A Yiddish term that means the perfect housewife and mother. She’s the fearless emotional center of her family, who makes sure her table is not only full of gorgeous food, but also full of friends, love, laughter.​

Chef Einat Admony opened Balaboosta to share her vivacious personal food, full of sun-drenched inspiration from Israel and her family’s Persian and Yemenite background. 


A reboot of the original Balaboosta, this new incarnation (now at 611 Hudson St) is the next expression of Admony’s modern Israeli concept. Partner and husband Stefan Nafziger presents a curated list of top-notch wines from the region’s most ambitious winemakers. 


Beginning with Taïm (serving arguably the city’s best falafel at their five locations) and now with Balaboosta, the couple brings the best of Israeli spirit from their hearts to your table.

Chef Einat's mother, Ziona,
Tel Aviv, 1968


Hours starting July 7


Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

When you've
got a special group

For parties larger than 10 people check out our private dining option