After reading many, many posts about KC and going there a number of times, I am still a little confused about this place. The first three times I was there, I had a great meal and a great time...soaking up the vibe of the place, talking to Ali (including getting tips on draining yogurt, etc.) but each time, I have been somewhat taken aback by the price. I have read many of the posts talking about the price, some arguing that it is a bit high and citing examples of specials being a lot higher than you would expect (e.g. $14 for the mixed appetizer plate, $8 for a spinach salad) and others saying given Ali's talent and the quality of the food (not to mention the hang), it is more than fair.
So I went last night prepared to be a little cautious in ordering. 2 of us ordered the baba ghanoush app, the beet salad, the special pumpkin appetizer ($12), the kofta kebab entree, and the mixed dessert plate (baklava, konafa, yogurt, etc.) at $10! With a glass of wine, tea, and two waters, it came out to $75 with a good tip (even though Ali was kinda grouchy and didn't do much of the cooking himself). so I have come to the conclusion that unless I want to leave hungry or just have a snack, I will be dropping a decent amount of dough. I recognize that this is a special place with often very special food but I feel like I am paying quite a bit more than I expect to each time. Can anyone shed some light on this?