opted for french fries which comes with mayonnaise. I had the roasted pork that comes in a brown sauce... More 

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Thank KANewYork
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know you have found the real deal when fellow diners are conversing in Slovak. And, that's what we found at Koliba. Nice atmosphere, good service. Good prices for excellent food. While I opted for lighter fare...albeit a strange combination...garlic soup, garden salad and red beets (so good!), my dinner companions opted for spaetzle with cheese and bacon and spaetzle... More 

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Thank Frostoria
Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have to say if you are looking for a great place to eat and you want to eat traditional Slovak or Czeck food you have to go to Koliba. Every time I'm in NYC I have to go and eat there. Portions are big and food taste like I was in Slovakia. I've been going there for last 12... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Koliba isn't a long way from Midtown Manhattan, but it feels like you've gone to Eastern Europe, as well as Queen's. From the decor to the patrons, as well of course, to the beer and food, this is an authentic gastronomic excursion. No light, fusion cuisine here, come for the experience, and the ride.

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Thank Letranger90
Boston, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Would definitely return. All the classic dishes are on the menu, and the presentation is exactly like you would see in CZR or SK. Well prepared entrees. Great soups. Crisp beer pours. Service is good, decor is super cozy "cottage" style, true to the name. It's like being transported.

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Thank Gamberioni
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very good Czech food with fresh dumplings and Czech beers on tap. I had dinner with two guys from the Czech Republic and they loved the beers and the cuisine choices. I had the beef ghoulash, since I have not had this in some time, and it tasted even better than I remember it ever tasting. It was a great... More 

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Thank CariRodFL
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I would strongly recommend that restaurant! The food was very tasty and the portions were big. We have been served by a lovely waitresses who was very polite and helpful. As a starter we got a garlic and beef soups which were very tasty and then we moved to the main courses. All the meals vere sooo good! We will... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

"Koliba" means Shepherd's hut, so if you are looking for something shiny, sparkly, ... no, it's not place for you ;-) But when you are looking for authentic atmosphere and delicious national dish - this is place for you. When you want to go there on Saturday or Sunday, don't forget to make reservation.

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Mount Olive, New Jersey
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355 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I meet a group of Slovak friends at Koliba for a late lunch. I had the halusky (Slovak national food) which is dumplings with a salty white cheese (I think goat cheese) and bacon. It was excellent and took am back to Bratislava where I enjoyed this dish for the first time. Service was great, chef pleasant wham he came... More 

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Thank RDCononver
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140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

A good introduction to Czech food food, I am glae to read from other reviews that this is the real thing... God willing I will have more when I visit Prague at the second part of this year. I had this with a Pilsner Urquell which is supposed to be the oldest lager beer brand in the world.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Eastern European, European, Czech, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 01:00
Thursday
15:00 - 01:00
Friday
15:00 - 01:00
Saturday
15:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3111 23rd Ave, Long Island City, NY 11105-2406
    (31 St & 32 St)
  • Public Transportation: Q and W trains to Ditmars Blvd. Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Long Island City
  • Phone Number: +1 718-626-0430

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