My wife and I have both been to the Middle East and this small cafe truly captured the comfortable feel, flavors and the best of the hospitality of the region. It is a very small family run restaurant that is far from fancy, but was very similar to several restaurants we enjoyed in the Middle East. One of the two owners/chiefs, Mohammad (sp?) greeted the four of us with a great friendly positive energy that set the tone for the evening. He took the time to sit and talk with us in between greeting others and doing much of the cooking. His specials for the day seem to gain his extra attention and ours was a bargain. The hummus, chicken kebabs various breads, salads and Turkish coffee compared to the best we had on our journeys abroad and I don't think any dish was over $10. Be prepared for some unusual spice combinations if you are not familiar with food from the region but, I can’t imagine anyone not being able to find something they would truly enjoy here. The only thing that surprised one of our diners was clove in the beef kebabs but he said the chicken kebabs and the spiced cheese/yogurt dip where one of the best dishes they had eaten in a long time. The four of us were stuffed and took home food and the bill was under $60 including soft drinks, spiced Turkish coffees (with cardamom) and a shared dessert. The restaurant appears to be a local gathering place for people of all nationalities. Hearing the discussions in various languages just added to the exotic feel of the place. I haven't felt so good about trying a new restaurant in a long time. I will definitely be back again...and again. (I must check out the falafels!)
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