230 East Benton Street, Iowa City
P: (319) 855-9797
Amazing experience. Owner was very nice and helpful in explaining all the choices, even sat down and had a great conversation with us. Food itself was great. I had the lamb kebab with rice and hummus. The hummus was definitely the spotlight. My only peeve would probably be the prices, but it was still worth it in my opinion. Would highly recommend!
The food here is truly authentic Mediterranean food. I highly recommend it. To those new to this style of food, start with a shawirma sandwich. It is made with love and care. This place has the best one in town and serves as a great introduction to the amazing dishes made here!
Ahmed El Tuhami
The food here was absolutely delicious. I got a dish with lamb meat in it and the meat had so much flavor to it. Cut fresh before being made. Would highly recommend and the staff are super friendly and helpful.
So so delicious! As an Iraqi Arab myself, the food is perfectly AUTHENTIC and tasty!! I highly recommend for all those in Iowa City to try if you want a genuine taste of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food. I don’t think there’s anywhere else quite like it in the area. The place just opened up and is a great choice for lunch and/or picking up dinner. I plan on going on a regular basis now! Pictured is the kabob on rice meal with hummus and Mediterranean salad… extremely filling and very reasonable price! 10/10!!! It reminds me of home :) the baklawa is also delicious!!
Amna S. Haider
Best muffins I've ever had, so soft and moist! The beef and lamb gyros are also very good and its definitely worth giving it a try if you want something different.
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