Republic of Booza

Spanish Fork, Utah
Average rating: 4.1 203 reviews

Ice Cream Shop

Republic of Booza is the world's first modern #booza shop serving The Original Ice Cream™ in a huge range of incredible flavors.

Service area

Within 30 miles of Spanish Fork, UT


Reviews of Republic of Booza

Average rating: 4.1

4.1 average from 203 reviews

Rating: 4
Alan Lilly
4 months ago
The ice cream is full of flavor and the children really enjoyed watching the staff prepare it for us.
Rating: 5
nithyaz cm
4 months ago
This is the real deal: I literally ate my way through their amazing flavors over the course of a week. I’ve lived in the Middle East for more than a decade and can definitely say that Republic of Booza knows exactly what it’s doing - and then some. This is cultural *appreciation;* it’s total devotion to and respect for a desert with such an amazing history.I talked to one of the co-owners who was in the store and he generously explained the origins of each ingredient and the exact composition of each flavor. They don’t cut corners when it comes to their super high-quality raw ingredients and they also keep switching up their menu to include seasonal flavours while maintaining some of the evergreens. I was legit surprised that they’re able to keep their prices within a very reasonable range, also given the shop’s location in the heart of Williamsburg. Let’s just say you get your money’s worth.When I was there in late September, my favourites included: Burnt-Butter Sorbet (with basil & sumac), Saffron Peppercorn (Iranian Saffron accented with a blend of Tellicherry & Peruvian Pink pepper), Red Miso (accented with pumpkin seeds), Vanilla (from Fiji).I recently started following them on Instagram and FB where they keep posting pics of their limited-edition flavours. For Halloween they made a flavor called “Dracula’s Bloody Mess” (white chocolate rocky road of marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and almond with a sour cherry 'blood' swirl) and one called “Choc-o’-Lantern” (Pumpkin-flavored booza laced with ribbons of dark chocolate ganache).
Rating: 5
Erick Zajac
4 months ago
Unique selection of ice cream, highly recommended.
Rating: 1
Leanne Hyer
4 months ago
Basically not edible. Cool looking. Gum texture... an internet trend that shouldn’t last. Nice location...
Rating: 5
Nedah June
4 months ago
Delicious! Fantastic flavours, not overbearingly sweet that leaves you super thirsty (or with a headache). Looks cool when they stretch it but no gum-like texture, melts almost like normal ice cream but even better with a richer, creamier feel. Excited to come back throughout the seasons for the new flavours. Staff is kind and the place is clean and colourful. Great addition to the neighbourhood and hope they pop up in some restaurants/grocery stores soon =]
Rating: 5
Danielle D
4 months ago
I absolutely love this ice cream! It's a lovely little treat, it might not be what everyone is expecting, but if you come in with an open mind it's a very delicious, gooey treat. They have vegan options which is amazing as well. They're super liberal about letting you try flavors, so you know exactly what you're getting into. I find the texture super pleasing and less messy than other ice cream. As an ice cream fanatic, I'd definitely put this on my list of top 10 ice creams to check out. My Turkish friend said they have ice cream like this there as well, so you're getting a bit of a cultural experience! Very unique.
Rating: 3
Ji Young Whang
4 months ago
They had interesting flavors but probably an acquired taste. The chocolate flavor tasted so good! Very simple and cute decor
Rating: 1
Shereen E.
4 months ago
Rode all the way to Williamsburg for this but I was disappointed. The flavors sound enticing but this ice cream is definitely just average. Go to Bay Ridge for some real BOOZA
Rating: 5
Alex S
4 months ago
This is the real deal: I literally ate my way through their amazing flavors over the course of a week. I’ve lived in the Middle East for more than a decade and can definitely say that Republic of Booza knows exactly what it’s doing - and then some. This is cultural *appreciation;* it’s total devotion to and respect for a desert with such an amazing history.I talked to one of the co-owners who was in the store and he generously explained the origins of each ingredient and the exact composition of each flavor. They don’t cut corners when it comes to their super high-quality raw ingredients and they also keep switching up their menu to include seasonal flavours while maintaining some of the evergreens. I was legit surprised that they’re able to keep their prices within a very reasonable range, also given the shop’s location in the heart of Williamsburg. Let’s just say you get your money’s worth. And if you're unsure whether you'll like a flavor, just ask for a taste, they're very generous with their sampling. When I was there in late September, my favourites included: Burnt-Butter Sorbet (with basil & sumac), Saffron Peppercorn (Iranian Saffron accented with a blend of Tellicherry & Peruvian Pink pepper), Red Miso (accented with pumpkin seeds), Vanilla (from Fiji).I recently started following them on Instagram and FB where they keep posting pics of their limited-edition flavours. For Halloween they made a flavor called “Dracula’s Bloody Mess” (white chocolate rocky road of marshmallows, chocolate chunks, and almond with a sour cherry 'blood' swirl) and one called “Choc-o’-Lantern” (Pumpkin-flavored booza laced with ribbons of dark chocolate ganache).Then came Republic of Booza’s Thanksgiving-themed flavours “Cranberry Sauce Sorbet” and “Sweet Potato Soufflé” (roasted sweet potatoes, brown sugar, toasted pecans, and brûléd marshmallows); and now they just announced more holiday-themed flavours: Panettone, Eggnog Zabaione, and Babka booza! Take me back to Brooklyn…
Rating: 4
Tania Strongman
4 months ago
expensive but interesting ice cream and cake
Rating: 5
Flor Garza
4 months ago
Some weird flavors and definitely worth trying out! I give it a 5/5 for being very daring.
Rating: 4
Peter D.
4 months ago
Not sure why I still enjoy ice cream in the winter. But the short lines are making it very easy to try all of them. This place is conveniently located right off the L-Train station stop Bedford Av. They have some standard flavors and a lot of seasonal options. I tried a few different flavors like the Labneh and Honey. I decided to go with the Salted Oreo and was very surprised by the texture. It has an almost chewy texture and is exactly shown in pictures. The flavor was nice and not overbearing or super sweet and fatty like some of the famous creameries. I would almost say it was as sweet as your box stores Jell-O pudding. I thought it was a good product and the store itself was clean and very orderly.
Rating: 5
Candace H.
4 months ago
I wanted to check out Republic of Booza after seeing a very interesting video of a place that makes STRETCHY ICE CREAM on YouTube, and I'm telling you this place lives up to the hype I felt when watching that video!! They have such unique and enticing flavors in this store. The staff was patient with us as we sampled almost 1/3 of their menu. They let you split the flavors in a scoop so we ended up getting a small/single scoop split with Horchata and Salted Oreo. I would highly recommend the Salted Oreo flavor! Cookies and cream flavored ice cream is my go to and this was pretty life changing. Also, the ice cream is truly stretchy which is pretty fun to play with as you're eating. The texture is smooth and creamy and it melts perfectly in your mouth and isn't hard to eat either. There is minimal seating in this store - a few tables and some stool window seats.
Rating: 3
Dana C.
4 months ago
I wanted to try this place after seeing all the viral videos. Walking in, the place was really clean. There were two girls working at the counter and they were friendly about us having samples. They use a metal spoon to give you the samples which is different than other places where they give samples in a plastic spoon. +1 for being environmentally friendly. I think the price was about $5.50 for a REALLY small cup. The ice cream was nothing special. i got the salted caramel. Worth it for a try, but wouldn't come back a second time.
Rating: 4
Alexia G.
4 months ago
Thank you Booza for wonderful hospitality and delicious ice cream with a different twist. All I e creams are natural without artificial sweeteners and flavors. I am especially thankful to chrome next door for highly recommending Booza! I really enjoyed the beet ice cream with chèvre. After trying almost every flavor, I can say that this was my absolute favorite for any time of year. I also loved the strawberry. It can be difficult to opt for a classic with all the fun choices (egg nog, and panettone just to name two for the holidays!) Another flavor combination that I really enjoy here is the chai masala and tahini mint. I did feel the chai was a tad sweeter than I would like - so I really thought the mint complimented the chai because it wasn't as sweet. If you like very sweet ice cream, I feel this is the place for you! Thinking as a parent, this ice cream is wonderful for children (and adults too hehe) because it is not as messy as a classic ice cream. I thought it was going to be extremely dense but I was surprised with how airy it was. The owner is friendly, and the counter staff is as well.
Rating: 4
Mary Q.
4 months ago
Interesting texture of ice cream. It is stretchy. Not as creamy as other ice creams in the US. It is a nice experience to try with friends. They have a variety of flavors to choose from. They also have vegan options. It is delicious but I still love my creamy ice cream!
Rating: 4
Kitty Y.
4 months ago
I really wish I could give this place a full review but when I went to get the ice cream, I was (still am) fighting a cold. I had barely any sense of taste this week so everything I ate had no flavor. But other than the taste of the ice cream, there are many other things I can write about. First of all, let me talk about the location. This ice cream shop opened up in a great location. It sits a few blocks walk from the L train and a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle. A few blocks away is the water front where you can go and enjoy your ice cream while also enjoying the view. If it's too cold it, your always welcome to eat inside this shop's modern, newly renovated building. You can clearly tell that this place is new with it's modern and minimal aesthetic. There is really only the ice cream fridge that greets you when you walk in. On one sides is a few stools that you can sit at and enjoy your ice cream at. On the other is a Beecher like area where you can sit on multiple layers. It's a good place to have a small amount of people come in and hang out while enjoying ice cream. The variety of ice cream is actually a decent amount considering the size of the shop. I wish my taste buds we're working on that day so I would have been able to taste all the flavors available. The most interesting one that I would have loved to try was the pineapple burnt butter sorbet. I got salted caramel because I generally have a good idea of what that taste like. I had my friend taste it for me and she said it was pretty salty, which I would have l really enjoyed. The texture was very smooth and "stretchy". It was definitely a different texture that regular ice cream and it was a different experience. My friend really enjoyed her ice cream and I wish I could have too. The reason that I gave this place 4 instead of 5 stars is because they don't have toppings. I know this let's the ice cream flavors and texture shine by themselves but sometimes it's nice to have a different texture in your ice cream. The woman who helped us was very nice and patient with us. I'm sure that she must have to deal with a lot of customers who just stare at the wall for minutes and not be able to decide what flavor that they want. Overall I think this place is a cute place to go to to grab ice cream with your friends if you're in the area.
Rating: 5
Savithri Kolagani
4 months ago
Great variety of ice creams, very unique flavors.
Rating: 3
Zaman Gamil
4 months ago
Tried this ice cream a month ago and it was ok my favorite is the chocolate
Rating: 3
Timo Wagner
4 months ago
(Translated by Google) One thing in advance: you should know that here you get ice cream which is made in an old traditional way.Unfortunately, it convinces only partially and unfortunately is out of all proportion to the price(Original)Eines vorab: man sollte wissen, dass man hier Eis bekommt welches auf eine alte traditionelle Art hergestellt wird.Geschmacklich überzeugt es leider nur bedingt und steht leider in keinem Verhältnis zum Preis
Rating: 2
Angelica R.
5 months ago
I love ice cream and I really wanted to like this but after trying it... I just wasn't a fan. I ordered the salted oreo while my friend ordered mint tahini chip.  Really cool how it stretches and pulls like taffy but after having a couple bites I felt this weird film or slime feeling in my mouth. My friend agreed with me as well. Cool experience and I'm glad I tried it but overall, it's not for me.
Rating: 3
Angeline C.
5 months ago
I was looking for something sweet and decided on this place.  I've seen youtube videos of the stretchy taffy like ice cream and it always intrigued me.  I figured since I was in the area, why not. The flavors here are different so make sure you sample what you want.  The original is a classic flavor, but it wasn't for me.   I got the horchata which was delicious.  It was subtle and not too overpowering.  I also got the honey and that was good too.  This is a bit sweet from the honey so keep that in mind.   This was more of a try once and not come back type of place.  It was good, but not a repeater.  The place is expensive and the cup size is super duper small.  I definitely felt ripped off.  What's with the prices in Williamsburg.  Only hipsters can afford stuff like this.   The decor is nice though.  They also have complimentary water so that was good.
Rating: 3
Yaya Alban
5 months ago
I would give 2.5 stars but I could only do 2 or 3 so they got lucky lol. To me the only thing decent was the price but the flavors are not that great and the texture was kinda gross, every time I took a bite it was taking a bite of a banana after a baby try’s to eat it but spits it out. Nice location tho and like I said prices are decent... it’s a cool idea but I wouldn’t go back.
Rating: 4
Robert Drakes
5 months ago
Good, but pricey.
Rating: 5
Leeanna Laureano
5 months ago
Their labneh and honey was delish ! Tasted like cheesecake ! And was sooo fluffy ❤️ The lady let me try every flavor to ind the one I liked the most and the labneh was it !! loved it
Rating: 4
Nonplus 2op
5 months ago
The ice cream is extremely unique! Although tasty, it just wasn’t for me. I prefer the taste of original ice cream compared to this cold marshmallow like desert. My girlfriend was the complete opposite opinion of me.Don’t knock it before you try it!
Rating: 4
Lais Granzoti
5 months ago
Very interesting ice cream. Unlike what you would expect!Try before committing to a full serving! Many options.
Rating: 5
Jonathan Lui
5 months ago
My experience here was pretty great. Initially, we were a bit intimidated by all the flavors and sizes on the wall. However, a staff member was really really patient and explained all we needed to know. She was also understanding when we asked for many samples. The payment process was simple and the ice cream tasted great. I think that it is truly unique to this area.
Rating: 5
Andrew Kolar
5 months ago
A different but amazing type of ice cream. It’s very stretchy and fun to eat! Pricey for the sizes given though
Rating: 5
Jorge Macedo
5 months ago
Very original flavors. The ice cream consistency is very unique (because of the mastic). Awesome place!
Rating: 5
Michael B
5 months ago
Very good and the girl working behind the counter let us taste all the flavors that we wanted to try before making a selection.
Rating: 5
Kara F.
5 months ago
I thought this was going to be an overly bougie place because of the eclectic flavors but I was wrong. The staff is very down to earth and the flavors are more authentic and clever than over the top. I had the saffron peppercorn mixed with labneh and honey and it was super smooth, creamy, and delicious. Definitely a unique experience with a great ambiance.
Rating: 4
Edward W.
5 months ago
A novelty the first time around since it's almost like a laffy taffy in ice cream form. I had the salted oreo flavor which had a runnier texture and not as stretchy due to the salt. I liked the Oreo flavor cause it tasted like an Oreo ice cream sandwich, but crushed up. The strawberry was much stretchier and had a gummier texture to it. Still tasted great but the downside of the stretchiness is that it takes away from the flavor. Overall, great dessert experience and worth trying it out at least once!
Rating: 2
Alma W.
5 months ago
A spectacle that in the end tastes like saliva. My friend and I had a fun time going to this cute store and testing out some of their really wacky flavors, getting our Insta on for this stretchy ice cream in ~Williamsburg~. However, once we got to eating, after a few bites I promptly realized this ice cream left an absolutely nasty after taste on my tongue. Maybe not a taste, but a text reminiscent of slime and saliva that would not go away. Interesting? yes. Totally worth the insta, and maybe even worth just going to taste a flavor (they do get creative, for example sichuan white chocolate), but in terms of food, not worth a return trip.
Rating: 3
Christian Y.
6 months ago
I wanted to try this place out after seeing it all over social media. The shop is clean, bright, and minimal in design and was surprisingly empty for a Friday evening. I was able to try a few flavors and each was subtle, but overall, tasted about the same so nothing "popped." The texture was slightly chewier than your average ice cream and I noticed it didn't melt much at all so it's a good option for when you want to savor your dessert. They do have experimental flavors on rotation and vegan options as well, but the names will be more intriguing than the tastes themselves.
Rating: 2
Kiki R.
6 months ago
I don't like it and the service was painfully slow, I had to wait 15 minute while 2 employees were busy serving one person (he really wanted to try them all and apparently they need two people to do the job of one). Then we can talk endlessly abut how 600 years ago we already had printed recipes of frozen custards more similar to modern ice cream then this gooey thing. How  even the Bible had described desserts with milk and snow. How this is more a frozen dessert then an actual ice cream... So no, they are not the original ice cream. They are one of the many frozen dessert available to this world. Some are better then other and then other. You want great ice cream? Go around the corner at Gentile.
Rating: 2
Yael D.
6 months ago
Blech. I get that chewy, stretchy, dense booza ice cream is a real thing with historical origins in the middle east.  And I think it's all kinds of awesome that someone decided to introduce the masses to this concept.  It's just the execution I am struggling with: Anyway, hubby and I sampled a bunch of flavors. And I was surprised by how devoid of well, flavor they all were!  I expected Labneh & Honey, for instance, to have a yogurt-like tang, but instead, it was one-dimensionally sweet.  In fact, nothing we tried tasted like what we'd imagined based on its name.  Sadly, 'cloying and devoid of flavor' are what come to mind.  In the end, we went with the one pick that actually tasted like something: Tahini-Mint.  Granted, the sesame flavor dominated. I did not have an issue with the elastic texture, since I expected it, and to me that was part of the point.  And maybe I have just become immune to jacked up NYC prices, but that didn't really sway me either.  It was the simple fact that the product didn't taste good. Period. Also can I just say, 'Wow, does the staff here have my sympathies!'  Booza's uniquely stretchy consistency definitely creates some challenges as far as scooping it is concerned.  Maybe that is why the girl who served us reminded both hubby and me of Victoria Beckham in that she had this eerie composure, never once cracking a smile.  Not sure if I blame her, really.   We visited in the middle of a warm Sunday afternoon and did not encounter much of a line, but by the time we left, the place was a zoo.  Had we been forced to wait endlessly to try this stuff, I would have been pissed.  So not worth it. Bottom line:  Truly over-hyped bs. But it's left me curious enough to consider going on a booza recon mission; maybe in Bay Ridge, Astoria or the Paterson / Clifton areas of New Jersey.  Surely, there's got to be something better than this.
Rating: 3
John Tao
6 months ago
First time trying some Lebanese ice cream! That laffy taffy like pull got me all mesmerized from the moment I saw it online. I was in the area and randomly walked by when my eyes caught the stretchy ice cream. My favorite flavor was the salted Oreo which tasted like cookies and cream. Now I love all ice cream but Lebanese ice cream is a ice cream I would have once in a while. The thickness and goop-like texture feels like the entire inside of my body will have remnants of Booza for another month or so. Definitely the most interesting ice cream I have ever had. I'm looking forward to my next encounter with Booza...just after this Booza leaves my body first.
Rating: 2
Salim Virji
6 months ago
High concept meets low quality: despite the innovative flavors, such as beet and chèvre, the indifferent staff make for an unpleasant experience of having ice-cream here.The ice-cream itself is good, not great. You will be better off at the nearby Van Leeuwen or Davey’s.
Rating: 4
Steve Blake
6 months ago
Good experience eating there!
Rating: 5
Steve P
6 months ago
Unique stretchy ice cream with great flavours - very unique place to check out.
Rating: 5
LADY AJ
6 months ago
Delicious!!
Rating: 5
Ohad Orpaz
6 months ago
Really good ice cream 🍦
Rating: 5
• Ink •
6 months ago
I loved it so much! It was so smooth and didn’t drip! I do admit, the portions do LOOK small, but are suuuuper filling! I got a medium and could barely finish it! 5 stars!!
Rating: 4
Nelson Arevalo
6 months ago
Great Service. Very interesting choices or options. i like the whol idea and concept of sticky ice cream.
Rating: 5
Otoki Sicily
6 months ago
Salted Oreo and the pineapple burnt butter sorbet were amazing. Honestly all of the flavors had something to offer, and the stretchy texture was interesting and unexpected. Definitely plan on going back next time we're in NY.
Rating: 4
Kelly Michalak
6 months ago
Cool ice cream and the staff was really nice. I wasnt crazy about their flavors personally, but if you like unique ice cream flavors this would be perfect for you.
Rating: 4
Tiffany Jones
6 months ago
Nice small place. I tried the strawberry, chocolate and salted oreo flavors and thry were all good.
Rating: 5
ten c
6 months ago
Awesome place for ice cream! Cool to see the stretchy ice cream and it tastes really creamy!
Rating: 2
Siti Aminah Muhammad Imran
6 months ago
Not what I expected. Went here because I saw a video of it and got really intrigued to try it out. Staff were snobbish as hell. Would barely answered my questions. Ice cream was only average, especially for that kind of price. Won't recommend. Two stars for their innovativeness.
Rating: 4
Antonio Gomez
6 months ago
The ice cream was very good. I like it didn’t taste too sweet as most regular ice cream do. To me, the portion served is worth the money you pay.What I didn’t like is that the cups are so small and the ice cream start to fall down if you don’t eat it fast enough.Grab plenty of napkins to clean your hands as you race to eat this delicious ice cream!
Rating: 3
Alejandro Osio
6 months ago
It’s just not that delicious but it’s ight, the ice cream is in fact somewhat stretchy so that’s interesting I guess!
Rating: 5
Sabina Hahn
6 months ago
Pineapple burnt butter sorbet is unusual and so delicious
Rating: 3
Matthew Ray
6 months ago
Not worth the hype
Rating: 4
Jesse Alverio
6 months ago
I like my ice cream creamy, not stretchy, but it was a good experience.
Rating: 4
S A
6 months ago
Cool little place. portions look small, but they are actually just about right. employees were very friendly and seemed happy to offer multiple samples. Weird to eat stretchy ice cream, but its something different to check out.
Rating: 5
Kareem Mohammed
6 months ago
Personally I love booza ice cream, but it's not what people are used to, but would definitely recommend trying!
Rating: 5
Wajiha Hyder
6 months ago
Loved it! Very creamy and full of flavor. We got the Labne (yogurt) flavor with the same oreo.
Rating: 4
Elizabeth N.
6 months ago
I never knew there was this different kind of ice cream but I'm in love. It's the original ice cream, founded in the middle East. It's way less sweet than your average ice cream and you can tell they use great ingredients and spices. I loved their original cream flavor and the burnt pineapple. Also a plus, The gooey consistency makes it hard to melt into your shirt.
Rating: 4
Corinna Y.
6 months ago
Happened to be in the area the other day to try this. It was a cold night so it was natural to notice the place was empty. The guy at the booza bar was super nice, and let me try a bunch of flavors. He was super attentive and talked a lot about the booza. I was super grateful for that! The booza itself is also very interesting and yummy, but it's not the best ice cream in the world. I could barely taste the elastic texture because it ended up tasting goopy. Maybe the booza itself isn't cold enough for me to taste the chewy texture? I'm not sure. It's definitely worth trying out though, I just don't think I'll become a regular.
Rating: 5
Reed G.
6 months ago
Delicious ice cream with very unique flavors. The staff here is very friendly and generous with their portions. They happily shared more information on the ice cream and let us try numerous flavors. This place is a must go!
Rating: 4
Hana H.
6 months ago
As a Palestinian I was really excited to hear about Booza being here in the states. On a recent trip to New York from Chicago I stopped in with my fiancé. The best flavors ( and I tried several ) were the Labneh and Honey followed by the Salted Oreo. The flavor is so rich and full that even though a small looks tiny I still feel like I got my money's worth. I got to meet one of the owners Mike and he was a really nice guy. If the owners are reading this you should consider branching out to Chicago, there's a huge middle eastern community and you'd have lines out the door filled with people nostalgic for the treats from their home land.
Rating: 4
Diana S.
6 months ago
Wowza this booza is so stretchy! This ice cream from the Middle East is the first of its kind here and I must say it's not half bad. I had seen videos of it circulating around social media and happened to walk by after visiting domino park so we decided to try it. They offer many flavors, from classics to unique experimental, and we were allowed to sample as many as we wanted. What's great is that they allow you to pick two flavors even for a small size so we decided on saffron peppercorn and horchata de chufa. The staff was also super friendly and patient with us being so indecisive. A bit pricey but worth the experience. Not something I'd go out of my way for but if I'm in the area already, then sure why not?
Rating: 5
Michael C.
6 months ago
Very dam good. All you haters with complaints. This stuff is good payed 6.80 Yes for a cup of 3 not your average scoops But darn thing lasted some time between 2 people 5 stars
Rating: 5
Rachel B.
6 months ago
I was skeptical about trying "stretchy ice cream", but after learning more about the product and tasting different flavors I am all on board! Formally known as "Booza", this ancient ice cream originated nearly 500 years ago in the Levant region of the Mediterranean. Despite what you might think, the elasticity of this ice cream is ALL NATURAL!! It comes from two ingredients, "Shalab" (ground orchid root) and "Mastic" (a resin). Instead of being churned, the ice cream is pounded with a wooden pestle and is stretched by hand. It is frozen at a colder temperature than other ice cream products and has a slower melting time. Despite what you might think, the texture is perfectly creamy and smooth! In the past, Booza has only been sold in one flavor: Qashta/ Candied Cream. Republic of Booza has reinvented Booza, bringing us a variety of original and crazy mash-up flavors!! Their menu rotates frequently, and bringing bold and natural flavors to the table is of utmost importance to the four founding friends!
Rating: 3
Vincent T.
6 months ago
This is definitely a unique ice cream experience and specifically a texture experience. Republic of Booza offers a "pulled" ice cream that is unlike any ice cream I've had before. The ice cream looks almost elastic as they pull and twist your "scoop" of ice cream into a cup or cone. At first glance it looks like a normal scoop of ice cream that's on the ooey gooey side but it's that first bite that really throws you off and you need to decide whether you love it or hate it. Unfortunately , I did not enjoy the texture... this is not to say the flavor was bad.. but this may not be the ice cream for everyone. The texture can be described as gooey and almost slimey and it really holds onto itself meaning everytime I got go for a lick my tongue came back empty. This is a biting type of ice cream. Again, they offer a big selection of flavors and unique ones as well which I thought (taste wise) was delicious. Overall, republic of Booza came down to a texture that just wasn't for me, BUT I think others may enjoy this so it is definitely worth a try! And they have really great customer service! Super friendly staff.
Rating: 5
Bebe B.
7 months ago
OMG this is my NEW favorite type of ice cream, gelato used to be my fav, now it got bumped down the list by this amazing stretchy ice cream! the flavor, the texture, it's so good. more of this stretchy ice cream needs to be available cause I had to go all the way to Brooklyn to try this.
Rating: 1
Raymond Y.
7 months ago
When you think of ice cream - you want something that is sweet, creamy and COLD. Republic of Booza just did not hit any of my criteria for ice cream. Apart from "stretchy" - the taste was underwhelming and the ice cream tasted "room temperature".
Rating: 3
Berj M.
7 months ago
This is a very upscale looking shop. Very clean and sales people were friendly. We tried several flavors, but were disappointed in all except the original Middle East ice cream made with mastic gum, pistachios and other flavoring. Prices are above average but not unexpected for such speciality flavors.
Rating: 5
Rachel P.
7 months ago
After seeing all of the social media videos promoting this place, I finally had the chance to try it for myself and it did not disappoint. The ice cream is definitely creamier than I'm used to but was delicious. The consistency is really cool in that it's "stretchy" and has a very smooth finish like gelato. The flavors they offer are truly one of a kind, and while many places get too adventurous with flavors which don't pay off, Republic of Booza has created truly innovative and delicious flavors - ps you can ask for samples! They swirl your flavors together (if you get more than one), and in my case, I had a strawberry/blackberry combination that tasted like a lovely berry bubblegum concoction. Service was also friendly and efficient with the busy crowd on a Saturday afternoon. Would recommend if you're adventurous with ice cream and enjoy creamier textures!
Rating: 3
John T.
7 months ago
First time trying some Lebanese ice cream! That laffy taffy like pull got me all mesmerized from the moment I saw it online. I was in the area and randomly walked by when my eyes caught the stretchy ice cream. My favorite flavor was the salted Oreo which tasted like cookies and cream. Now I love all ice cream but Lebanese ice cream is a ice cream I would have once in a while. The thickness and goop-like texture feels like the entire inside of my body will have remnants of Booza for another month or so. Definitely the most interesting ice cream I have ever had. I'm looking forward to my next encounter with Booza...just after this Booza leaves my body first.
Rating: 5
Brazil Rice
7 months ago
Very good ice cream! Amazing how it stretches!
Rating: 5
Diana Conde
7 months ago
I really enjoyed this ice cream! It's so smooth. Loved it!
Rating: 5
Nick Tran
7 months ago
Can't go wrong with Vanilla.
Rating: 3
Rita W.
7 months ago
I was so happy after watching that stretchy ice cream video, as I was in NYC for work, so it was easy to get to Republic of Booza. Surprisingly, there were only 3 people in line when I went over the weekend. The place was decently sized and it was very clean The menu was large, flavors listed covering the wall. The flavors seemed very intriguing that I wanted to try all the flavors. Red miso, coconut matcha, candied cream, etc. - not your "typical" flavors. Since there weren't many people in line, I decided to ask to sample more flavors than I usually do. I was a bit disappointed while trying these flavors because they all more or less taste somewhat the same, especially that gummy/starchy cornstarch flavor that each flavor I tried contained. I couldn't taste the matcha in the coconut matcha, but I did get hints of coconut. The original is not bad, perhaps very good if you enjoy nuts such as pistachio. It's definitely one of those "warmer" ice creams, where it didn't seem would cool one down. I decided to get a small with blackberry and mint tahini chip. Both blended in alright with each other (I really couldn't distinguish between the two unless I really concentrated), and it took quite a few shots for me to actually get a stretch. I was watching the workers scoop the ice cream into the cups, and either they were pros at avoiding the stretch, or the ice cream was just more stretchy in the video. Record, stop, delete, repeat, until I got a small snippet of the stretch. Though the flavors weren't as rich or flavorful as expected, I was glad that I tried this place. Otherwise, I'd be wondering what I was missing. Glad to know it isn't much.
Rating: 5
Shah B.
7 months ago
Republic of Booza is the bomb, seriously. I've been very dissapointed with a lot of other places serving overly sweet ice cream with overpowering flavors. Not the case here. I've sampled about 5 different flavors and was blown away by the texture, flavor and just how they differed from one another. I ended up choosing a variety of 3 in a medium cup (had to share it with the wife). Our favorite ones were Labneh and Honey and Mango Tajin (Tajin is a mexican seasoning that has chile peppers, lime and salt) Killer combo! The service was absolutely phenomenal. They let you try as many flavors as you wish, super polite, and dressed up glamorously. Makes you feel like you are attending the white party in Ibiza. Just as a heads up, the texture is not like your regular ice cream. It's gooey (especially the non vegan ones) and does not melt like normal ice cream, which was pretty helpful for the flavors not getting mixed in together...
Rating: 3
Carell H.
7 months ago
My boyfriend really wanted to try this place out so we stopped by since we were in the neighbourhood. It was pretty packed when we were there (at night on a Saturday), and it took us a while to actually order. The ice cream is... Interesting to say the least. Texture wise it is definitely not similar to traditional ice cream/ gelato/ sorbet - it has an almost chewy consistency. I'm a texture person, and for some reason this was a pretty unpleasant texture for me. Worth a try if you like trying new things, but I don't think I'll be coming back again.
Rating: 4
Macha H.
7 months ago
Fun and tasty ice cream. I had Matcha and Tahini flavors and both were excellent. Compared with other stored ice cream/gelato, I could be satisfied with small cup. Very rich flavor and I love it!
Rating: 5
Rossy M.
7 months ago
Republic of Booza you just gained another fan! I saw a few videos about this place on Twitter and as a big ice cream lover I just HAD to go and try it. Glad to say I was not disappointed! They have a good range of flavors going from classic, to global, to experimental. Staff was super friendly and I liked that they encourage and let you sample as many flavors as you'd like. We tried the candied cream (2 thumbs down), the salted caramel (8 out of 10), and the horchata and salted oreo. The last two were AMAAAAZING so we stuck with those. If you buy a small size you can pick 2 flavors, medium 3 flavors and large I believe its 4. I was so mesmerized watching them serve the ice cream lol it looked so gooey but so damn delicious at the same time. As for price, I found it to be fair and actually thought it'd be more expensive - the small size was about $5.50. The store itself is very bright and clean. They have a good amount of seating where you can charge your phone too, 5 stars for that! You'll def. find me here next time I'm in Williamsburg!
Rating: 3
Sammi K.
7 months ago
We stumbled upon this unique ice cream spot as I was walking to the coffee shop next door and my brother pointed out that he's seen this online advertised as the 'stretchy ice cream'. We were quite intrigued and wanted to give it a try. I'd say this is definitely an experience, once in a lifetime for me. I wasn't particularly disappointed or anything, but it wasn't my cup of tea. The texture was very... interesting. It was stretchy and a little chewy, didn't melt as fast as regular ice cream, but something about it was kind of off-putting. Unfortunately, I think I'd much prefer regular ice cream over this. If you're experimental and love to explore new foods, give it a try. There are many different flavors to choose from and a small cup can fit a generous amount of ice cream (2 flavors) for a decent price. I chose the coconut matcha and salted oreo. I think I prefer the salted oreo more as it's more standard.
Rating: 3
Yvonne C.
7 months ago
I'll preface this review by saying the rating is based a lot on personal preference.  I had an overall enjoyable experience, and there are lots of different flavors to try and choose from, ranging from more classic/familiar American flavors to more exotic.  The texture of the ice cream is also unique and stretchy, as advertised.  That said, after having tried a large, I personally still prefer the creamy texture of regular ice cream and am not quite used to the stretchy, more gummy texture here.
Rating: 3
Tempestt W.
7 months ago
Nice ambiance and really interesting texture to the ice cream. The flavors were hella creative but just not appetizing. I was slightly disgusted by the burnt pineapple and other samples I had. I ended up getting a (really) small cup of ice cream that cost me $6 with tax. Needless to say, you can find better ice cream that has that experimental fling within a few blocks. I won't say who they are but google it!
Rating: 5
Zaid S.
7 months ago
A must try! If you know your ice cream, then you'll love booza ! My girlfriend and I were in New York for vacation, we saw the store on Instagram and decided to try.   We came in and tried the salted oreo and blackberry.  The texture and flavor were so good! The store is really beautiful and the staff let you try as many samples as youd like, make sure you go through everything because you'll spend a good while trying to make a decision ! Highly recommend!
Rating: 4
Jillian L.
7 months ago
The Insider video had me so intrigued, I knew I couldn't pass up trying Republic of Booza. They have so many interesting flavors which they divide up into Classic, Global, and Experimental. I tried the Chocolate, Original Qashta, Mango-Tajin, Sichuan White Chocolate, Labneh & Honey, and Pineapple Burnt Butter. I ordered a small with the latter two flavors. A small is $5.25 (prices go up by $1 per size increase) and you get to choose two flavors. The portions are incredibly generous! I thought they were going to charge us for a medium. The ice cream has a very stretchy texture which I thought would make it slightly chewy when eaten, but it's just like normal ice cream. All the flavors we tried were strong and flavorful. I would definitely recommend trying the flavors first as they may not taste like what you would expect. Overall, another good addition to Williamsburg!
Rating: 4
Victoria C.
7 months ago
Like many others came here over the hype of the stretchy ice cream. Yes, it's stretchy and fun to place with and it's great that they have such a variety of flavors from the standard, global, and even experimental flavors to try out (The best way to see if people like a new flavor). The guy behind the counter was super nice and let me try multiple flavors before I made my decision. I tried the salted oreo, which was okay, but I ended up getting Lameh & honey and salted caramel instead. The guy told me the lameh & honey tasted like cheesecake, thus I had to try it. The flavors are very subtle, which is great for mixing flavors together since you can get 2 flavors mixed in for a small and possibly more for a larger size I'd assume. If you're in the area, I'd definitely check it out!
Rating: 1
Marie A.
7 months ago
Booza in Arabic means ice cream and for anyone who knows what Arabic ice cream is...this place is HORRIBLE!!!! The original Ashta tastes nothing like it should. Don't wast your time or money
Rating: 5
Harrison W.
7 months ago
Incorporating the history of ice cream (the real original ice cream) and putting a modern, experimental spin on it. The flavors are incredible - from basics like pistachio and chocolate to creative experimental flavors like red miso and Sichuan white chocolate.
Rating: 2
Karen F.
7 months ago
Came with high expectations but left underwhelmed. The flavors were quite delicious though.
Rating: 2
Gabriella K.
7 months ago
Beautiful shop and really yummy flavors but it's sort of like eating slimy ice cream!?  I'd way rather have ice cream in its regular texture.  Not to mention it's super expensive!
Rating: 3
Yasmine E.
8 months ago
Place is too hyped. Almost everyone knows this place from Insta. I was excited to try this place. When I got there, it was bit crowded, however the line does move fast. I like how they have unique flavors and you can sample as much as you want. I think it's best to get those unique flavors rather than what your used too. The oreo was ok, but the saffron peppercorn and labna with honey is pretty good. The disappoint was that I wish the ice cream was more creamier, and it wasn't as stretchy as  I expected it to be. Maybe for foreigners this icecream is good; but coming from a MiddleEastern/Turkish background, I had better.
Rating: 4
Rachel T.
8 months ago
Really great ice cream with some interesting flavors! I'd recommend the Salted Oreo and the Peanut Butter Crunch. The Pistachio was a bit over rated.
Rating: 2
Satine M.
8 months ago
I'll be frank, it's not that bad and than it's bad. Some flavors are okay, others are not too good. My favorite was the labnah honey and the saffron peppercorn. I sampled the rest and it tasted like nothing. One of the employees rolled her eyes when I asked to try more flavors..well I'm sorry for being a customer. I'll give you a hint, she's the tall one with brown eyebrows and a bland face. You're allowed to sample all the flavors so if someone rolls their eyes don't let that deter you and try all of them before purchasing because I promise you..you won't like a lot of them, plus it's expensive So don't waste your money and buy something you like. Have a good day!!! Xoxox
Rating: 3
Johnny L.
8 months ago
I saw a video about this place on Food Insider so I decided "Hey why not check this place out?" My friend also wanted to check it out so we both went. No line when we arrived but there was a decent crowd inside. Tried the Sichuan White Chocolate and didn't like it. Tried the Saffron Peppercorn and it was decent. Ended up getting the Coconut Matcha which was pretty good. I would probably come back one more time just to try out the other flavors, but it's really not as hyped as it's made out to be
Rating: 3
Nat W.
8 months ago
I was drawn to the unique process of old fashion ice cream. The flavors are indeed creative and delicious but it wasn't not your socks off good. The price is really what was a little of a turn off. I understand, like all artisan locations, that fresh ingredients are utilized but it didn't blow me away. The staff is very attentive and friendly.  In a nut shell its just ice cream with a sticky texture. That's really it. I've been to creameries where it's made in house...right from the damn cow with lower prices. Way overpriced!
Rating: 4
Ken W.
8 months ago
Had the blackberry, Oreo, and chocolate in medium size.  The saltiness from the Oreo flavor helped accentuate the sweetness of the ice cream.  The stretchiness was a cool side note.  In general the flavors were pretty light and not too filling
Rating: 5
Ross P.
8 months ago
Nice place to try something new and different, we try the flavors of macha, strawberry and chocolate, highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Emanuel M.
8 months ago
Great / friendly service! We loved the flavours very much. Love ice cream but had never tried booza before. Glad we stumbled across this gem.
Rating: 3
Gianna F.
8 months ago
really cool twist on ice cream. they have a lot of different flavors and combos of flavors i've never heard of. i recommend salted oreo
Rating: 2
Jennifer I.
8 months ago
I seriously don't get it. It wasn't "stretchy" as promised nor were the flavors worth the drive and fight to park in Williamsburg. The prices were nuts, too. The counter guy though, huge shout to him, I should've got his name. He literally let's us try every single flavor and was so damn patient ! I wound up with a peppercorn saffron and everyone else got medicore green tea. Seriously, go read a one of the news stories about how amazing the stretchy pants is. Where's the stretch?!? Literally the most exciting thing about  this ice cream was went I accidentally dropped the entire cupful on my chest.
Rating: 2
Denise S.
8 months ago
We went here for ice cream but both me and my boyfriend had to throw the ice cream away. it doesn't taste nice. It tastes like medicine. We had the chocolate flavor and I believe Tiramisu or coffee.
Rating: 3
Suki C.
8 months ago
A little conflicted with this spot. When I first saw this place, on instagram, I was super hyped to try this place because the ice cream stretches? WHAT. This spot is obviously different and so I came on a Saturday afternoon. When we arrived, the line was literally out the door. My boyfriend and I had to wait outside so the doors remain closed at all times. I saw people eating their cup or cone of ice cream and I was super excited when it was my turn at the counter. We were encouraged to try all their flavors- I certainly tried a lot ha. The people helping were patient, explained or tried to explain the flavors to me.. Unfortunately though, none of the flavors stood out to me. I really wanted to like SOMETHING but I think it was just either okay or I didnt really like it all that much. The flavors are pretty different I guess you can say but I personally think i would stick to my typical regular flavored ice creams minus the "stretch" which was there but kinda of not there. Overall i think the ice cream itself is a 2.5 star.. interesting flavors but not for me.. Prices are also quite pricey.. 5+ for a small cup, I mean they give an okay amount but I am not sure I will be back. My boyfriend and I shared the peanut butter ice cream- forget what its actually called and the horchata.. he liked the horchata but that was about it. Do give it a try and judge for yourself.
Rating: 4
Syd R.
8 months ago
Was super excited to try after seeing all the social media on this place with the "stretchy" ice cream. I got there right at 12 when they opened on a Saturday and there were already people waiting outside. It's really nice they let you try different flavors. Very unique flavors which I love. I got a Small with two flavors and it came out to right under $6 I believe.  Not bad for what it is.  I got the Labneh&Honey and the coconut matcha.  The coconut matcha was vegan so it had a much different texture, a little disappointing as it wasn't stretchy but still good. Would go back and try other flavors if I was in the neighborhood.
Rating: 3
Sydney W.
8 months ago
finally stopped by on a rainy night... the weather Pros... the "ice cream" doesn't melt the minute you get it, theres def some time for a photo opt. Cons... you cannot eat it outside without the added splash of brooklyn rainwater LOL i sampled a bunch of their flavors but finally decided on salted oreo (the girl was super nice with the sampling... did not get a sense of annoyance with my questions or requests; this is the type of worker boss's like to hire). The flavor was spot on... exactly what it said... salted oreo. The texture was very interesting. You literally EAT this ice cream... it doesn't melt or feel like the consistency of our typical milk ice cream; reminds me of eating marshmallows. It's a very thick consistency. A small size cup will run you roughly $5+change (typical for the neighborhood). Now my issue with this place is the actual cup the ice cream is delivered in.The workers wear gloves and scoop some ice cream. They pull, twist and pile ice cream in the cup but the same hand thats pulling and twisting later touches the actual cup leaving it covered in ice cream and stickiness. Dont get me wrong, Im not complaining about the hygiene of the ice cream prep (i see gloves and i see that they throw it away after each customer) but i dont want to be handed a cup COVERED with ice cream on the outside... i quickly grabbed some napkins on the counter before taking the cup from the girl but because the cup was SOOO SMALL (think width of two fingers together... thats the height of the cup) the one napkin wraps around the entire ice cream cup and all. I literally had to OUT OF the napkin. Not asking the company to over-fill or pile up each cup they sell, but can we get bigger cups so that the ice cream is actually on the INSIDE?!? thnx
Rating: 5
Karren D.
8 months ago
Just visited here for the first time. I got Pineapple Burnt Butter Sorbet. It was tart and refreshing. The kids got chocolate and salted oreo. We all enjoyed it and will be returning.
Rating: 3
Justyna B.
8 months ago
Ugh, I cannot believe I got suckered into the hype of this sticky ice cream. Videos of this are much more intriguing than the actual experience. I fell into the hype and got overcharged hard for it. That's why I'm giving it three stars. Ice cream is good. I got the coconut matcha which is vegan. Kinda tasted like nothing? Just a tiny hint of matcha. I liked it but felt like I got ripped off. Anyways, probably won't be back.
Rating: 4
Zehra M.
8 months ago
After a long work day, I dragged my friend here to try their ice cream for their quirky and creative flavors. There was a plethora of options and staff was super friendly. I especially enjoyed the salted Oreo. Saffron was good too. Overall, it was satisfying but not a memorable experience.
Rating: 3
Angie C.
8 months ago
Finally got to try Booza! When we arrived, there was a line out the door but the wait wasn't bad at all. The place it self is pretty small with minimal decor. The menu is very straight forward and the employees are attentive to tastings. Mango-Tajin Sorbet very odd for my liking, it has a weird spicy kick to it. The texture is definitely unique and yes stretchy. I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't go out of my way to get Booza ice cream, it was good but not satisfying.
Rating: 5
Melissa M.
8 months ago
Had to check this place out after seeing so many pictures and videos online of this ancient stretchy ice cream. It was absolutely delicious with so many fresh and creative flavors you are able to sample flavors before you choose which one you like the best and some of my favorites were the salted Oreo and horchata flavors and yes it is VERY stretchy and has a nice mouth feel while you're eating it.
Rating: 5
Sarah C.
8 months ago
It was my first time trying Booza and it was an amazing experience! The staff was extremely helpful and patient when we were trying the different flavors. I decided on tahini mint chip and horatcha flavors. I highly recommend  trying all the different flavors they have!
Rating: 4
Janice K.
8 months ago
BOOZA: icecream that challenges texture and my palate in various ways. It's stretchy and doesnt automatically stick to your tongue when u lick it the way icecream does. It is a very light dessert , yet heavy on its density. At the same time it's not too sweet though it's creamy. It's strange. Its booza. IG:@eatsumbap
Rating: 5
Onyx E.
8 months ago
I saw this ice cream parlor on Youtube via Insider, I've always wanted to try this type of ice cream, I know it to be Turkish but I found out otherwise. I tried multiple flavors salted caramel, vanilla, original, and mango-tajin sorbet (vegan). I got a small cup which was $5.76 I believe, it comes with two flavors. I got the Mango and Vanilla, combined it is sooo delicious. The mango is sweet and sour a little salty then the vanilla is so pure vanilla and it's stretchy which was so fun to witness, I literally giggled when it was stretching in my mouth. Another big key was that the place was clean and the workers were exceptionally welcoming and nice, they make sure you like the flavor before you buy it. I visited on 08/06/18. I will be returning soon.
Rating: 5
King K.
8 months ago
We all love gimmicks, including myself. I usually do not fall for gimmicks easily, but I'll always go check them out just to say I did it since I like living up to the term "millennial". Here's the ONLY two facts you need to know about this place. 1. Yes, the Ice Cream does in fact stretch! It's cool to see and play with. This is something that will not let you down. It's not play doh, but grow up, it's still a food that can stretch! 2. Yes, it tastes exactly like Ice Cream and it is delicious. It is definitely denser than ice cream, but it tastes exactly like it. I got the chocolate caramel and tried a bunch of the daily flavors, which obviously changed every day. All of the flavors were delicious and unique. Booza is going to take NYC by storm. I will definitely be coming back here (once the hype dies down so I don't wait for an hour).
Rating: 5
Joanna W.
8 months ago
When I first heard about stretchy ice cream I didn't know what to think. Coming to booza, though, I was pleasantly surprised. The texture is super interesting and the flavors are rich but not overwhelming.
Rating: 4
Julie Ying X.
8 months ago
I came here after going to Domino Park nearby.  The line was long but not too bad of a wait, about 20 minutes.  The ice cream is a bit different since it's Turkish.  It stretches and stays cold longer.  It also doesn't melt as fast as regular ice cream.  They have classic, global, and experimental flavors.  The staff were really nice so I was able to try a couple of flavors.  They said the most popular flavor was the labneh and honey but it was too sweet for me.  I really liked the mango tajin, horchata, and the pineapple burnt butter.  I ordered the small cup with two flavors: mango tajin and horchata.  If you're looking for a different kind of dessert, check this place out.
Rating: 3
Anurag P.
8 months ago
I was intrigued by the concept of Booza and needed to give this ice cream variant a try. When you arrive, you'll probably see a line out the door. Don't worry; it looks longer than it is and moves fairly quickly. Here's what I guess is happening: due to booza's stubborn texture, it takes way longer to scoop (or in this case, swirl) and serve than it does to serve regular ice cream. The flavors here are interesting and weirdly satisfying. I especially liked the taste of the Horchata, Salted Oreo, and Mango Tajin. But despite the pleasant flavors, the texture of booza kind of kills the experience. First, if you get multiple flavors, the stretchy texture causes the flavors to blend into each other. So you lose the distinction between their intricate flavors. Second, the mastic used to make booza creates a gummy texture. Although they claim booza is "denser" and there is "more flavor per bite than in ice cream", I'd argue the gumminess makes tasting and enjoying the flavor more difficult. I'm glad I tried it, and I would recommend you try it once for the novelty. But assuming you like ice cream, this isn't a repeat visit.
Rating: 5
Kelly D.
8 months ago
On my most recent visit I took my friend here because she wanted a weird dessert.  Republic of Booza has some unusual flavors that would not be found elsewhere in the city.  Besides that Booza itself is unique in that it handles like taffy, but feels like a smooth ice cream when consumed.   I had been there one time before that so I recommended the saffron peppercorn Booza.  I'm a fan of the saffron-rose ice cream found in Persian restaurants.  This had a similar flavor with saffron being prevalent with a hint of pepper.  This time I opted for the Miso Booza.  I like how the saltiness from the miso contrasted with the sweetness of the base.  It also had some pumpkin seeds mixed in that added accents of nuttiness.  My friend ultimately chose the Szechuan white chocolate Booza.  I had only a taste of it before and was unaware of the effects from eating more.  The familiar Szechuan spice combination hits you immediately and then subsides as you taste the white chocolate.  My friend loved it at first, but then found it to be less and less desirable as she ate more.  When she said it was not sweet enough we knew something was wrong.  Then we realized she was slowly losing her sense of taste with each bite!  This particular Booza contained the Szechuan button, a flower used in spicy dishes to numb the taste buds so you can handle more spice.  She was so upset that she went to get more normal ice cream elsewhere after she regained her sense of taste after about 10 minuets.   I'll be back here for more Booza.  I'll just avoid the white chocolate Szechuan.
Rating: 1
Debbie d.
8 months ago
Does this place sell ice cream or bubble gum or half and half? I felt scammed after tasting my purchase.
Rating: 5
Sahar R.
8 months ago
I was brought up with the typical Lebanese ashta flavor si the creativity and unique flavors here are amazing!! The workers were so patient with me and my 6 family members that I brought with me. We tried several flavors before picking the perfect one! It was worth the trip from Staten Island to Williamsburg just for ice cream!!
Rating: 3
Tiffany W.
8 months ago
Sorry it's overrated. I came here to be basic and get some cookies and cream...of course they were sold out. Tasted some mango Tajín (I actually love Tajín and grew up sprinkling it on everything) and wasn't impressed.
Rating: 3
Luyanda D.
9 months ago
The ice cream was alright.. nothing special except the fact that is stretches (hence why it's really popular). The cup sizes are very small I couldn't even tell the difference between a small, medium, and large. I had the salted caramel and it was really salty; I barely tasted any caramel. I might come back to try other flavors but... Not anytime soon
Rating: 4
Nala P.
9 months ago
I interesting and delicious. Funky flavors- Sichuan pepper white chocolate, saffron peppercorn, tahini mint, pineapple burnt butter, red miso, etc. definitely worth trying once!
Rating: 3
Nat S.
9 months ago
You know you're in a hipster/gentrified neighborhood when people are traveling cross-borough for overpriced stretchy fucking ice cream. Like...I really don't care that it's a 500 year-old recipe. All of Asian cuisine is built on 500 year-old recipes. Cooking steak is a 500 year-old recipe. Maybe even the first recipe, with cavemen skewering dead animals over a fire and shit. Don't get too excited just because you saw this place blow up on Instagram. The ice cream tastes like any delicious ice cream you've had. If you want to take interest in the something Mediterranean, maybe read up on the Turkey debt crisis and learn a thing or two.
Rating: 5
Millie R.
9 months ago
This is such a cool little ice cream spot. It features a 500 year old Mediterranean recipe that gives the ice cream an elasticity and stretch. Watching the ice cream being pulled before served in a cup is interestingly perplexing. The anticipation builds up to taking the first bite and expecting to chew on bubblegum textured like ice cream, oh but that is completely inaccurate thought. On the contrary it is smooth, silky, and rich. The small size allows for 2 scoops which I believe are sufficient enough because it is super filling. You are also allowed to sample before you commit to flavors. The establishment is very small, seats about 10  and perhaps 15-20 standing. The great part is the location itself, you can grab your ice cream and walk on over and enjoy it by the water front with vistas of lower Manhattan. I had the salt Oreo and peanut butter crunch very good!!! My husband had the berry and horchata, both which were very good as well. The staff is amazing, super friendly and allow you to sample with great description, whatever you like. Price point is Williamsburg average $5 and some change & up. Flavors range from traditional to experimental, very rich and good. Some  flavors pop more than others, it all depends on your taste buds.   Decor minimal and very clean. Go check it out.
Rating: 3
Jordan T.
9 months ago
Cool store, just ok ice cream not the best (I'd say Jeni's ice cream takes the prize along with an oreo mcflurry with hot fudge :)  ) The flavors don't really pop and the ice cream has a chewy gelato texture as opposed to the creaminess we all love. I think the owner's idea was a cool store rather than great ice cream. 3.5 stars overall.
Rating: 5
Scarlette O.
9 months ago
I finally made it out to North Williamsburg via the water ferry to try Republic of Booza!  They are creating a unique vision of the most delectable ice cream only found in the Eastern Mediterranean.   The ice cream in itself is stretchy, almost like a frozen taffy like substance. Contrary to rumors, no the ice cream is not boozey, just a rather delightful past-time of happily licking a sweet treat in pure bliss.   Booza traditionally does not require cream or eggs, it is made with mastic sap, milk, & sahlab which gives the ice cream the flexibility to stretch. Remember when rolled ice cream was the craze?  Well Booza is pounded with large wooden mallets, pulled, stretched, & twirled around & served via your choice of cone or cup. I started out by sampling a couple flavors from each of the three categories. Classic, Global, & Experimental. From classic I went with Blackberry as the color immediately caught my eye.  Mango- Tajin Sorbet & Labneh + Honey from Global. Both were equally brilliant.  Followed by Saffron Peppercorn & Pineapple Burnt Butter Sorbet. Such a great combination. I had creamy with the saffron & refreshing with the pineapple. It was the perfect treat for my walk back to the ferry. Upon entry to Republic of Booza you are greeted by a warm and engaging staff who are very enthusiastic about the product, & in introducing the product to patrons.  They also offer vegan options, a great choice would be the Coconut Matcha. I will certainly return the next time I am in the area to adventure in additional flavors. BTW, my cone ran me $5.72. I am Booza Elated!!!!
Rating: 5
Alvin H.
9 months ago
Decided to try this recently opened middle eastern ice cream and did not disappoint. The ice cream is really unique which can "stretch" like many videos have shown but every scoop packs more flavor compared to dairy ice cream. There were unique flavors (saffron peppercorn, horchata, mint tahini chip) which were okay...but I recommend pistachio, coconut matcha and salted Oreo (very popular as others have said). Definitely come check this dessert place out for something different!
Rating: 4
Jieun L.
9 months ago
Is it really stretchy? Yes. Is the hype worth it? Yes. Is it worth a half hour to an hour wait? Probably not. Of the 50+ ice cream spots I've been to in the city, I haven't run into a Turkish ice cream spot. It's a unique experience in the sense of seeing/eating stretchy ice cream, but the flavors and taste aren't going to be any different than various flavors you can get from morgensterns / ice and vice. That said, if there's a line for less than half hour, then it's totally worth checking out. Given the long lines, the staff are friendly. That's difficult to see (ie, morgensterns is my favorite ice cream spot, but their staff are never friendly. They can continue this behavior as people will still go back for the quality of the ice cream) for places 1) in New York and 2) with long lines. There are three flavor sections - classic, global and experimental. Make sure you at least try the salted oreo and labneh and honey. Ice cream is very stretchy and it's fun to eat. I'll definitely be back to try more of their experimental flavors.
Rating: 3
Abigail V.
9 months ago
It's one of those instahyped food gimmicks. Stretchy ice-cream omg! ( Sarcastically) Take the stretchy part out and you have another overpriced ice cream parlor with unique flavors in a sea of overpriced ice cream parlors with unique flavors. Don't get me wrong. I did actually liked most of what I tried. The horchata, black walnut (or something like that), and Sichuan white chocolate were some of my favorites. There were some I did not like at all. I wish their coconut matcha had stronger matcha flavor. I guess they also wanted to bring out the coconut too. Overall weak matcha and weak coconut flavor. The saffron peppercorn was too much peppercorn for me. 3 stars because it's not worth the drive. None of the flavors really stood out to me and made me feel like I had to come back because I can't have it anywhere else.
Rating: 4
Diane Y.
9 months ago
Let me tell you, seeing a Blackberry flavor alone intrigued me into stopping at Republic of Booza, followed by the stretchy texture of the ice cream that's taking over IG. A friend and I came in on a hot Thursday afternoon around 2pm, and the ladies at the counter were allowing others to sample flavors, so I requested a sample of the blackberry and strawberry and they were great. However, my friend and I had seen the salted Oreo flavor on the menu and really wanted to try it, but when we asked for it they had already run out! What a bummer considering it was so early on in the day, and we had planned our Brooklyn foodie date with Booza in mind for dessert. We were told they wouldn't have it for the rest of the day as it takes long to make, so we opted for other flavors instead. Anyway, the flavors I tried were on point so I had a small blackberry and strawberry and was highly satisfied. The flavors were rich and creamy, and my friend really liked hers too. I believe she had a chocolate flavor and a caramel flavor which I took a spoonful of and also enjoyed. I'd definitely like to come back for that salted Oreo as it's clearly their most popular flavor, I'll just have to call ahead!
Rating: 5
Juhyun P.
9 months ago
Is it really chewy? Yes. I was surprised at how chewy it was. It is little pricey for small scoop of ice cream. But it was worth trying. Very unique experience. We tried the chocolate one and oreo one. We both preferred the chocolate one as we were able to feel the chewiness better. It had little pudding like texture at first in to the mouth. And it melts just like other normal ice cream.
Rating: 5
Myriah H.
9 months ago
Amazing spot for Syrian ice cream- maybe the only place in NYC. Awesome flavors and super friendly owners who are really serious about what they're doing. The ingredients are fresh, natural and delicious. Give it a try! It's not gelato so don't expect that and different from traditional western ice cream as it's a little less sweet and a bit stretchy. I had the honey labenh and pistachio flavors- absolutely amazing together.
Rating: 3
Nanette G.
9 months ago
Dear Republic of Booza, Please ask your employees to use the scoop/paddle to serve the booza.  The grabbing handfuls of it and stuffing it into cones is pretty unsavoury.
Rating: 4
Carlie M.
9 months ago
Booza is a cool concept. I'm not sure if it was worth over $5 for a small cup, but I'm glad I can say I tried it. I got the salted Oreo and it was yummy, but not much different from regular ice cream. They have some other interesting flavors as well.
Rating: 1
Gina P.
9 months ago
This is a very cool place and its decor is simple and very modern. However, the stretchy ice cream isn't too fabulous. Its plain and the only flavor that actually tastes good is the chocolate. I wouldn't go there again. Its a cool place to decorate your instagram feed but besides that, its below average ice cream.
Rating: 3
Alexander B.
9 months ago
Like many other reviews, I was drawn to this place after a flurry of public relations social media posts letting me know it was open and serving a different type of ice cream; a Middle Eastern / Mediterranean version, which is apparently one of the oldest forms of ice cream.  Videos of the stretchy, malleable booza cluttered my newsfeeds, so I gave in, and tried it out. The interior is small and minimalist with bright colors and limited space for seating and/or eating there.  The menu is straight forward, and the employees manning the counter do allow for tastings.  I tried three flavors: the Qashta, the original, candied-cream Booza flavor; the blackberry; and the salted Oreo.  None of them were particularly mind-blowing, though I may owe this to my built up social media expectations.  The texture was certainly different and unique, but I didn't come away from the shop thinking that North Williamsburg was hiding away an ice cream experience I could not get somewhere else.  The Salted Oreo flavor was far and away the best, with the salt bringing out and balancing the sweetness of the chocolate ice cream, toning down any sticky sweetness that may come off as overbearing, particularly in the hot summer sun. I do appreciate their experiments with flavors, as was on display with their bloody mary sorbet flavor.  The fact that there is still a creative outlet embedded in their ice cream shop gives me hope that there will be some flavor combination they reach in the future that makes a return trip worth it.   If you're in the area, be sure to stop by and try some booza, as you're not likely to find authentic recreations easily. I don't think it is worth it to go out of your way, however (unless they develop a particularly sought after experimental flavor).
Rating: 5
Ling S.
9 months ago
The ice cream was interesting and unique. I got the mango and it comes with something spicy. I also got the original one and it was good. It has walnut in it. The ice cream isn't very sweet.
Rating: 5
Tina Z.
9 months ago
Went here with my boyfriend and a girl named Samira was very patient with us. I asked to try several flavors because I was interested in the different exotic flavors! She always had a big smile on her face and I decided to go with pistachio and vanilla and it was so different! But not in a bad way definitely tastes amazing! Just a different texture of icecream!
Rating: 5
Maria S.
9 months ago
Amazing amazing amazing!! Such a great experience. Saw this was popular and wanted to give it a try and it was great. The consistency is different from regular ice cream, it is mainly more rich and more creamier. We tried the pistachio and salted Oreo. The place is very clean with areas to sit down. Staff was great and let's you try as many flavors as you want! Will definitely be back.
Rating: 3
Masha B.
9 months ago
Came here around 10:30PM and it was surprisingly packed. For some reason I had really high expectations of this place but when I went it just did not live up to them (as usual in life). There are some places that put out a certain menu and almost everything on that menu is amazing (in my opinion, that's Van Leeuwen when it comes to ice cream), Republic of Booza is not one of those places, unfortunately. I tried the (small) vegan coconut matcha, and my sister got the Bloody Mary Sorbet. They had another vegan option which was the Mango Tajin Sorbet which is a mango chili flavor. The coconut matcha was alright, nothing special or memorable, and the taste of matcha was very light with little to no hints of coconut except for what was at the top of my cup. The Bloody Mary Sorbet that I tried from my sister was absolutely awful that we ended up throwing it away after a few bites. If you have an obsession with Bloody Mary's...you may enjoy this one, my sister decided to be experimental and try this flavor, needless to say, it did not fare well. She ended up getting the (non-vegan) Blackberry flavor and enjoyed it. To sum it up - this place definitely has potential and I like that there are vegan options as well as cup/cone options. Definitely worth giving it a try but was not super impressed. Van Leeuwen continues to be my go-to option in Williamsburg for a frozen treat.
Rating: 5
Christina P.
9 months ago
Damn it, Williamsburg! It's already been far too difficult to stay within the reasonable limits of weekly dairy and sugar intake with Davey's, Van Leeuwen, and Gentile Gelato in the neighborhood, but now you have to have a booza place with exciting, creative flavors and fun stretchy textured Middle Eastern ice cream to add to the mix?! Though I hate those people who ask to sample every flavor at an ice cream shop, the ladies behind the counter were so encouraging and there was no line, so I was able to taste some of their more unique flavors like Sichuan white chocolate and red miso, which were both amazing, but at the end I decided to go for a small cone with the salted Oreo and strawberry (on the ladies' recommendation) and I was really happy with my choices. My husband rolled the dice and ordered the mint tahini chip and the mango tajín sorbet without sampling and wasn't thrilled with his choices, so I think this might be a place where a couple of samples might be necessary. Or, if you're not as adventurous, stick with the flavors under the 'classic' section of the menu. The space is small but there's a good amount of seating in their clean, bright space. But really, these treats are made for strolling and enjoying, so as long as it's not too hot outside, I recommend getting your cone and hitting the streets!
Rating: 5
Rebecca B.
9 months ago
Loved this stuff, you need to try it for the experience and unique flavors alone. I got the tahini mint and chocolate and my husband got the spicy mango that reminded him of his childhood of eating mangos on the street! Loved the stretchy texture and creamy taste!
Rating: 4
Wendy C.
9 months ago
Love the texture of the ice cream! Gelato? I'm not even sure what to call it but it's so creamy and not sweet at all. I tried the original, pistachio, and miso. I like pistachio the most, there were pieces of pistachio nuts inside. There are a few chairs and a bench to enjoy the gooey-ness and chat with your friend or booza-lova. I love the ambiance of the store too!
Rating: 2
Dimitric H.
9 months ago
I totally respect what Republic of Booza is doing in terms of shaking the game up with their ice cream, I can tell that theres quality into the product . However because of personal preference I'm not a fan of it. The texture of the ice cream was very unique and kind of off putting, I got Black Walnut which which was just ok. Unfortunately after eating a few spoonfuls into it I realized it wasn't up to my taste not sure if it was the base that they use, but it really does have a distinct flavor/texture that I'm just not a fan of.
Rating: 5
Brian A.
9 months ago
After reading a review of this place from Grubstreet, I did something rare (I did not even check yelp before going). I just had a feeling it was going to be great -- and then I went -- and my expectations were exceeded. The ice cream is very creamy with light stretchiness that allows the ice cream to hold its character for much longer than normal ice cream. This was what really made it standout. The vanilla flavor was excellent as was the salted Oreo. A great addition to the NYC food scene. Also, as I was raving to my buddy about this place on a line at Tacocina, it turned out the owner was standing behind me -- I think his name was Mike. Great guy. Knows his food well. And, Mike -- thanks for the tip on Ops -- awesome pizza joint (went that night).
Rating: 3
Kim G.
9 months ago
So, after seeing the Republic of Booza everywhere we needed to rush over to Williamsburg and try it. We got to the shop late. There were no lines and that's the way I like it. They are open till 11pm.  It's a cute simple store where the focus is on their stretchy ice cream. We perused the flavors and tried some samples and settled on salted caramel and pistachio. We were amused how stretchy and how difficult the ice cream was to put on the cone.  This woman will def have one dominant muscle while working there. Poor girl! I found the texture of the ice cream kind of like chewing gum in a way.  It kind of fell a part when spooning it. Some people said the flavor was more intense. I didn't think so.  I did love they had konery cones. Was the ice cream bad, absolutely not!  Will I stand in line on a hot, sunny day? prob not. I wish them the best. Parking is a tad difficult(310)
Rating: 3
Brian H.
9 months ago
Tried this a couple weeks ago- nice shop and friendly employees, but I just didn't like the Booza- texture was very off putting and it was WAY overpriced. $6 for a shot glass serving size. Won't be back.
Rating: 5
Kevin M.
9 months ago
Great ice cream place in Williamsburg, very impressed with the quality and flavors. I'd recommend trying the salted Oreo for sure and the Qashta (original flavor) Some of the flavors are certainly unique but all of the flavors are delicious!
Rating: 1
Prima Z.
9 months ago
Not a fan. The ice cream itself was average very marshmallowy in texture. The cup sizes are ridiculous and laughable. A medium looked no different from a small and looked like a kid size cup. The portions were way off. My friend ordered the same size as me and hers was twice as big. The staff scooping had a hard time and ended up digging with his hands to get a scoop. The male cashier was rude and only after we paid tried to make small talk. Smh not worth the hype. Dont recommend.
Rating: 5
Marta D.
9 months ago
Amazing concept and ice cream. So many interesting flavors and vegan options. The ice cream its self is very stretchy and dense, doesn't melt quickly due to its texture so a small cup delivers a long experience.
Rating: 4
Aya E.
9 months ago
Being Lebanese, I was super excited to hear that a booza spot had opened up. I wish I thought of that! I'm a huge fan of booza and had to make the trip to Brooklyn to give it a try. The interior is super cute! I love the logo and the workers' uniforms. I also like that they showed a little bit of the history of booza. Now onto the flavors! They have plenty of flavors to choose from but they definitely all weren't the "authentic" flavors you would find in Middle Eastern countries. They did have the Qashta flavor which was delicious. I got that flavor along with Pistachio. The Pistachio was a bit disappointing but the Qashta made up for it. I got the small size on a sugar cone for ~$6. Overall, it was a good try. I hope to see more authentic flavors in the future. One recommendation is having a "mshakkal" option, which in Middle Eastern countries means a little bit of all the flavors. Good addition to the NYC area. Excited to see how the business grows.
Rating: 3
Marisa J.
9 months ago
Well this spot is different.  My hubby and I were on a hunt for ice cream in Williamsburg and, with the help of Yelp, came across The Republic of Booza.  They had quite a variety of flavors.  Flavors that I wasn't really into.  But hubby and I tried the mango tajin sorbet, which is vegan.  It tasted really tropical, but with a kick/heat to it.  It was the safest flavor for us, lol.   There were simple flavors like sea salt caramel and the like, but the texture was really interesting to me.  It was extremely soft, but not to the point of soft serve.  Let's just say the staff had a hard time scooping it on to cups and cones.
Rating: 5
Tom F.
9 months ago
This place is really worth a trip. The stretchy ice cream and awesome selection of flavors makes for a unique experience. The ice cream is really, really delicious. I also like that they are eager to have you taste flavors and gave me a very generous scoop. Can't wait to come back!
Rating: 5
Vicky Z.
9 months ago
After seeing foodbaby's (mike chau) numerous snaps of this place, there was no way I could resist visiting: the ice cream is so intensely thick while being so light and fluffy with a great range of basic to interesting to experimental flavors. I got black walnut and candied cream, and you'll honestly just have to go there to experience the marvelous flavors yourself because they are truly divine! Staff were also extremely friendly and kind about samples, and although the place is small it is very clean and has maximized seating and standing room quite nicely. Just warning you though -- serving sizes are quite small and it'll be a splurge, feelin' fancy kind of ice cream trip. Food: 8.5/10 Place: 7/10 Price: 3/10
Rating: 5
Tracy D.
9 months ago
You know when you see something on your Facebook feed and you just got to try it? Well Republic of Booza happened and I had to check it out. There is quite the appeal to see that ice cream that is pounded and then stretched to achieve its unique elasticity. Glazing over the menu there are lots of creative and interesting flavors. In addition to the classics they have two additional categories of global and experimental inspirations. There are also limited vegan options as well. They are pretty cool to let you sample the flavors before you order. Service was great as the servers answered any questions you may of had. Their most popular flavors are strawberry, salted Oreo and mint tahini chip. I decided to get the mint tahini chip. I liked that it had mini chocolate chips mixed within. The mint and tahini flavors were very balanced without one flavor overpowering the other. It was very creamy in every bite. I loved it. The shop is a small space with limited seating on both sides. The price for some booza is a little bit on the expensive side ($5.25-small, $6.25-medium, $7.25-large,$8.25-x-large). However I don't know really any other place you can get booza in NYC. So, is it worth the splurge? Yes. Can't wait to go back to try some more. :)
Rating: 5
Everything L.
9 months ago
If you're looking for a different ice-cream experience, Republic of Booza is the place to try! They have a great range of flavors and the staff is really nice. The inside is not that big but well organized, you have many seats. It's nice to discover something different as you have many great ice-cream choices around the neighborhood, here in Williamsburg. The chewy/stretchy texture definitively makes it different.
Rating: 5
Daniel A.
10 months ago
TL;DR - sweet concept (pun intended) and pretty much the coolest ice cream you've ever had. It's super tasty too! Longer version- I was lucky enough to stumble upon this place, as I have seen ice creams like that around the world, this place put the show aside and went straight to business So walking into the shop first - it's stunning! It's specious yet feels cozy and lights are everything. (Pro tip - pass by when they're closed too) Oh yeah, wait, we're here to eat. So after you have decided what flavor to choose from, and believe me it's a tough tough mission - choose you fav waffle or cup (waffle!!! Duhhhh) And enjoy the show - the ice cream stretches and stretches (some flavors more than others), the texture is elastic yet creamy and it is DELICIOUS Alongside the original flavor which they use around the world there's also traditional flavors but also special and experimental ones, take a leap of faith and try some, they're really good Surprisingly I loved the Miso (which in daily life, I do not), Mango Tajin, and Matcha coconut But very other flavor I tried was also good, these are my top three :) In a city where there's a new ice cream shop around every corner, and especially in Williamsburg - don't skip the ones who are actually worth a visit and don't settle for mediocre ice cream You won't regret stepping in!
Rating: 5
Michelle K.
10 months ago
What's not to love about this place? Super friendly staff, incredible flavors, so much fun to eat (you can twirl it around your spoon kind of like pasta), and in my hood. It's not that easy to find booza (and honestly, it's totally not the same coming out of a container from the grocery store), so this is a nice rarity in the sea of W-burg ice cream shops - even though there are many good ones nearby. Try the peppercorn flavors... really.
Rating: 3
Federico S.
10 months ago
unique ice cream, or it s frozen chewing gum? definitely unique, difficult to serve, difficult to eat, to much mastic i guess, what about some rum instead? interesting and maybe will lead some where that is good but first lets get rid of those sticky fingers and tongues
Rating: 4
Maureen N.
10 months ago
First of all, I don't get to Brooklyn much and coming to this neighborhood is like stepping into a different galaxy where the population is hipsters, expensive dogs, and the occasional tired-looking dad. So fun. I like to try different ice cream shops around the city so my friend and I made Republic of Booza our first stop this summer. He was familiar with the style of ice cream but I'd only seen it on Instagram so I was excited to see it in person. The employees are super friendly. They were busy when we came in taking care of a different group but there was plenty to look at and read in the shop while we waited. They were equally as thorough with us when it was our turn and encouraged us to try as many flavors as we wanted. I tried the blackberry, the traditional Qashta, the horchata, and the salted Oreo. There are some other interesting sounding flavors there but I can't seem to wrap my head around spicy ice cream so I stuck with the sweet ones. The blackberry was nice though it tasted a bit like Greek yogurt. The horchata was delicious but I could imagine it tasting like Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk if I ate a whole cup of it. The Qashta was not for me but I understand it is a traditional flavor and I'm glad I tried it. I immediately was sold on the salted Oreo as soon as I put it in my mouth. A medium was plenty. My friend had two flavors and I noticed that when they got to the second flavor, they just went at the ice cream with their hands, twirling it into a little cloud and placing it gently on top of the first scooped flavor. Wild! It almost seems like pizza dough. I imagined it would be chewy like taffy but it actually ate like regular ice cream. The ice creams are overflowing from the buckets in big doughy piles which I appreciate because there's nothing sadder than a half-empty, melty mess of ice cream that I've seen in certain chain ice cream stores. Overall it was really good. Eating at the waterfront afterwards was a nice little bonus!
Rating: 5
Ploi S.
10 months ago
Lovely place, modern hipster vibe just like the price per scoop ! The service is beyond excellent!! What about their ice seeemm!? Whoa Ho Ho it's soooooo good!!! I had a hard time picking just one flavor but I did picked Red Miso because I'm a big fan of explosion in my mouth for  the perfect couple of salty guy married to a lil sweet smooth creamy lovely ice cream!! One of the most successful flavor blending is this miso ice cream!
Rating: 4
Amy Y.
10 months ago
Is it cheese or is it ice-cream? Why does it stretch so oddly? Well that's the cool thing about BOOZA! It's made with an ingredient that we no longer use in modern day icecream! From traditional to interesting flavors; all a must try! The texture is something not everyone can get pass to be honest. A little bit towards the slimy side but for just about $5 and something cents, you get two flavors. Give it a try since it's a first here in the states.
Rating: 5
Amrisa B.
10 months ago
Stretchy, creamy, chewy! I honestly loved the texture of Booza. Definitely something I hope to see more of in my future. I tried the Qashta and a bite of my fiancées Horchata; they were both quite good. The space is modern and minimal with the sweetest staff ever. I'm not sure if I would go out of my way for a return visit but if ever in the neighborhood, it's worth a stop. I give them props for running smoothly in their first opening days though.
Rating: 5
Krikor M.
10 months ago
Great place! The owner is awesome! All the employees were friendly and the ice cream is authentic! I grew up eating this ice cream back in Damascus, Syria! I was so happy when I tasted the eshta ice cream! Thats a must try! There are many other flavors i cant wait to try! I drove one hour to try it! It was well worth the drive! Good luck!
Rating: 5
Janine P.
10 months ago
So... This place isn't "Italian" but... Imagine true Italian gelato available in a few classic flavors, mildly adventurous flavors, and "Whoa Crazy!" Flavors.   It's the creamiest "ice cream" you'll ever have in America.
Rating: 5
Lolin L.
10 months ago
I wasn't too sure of what to expect from this place, but it was definitely a pleasant surprise. I really wanted to try the salted Oreo flavor but it was sadly sold out. I tried the candies cream? Had hints of nuts, and it was sweet. I ended up getting the pistachio. Loved this, didn't taste artificial like the green stuff you get from the supermarket. I also tried the strawberry, tasted super fresh. Yes the ice cream is stretchy, not sure if this is the reason that their ice cream is SUPER creamy. Service is pretty awesome too, they answer all customer questions, and they also let you sample as many flavors as you want. Their prices aren't the cheapest, the small starts at 5 something, but I would say it's worth it. You can also get two flavors in the small. They have cones and konery cones as well. The space is pretty minimalistic, super clean, a few bar type seats on one side and some bleacher style seats on the other. I'll definitely be back to try all their other flavors.
Rating: 5
Yen V.
10 months ago
So so delicious!! This is a very special ice cream that we first tried in Turkey! It has a special orchid root that gives it a really amazing texture and chewiness. The staff is super friendly and gives you generous portions. So excited for Republic of Booza to open in Brooklyn!!!
Rating: 5
Torey C.
10 months ago
Came in around 9:45PM on a Thursday night, despite cutting it close to closing time the staff was incredibly nice. As soon as you step up to the counter they ask you what you would like to sample which is very refreshing. I usually feel obnoxious asking for samples but they are really accommodating and understanding that their product is so unique. I tried the matcha coconut and the horchata. I ended up getting the salted Oreo (their most popular flavor) and the horchata. The salted Oreo is by far their best and the horchata is also very good. The consistency is incredibly unique. When you eat it with a spoon is it a bit difficult so I would suggest getting it in a cone to make life easier. Definitely coming back!
Rating: 5
Mike C.
10 months ago
The first booza shop in the United States has just opened and it's excellent. Booza is a type of stretchy ice cream, pretty much found only in the Middle East up until now. They have done it right, with a beautiful minimalist shop, an excellent variety of flavors, and of course, The Konery cones. The first cup I just tried was incredible: Salted Oreo and Mango Tajin Sorbet ($8.25 for a big cup). I will definitely be back, as the quality is excellent, service is great and there are so many more flavors to try.
Rating: 5
Preeti P.
10 months ago
The first Booza shop has opened in Williamsburg! I tasted most of their flavors and they are very unique and flavorful. This ice cream has an elastic texture and they make the Booza right in the store from scratch! It's a fun experience watching them pound the booza in the drum freezer with a wooden pestle and stretch the booza with their hands. They have great flavors like mango tajin sorbet, chocolate, blackberry, coconut matcha, salted oreo!!
Rating: 5
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