25-95 Steinway St
Astoria, NY 11103
Price Range: $$
Credit Card: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
by N. C.
Ok, the hookah was good. However, as everyone mentioned, there's a shady cover charge... which they also tack tax and tip on to.. ha, can u imaging paying tip for a cover charge? it was $10 for hookah but somehow, the bill came out to be well over what I expected to pay. I won't be coming back that's for sure...
This is the worst place and the owner is rude with the customers I will not go there again
owner is f"""n rude!!! The place was very nice when it first opened, years ago. Now, it is just a bunch of hookers.
by al iraqi
the place is worst place u would ever go to .. the owner just care about money and dont care about customers .. and he is a pimp lol yes he is ....
by Anthony A.
Melody is alright, its very spacious and laid back, when I went a few weeks ago hookah was 10$ which is slightly higher then most places in Astoria.When I got my hookah the hose was really dirty, as if it was rusting ( which is possible ) I told him to give me a new one. But all he did was blow in it and that was about it.Avoid this place on the weekends for the simple fact they charge a cover charge to get it, what kind of crap is that? a cover charge for a hookah spot? You be the judge of that.Over all its a "meh" type of place.
by Chad T.
I didn't really like this place. Part of the fun of going out for hookah is just hanging out and talking with your friends, but this place was so loud I couldn't even hear my inner monologue. It's like the music caused my brain to shut down from pain. The hummus and lamb kefteh that we had was solid, but you lose 2 more stars for being out of chicken liver and baklava. Seriously, what kind of lebanese restaurant runs out of baklava? This must be indicative of a deeper gross mismanagement.
Horrible Customer Services
by Mohammed Ismail
The worst place I've ever seen in my entire life. so, hookah lounges' owner must understand that their customers are more valuable than the cafe itself. no body gets there to pay whatever to satisfy the owner. we all go often there to have fun and enjoy our time. Melody proved that it's the worst cafe can ever be found. the manager treats his guest in a way like they work for him or as he make them a favor by letting them just sit there. the only job as the manager thinks is to empty your poket and get the hell out of there right away.
by Kendra N.
Melody is a fun hookah bar with live Arabic music and belly dancers on the weekend. It has a really sexy atmosphere and its one of the only places on Steinway that you can drink and smoke hookah.However, they are kinda shady about what they charge you. Twice I have had issues; the first time was a Sunday night and our bill was $42 and I was going to put it on my credit card. The waitress told us that there was a $50 minimum, so I asked her to bring us some bottles of water to get us to $50. She not only did that, but also increased her gratuity to 25%. When we asked why she said that her boss told her to because it was Sunday and there was live music. I wanted to keep the itemized receipt for proof, but she chased me down after I left the restaurant saying that I could not keep it.The second time I went there on a Thursday night and they added gratuity for a group of 4 people. They also told us that we had to leave before midnight or we would have to pay cover of $10/person... even though we had already been sitting there smoking hookahs and the place was half empty.The atmosphere and the place is really cool, but just be advised when you go here to bring cash, and make sure you take a second look at all charges on your bill.
by Robert B.
So, my first review on Yelp....Where do I begin? I guess i'll start with my first impression of Melody Cafe upon entering.....what seemed to be a middle eastern neighborhood, I expected to see more middle eastern people filling this huge space. Apart from a few huddles of hookah smokin' regulars, there wasnt much goin on...never a good sign. Then again it was a monday night, I give you that Melody.Yet, I was pleasantly surprised. I sat in my quaint little corner, a comfy corner booth laden with pillows. I ordered moroccan tea to drink. I recommend drinking this tea with your meal if you would like an example of simplicity=divinity. Mint steeped in a plain tea. Delicious. My favorite part of this experience. The falafel. Amazing. Though I am italian, I must admit I have a certain affinity for these savory fried treats. I have had them plenty of times, at plenty of places. I must admit that Melody Cafe has given me a reason to drive from Staten Island to Astoria. Huge, round falafel....Golden crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside.....Perfect thing to indulge in before an hour long hookah session, sinking deeper into my moroccan style booth. Sipping my Moroccan tea, smoking my hookah with fresh pineapple and peaches....Bisaha Melody Cafe'!
Rip off and bad hosting
First of all this place is a rip off, they tell that you have to pay for a cover charge when you get ready to pay and leave, nobody tell at the door nithier it says any where that you have to pay this fee...
The owner will just move you seating to another spot for his liking and they are not courteous at all, one of the worst service that I got so far in any hooka bar.....