Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tanya's Lebanese Kabab

Restaurant:  Tanya's Lebanese Kabab
Location:  915 W. Foothill Blvd, Upland, CA
Like/Don't Like:  Mmmmmmmm...shawarma.

This place opened up just down the street about 2 months ago and at the previous meeting of the restaurant club it was suggested as our next stop.  Great call, Heather!  And also, you're coming with me the next time I go, which will be soon.

It's a tiny little place in a strip mall, sparsely decorated but clean.  We ordered the chicken kebab, beef shawarma, falafel, kuftah, and mutabel.  All standard Mediterranean food and all super delicious.  The seasoning on everything was great.  The tahini was mild, which I liked, and their garlic sauce was not, which I REALLY liked. 

The price was terrific.  We paid $30 for all of that food and it was more than enough.  And best of all, the service was wonderful.  The owner/cook came out several times to see how everything was going and to chat and when I asked what a certain drink on the menu was he brought it out for us to try for free.  It's called jalab, by the way, and it tastes like a bouquet of flowers steeped in syrup.  Very, veeeeery sweet.  But it smelled like a garden. 

Overall - awesome.

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