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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Deli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Central Business District
3.0 miles from Kentucky Derby Museum
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Hamburger W/ Fries
Fried Tender Chicken Strips W/ Fries
Thin layers of phyllo dough stuffed with mixed nuts, topped with honey-lemon syrup.
Baked semolina honey cake.
Pepsi Products
Bottled Water
Turkish Coffee
Vitamin Water
Hot Tea Pot
Masala Tea
French Fries
Garlic Sauce
Extra Pita
Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce
Hummus W/ Pita
Dip made from chickpeas, garlic, lemon and sesame sauce (tahini).
Falafel (4) W/ Pita
Deliciously-seasoned fried vegetable patty, served with tahini.
Mutabal (Baba Ganuje) W/ Pita
Oven-baked eggplant‏ mixed with garlic tahini, topped with olive oil.
Stuffed Grape Leaves (5)
Stuffed with rice and vegetables.
Fried Kibbi
Shell made of cracked wheat, stuffed with ground beef, onion and spices.
Spinach Pie (2 Pc)
Turnover stuffed with spinach and spices.
Lentil Soup
Delicious mixed lentils cooked with herbs and spices.
Chicken Lime Rice Soup
A fragrant chicken soup with rice and lime juice.
Greek Salad
Fresh garden vegetables tossed with greek house dressing, ripe black olives and feta cheese.
Full $4.99
Half $2.99
House Salad
Fresh garden vegetables with house dressing.
Full $4.75
Half $2.99
Delightful salad tossed with toasted bits of pita bread.
Full $4.75
Half $2.99
Grilled Chicken or Broiled Steak
Over house salad topped with house dressing.
World-famous lebanese salad. Diced tomatoes, onion, parsley, cracked wheat, lemon.
Yogurt Cucumber Salad
Cucumber, plain yogurt, lemon, mint.
Lentils and rice cooked together, topped with fried onions and served with yogurt sauce.
Vegetarian Platter
Select (4) from: grape leaves, hummus, falafel, mutabal, rice, tabouleh, mujadareh, spinach pie.
Served with house salad, basmati rice and pita.
Substitute hummus / greek salad / fatoush / tabouleh for 1.50
Shish Kabob
Skewer of charbroiled tenderloin, onion and green pepper. Side of hummus.
Skewer $+4.99
Kafta Kabob
Two skewers ground beef with onion, parsley and spices. Side of hummus.
Skewer $+1.89
Shish Tawook
One skewer of spiced, charbroiled chicken breast. Side of garlic sauce.
Skewer $+4.25
Chicken or Beef Shawarma
Chicken or beef, marinated in light spices. Side of garlic sauce (chicken) or tahini (beef).
Meat $+2.99
Fried Tilapia
Spiced and breaded filet with side of tartar sauce.
Athenian Broiled Chicken
Breast of chicken sauteed with creamy garlic sauce, tomato and spices.
Beef and Chicken Combo
One skewer each of kafta kabob and shish tawook.
Mixed Grill
One skewer‏ each of shish kabob, kafta kabob and shish tawook.
Wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomato and pickle. Extra meat 1.50
Shish Kabob
Grilled beef tenderloin with hummus, onion and green pepper.
Meat $+1.50
Kafta Kabob
Skewer of ground beef, onion, parsley and spices, with hummus.
Meat $+1.50
Chicken or Beef Shawarma
Vertically-broiled, thinly-sliced chicken or beefsteaks, marinated in light spices. Topped with garlic sauce (chicken) or tahini (beef).
Meat $+1.50
Shish Tawook
Marinated grilled‏ chicken breast with garlic sauce.
Meat $+1.50
Fried ground dried vegetables topped with tahini.
Meat $+1.50
Vegetable Paradise
Tabouleh, feta cheese and hummus.
Meat $+1.50
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Reviewed February 7, 2020

This little place in Louisville is easily overlooked. It is amazing and you should definitely try it. It is fast and low prices. You can order to go or sit. They have tables for 4 or small booths. The staff is also very friendly.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Excellent falafel and hummus. The stuffed grape leaves are fantastic as well. Always get extra pickles too. Trust me. Friendly staff, lovely folks. One of my favorites.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2019

A small place with great Med food prepared very fast. it was often busy when we went by. Good location in the downtown near offices and other food places

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2019

We stopped in Louisville for a meal yesterday on our drive back to Nashville, and Safier popped up early in our search. I'm so glad we picked it! It's a small cafe with great food and wonderful service. I had the falafel platter (4 pieces...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 7, 2019

I tried a little bit of a few things. I had the chicken lime soup - it was a nice sized portion, but the spices that were in the soup overpowered any taste of the chicken and lime for me. I tried the hummus. The...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

The chicken shwarma plate with greek salad is delicious, the hummus and garlic sauce are to die for, even the french fries are next level! Every dish is a win - I could recommend for days 😜

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Very inexpensive but well done. Nothing over the top but a very good value and seems like its often busy as we went by

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Didn't like the restaurant. Food was okay. I have had Mediterranean several times but this was nothing like it. It was neither Mediterranean nor Indian. The chicken biryani was the worst. Chicken was very dry in the shawarma. Didn't like it at all

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Nice little nook in the downtown with a lot of places near it also to eat and walk. They get it out fast even when its busy

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 26, 2019

What a find in the middle of downtown. Great sandwiches and authentic food. Could go here every day and enjoy

Date of visit: May 2019
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