Wafa’s, Forest Hills, Queens


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Food: ☆☆☆ 

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $

At Wafa’s, food is a family affair. What started as a small take out joint a few years ago has blossomed into a nice little café serving yummy Mezze and other Lebanese delights. All three of Wafa’s sons help out at the restaurant in different capacities.

Voted as having the best Babaganoush on the Best of New York 2012 list by New York Magazine, Wafa authentic Mediterranean & Lebanese cuisine is really delicious. Her home style cooking brings fresh and vibrant flavors to each dish. Her Baklava is some of the best I have ever tried!

Wafa is just as delightful as her food is. Her wonderfully infectious spirit and soul embody the restaurant. Her love for food began early as she helped and learned from her mother growing up in Lebanon. She is passionate about preserving the wonderful recipes that have been handed down to her and hopes that she can do the same with her children.

What I love most at Wafa’s is that the restaurant is like an extension of her home. The warmth and good food that pervades this space, in my opinion makes Wafa’s the top spot to eat at in Forest Hills.


Here is some of what we ate:


Cheese Pie


Meat Pie






Chicken Shawerma


Lamb Shish Kebab


Lamb Shawerma


Shish Tawook








Rice Pudding