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3145 Kingsdale Center Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: A Middle Eastern restaurant that's smoke-free---that's news. But there's more good news: The food quality is very high, the prices are reasonable to low, and they make their own, fleshier version of pita bread several times a day in a roaring oven that's visible from the dining room. You can't go wrong with such Middle Eastern staples as tabouli (always green, never loaded up with cracked wheat, tart with lemon, refreshing), hummus, falafel, or baba gannouj (smoky from the roasting of the eggplant, pungent from the garlic). But there's lots more, including one of the best lentil soups around and pungently spiced kefta kabobs cooked over a char-grill. And the vertical spit here is loaded up with house-made stacks of lamb and beef and spices before being roasted and sliced into shwarmas, and the kitchen also turns out stuffed lamb, lamb chops and various kinds of shish kabobs. The floors, tables, counters and walls are largely marble; the ceilings are European-high, and the place is spic-and-span. The servers are proud of the food and eager to explain. Now for the bad news: there's no alcohol served here, although many of the foods deserve wine.


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