I went for lunch at this middle eastern place next door to a pakistani halal grocery on Roosevelt Way. They serve pan-middle east sandwich and meat combo standards; while I had read on a halal website that they were Lebanese, they did not apparently offer anything distinctive. The place was deserted, with some quirky furnishings including a small piano. I was discouraged by some vendor advertisements suggestive of frozen gryo strips. The counterman, who doubled as cook, shied away from reccommending any particular item when I asked for specialties. We went with the chicken shawarma and falafel sandwiches. The shawarma itself was surprisingly good, with the intriguing marinade including some onions and a spice mixture reminiscent of true Lebanese. The falafel was decent, and appeared that it just might be a house recipe and not powder mix. The trouble was that the wrapping bread was fridge cold. Whats up with that, Mr. Kabob? Don't be too lazy to drop 'em on the griddle while the fillings cook. No reason to return.
12327 Roosevelt Avenue NE Seattle, WA (206) 440-0468
Good Lebanese and Middle Eastern remains wanting in this town.