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Tara Kitchen

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431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
+1 518-708-3485
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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Albany, NY
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious meal at Tara Kitchen before seeing a show at Proctor's. We arrived at 5:45 and waited about 25 minutes for a table. The restaurant is very small (seats around 30) but waiting just inside the door gave us a preview of the lively and casual tone of restaurant. It features an open kitchen... More 

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Albany, NY
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124 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends of ours have been telling us about Tara Kitchen in Schenectady for ages and they finally had the opportunity to take us there a few days ago. Absolutely fabulous! I look forward to returning. The restaurant is small, a few tables up front, a long-ish counter, and some tables up a short flight of stairs. The place was packed... More 

Thank Rogerl53
Albany, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 in dirty glasses, Serving cutlery very bad. Sad to say how they can mooch the... More 

Thank rangmilan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Wells, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 numerous tagine dishes. For those interested in vegetarian this place is excellent and lamb lovers... More 

Thank milepoint
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for us. Everything was really flavorful and delicious! We've gone back several times with friends... More 

Thank tripaholicny
Schenectady, NY
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 would visit frequently (only based on the price and the fact that Moroccan food isn't... More 

Thank daisysue8
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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, honey, lemons, harrissa, chilis, garlic, humin, oranges, figs. Combine such aromatic, gorgeous flavors with chicken... More 

Thank ArcOfADiver
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
Alplaus, New York
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 is down to earth and genuine. The food was just plain good, though entirely different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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

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