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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Soup Kitchen International

259-A W. 55th St. (Broadway & Eighth Ave.) Send to Phone

Lunch & Early Dinner Mon.-Fri. (Nov.-June)

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Soup Kitchen International Restaurant Review

: Ever since Seinfeld portrayed owner Al Yeganeh as a bossy soup seller, this Midtown take-out spot has become a mecca for tourists and natives alike. While it’s true that Yeganeh posts stern rules (know what you want before you reach the counter; speak quickly and ask no questions; have your money ready and move to the left after ordering), and that if you don’t obey them you’re unlikely to get the occasional free bread or fruit, the soup is still worth every minute of the wait on line. Regulars love Yeganeh’s repertoire of more than 200 bean, nut, fish, vegetable and meat soups, which change daily and always include several thick, hot soups (including seafood bisque and turkey chili) and a selection of four or five cold soups. And they don’t mind paying $7 for a 12-ounce cup or $17 for a 32-ounce container, swearing that Yeganeh’s soup isn’t soup at all, that it’s art.
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