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Cafe Sim Sim

missmasala | Jan 10, 2010 08:08 AM

Finally made it to this Kensington eatery on Ditmas Ave the other night. Totally worth a visit if you don't feel like going all the way to Brighton Beach or Rego Parkistan.

Bread was hot and fresh, lobio was good, as was, surprisingly, a caesar salad. Is caesar salad a russian thing?

had the recommended potatoes with chanterelles ("Best dish on earth," said the waitress) but found it greasy. And those mushrooms are definitely not chanterelles.

Better were the fries that came with the kabobs. Lamb lulya kabobs were excellent.

Service was very friendly, vodka was cold, and the big birthday party with hired crooner that took up most of the room only added to the festive air.

This restaurant is not kosher, but the only pork i saw on the menu was a pork neck kabab, which I didn't try.

Unfortunately, didn't see a sweetbreads kabob, so will still have to hike up cheburchnaya for that.

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