Jan. 12, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A new Mediterranean restaurant opened in Astoria on Thursday.
CimCim, located at 33-08 Ditmars Blvd, offers standard Mediterranean fare such as hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, beef and chicken shawarma, as well as shawarma bowls.
The restaurant’s name CimCim is the Turkish word for ‘sesame,’ which is an ingredient used in many of the dishes served at the location.
“[The seasoning] is known across Europe and the Middle East as a healthy and robust source of sustenance for thousands of years,” according to the owner of the restaurant who declined to provide his name. “The result is a menu that’s health conscious, made form the finest ingredients, and prepared with a sense of simple pride.”
The restaurant, which is about 1,800 square feet, has room for about 50 people. In addition, there will be outdoor seating in summer months.
The food options range in price from $4.95 for side dishes to $11 for main dishes. The restaurant also offers catering packages for 12 people or more that average at $22.95 per person.
The owner of CimCim has plenty of restaurant experience. He owns a chain of eateries called Flavors NYC in downtown Manhattan.
Flavors NYC serves specialty salads, soups, and pastas.
Cafe Triskell is a little French restaurant in Astoria @ 33-04 36 avenue
This place isn’t Turkish far from it!! another halal brothers fusion into a bistro eatery.
What i cannot find even one of in astoria is a French Restaurant… how bout it ? Anyone up for some fine french food??????
There was one, the old Mussels and Sausages. It turns out the demand for French food has declined seeing it went out of business…
Cote Soleil is a great French restaurant in nearby Woodside.
Another European Resturant do we not have enough. We have plenty of Japanese, Greek, Chinese, but not Spanish
A Latin place did open right next door to this place. Went on Friday and was excellent
Enough Turkish/Greek restaurants bring back the Brau Halle w/GOOD food and not just schnitzel and wurst(lizentoph)
Owner declined to give his name to the Astoria Post reporter? Sounds really shady to me. This guy prob owes money to people He scammed. Stay away sounds like a scammer
Cim cim doesnt mean sesame in my Turkish. Susam means sesame
Ditmars Blvd not Avenue and we welcome a new eatery
Another restaurant? Really?
My only issue with this place is that there is no indication about the type of food they serve on the outside. A menu at the very least would help.