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Review: Sabur in Somerville

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Review: Sabur in Somerville

ruprecht | Apr 3, 2002 05:39 PM

Anyone in the Davis/Porter area will want to check out Sabur, which has opened up in the place of a seafood restaurant whose name I can't remember on Holland Street (.25mi past the Somerville theater, almost to Teele Sq.)

It looks ordinary from the outside, but has a nice Mediterranean/North African look inside. The sign outside says something like "Exotic Mediterranean Cuisine", but several of the dishes mentioned being Bosnian, and the entire staff seemed to be Bosnian as well. Prices are $5-8 appetizers and $14-$22 entrees. We had the following things, all of which were excellent:
- A spiced chicken skewer appetizer
- Cod with a tomato based sauce served over polenta
- Tuna steak (my friend, who ordered it, regretted ordering it medium instead of rare, but it was tasty nonetheless) and root vegetable mash.
- A nice mesclun salad

The service was slightly confused but very nice. The smoke from adjoining bar room bothered my friend a little, but I didn't mind. All in all, I think this place is a great value for the quality of food. I wish I could remember more items from the menu, but it was too many days ago.

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