PATERSON, NJ - Just six weeks after officially cutting the ribbon on their latest local business the Nouri family, some with a y and some with an i at the end of their names thanks to U.S. immigration officials, has already provided further evidence of Mayor Andre Sayegh’s belief that Paterson can indeed become a destination for foodies.

While it’s been more than four decades since their family’s patriarch first arrived in the city and began to establish their’s as a name that would become synonymous with South Paterson, it’s a venture by second generation Patersonians George and Christine Noury, aptly named Nouri Cafe, that has garnered attention most recently.

By offering “authentic cuisine” reflective of their family’s Syrian roots, George shared his hope that the Main Street cafe, notable for its clean, modern, and bright feel, can be a place where other immigrants can feel “at home.”

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An important component of the top quality ingredients that run through the recipes that have diners visiting from well beyond Paterson are authentic spices like those found half way across the world, George said.

Frequent guests, like Martha Arencibia, agree saying that their selections offer "the best of the best," and that their family's reputation for giving back to precedes them. "They are a part of everything, and they always offer the best quality products and service." Quite simply, she concluded, they are "awesome."

Giving a nod to the reputation of their adopted community, and the United States as a whole, as a melting pot, George added that their desire continues to be to serve more that just those with roots in the Middle East.

“We welcome everyone,” George said. “In a nation of immigrants we are here to serve everyone.”

Nouri Cafe is open seven days a week, to find their hours and menu, including specialties like Shish Tawook Sandwiches, Lahmajun Pie, Cousa Mahsheh, and Kibbeh Lebenish visit their website by clicking here.


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