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Cafe Rakka Mediterranean Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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A delicious mixture of ground chickpeas, lemon juice, spices and our special recipe tahini sauce. Served with fresh pita bread
Syrian Muhammara
Amazing pepper dip of pureed sundried tomatoes and red peppers, garlic and spices. This is naturally spiced mild to medium but may be ordered spicy. Comes with one pita. Due to nut allergies, walnut halves provided upon request
Baba Ghanoush
Slow roasted eggplants and spices blended with our special recipe tahini sauce. Served with fresh pita bread
Family recipe includes four round croquettes of ground chickpeas mixed with fresh herbs and our special blend of spices, marinated overnight, then lightly fried until golden brown. Served with a small salad, our special recipe tahini sauce and fresh pita bread
A very healthy and balanced traditional Mediterranean appetizer made of a variety of chopped parsley, cracked wheat, tomatoes, lemon juice, cold pressed olive oil, and our special blend of herbs and spices
Served with fresh pita bread
Carpinteria Organic Baby Spinach Salad
Organic baby spinach topped with plum tomatoes, cilantro, toasted walnuts and feta cheese mixed with our special recipe house salad dressing
Santa Barbara Grilled Chicken Salad
A bed of organic greens topped with chicken breast which has been marinated overnight in a special blend of basil and sage, grilled to perfection and sliced, dried fruits, and toasted walnuts
Rakka Mediterranean Salad
A healthy and balanced combination of organic mix, tomatoes, red onion, dry fruits and fresh herbs tossed with an ancient family recipe of herbs and spices and topped with homemade cheese
Included with Entrees: All entrees are served with rice, Mediterranean salad, fresh pita bread and yogurt sauce
Lamb Korma
Tender lamb cooked Korma style in a tomato based sauce blended with milk and sour cream, exotic spices and accented with cherries
Chicken on the Sajj
Chicken marinated in saffron, fresh herbs and yogurt, grilled to perfection and sliced
Shawermah on the Sajj
Beef, seasoned and marinated 48 hours, sliced, and cooked on the Sajj (Mediterranean Wok) with sliced tomatoes, onion and fresh herbs
Lamb Yakhney
Leg of lamb, cubed, marinated in our family recipe of fresh herbs, exotic spices and saffron water, cooked to perfection in Yakhney sauce of tomatoes and exotic spices
Chicken Yakhney
Chicken breast, cubed, marinated in our family recipe of fresh herbs, exotic spices and saffron water, cooked to perfection in Yakhney sauce of tomatoes and exotic spices
Vegetarian Variety Platter
A delicious and healthy variety that includes hummus, baba ghanoush, taboule and falafel. For a gluten free platter substitute Mediterranean salad for taboule and hold the pita
Falafel Plate
A delicious vegetarian plate of three falafel on a bed of basmati rice, a side of salad and fresh pita
Chicken Tika Masala
Cubed chicken grilled and cooked to perfection in Tika sauce, a delicious blend of tomatoes, herbs and exotic spices with an accent of milk. Served in a bed of saffron rice, with salad, baked fresh daily pita bread and homemade yogurt sauce
Lamb Biryani
Leg of lamb, cubed, cooked with sweet dried cherries, in the chef's family recipe Biryani sauce. Served in a bed of saffron rice, with salad, baked fresh daily pita bread and homemade yogurt sauce
Shrimp Jalfrezi
Large shrimp cooked with sweet tomatoes, onion and fresh herbs, topped with a Jalfrezi sauce of citrus, exotic herbs, and olive oil. Served in a bed of saffron rice, with salad, baked fresh daily pita bread and homemade yogurt sauce
Pomegranate Tea
A local favorite
Red Tea
Made from scratch
Mediterranean Iced Tea
Sweet or un-sweet
Buttery filled cookies
Rice Pudding
A favorite
Pistachio Baklava
Upon availability
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews hummus lamb cucumber water cheese sandwich rice pudding baklava sandwiches pomegranate tea order at the counter from scratch nashville area worth the wait the food is great chef leftovers tn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is out of the way and off the beaten path (and is a very simple little diner). The food- oh, my! Amazing. Full of flavor and well prepared. Unique dishes and generous portions. Chef Rakka stepped out for a quick visit with us and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank afparker1960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVE this place but last night got a "to go" order of Chicken on Sajj and a half hummus plate along with red tea. The hummus plate and red tea was GREAT but the usually tender chicken was tough and the sajj was clumpy...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 596MonicaF
Reviewed February 13, 2019

We saw this place on Tennessee Crossroads and had to go. Have heard about it from other friends, too. The food was spectacular (everything made from scratch) and their special teas (especially pomegranate) were amazing. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Keith H
Reviewed January 23, 2019

The Cafe Rakka food truck catered a wedding we were invited to recently. The food was really good and the humus was the total winner! Great balance of flavors throughout. Service was fast even with the large number of guests and very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michelejeannine5
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Love this place. The food is authentic and delicious, and the pomegranate tea is a must have. Mostly go for lunch, but have ordered takeout for dinner. So refreshing to have a restaurant in Hendersonville that is not part of a chain. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CasaBreeze
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

This place is great Mediterranean Foods there's no Gyros or anything like that mostly just mediterranean-style dying it is a more upscale

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Quaint little cafe in Hendersonville TN serving excellent Syrian cuisine! Had the Lamb dish and other appetizers. Met the chef-owner who was so welcoming and truly interested in his customers. The 2 ladies on the floor were the best! Will visit again for sure!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank warmdude
Reviewed November 15, 2018

My husband and I come here all the time! Lunch time can be a little crowded, but it's worth the wait! Dinner prices are a little expensive, but the portions are enough to share or have leftovers! The wait staff is friendly. I love love...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laurencX5377ZP
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I have been to Cafe Rakka several times. The food is great. It is always made fresh to order. It may take a little longer due to that. The Hummus is the best I have ever had anywhere. The owner will sometimes make a great...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank amyloveyourtnhome
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Tried the spicy lamb Burger, plentiful & Delicious. I will definitely go back and eat there again !!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Richard B
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