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“Good buffet”

Wahib's Middle East Restaurant & Bakery
Ranked #5 of 228 Restaurants in Alhambra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

this restaurant has a good middle eastern foot. he price of the buffet is very affordable and the food is good. The service is efficient. I had a good coffee there.

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Not sure WTH all the hype is about, IF you prefer quantity over taste then this cafeteria mediocre buffet is right up your alley. This place is at the bottom of the totem pole for middle eastern food.

Their cafeteria setup is hardly warm and inviting, it lacks ambiance not to mention the buffet is in a sad state of affairs. Very weak selection of meats...MAYBE 2 items from the ENTIRE buffet that are okay NOT great.

The hummus was not good.
The Baba Ganoush was HORRIBLE, the consistency was off, no flavor, no color it was such a bummer :(
The chicken kabobs were DRY!
The pitas were on the hard side and they were tasteless :(

Pros:
Stewed chicken dish & the Baklava...

NOTHING MEMORABLE ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT!

DO NOT RECOMMEND...I WILL NOT BE RETURNING!



EPIC FAIL!

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Right off the bat you should know what a great cultural and culinary treasure this restaurant is. Dinner crowding can create hurdles for the service staff but patience and graciousness is the key to navigating your visit. Our party of two couples parked in the back and passed through the hookah lounge as patrons puffed fragrant blends and eyed our party with appreciative nods and grins. The brightly lit restaurant was bustling and unexpectedly packed. A throng spilled out the front door as a police officer tensely kept tabs on the crowded dining room. Not sure what that was all about but it added some atmosphere to an already eclectic gathering of casually dressed families and spiffy couples. One of the staff had to ask the standing patrons awaiting tables to step back three feet because they were pushing in on those already seated. A substantial gratuity to the hostess bumped us up to the next available table thus enabling our party to avoid the crush at the door. Upon being seated our waiter attempted to steer us to the buffet with a warning that the kitchen was struggling to keep pace with selections off of the menu but we blew that suggestion off, ordered some beers and settled in for some serious grubbing. We opened with hummus, babaghanouj, pita bread and doulma (stuffed grape leaves) which were all richly delicious. Dish presentations here are visually appealing and serve to really whet the appetite. The perfect amount of lemon juice in the hummus and babaghanouj gave them a bright satisfying tang. That was followed by a truly great cup of earthy lentil soup. Heaping platters of Spicy Chicken, Eggplant Vegetarian Supreme and Shawarma Chicken Sauté soon followed despite the previous warning about kitchen lag times. The rice and beans accompanying the entrees were fragrant, tender and generously portioned. The Spicy Chicken was perfect for anyone averse to overly spiced dishes while those seeking an extra kick can pop one of the peppers that are strewn about this dish. The Eggplant Supreme is one of those rare vegetarian dishes that meat lovers order because it just so savory and well prepared. The satisfying Shawarma Chicken was the reason our party dodged the buffet as it is a menu selection only. Patrons not selecting the buffet reportedly sneak over to snark some of the flaky baklava but we were spared having to resort to subterfuge when our waiter brought us six tasty pieces gratis. Though we stuck with beer and water, coffee and tea were offered which, when paired with the sweet baklava, would've been a great ending as well. Woke up the following morning actually craving some of the the previous evenings dishes and will definitely be returning.

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1  Thank Jack M
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Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the wonderful combination breakfast. Scrambled eggs are to die for!
Great deal, food is very tasty and the mint tea and coffee as well.

I will be back soon.
MD

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

I go to Alhambra a few times a year on business and I have lately tried to time my visit there so that I could have lunch either before of after my business call.
The food is definitely genuine and of excellent taste, with ample selection also for vegetarians (not my case ...).
All of it at a surprisingly moderate price.

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