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Call me Cleopatra - Cafe Dahab, Egyptian restaurant on Westwood

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Call me Cleopatra - Cafe Dahab, Egyptian restaurant on Westwood

Zoe | May 23, 2002 07:17 PM

Have driven by about 100 times without realizing this was an Egyptian restaurant until I read their ad in the LA Times. Good news, open seven days from 11.30 am to 2 a.m. Substantial menu, cute outdoors and covered outdoors where you can smoke a fruit flavored tobacco water pipe (I passed). The food: Mezes very good Babahannouj - eggplant; falafel made with fava beans looks green because of the parsley - fresh made and fluffy light with good dipping sauce; foul, fava beans with garlic, lemon and seasonings - some kind of tomato because it was red from the Sinai region where Dahab is located. Great lentil soup. SO had a pita sandwich with filet mignon and offspring and I had the Kofta sandwich - gr.beef and lamb. Bill with one yoghurt drink was $41.00 - heres the great part, 20% off with the LA Times Gusto card. Gave Manela a nice tip - she told us about how different the Sinai version of food is from the food of Cairo (and certainly of Alexandria the pearl of Egypt).

Wailing Arabic music, nice decor, terrible parking - its Westwood. Nice people. 1442 Westwood Blvd. at Ohio, 310-470-4885

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