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When you’re traveling, you don’t want to have to worry about what and where you’re going to eat. You just want to find nourishment with ease when you need it, preferably without having to cook it yourself! New York has some of the most diverse food choices in the world, which makes this a great place to eat. Fortunately, you can find some of the best New York restaurants without venturing too far from the airport.

JFK Airport Restaurants To Taste

We’ve got the list of the best JFK Airport restaurants and even restaurants near JFK Airport right here! If you’re hungry, read on!


John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK Access Rd., Terminal 5, Jamaica, NY 10010

AeroNuova is one of the best rated JFK Airport restaurants, which makes it our top choice for this list. It offers top-quality Italian cuisine, right in the airport. Try the “Seared Salmon” entree with fingerling potatoes, in a basil pesto sauce, or the “Wild Mushroom Risotto.”

5ive Steak

John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK Access Rd., Terminal 5, Jamaica, NY 11430

You may not think you can get fine dining within an airport, but 5ive Steak would prove you wrong. This Airport steakhouse is a top choice with its modern decor, classy ambience, and high-quality menu. We recommend trying the “Tuna Tartar” with the “Red Beet Salad.” 5ive also has an incredible offering of artisanal burgers: our favorite is the “Foie Gras” with portobello mushrooms in red wine reduction.

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse & Grill

John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK Access Rd., Terminal 8, Jamaica, NY 11430

If you’re looking for good, quality American food on your stopover flying through New York City, take a break at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse & Grill. For dinner, you can’t go wrong with any of the number of choices of steak (or “Bobby’s Homemade Meatloaf”). They also offer several “comfort food” style choices of breakfasts, including challah french toast.

Deep Blue Sushi

John F. Kennedy International Airport, JFK Access Rd., Terminal 5, Jamaica, NY 11422

We love this 4-star sushi restaurant because they are a bit more adventurous in their menu. You’ll find more than the usual sushi menu options — rolls, sashimi, teriyaki, and tempura — instead, they offer more inventive sushi rolls, and entrees. Try their Mizo Glazed Black Cod with Togarashi Fries. It’s impressive Japanese cuisine available right in the airport.

Bayhouse Waterfront Bar & Grille

155-57 Bayview Ave, Rosedale, NY 11422

Bayhouse Waterfront Bar & Grille is a top choice when you are looking for restaurants near JFK Airport. It’s high quality pub-style food with delicious seafood options and a great view of Jamaica Bay. You can get clams any way you want them — raw, baked, steamed, fried — so make sure you give them a try. The “Fish Your Way” entree allows you the choice of salmon, tuna, or swordfish, cooked to your preference. You also can’t go wrong ordering “Chef Jose’s Famous Francese” with chicken, flounder, or shrimp.

Golden Krust

223-24 S Conduit Ave, Jamaica, NY 11413

Golden Krust offers colorful, flavorful Caribbean food you’ve just got to try! We love the cheery food descriptions on their menu. Try “The Diablo Steampot” which is “dungeness crab, queen crab, mussels and andouille sausage steamed in a flavorful garlicky tomato sauce with fresh cilantro and pico de gallo.” Or dig in to the “Caribbean Feast,” which is a sweet, spicy, smokey hot dish of shrimp and pineapple and pepper. This is one of our favorite restaurants near JFK Airport because of the incredibly flavorful food and great, friendly service.

Giardinetto Ristorante Italiano

233 Doughty Blvd, Inwood, NY 11096

Highly rated, Italian fine cuisine, just a short drive from the John F Kennedy Airport — what more could you want? Try Ravioli Ortalano, homemade ravioli with lobster, crabmeat and julienne vegetables or Veal Chop Capriciosa, veal chop pounded, pan fried and served with fresh tomatoes, red onions and mozzarella. They have a fantastic wine selection, guaranteed to satisfy the novice or connoisseur alike.

Lucky Boy Restaurant

636 Rockaway Turnpike #3, Lawrence, NY 11559

Lucky Boy is a great choice if you’re craving Greek food. Try any of the classic options, souvlaki, gyro, chicken or veal parmigiana, and you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for a good vegetarian option, we highly recommend the “Stuffed Eggplant Appetizer,” stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, and topped with mozzarella cheese and homemade tomato sauce. They also have a good selection of wines to pair with food.

Tropical Grille

153-41 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica NY 11434

New York has a fantastic selection of African restaurants, and our favorite is very near to John F Kennedy Airport, fortunately. Try Tropical Grille and sample their jollof rice, and delicious meat and veggie dishes prepared in your choice of various African sauces, like Ogbono, Edikaikon, etc. On weekend nights (Friday and Saturday), it’s open until 2 a.m., which makes it a great spot to go with friends after a show. Save this treat for when you’ve got time to sit and enjoy the food and ambience, with good company

Xinbao Sushi House

13742 Guy R Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434

We love Xinboa Sushi House for convenient, delicious Japanese food. Xinbao serves all the classic favorite sushi dishes, so you’re sure to be able to find something you will enjoy here. It’s classic American sushi, with very high-quality ingredients, and fresh caught fish.