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Kismet Cafe - CLOSED

411 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705-5209
+1 512-236-1811
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
7 Nov 2016
“Sleazy, nasty, and appalling would be a chariatable understatement!”
22 Aug 2016
“Falafels - Good but Greasy”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Turkish, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
411 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705-5209
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

What a sad, sad, sad, sad dump. If you have no taste, standards, or common sense, this is your place. We were there on a Friday and ordered lamb shanks, which they misspelled as "lamp shanks" on their website. They didn't have any, so we...More

Thank CaptainYowza
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We passed on the food truck falafels due to the heat (Texas in July) and settled for air conditioned comfort. The falafels were good, but not great. The tables are crowded into a small space in this busy restaurant. There didn't appear to be enough...More

Thank Crushski2
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for Shawarma, Falafel and other oriental and vegetarian food..Their food tastes so good and their prices are very low for their great service and especially because they only serve "Halal" Beef and Chicken. I recommend this restaurant for people who...More

Thank Dezoooo
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Met a friend for a quick lunch while in the area. It wasn't busy but UT students were away on Xmas leave. The best middle eastern food in the area by far. Fresh, quick service, flavorful, and inexpensive. Great combo deals. Large menu.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Was staying on 15th, concierge directed me towards 22nd onwards - walked up and found by chance. Menu on the wall above as you enter - Ordered the P12 combo and was told it would be 15 mins wait. Restaurant was pretty busy and an...More

Thank Nadeem786
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

I visited with place with friends who are from or had lived in the Middle East and we all enjoyed it! We tried chicken shawarma sandwiches, hummus, fries (with garlic mayo), and falafel. Everything was really delicious- the hummus especially so. They were offering complimentary...More

Thank Linley J
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We tried this place because of its proximity to the UT campus and because while we were in town, we wanted to try unusual places to eat. It was a little overwhelming when we walked in because we didn't know what to order and the...More

Thank Sweet_P_of_Georgia
Reviewed 4 May 2015

This down to earth, small cafe had really good food. Just 1/2 block from the UT campus I was surprised it was not overflowing with people. I had a veggie platter and was surprised at how delicious the eggplant dish was - simmered for ages...More

Thank NatalieTanner
Reviewed 7 November 2014

My family and I have been eating here since Kismet opened in the '90s; we've always had excellent meals and good service. And although we're not from a Mediterranean country, we've eaten Mediterranean cuisine in many different places in the US and in European cities...More

Thank Poppy B
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Not clean at all , shawarma meal very bad and Fried Potatoes not fresh , no soap in restroom . If u want to eat shawarmaaa you are in wrong plase ,,,

Thank Eyad A
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 20
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-236-1811
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