Comforts of Home, Egyptian Style, at Astoria’s Al-Omda

There’s solid, homey Egyptian food at Astoria’s Al-Omda. Recent standouts include rich, garlicky, herbaceous green soup and juicy, tender, spice-rubbed rabbit, Brian S reports. Also good: rice pilaf, fresh pita, and pickled or spice-macerated vegetables (olives, peppers, carrots). “This place is awesome,” Brian adds. Beyond the chow, expect a bright, pleasant room and a friendly owner fluent in English.


Al-Omda [Astoria]
33-10 28th Ave., between 33rd and 34th Sts., Astoria, Queens
718-204-9393
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Al-Omda Restaurant —in Astoria, a little Egypt

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