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Tara Kitchen Troy is now open

Tara Kitchen Troy exterior

The Troy location of the popular Moroccan restaurant Tara Kitchen is now open at 172 River Street (the block between State and Congress). Its first day was last Friday. There are a handful of photos after the jump.

This is the second location for the restaurant, started by Aneesa Waheed and Muntasim Shoaib. Their first restaurant space is on Liberty Street in downtown Schenectady, where they've won many fans. Before opening in Schenectady, they sold from a booth at the Troy and Schenectady farmers markets.

Tara Kitchen also makes a lineup of jarred sauces -- you might have seen them in local supermarkets. We've tried a jar of the apricot and prune sauce. It made for a few tasty dinners at home.

Hours for the Troy location are:
+ Closed on Monday
+ Tuesday-Friday lunch: 11:30 am-2 pm
+ Tuesday-Thursday dinner: 5-8 pm
+ Friday-Saturday dinner: 5-10 pm

Usama Mehr, the manager of the Troy location, said the menu there is the same as the Schenectady location. One thing that's (eventually) different: He said they're planning to do brunch on the weekends in Troy, probably starting in a few months.

Photos

Look up: Photos of the Troy location are at the top in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.

Find It

Tara Kitchen
172 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

Comments

YES!!

SO EXCITED! Anyone know if the Troy location takes reservations? I couldn't find the answer on their website (The Schenectady one no longer does :( )

Wow Troy! Troy kitchen added Halal Food, Jamaican, and Soul Food. Now Tara Kitchen adds Moroccan and Dutch Udder will soon add ice cream! And I'm still meaning to get to Cocomango's.

I'm very excited about this, too! But no, they don't take reservations.

Is the menu the same as in Sch'dy?

I wish they took reservations 😢

The space looks amazing and so much larger than the Schenectady location! Not taking dinner reservations and not being open on Saturday around the time of the farmers market are two huge mistakes that will probably keep me from visiting for a while... but I'll be there as soon as they inevitably correct them :)

Does anyone know why they stopped taking reservations in Schenectady and won't in Troy? In a world where OpenTable et al. are becoming more and more common even in the capital region, it seems like an obvious misstep.

I don't think they are taking reservations right now because the space is constantly overflowing at night.

It is easier to let the traffic flow as it comes in. The food is worth waiting for.

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