Anar is a comfortable, well-lit and pleasant place in which to eat. The staff are friendly, efficient and attentive without being overbearing. The early bird, which I sampled, is very good value at €17.95, for a starter and a main course. I had a great fried aubergine dish to start and I decided to treat myself to some hummus also, which was very good. For the main course I had a vegetable stew, with black eyed beans, mushrooms and a whole host of other vegetables, which was served with a generous amount of basmati rice flavoured with saffron. To drink I had a very pleasant House Pinot Grigio by the glass. The dishes are deceptively large so I could not manage a dessert but I was happy to see that they serve the wonderful baklava. The food was well cooked and was served piping hot. Each dish was served with a well prepared salad and there dishes are, in nearly every case, very healthy.
I am happy to recommend this restaurant as it is serves good food at reasonable prices and is family owned, which here means that there is a more personal touch in what they do. The Irish palate is a conservative one which I think explains why it is not a popular as some of the other restaurants in Terenure, where it operates. However, if you would like to try something different go to Anar, which is 30 yards from either the 15 or the 16 bus stops in Terenure. Finally, it is disabled friendly, with accessible entrances, table and toilets, which is always good.