Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Kif
219 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120540.689661 -73.970769
LUNCH Sat-Sun: 11:00am-4:00pm DINNER Daily: 5:00pm-11:00pm
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene
I would not eat there again!!!!~ – This place is really a horrible place to deal with! The food is not that good and you can pay the same price for something that are much better! don't waste your money.There is always one restaurant that you went to and you know you'll never eat there again. well~ this is the reasturant i wont go back
What a horrible place to deal with- – I ate at the restaurant once, and it was decent. So the food gets a star. HOWEVER<
I tried to make a reservation for a party. I confirmed with one person who made no record of it. I visited and was shown the space we could use, which was fine, and told the owner we want it. I called and was told to email. I emailed w. specs, got a form response, sent the form and got 2 more. I called twice and finally got a call back from the co-owner who said she couldn't open my emails (unlike the hundred other people I write to), was unaware of my prior contacts, and I couldn't use the room I wanted. I wouldn't trust them an inch.
One of the Best Ethic Resturant Ever! – Once you step through the door, you already feel like you walked into a different world. You feel the Indian vibe and culture once you step in. The food is just as great as the service, it doesn't get better than this. And any kind of money spent here, is well worth it, believe me. This has to be one of Brookly'ns best kept secrets.
GREAT FOOD GOOD ATMOSPHERE – This is our second time in this place, I have to be agree the food is good, the atmosphere is warming, for the cocktail they have good mixes, we start by the cod fritters (Accra de morue) it was crunchy and fluffy inside, the soup was carrot, cilantros, coconut and ginger and to be honest that was delight, like a four star restaurant taste. the couscous royal was ok, and the fish of the day , bronzini au chermoula made my night,, the price of the mezzes went up little bit, but the portion also was bigger, on a busy night we can't complaint for the servicewe got, go Kif, go Kif , it will make a different with the alluring dishes in Fort greene.
I live in Fort Greene and I finally found my favorite restaurant. We had lamb tangine, crab cakes, and hummus and everything was good. Drinks were good too. Excellent service, very pleasant atmosphere.
I wouldnt eat there again if it was a free meal! – Keep in mind I am very easy to please when it comes to my dining experience being I have been involved in many restaurants as a partner and also enjoy dining out very much . I would like to first state that it is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen in my life for someone to actually come on this site and give themselves a good review so keep that in mind and I am sure that there will be a reply with the attempt to raise the rating after my review but dont fall into the trap , you will only be disappointed . I went out to dine and as said in the review prior to this one I recieved the same plate and service . With that being known when the Tuna fritters came out I recomended that we leave but we stayed . The first thing I took a bite out of on my main plate was the mashed potatoes and they were cold , then I took a bite of the short ribs and they were not bad at all to be honest but at that point I was totally disgusted and did not even eat any more of the plate at all . We paid the bill and asked to speak to the owner after the waitress did not even aknowledge the fact we answered her question " how was the food" with the answer HORRIBLE. The owner came up and I agreed to let my date address the subject of horrible service and food. The owner did not finish listening to the first addressed comment before the so called chef came over and interupted the conversation in a aggresive manner. I let the conversation keep going as he stated that they order nothing but the finest Crab and he would show us , well that never happened because of the outburst and rage he started to show . Now at that point I stated that maybe he should learn how to be a man and not raise his voice to a woman , I guess he didnt like that much and told me I was looking for trouble . Now by all means every restaurant that I have ever been to or owned would not tolerate a employee speaking to customers in that manner . Go eat here and find out for yourself what it is like to be disappointed.
Worst Restaurant in Fort Greene – I kept thinking it couldn't get any worse but it did. First we ordered crab fritters that were made with canned tuna. Next, we were the first customers of the night so how did some of our plate come out cold? None the less it was the mashed potatoes? How do you screw that up? Then we told the waitress that it wasn't very good. She literally turned and walked away never asking what was wrong? No one else was in the restaurant so I doubt very much it was because she was busy. We asked to see the owner who kindly came up to talk to us. Too bad he barely listened to what I had to say. He interrupted me to ask the chef a question without hearing me out. The icing on the cake was when the chef came over in a rampage yelling at me and not even listening. In his words "I don't have to take this from customers!". I guess I must be missing who pays his check.... I should note that not once did I raise my voice. It is a shame that this restaurant is even in Fort Greene. It doesn't deserve to be in our beautiful neighborhood. I recommend that no one go here. Its not worth the money.
Thank you KIF – I first off I would like to mention that I was the Chef that opened KIF. I have worked with Djamal and the core staff of KIF on pervious projects with great success. As we all know Chef's grow and are presented with other opportunities. Djamal and his staff will always have my support even though I work for large hotel in Las Vegas. The neighborhood is very fortunate to have KIF, Djamal and is staff brings a touch of Morocco into your life.
to extremecuisine. – First I would like to apologized for the lack of service, it is actually one of our issues and we are really working on it. Staff comes and goes but if you known our place, you will always see there at least one familiar face cause we do have few people that have been working there on regular basis and almost since we started.
Since we opened in march, we really had 2 chefs working with us. Unfortunatly it didn't work out as we expected but what can I tell you, it's also part of the deal when you open a restaurant:-(
We may not have the greatest service but it is a friendly service and we always try to fix our mistakes when our customers let us known when something is wrong.
It is also true that being a new place, we are still trying to improve, to do better and to change things that we see are not working. Believe me your feedbacks are very important to us, it is with the help and comment of our patrons good or bad that we are doing those changes.
For instance, the TV was installed upon our custumer request to watch the political debates and now every wednesday we have a movie night where people come and enjoy their own movie around a table with friends. And franckly the business picked up on slow nights since we have this TV.
The DJ area was always there, it just had been moved upfront for practical reasons, it is not on the staff's way every friday when we have the DJ's night, witch we have for few months now.
We also covered, closed the garden and put heaters so we can extend the restaurant on busy nights.
There is still a lot of changes coming like I said we are always trying to improve, do better and most importanly please our custumer even dough it is not always possible.
Again I'm really sorry if you had a bad experience.
To whom it may concern – I was at Kif last night.The place was very busy and everyone was having a great time.I was with a bunch of friends at the bar.The tapas were yummy and their mixed cocktails were exotic and Delicious.I highly recommend it to any one in the neiborhood,cause it is a neiborhood hangout kind of a place.Keep it up!!!
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