In the middle of Cedarhurst Avenue, near Village Hall, you can get lost in the rustic glow of Hapina. This Middle Eastern restaurant is casual and refined with a twist. Their latest renovations feature a soft warm environment, which goes hand in hand with the fine Israeli food they offer that suits every palate. Since its opening in 1990, the restaurant has offered a taste of the Holy Land, and a “homey” ambiance that will warm your heart. Hapina, in English “The Corner,” was originally a corner shop, and the name has stuck ever since. The owner Bentzy Wolcowitz runs this family eatery, and enjoys sharing his love for Israel with the Middle Eastern style of food. Their options however, are extensive, and you will find everything from Sushi to Shawarma to Rib Steak on the menu.
In fact, one bite of the Shawarma in a lafa and you may forget that you are in the middle of Cedarhurst, and not standing on some cobblestone in Jerusalem. They offer some very tasty dishes, including the Kufta Kabob, Jerusalem Mix Grill and their “Shish Cornish Hen” on pita or as an entree, comes highly recommended. Hapina also boasts a large unlimited fresh salad bar that comes with every dish on the menu (including two sides). With large sized portions, you are definitely getting your monies worth.
With two dining rooms and separate entrances (ideal for Sheva brachos), the restaurant can accommodate large parties up to 120 guests. Be sure to make your next Simcha memorable, affordable and enjoyable. You will never leave Hapina hungry!
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