Katra

★★★★★
An impeccable Morcoccan lounge that embodies elegance on a luxurious level. It's much more than a lounge, it's like a temporary getaway!
  • 217 Bowery

    New York, NY 10002

    Cross street: Between Prince Street and Spring Street

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  • 212-473-3113

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Great table experience. The food are awesome. The place and the service are great too.

5
★★★★★

Great table experience. The food are awesome. The place and the service are great too.

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Good food is in this place. I like the face and the staff. I like to eat here again.

4
★★★★☆

Good food is in this place. I like the face and the staff. I like to eat here again.

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Satisfactory indeed but, I prefer it to be located or having a serene atmosphere. The food is no doubt great, since the restraunt is in the hub of the city, I find it bit crowded and cluttered.

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★★★☆☆

Satisfactory indeed but, I prefer it to be located or having a serene atmosphere. The food is no doubt great, since the restraunt is in the hub of the city, I find it bit crowded and cluttered.

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I've been here a few times and always have a good time. Food is good and it's really just a great place.

5
★★★★★

I've been here a few times and always have a good time. Food is good and it's really just a great place.

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SEXY & FRIENDLY llaastt friday was a great night...i got to katra late night for my boys bachellor party even though we came with a large group of guys, they didnt hit us over the head for bottle service...the door guy was mad chill and the bottle waitress was so hot and friendly we ended up buying a few bottles anyway. The hookah was great too and the DJ was crazzyyy played some great sets...definitely coming back on another friday

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★★★★★

SEXY & FRIENDLY llaastt friday was a great night...i got to katra late night for my boys bachellor party even though we came with a large group of guys, they didnt hit us over the head for bottle service...the door guy was mad chill and the bottle waitress was so hot and friendly we ended up buying a few bottles anyway. The hookah was great too and the DJ was crazzyyy played some great sets...definitely coming back on another friday

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Me and my friends threw a 30th birthday get together for My sister. With the help of Ed Van Ess, who was super easy to work with and very attentive. It was a really nice experience the staff was awesome and we really enjoyed our time there. The DJ was live and it was a great night. Thanks Edward Van Ess and Katra for making my sisters birthday special.

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★★★★☆

Me and my friends threw a 30th birthday get together for My sister. With the help of Ed Van Ess, who was super easy to work with and very attentive. It was a really nice experience the staff was awesome and we really enjoyed our time there. The DJ was live and it was a great night. Thanks Edward Van Ess and Katra for making my sisters birthday special.

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shittting place

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★★☆☆☆

shittting place

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I would have given this place no stars if I could but citysearch does not allow that. From the moment myself and my girlfriends got to the door we knew things were not going to go to plan. We had a guestlist set up and arrived at 11.14 to be told by the door managerthat we had to pay $20 to get in . All of us were dressed perfectly and there were no guys with us. I told the doorman bouncer guy that I lived around the corner and had come here all the time. I was rudely told that was not his problem and he said name one of the staff if I was from around the corner that I would no someone. I said we set up a list with Elyse and she said it was free till 12 but he said she was wrong. I told him we were going to spend at the bar but he was not having it. He said if we dont pay cover that we would have to spend 200 dollars at the bar and I would have to give my credit card. I asked the big security guy who is always there for help and he said he would call the manager. We waited for 15 minutes and no manager came at which we decided that this was dump looking at all the very unatractive people that were entering while we stood outside. We were not going to spend Saturday Nite outside this place so we gave up and walked accross the street to r-Bar where we had a great nite. THANKS KATRA FOR NOTHING

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★☆☆☆☆

I would have given this place no stars if I could but citysearch does not allow that. From the moment myself and my girlfriends got to the door we knew things were not going to go to plan. We had a guestlist set up and arrived at 11.14 to be told by the door managerthat we had to pay $20 to get in . All of us were dressed perfectly and there were no guys with us. I told the doorman bouncer guy that I lived around the corner and had come here all the time. I was rudely told that was not his problem and he said name one of the staff if I was from around the corner that I would no someone. I said we set up a list with Elyse and she said it was free till 12 but he said she was wrong. I told him we were going to spend at the bar but he was not having it. He said if we dont pay cover that we would have to spend 200 dollars at the bar and I would have to give my credit card. I asked the big security guy who is always there for help and he said he would call the manager. We waited for 15 minutes and no manager came at which we decided that this was dump looking at all the very unatractive people that were entering while we stood outside. We were not going to spend Saturday Nite outside this place so we gave up and walked accross the street to r-Bar where we had a great nite. THANKS KATRA FOR NOTHING

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I visited this place last weekend and had a great time. They have good quality of food and drinks. The service was fast. The price is reasonable. Overall it is great to dine here.

5
★★★★★

I visited this place last weekend and had a great time. They have good quality of food and drinks. The service was fast. The price is reasonable. Overall it is great to dine here.

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Went a few months ago, I had no issue getting in the club.. Very nice spot and cozy.. A bit tight and packed but thats pretty much every where you go. The drink were off course a bit pricey but this is the city and it was a saturday when I went. Staff seemed fun, girl where pretty but there was one with long hair, tan skin.. Not sure if she was spanish or from the carribean. she was a bit rude and seem like she couldnt handle the bar alone. When my guest and I ask for service she was rude and at times ignored us. I ended up going to the different floor. Service was the complete opposite and great...over all it was good. I guess everyone is allowed a bad day.

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★★★☆☆

Went a few months ago, I had no issue getting in the club.. Very nice spot and cozy.. A bit tight and packed but thats pretty much every where you go. The drink were off course a bit pricey but this is the city and it was a saturday when I went. Staff seemed fun, girl where pretty but there was one with long hair, tan skin.. Not sure if she was spanish or from the carribean. she was a bit rude and seem like she couldnt handle the bar alone. When my guest and I ask for service she was rude and at times ignored us. I ended up going to the different floor. Service was the complete opposite and great...over all it was good. I guess everyone is allowed a bad day.

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Come ring in the New Year at this unique and exotic lounge. Enjoy 5 hours of Premium Open Bar while taking in the authentic Middle Eastern vibe of Katra!

Tickets are still available at NYETIX2012. com - Prefer to book over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750

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★★★★★

Come ring in the New Year at this unique and exotic lounge. Enjoy 5 hours of Premium Open Bar while taking in the authentic Middle Eastern vibe of Katra!

Tickets are still available at NYETIX2012. com - Prefer to book over the phone? Call us at 212-845-9750

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Severely underrated! Had my birthday here, which I booked thru the venue itself, All of my guests and myself had an awesome time. I reserved one of their cabanas next to the VIP, an area which I thought was going to be a lot smaller than what the pics on the website show, but it was actually bigger than I expected. I was treated very VIP though by the manager Edwardo. As soon as I arrived outside at the door, he was by the line trying to see who was with who. When I told him I had a reservation for my bday he said ""ok, which one are you?"" Lots of bdays going on that night. He had what would be our waitress for the rest of the night come out and escort me and my guests to my table. The music was freakin awesome, great mixing of top 40 hits from Usher to Gaga, I was in heaven! Danced all night long. And the good times kept comin as the liquor kept flowin! My friends raved at my choice of venue.

So the place gets crowded and the bottles are a little priceyBIG DEAL! Welcome to New York people! Good times, can't wait to go again

2
★★★★★

Severely underrated! Had my birthday here, which I booked thru the venue itself, All of my guests and myself had an awesome time. I reserved one of their cabanas next to the VIP, an area which I thought was going to be a lot smaller than what the pics on the website show, but it was actually bigger than I expected. I was treated very VIP though by the manager Edwardo. As soon as I arrived outside at the door, he was by the line trying to see who was with who. When I told him I had a reservation for my bday he said ""ok, which one are you?"" Lots of bdays going on that night. He had what would be our waitress for the rest of the night come out and escort me and my guests to my table. The music was freakin awesome, great mixing of top 40 hits from Usher to Gaga, I was in heaven! Danced all night long. And the good times kept comin as the liquor kept flowin! My friends raved at my choice of venue.

So the place gets crowded and the bottles are a little priceyBIG DEAL! Welcome to New York people! Good times, can't wait to go again

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i came to Katra for a friends birthday and i have to say this spot was really cool . the staff was cool the DJ was good he played a little bit of everything. the drinks were on point and they also had pretty good happy hour and drink specials all nite long . their food was good . they also have hookah which is cool . i had such a blasts cant wait to come back here again . i liked the fact the owner was there roaming around making sure everyone was having a blast and checking in on the bartenders to make sure they were on point which is good the last thing u hate is to wait for a bartender to get a drink lol . the decor was so cute it had a Moroccan vibe place is clean and there are plenty of places to lounge around . the crowd was interesting it was a mixture of everyone which is different . the only issue I had was that I surprised my friend with a bday cake and they no longer allow cakes ? so we didnt get to cut the cake, but they did bring it out and present her with it so that was nice. Overall pretty cool spot and Im actually thinking about doing my bday here.

2
★★★★★

i came to Katra for a friends birthday and i have to say this spot was really cool . the staff was cool the DJ was good he played a little bit of everything. the drinks were on point and they also had pretty good happy hour and drink specials all nite long . their food was good . they also have hookah which is cool . i had such a blasts cant wait to come back here again . i liked the fact the owner was there roaming around making sure everyone was having a blast and checking in on the bartenders to make sure they were on point which is good the last thing u hate is to wait for a bartender to get a drink lol . the decor was so cute it had a Moroccan vibe place is clean and there are plenty of places to lounge around . the crowd was interesting it was a mixture of everyone which is different . the only issue I had was that I surprised my friend with a bday cake and they no longer allow cakes ? so we didnt get to cut the cake, but they did bring it out and present her with it so that was nice. Overall pretty cool spot and Im actually thinking about doing my bday here.

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Hey ive been here 2 times first time i had no clue there was a downstairs to this place lol...My times here were great. The ladies i was with got in for free there was just a $10.00 cover charge for guys. Ummm we got there @ like 2am on one of my visits and the party was still going on. My friend didnt like the music and wanted more pop/house mixed inwe just opened the door by the dj and asked him within five minutes we had what we wanted. I only had beer ...cant mess a beer up lol my friends that had the cocktails said they were strong but taste good. Overall pretty fun time, no complaints.

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★★★★★

Hey ive been here 2 times first time i had no clue there was a downstairs to this place lol...My times here were great. The ladies i was with got in for free there was just a $10.00 cover charge for guys. Ummm we got there @ like 2am on one of my visits and the party was still going on. My friend didnt like the music and wanted more pop/house mixed inwe just opened the door by the dj and asked him within five minutes we had what we wanted. I only had beer ...cant mess a beer up lol my friends that had the cocktails said they were strong but taste good. Overall pretty fun time, no complaints.

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This past weekend was my first (and last) time at Katra. The music started off very redundant but eventually got better as more people arrived. It is a very small and narrow space so moving around was nearly impossible. The drinks are SUPER expensive ($36 for 3 drinks, one of which was non-alcoholic; and a bottle of water was $5). The worst part, however, came when I was harassed by a bouncer for taking my shoes off. He flashed his light in my face like I was some criminal; and even though I complied with his demand that I put my shoes back on, I was still told I had to leave. Since I had already been there for quite some time, I didn't resist. Even so, as I made my way to the exit, the bouncer (a very large man) forcefully pushed me from behind causing me to fly into the wall! I was so shocked and upset that I called the authorities. The general manager, who I thought would at least reprimand the guy, instead summarily dismisses my complaint.

For someone who rarely goes out, I was so appalled by my experience and yet I know that bouncers get away with this kind of behavior all the time. I think it's unfortunate and unacceptable that Katra condones such disrespect and abuse by its personnel.

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★☆☆☆☆

This past weekend was my first (and last) time at Katra. The music started off very redundant but eventually got better as more people arrived. It is a very small and narrow space so moving around was nearly impossible. The drinks are SUPER expensive ($36 for 3 drinks, one of which was non-alcoholic; and a bottle of water was $5). The worst part, however, came when I was harassed by a bouncer for taking my shoes off. He flashed his light in my face like I was some criminal; and even though I complied with his demand that I put my shoes back on, I was still told I had to leave. Since I had already been there for quite some time, I didn't resist. Even so, as I made my way to the exit, the bouncer (a very large man) forcefully pushed me from behind causing me to fly into the wall! I was so shocked and upset that I called the authorities. The general manager, who I thought would at least reprimand the guy, instead summarily dismisses my complaint.

For someone who rarely goes out, I was so appalled by my experience and yet I know that bouncers get away with this kind of behavior all the time. I think it's unfortunate and unacceptable that Katra condones such disrespect and abuse by its personnel.

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Me & my friends had a wonderful time at Katra Lounge. The food is absolutely delicious and the music was great. My friend celebrated her birthday at katra lounge, and it was a good turn out. I have partied there several times after. The atmosphere was wonderful with a good vibe. The staff at katra are very friendly, especially Event Planner (Ed Van-ess) He took complete care of us that night!. Overall, I had a good time at Katra. It has the kind of music, crowd, food and ambiance that we appreciate. I will Definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

Me & my friends had a wonderful time at Katra Lounge. The food is absolutely delicious and the music was great. My friend celebrated her birthday at katra lounge, and it was a good turn out. I have partied there several times after. The atmosphere was wonderful with a good vibe. The staff at katra are very friendly, especially Event Planner (Ed Van-ess) He took complete care of us that night!. Overall, I had a good time at Katra. It has the kind of music, crowd, food and ambiance that we appreciate. I will Definitely be back!

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Last month I had a going away party and was extremely satisfied with the service. Everything went perfect, all my guest got in,food,music,bottle service,VIP area was on pointtttttttt....honestly I couldn't complain,till this day me and my friends are still ranting and raving about that night. That was a night that I definitely can't forget, I was completely catered to thanks to my event planner (Ed Van-ess). Looking forward to throwing my birthday party here in January as well. I recommend Katra to anyone looking to throw a party or any kind of event there. Since I'm in town I think I might pay Katra a visit tonight :-))))))

2
★★★★★

Last month I had a going away party and was extremely satisfied with the service. Everything went perfect, all my guest got in,food,music,bottle service,VIP area was on pointtttttttt....honestly I couldn't complain,till this day me and my friends are still ranting and raving about that night. That was a night that I definitely can't forget, I was completely catered to thanks to my event planner (Ed Van-ess). Looking forward to throwing my birthday party here in January as well. I recommend Katra to anyone looking to throw a party or any kind of event there. Since I'm in town I think I might pay Katra a visit tonight :-))))))

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Looking for a good time on a friday night?? Katra is definitely the spot to be. Randomly stopped by the lounge looking for a good time with a couple friends.. and turned into one of those unforgetable nights. The lounge itself was unique, plenty of space with the upstairs and downstairs ares. Different DJ's spinning chunes. Beauitful ladies.. Well dressed and mannered crowd.Not to mention the Event Planner ( Ed Van Ess) took care of me and my entourage.. Slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spots.

2
★★★★☆

Looking for a good time on a friday night?? Katra is definitely the spot to be. Randomly stopped by the lounge looking for a good time with a couple friends.. and turned into one of those unforgetable nights. The lounge itself was unique, plenty of space with the upstairs and downstairs ares. Different DJ's spinning chunes. Beauitful ladies.. Well dressed and mannered crowd.Not to mention the Event Planner ( Ed Van Ess) took care of me and my entourage.. Slowly but surely becoming one of my favorite spots.

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I had the best night recently at Katra Lounge. Not only was the venue itself great with two floors of the best music but the event planner Ed Vaness made sure that we had the best time. We had our own section and our bottle service was great. I would definitely recommend Ed to any of my friends looking to have a great time at Katra.

2
★★★★★

I had the best night recently at Katra Lounge. Not only was the venue itself great with two floors of the best music but the event planner Ed Vaness made sure that we had the best time. We had our own section and our bottle service was great. I would definitely recommend Ed to any of my friends looking to have a great time at Katra.

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KATRA is hands down my favorite lounge/bar/club in NYC. I have found many excuses to celebrate here (Birthday's, after work function's, anniversaries, the time I got an ""excellent work"" on a paper I wrote, the time I got my passport, and even the time someone returned my lost wallet to me.) This place has it all. The exotic decor and incredible ambiance, the friendly and funny staff (Chris is especially hilarious), and the great drinks- Tequila shots! The music is also off the hook with famous NYC DJ's such as Tony Toca, Moma, Obah, and Hard Hitting Harry doing their things on the 1's and 2's. It's a rare place that has perfected classy and laid back to make this spot my absolute FAVORITE in NYC...

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★★★★★

KATRA is hands down my favorite lounge/bar/club in NYC. I have found many excuses to celebrate here (Birthday's, after work function's, anniversaries, the time I got an ""excellent work"" on a paper I wrote, the time I got my passport, and even the time someone returned my lost wallet to me.) This place has it all. The exotic decor and incredible ambiance, the friendly and funny staff (Chris is especially hilarious), and the great drinks- Tequila shots! The music is also off the hook with famous NYC DJ's such as Tony Toca, Moma, Obah, and Hard Hitting Harry doing their things on the 1's and 2's. It's a rare place that has perfected classy and laid back to make this spot my absolute FAVORITE in NYC...

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On Aug 13th I celebrated my 30th birthday party. Ed Van Ess was my event planner for the event he made sure everthing went smoothly from start to finish. I recommend this lounge to ne one. The music was excellent and the staff was professional and accomidating. I really felt special and my guests felt special. i'm already planning my next event at katra. Ed Van Ess is also in charge of that event and because he did such an amazing job several of my friends want him to plan their events. Ihad the time of my life b/c of my event planner. I owe the my great time and memorable birthday to Ed Van ess and katra lounge.

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★★★★★

On Aug 13th I celebrated my 30th birthday party. Ed Van Ess was my event planner for the event he made sure everthing went smoothly from start to finish. I recommend this lounge to ne one. The music was excellent and the staff was professional and accomidating. I really felt special and my guests felt special. i'm already planning my next event at katra. Ed Van Ess is also in charge of that event and because he did such an amazing job several of my friends want him to plan their events. Ihad the time of my life b/c of my event planner. I owe the my great time and memorable birthday to Ed Van ess and katra lounge.

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We asked Heather to make us two different types of cupcakes for our wedding this past February and they were a big hit. My husband hoped there would be some left overs, so he could eat them late at night and they were all gone. No surprise there. What is surprising is that they are gluten free (for those who it makes a big difference for)!

We ordered:
1. Chocolate cake with crushed coffee toffee and mocha frosting
2. Chocolate chip cookies and cream cake filled with caramel, topped with cookies and cream frosting.

The mini cupcakes were moist, not too sweet and had the right flavor combinations to leave you wanting more. I've tried gourmet cupcakes at many different shops around the West coast and Heather's is by the far the best. She has been working for years to perfect her recipe and it shows. What I like the most is that the cupcakes are not overwhelmingly sweet.
The designs itself are a work of art.

Highly recommended for birthdays, weddings, any occasion or excuse to eat them!

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★★★★★

We asked Heather to make us two different types of cupcakes for our wedding this past February and they were a big hit. My husband hoped there would be some left overs, so he could eat them late at night and they were all gone. No surprise there. What is surprising is that they are gluten free (for those who it makes a big difference for)!

We ordered:
1. Chocolate cake with crushed coffee toffee and mocha frosting
2. Chocolate chip cookies and cream cake filled with caramel, topped with cookies and cream frosting.

The mini cupcakes were moist, not too sweet and had the right flavor combinations to leave you wanting more. I've tried gourmet cupcakes at many different shops around the West coast and Heather's is by the far the best. She has been working for years to perfect her recipe and it shows. What I like the most is that the cupcakes are not overwhelmingly sweet.
The designs itself are a work of art.

Highly recommended for birthdays, weddings, any occasion or excuse to eat them!

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When I enter Katra, I always feel like I'm entering a Moroccan retreat. The Mediterranean decor, filigree borders, and ethnic tapestries rivals the compound that the Contess booked for the New York housewives. I kid, but seriously, I had such a great time at Katra for my bf's birthday party. There were over 50 people there and we were able to get a complimentary bottle because my friend booked her party through Access Gotham. I have been to Katra a bunch of times as I mentioned in my Prosperity Dumpling review, but this time it seemed so effortless. There was a contact person on site that made everything easier on my best friend. I'm hoping to return soon for their TGIF Happy Hour that I saw posters for. I'll never miss a chance to escape to the land of Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon!

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★★★★★

When I enter Katra, I always feel like I'm entering a Moroccan retreat. The Mediterranean decor, filigree borders, and ethnic tapestries rivals the compound that the Contess booked for the New York housewives. I kid, but seriously, I had such a great time at Katra for my bf's birthday party. There were over 50 people there and we were able to get a complimentary bottle because my friend booked her party through Access Gotham. I have been to Katra a bunch of times as I mentioned in my Prosperity Dumpling review, but this time it seemed so effortless. There was a contact person on site that made everything easier on my best friend. I'm hoping to return soon for their TGIF Happy Hour that I saw posters for. I'll never miss a chance to escape to the land of Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon!

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I just stumbled upon this place last week Tuesday after taking a walk out with my boyfirend. It looked pretty interesting with the decor and music so we decided to stay and have dinner. This place has the best food!! i ordered the lamb tagine along with the lamb skewers which were amazing. This place is great for a dinner with some friends or a special other.

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★★★★★

I just stumbled upon this place last week Tuesday after taking a walk out with my boyfirend. It looked pretty interesting with the decor and music so we decided to stay and have dinner. This place has the best food!! i ordered the lamb tagine along with the lamb skewers which were amazing. This place is great for a dinner with some friends or a special other.

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I need to let everyone in New York City to know that this place is absoultely AMAZING! I had went there on a saturday night for a friend of mine birthday. We started the evening off with dinner and need i say the food was tantalizing, mouth watering, and aromatic. If its one thing thats above and beyond abou tthis place its the food i had the crab cakes along with the grilled baby lamb chops. After my great dinning experience my friends and i took the dance floor by storm and danced the night away to the amazing music.

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★★★★★

I need to let everyone in New York City to know that this place is absoultely AMAZING! I had went there on a saturday night for a friend of mine birthday. We started the evening off with dinner and need i say the food was tantalizing, mouth watering, and aromatic. If its one thing thats above and beyond abou tthis place its the food i had the crab cakes along with the grilled baby lamb chops. After my great dinning experience my friends and i took the dance floor by storm and danced the night away to the amazing music.

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One of my fave places!! Chris, you're awesome!.. started to go this place a couple of months ago...have been going back ever since..

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★★★★★

One of my fave places!! Chris, you're awesome!.. started to go this place a couple of months ago...have been going back ever since..

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Had an amazing time last nite for my boyfriend's bday! Upon arrival Chris met with us and introduced us to our waitress for the nite who was absolutely amazing. They made sure when our guests arrived to immediately escort them inside without waiting online. On top of that the music food and VIP lounge was phenomenal. I would def recommend this place to have a party @ the only thing it's a little small inside so make sure to do the VIP lounge!!

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★★★★★

Had an amazing time last nite for my boyfriend's bday! Upon arrival Chris met with us and introduced us to our waitress for the nite who was absolutely amazing. They made sure when our guests arrived to immediately escort them inside without waiting online. On top of that the music food and VIP lounge was phenomenal. I would def recommend this place to have a party @ the only thing it's a little small inside so make sure to do the VIP lounge!!

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I've been to numerous lounges and clubs in the city but Katra outshines them all by leaps and bounds! When I contacted them to book my party Chris was super attentive not to mention super engaging! When we arrived, Derrick greeted us at the door and introduced us to Erika our waitress for the evening. Erika was a seasoned pro! There was another party that was invading our space and she took care of it without any of us saying a word! Derrick and Chris checked up on us to ensure everything was going smoothly. Drinks, hookah and great music Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40 and a short but well received 80's flashback topped off an unforgettable night! Trust me...book your next event at Katra, you will NOT be disappointed!!

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★★★★★

I've been to numerous lounges and clubs in the city but Katra outshines them all by leaps and bounds! When I contacted them to book my party Chris was super attentive not to mention super engaging! When we arrived, Derrick greeted us at the door and introduced us to Erika our waitress for the evening. Erika was a seasoned pro! There was another party that was invading our space and she took care of it without any of us saying a word! Derrick and Chris checked up on us to ensure everything was going smoothly. Drinks, hookah and great music Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40 and a short but well received 80's flashback topped off an unforgettable night! Trust me...book your next event at Katra, you will NOT be disappointed!!

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Katra is a great place to have a b'day celebration. The service was excellent & the food & music was off the hook. You are treated like a VIP

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★★★★★

Katra is a great place to have a b'day celebration. The service was excellent & the food & music was off the hook. You are treated like a VIP

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If you are looking for a venue that has great decor and staff with a great attitude to match, then you should definitely go to Katra (Downtown NYC).\r
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My birthday party was Saturday, 5/7/11, and the crowd was very nice-looking as well as diverse. It's two things I look for when I go to parties.\r
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The owner/manager Chris was great with me. He honored a request of mine when I asked to be moved from one area of VIP to another. It was crowded so it was hard for him to do it, but once a different area became available, he delivered and made my birthday experience that much better!\r
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The waitresses were also friendly. I don't remember either of their names, but they had good attitudes.\r
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DJ Jay Wright was AWESOME! He played a variety of music that would suit everyone's preference.\r
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The food was great as well. The two things I've tried were the shrimp skewers and the chicken rolls. Both items were seasoned very well.\r
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All of the things mentioned played a role in making my Katra experience great! Thank you for making my birthday a memorable one!

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a venue that has great decor and staff with a great attitude to match, then you should definitely go to Katra (Downtown NYC).\r
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My birthday party was Saturday, 5/7/11, and the crowd was very nice-looking as well as diverse. It's two things I look for when I go to parties.\r
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The owner/manager Chris was great with me. He honored a request of mine when I asked to be moved from one area of VIP to another. It was crowded so it was hard for him to do it, but once a different area became available, he delivered and made my birthday experience that much better!\r
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The waitresses were also friendly. I don't remember either of their names, but they had good attitudes.\r
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DJ Jay Wright was AWESOME! He played a variety of music that would suit everyone's preference.\r
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The food was great as well. The two things I've tried were the shrimp skewers and the chicken rolls. Both items were seasoned very well.\r
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All of the things mentioned played a role in making my Katra experience great! Thank you for making my birthday a memorable one!

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I had an awesome time @ Katra I arrived about 2am on a saturday night. there's a little bit of everything there couches, tables, dance floor, DJ booth, upper level ..it is intimate, cozy & fun!!! the crowd was mixed & the atmosphere was very positive The place was jammed packed and there was a line outside.Thanks to Edward Van-Ess I didnt have to wait online... A bit small, but I had a blast I danced like a rockstar. Edward Van-Ess invited me and took very well care of me. The DJ was the bomb he spinned those records like no tomorrow he played a variety of music which was great. WOW.. that was a shocker to me.The service is excellent. I will never hesitate to recommend Katra as a great place to party in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again thanks Edward Van -Ess for inviting me :-P

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★★★★★

I had an awesome time @ Katra I arrived about 2am on a saturday night. there's a little bit of everything there couches, tables, dance floor, DJ booth, upper level ..it is intimate, cozy & fun!!! the crowd was mixed & the atmosphere was very positive The place was jammed packed and there was a line outside.Thanks to Edward Van-Ess I didnt have to wait online... A bit small, but I had a blast I danced like a rockstar. Edward Van-Ess invited me and took very well care of me. The DJ was the bomb he spinned those records like no tomorrow he played a variety of music which was great. WOW.. that was a shocker to me.The service is excellent. I will never hesitate to recommend Katra as a great place to party in NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again thanks Edward Van -Ess for inviting me :-P

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No other place to be on Friday's!

Every Friday, several of my friends and I get together after work to enjoy Katra's AMAZING happy hour specials. We're always welcomed by it's superior waitress staff & crew. Everyone is courteous and we're greeted with a smile. The drinks are reasonably priced. With 2 for 1 on top shelf drinks, a girl can have all the tasteful cosmos she wants! The food is a mouth-watering blend of Meditterranean/Indian spices and there's something on the menu for everyone. The DJ spins a great variety of music that keeps us partying all night! Every week there's something new. It's definitely the right place after you've worked hard, to play harder!

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No other place to be on Friday's!

Every Friday, several of my friends and I get together after work to enjoy Katra's AMAZING happy hour specials. We're always welcomed by it's superior waitress staff & crew. Everyone is courteous and we're greeted with a smile. The drinks are reasonably priced. With 2 for 1 on top shelf drinks, a girl can have all the tasteful cosmos she wants! The food is a mouth-watering blend of Meditterranean/Indian spices and there's something on the menu for everyone. The DJ spins a great variety of music that keeps us partying all night! Every week there's something new. It's definitely the right place after you've worked hard, to play harder!

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I had held my birthday party at Katra almost three years ago and it was great! My friends and I had such an amazing time--the music was great, the staff was very nice and drinks were great and reasonably priced!--I was just at Katra for a friend's bday party last Friday and nothing has changed since my birthday party three years ago! I always have a great time at Katra! It's one of my fave spots in the city! :)

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★★★★★

I had held my birthday party at Katra almost three years ago and it was great! My friends and I had such an amazing time--the music was great, the staff was very nice and drinks were great and reasonably priced!--I was just at Katra for a friend's bday party last Friday and nothing has changed since my birthday party three years ago! I always have a great time at Katra! It's one of my fave spots in the city! :)

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I just had my birthday party here and had an amazing time! The entire Katra staff went over and beyond, especially the manager Chris. He really took care of me and my guests, and we will definitely be coming back.

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★★★★★

I just had my birthday party here and had an amazing time! The entire Katra staff went over and beyond, especially the manager Chris. He really took care of me and my guests, and we will definitely be coming back.

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You have probably had a night out at hundreds of places around the city but you've only hosted a party for someone, or yourself, at a handful of venues. Hosting a birthday party here for the first time, for a significant other, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER. Granted we did have a fairly large party of 30+, there was no problem with not wanting to get special table service or trouble at the door with a list. I called just a week ahead to speak with the mgr, Chris, to set everything up, hassle free. I also happened to be in the area the night before the bday bash and stopped by to check out the venue. It was nothing less of the images on the website (check them out!) and convincing enough that I couldn't resist not reserving a space for our guest list. Given my budget concerns of going into the notion of ""getting a table,"" the manager assured me they would accommodate the bday event regardless of what I decided. I ended up getting a table anyway, of course, and the EXPERIENCE WAS IMPECCABLE for everyone. Although our party didn't help any by crowding up the place, it wasn't the ""shoulder to shoulder"" you would expect, which I later realized is largely due to them mastering a venue floor plan for their size (also on their website). All in all, I've never seen such value in just planning out a bday bash and that's all I got ( reach out to chshah11@gmail for any additional feedback) -Here's to my first review, ever.

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★★★★★

You have probably had a night out at hundreds of places around the city but you've only hosted a party for someone, or yourself, at a handful of venues. Hosting a birthday party here for the first time, for a significant other, COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER. Granted we did have a fairly large party of 30+, there was no problem with not wanting to get special table service or trouble at the door with a list. I called just a week ahead to speak with the mgr, Chris, to set everything up, hassle free. I also happened to be in the area the night before the bday bash and stopped by to check out the venue. It was nothing less of the images on the website (check them out!) and convincing enough that I couldn't resist not reserving a space for our guest list. Given my budget concerns of going into the notion of ""getting a table,"" the manager assured me they would accommodate the bday event regardless of what I decided. I ended up getting a table anyway, of course, and the EXPERIENCE WAS IMPECCABLE for everyone. Although our party didn't help any by crowding up the place, it wasn't the ""shoulder to shoulder"" you would expect, which I later realized is largely due to them mastering a venue floor plan for their size (also on their website). All in all, I've never seen such value in just planning out a bday bash and that's all I got ( reach out to chshah11@gmail for any additional feedback) -Here's to my first review, ever.

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I LOVE THIS PLACE! I MET SOO MANY ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE THERE ON THE NIGHT I WENT, THERE WAS ENOUGH SPACE TO DANCE EAT, AND DRINK AT THE BAR. THE DJ PLAYED A VARIETY OF MUSIC WHICH WAS REALLY GOOD. THE LOCATION OF THE PLACE WAS KINDA HARD TO FIND BUT YEAH WE GOT THERE. I WOULD GO BACK THERE BECUZ OF THE DEAL I GOT ON MY CIROC BTTLS!

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★★★★★

I LOVE THIS PLACE! I MET SOO MANY ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE THERE ON THE NIGHT I WENT, THERE WAS ENOUGH SPACE TO DANCE EAT, AND DRINK AT THE BAR. THE DJ PLAYED A VARIETY OF MUSIC WHICH WAS REALLY GOOD. THE LOCATION OF THE PLACE WAS KINDA HARD TO FIND BUT YEAH WE GOT THERE. I WOULD GO BACK THERE BECUZ OF THE DEAL I GOT ON MY CIROC BTTLS!

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I had my birthday party there last night and everything was excellent. From the owner to the security all the way down to the waitresses. The service was A + and the food was great. The music was on point and the crowd was mixed & the atmosphere was very positive. Everybody has hit my cell phone and said they loved Katra and that it was the Best!!!!

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★★★★★

I had my birthday party there last night and everything was excellent. From the owner to the security all the way down to the waitresses. The service was A + and the food was great. The music was on point and the crowd was mixed & the atmosphere was very positive. Everybody has hit my cell phone and said they loved Katra and that it was the Best!!!!

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We had a Party here last Night and we really did have a great time. Thanks to the Manager who let our party in even though my friends did not make a reservation.. It has two floors and was a very mixed crowd so as there sigh reads ""Cocktails ,Cuisine and Culture"" you will definitely see that here. Asian ,Indian, Black, Europeans and South Americans wow this place is mixed.
Music was great with a different set every twenty minutes from Dance to Hip-Hop and Old School it was a very festive type crowd.. The security was very friendly which is weird for pretty much any place we go to where they are cold and aggressive. Bartenders made stiff drinks and prices were reasonable considering it was a club. Did not try the food but my friend had Moroccan Fries and said they were amazing.
Lastly the Manager Guy was amazing as he gave us a bottle of Champagne on the House for my friends birthday and even did a shot with us. Really Nice way to be treated even though we were suppose to be across the street at R Bar. And lastly the Bartender Liz was ""OMG"" well I cant fine the right words but ""OMG""
Thanks For a great Night Katra and we will be back

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★★★★★

We had a Party here last Night and we really did have a great time. Thanks to the Manager who let our party in even though my friends did not make a reservation.. It has two floors and was a very mixed crowd so as there sigh reads ""Cocktails ,Cuisine and Culture"" you will definitely see that here. Asian ,Indian, Black, Europeans and South Americans wow this place is mixed.
Music was great with a different set every twenty minutes from Dance to Hip-Hop and Old School it was a very festive type crowd.. The security was very friendly which is weird for pretty much any place we go to where they are cold and aggressive. Bartenders made stiff drinks and prices were reasonable considering it was a club. Did not try the food but my friend had Moroccan Fries and said they were amazing.
Lastly the Manager Guy was amazing as he gave us a bottle of Champagne on the House for my friends birthday and even did a shot with us. Really Nice way to be treated even though we were suppose to be across the street at R Bar. And lastly the Bartender Liz was ""OMG"" well I cant fine the right words but ""OMG""
Thanks For a great Night Katra and we will be back

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Pretty sure I outgrew this place back when I turned 22. It was ok. Really crowded after about 11:30 which made for lots of hands where they were not welcome. Drinks were not bad ($7 for a well)...but some of the bartenders charge for a cup of water! The decor is really nice though. Also, they place this silly door game so that the place looks like it has a line. They make you wait outside (like people need to leave before you can go in), then let you go in (with no change on the amount of people inside) where you find it empty! That was really irritating.

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★★☆☆☆

Pretty sure I outgrew this place back when I turned 22. It was ok. Really crowded after about 11:30 which made for lots of hands where they were not welcome. Drinks were not bad ($7 for a well)...but some of the bartenders charge for a cup of water! The decor is really nice though. Also, they place this silly door game so that the place looks like it has a line. They make you wait outside (like people need to leave before you can go in), then let you go in (with no change on the amount of people inside) where you find it empty! That was really irritating.

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Me and my boyfriend just celebrated our engagement at Katra, and had the best time of our lives. Christopher and his entire staff was on point in every instance, the guys working the door were really chill and friendly, the waitress that took care of us was just awesome, the DJ was amazing and had all of us dancing the entire night, announcing our name every now and then. They brought all our bottles out with SPARKLERS which became the WOW factor of the night. Christopher was a joy to work with from start to end. Not only did the party go off without a hitch, but it amazes me that with just 4 days notice Katra was able to accommodate us with anything we asked for, and even threw in complementary food platters for our guests (which were unbelievably yummy). This is a testament to great business, superb management and an outstanding staff. We had a memorable celebration, and will never hesitate to recommend Katra as a great place to party in NYC !!!!

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★★★★★

Me and my boyfriend just celebrated our engagement at Katra, and had the best time of our lives. Christopher and his entire staff was on point in every instance, the guys working the door were really chill and friendly, the waitress that took care of us was just awesome, the DJ was amazing and had all of us dancing the entire night, announcing our name every now and then. They brought all our bottles out with SPARKLERS which became the WOW factor of the night. Christopher was a joy to work with from start to end. Not only did the party go off without a hitch, but it amazes me that with just 4 days notice Katra was able to accommodate us with anything we asked for, and even threw in complementary food platters for our guests (which were unbelievably yummy). This is a testament to great business, superb management and an outstanding staff. We had a memorable celebration, and will never hesitate to recommend Katra as a great place to party in NYC !!!!

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I celebrated my girl friend birthday at Katra. This restaurant was recommended with good ratings by myBantu my iPhone application. I had spend enough time with my girl friend. We had a awesome dishes for a dinner which I haven't had it in NY. The service is excellent. Planning for the next party in Katra. Thanks to Katra.

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★★★★★

I celebrated my girl friend birthday at Katra. This restaurant was recommended with good ratings by myBantu my iPhone application. I had spend enough time with my girl friend. We had a awesome dishes for a dinner which I haven't had it in NY. The service is excellent. Planning for the next party in Katra. Thanks to Katra.

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I love this place, its right in the middle of williamsburg. i usually come here on saturdays to get away... prices are good especially the long island iced teas.

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★★★★★

I love this place, its right in the middle of williamsburg. i usually come here on saturdays to get away... prices are good especially the long island iced teas.

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If you are looking to celebrate an event here, YOU MUST contact Ed Van-Ess of Northern Star Events! He will go the extra mile for you and make sure that everything runs smoothly. He's simply amazing at what he does.

I booked my 23rd birthday party here through Ed on a Saturday night, and I could NOT have been any happier of my choice!!! It was seriously one of the best nights of my life. The night went as smoothly as it could have, the guys at the door were very nice, welcoming and accommodating from the time of arrival until the end. The owner himself welcomed me and upgraded us to the VIP section overlooking the floor without extra charge, and we even got a free bottle at the end of the night! A few of my guests arrived after 12 and had no trouble getting in despite the long lines outside. The music was on point, very mixed, playing all of the greatest hits, the ambience was wonderful, and the drinks were great too! Definitely will recommend others to this spot!

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★★★★★

If you are looking to celebrate an event here, YOU MUST contact Ed Van-Ess of Northern Star Events! He will go the extra mile for you and make sure that everything runs smoothly. He's simply amazing at what he does.

I booked my 23rd birthday party here through Ed on a Saturday night, and I could NOT have been any happier of my choice!!! It was seriously one of the best nights of my life. The night went as smoothly as it could have, the guys at the door were very nice, welcoming and accommodating from the time of arrival until the end. The owner himself welcomed me and upgraded us to the VIP section overlooking the floor without extra charge, and we even got a free bottle at the end of the night! A few of my guests arrived after 12 and had no trouble getting in despite the long lines outside. The music was on point, very mixed, playing all of the greatest hits, the ambience was wonderful, and the drinks were great too! Definitely will recommend others to this spot!

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I celebrated my best friends birthday at Katra. Which was recommended to me by Edward Van-Ess of Northern Star Events. The night went smooth and the birthday festivities were a success. We received first class service the entire night. I definitely recommend everyone to use Northern Star Events for their next party. Thanks Ed.

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★★★★★

I celebrated my best friends birthday at Katra. Which was recommended to me by Edward Van-Ess of Northern Star Events. The night went smooth and the birthday festivities were a success. We received first class service the entire night. I definitely recommend everyone to use Northern Star Events for their next party. Thanks Ed.

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I went to Katra Lounge a few weeks ago as recommended by Edward Van Ess of Northern Star Events and it was one of the best nights I've had in a while. Great music, great drinks and the ambiance is wonderful! Me and the girls will definitely be returning sooner than later. I have a birthday coming up and hey....you never know. Thanks Edward and Northern Star Events! See you at Katra!

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★★★★★

I went to Katra Lounge a few weeks ago as recommended by Edward Van Ess of Northern Star Events and it was one of the best nights I've had in a while. Great music, great drinks and the ambiance is wonderful! Me and the girls will definitely be returning sooner than later. I have a birthday coming up and hey....you never know. Thanks Edward and Northern Star Events! See you at Katra!

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Edward Van-Ess from Northern Star recommended me and my girls to go to Katra Lounge and boy did we have fun. Not only is the food great but the drinks are fantastic. We went on a couple of Saturdays and the venue is great! Loved it!

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★★★★★

Edward Van-Ess from Northern Star recommended me and my girls to go to Katra Lounge and boy did we have fun. Not only is the food great but the drinks are fantastic. We went on a couple of Saturdays and the venue is great! Loved it!

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I celebrated my bday 2 years in a row at Katra thru NorthernStar/Ed. The venue was sexy and classy and we had such a great time. All thanks to Katra n NorthenStar!!!

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★★★★☆

I celebrated my bday 2 years in a row at Katra thru NorthernStar/Ed. The venue was sexy and classy and we had such a great time. All thanks to Katra n NorthenStar!!!

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I gave a party at Katra, all the arrangements were very nice, we enjoyed the food which was really delicious. Katra is fantastic

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★★★★☆

I gave a party at Katra, all the arrangements were very nice, we enjoyed the food which was really delicious. Katra is fantastic

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I have never written a CitySearch review before, but after the AMAZING birthday experience I had at Katra, I had to create an account just to do so! \r
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After looking at many venues in the city, I decided to throw my birthday party at Katra and rented out the entire VIP lounge. I also arranged a small birthday dinner with my closest girls before the party - the food was GREAT and the service was friendly and attentive. \r
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When booking my party, the owner, Chris Collins, was extremely accommodating and professional. It's rare to have a party and have everything go off without a hitch - but at Katra it was one of those rare and amazing experiences where everything went smoothly, no drama, just pure fun! I've been to tons of clubs in the city and this was the absolute BEST time I've had - the bottles were flowing, the DJ killed it and none of my people had any trouble getting in and having a great time.\r
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My friends are still talking about the party and some are even planning on throwing their own birthdays at Katra. Highly recommend it! I'll be having my birthday here again next year!\r
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THANK YOU CHRIS AND THE ENTIRE KATRA FAMILY!\r
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★★★★★

I have never written a CitySearch review before, but after the AMAZING birthday experience I had at Katra, I had to create an account just to do so! \r
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After looking at many venues in the city, I decided to throw my birthday party at Katra and rented out the entire VIP lounge. I also arranged a small birthday dinner with my closest girls before the party - the food was GREAT and the service was friendly and attentive. \r
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When booking my party, the owner, Chris Collins, was extremely accommodating and professional. It's rare to have a party and have everything go off without a hitch - but at Katra it was one of those rare and amazing experiences where everything went smoothly, no drama, just pure fun! I've been to tons of clubs in the city and this was the absolute BEST time I've had - the bottles were flowing, the DJ killed it and none of my people had any trouble getting in and having a great time.\r
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My friends are still talking about the party and some are even planning on throwing their own birthdays at Katra. Highly recommend it! I'll be having my birthday here again next year!\r
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THANK YOU CHRIS AND THE ENTIRE KATRA FAMILY!\r
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I've organized a surprise birthday party for my wife's 30th birthday and Katra was just the perfect place to be.\r
All our guests loved it. The music was very diverse (Hiphop, RNB, Rock, etc...) anyway the DJ tried to satisfy everybody and we had a blast. Chris (The manager) and the rest of the crew were absolutely amazing and very helpful from begining to end and we'll definitely go back there again.

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★★★★☆

I've organized a surprise birthday party for my wife's 30th birthday and Katra was just the perfect place to be.\r
All our guests loved it. The music was very diverse (Hiphop, RNB, Rock, etc...) anyway the DJ tried to satisfy everybody and we had a blast. Chris (The manager) and the rest of the crew were absolutely amazing and very helpful from begining to end and we'll definitely go back there again.

 

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