Someone else who stayed at the Embassy Suites, across a side street from the plaza that has Jerusalem restaurant in it, gave this middle eastern place a good review so we decided to try it while we stayed at the Embassy. It was great to just walk a few feet to dinner and we liked it! Obviously a family run business, we felt comfortable in the relaxed atmosphere. Not many people were there on this Saturday evening, which was a little sad. The food was good, nicely presented and good portions. I was a little surprised they served pocket pita bread, although it was good...warm and soft...instead of Syrian bread but the food seemed authentic. My mother in law was of Lebanese decent and cooked some of these foods. The grape leaves were very very good, simple and delish. Hubby had the lamb sandwich and I had the Kifta kabob. Both were good but after trying his lamb, I wish I would have gotten the lamb sheesh kabob because it was so good. A wee bit too much allspice in the kifta, but was good with the garlic and tahini sauces and on the pita bread. The generous rice portion they serve is sort of a middle eastern rice-a-roni...sorry I don't remember what it's called but it's rice blended with a slightly browned macaroni.....but it was delicate and tasty, not heavily laden with salt like regular rice -a -roni. I did not see kibbee on the menu, something I was kind of in the mood for. All in all, a solid choice, if you like middle eastern food, which we do.
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