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Hasnia - Algerian restaurant (Berkeley)

flavorenhancer | Feb 7, 201510:01 AM     6

Hasnia, on University Avenue, replaces the long decamped De Afghanan in a tiny wedge of a restaurant space that is mostly kitchen. The Algerian flag on the wall tells you what to expect. Couscous, tagines, marinated vegetable salads and home made bread are the choices on a small menu. Burgers and such are also available.
The lamb tagine I had was one large bone in piece of tender tasty lamb shank in a sauce comprised mostly of pitted green olives. A little complimentary dish of chopped vegetable salad and a basket of bread filled out the meal. The lamb was tender, the sauce flavorful yet mild. The house made bread was fabulous. I saw but did not taste their couscous. It looks great. Please remember that this is a tiny place run by two people, not a large endeavor meant to serve aspirational experience seekers and large private parties. Be nice, be patient and be rewarded with a good meal.

De Afghanan Kabob House (Take Out )
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