683 Forest Ave, Portland
I ordered a rice & queema stew lamb and beef and lamb gyro sandwich. The queema stew was extremely salty and disappointing with the price point of $13, the rice was slightly salty but eating them together was very unpleasant and all I could taste was salt, I could only finish a third of it. The lamb gyro sandwich was alright, there was surprisingly a lot of meat inside but lacked more veggies or rice inside for a better balance with the meat, overall the sandwich was subpar.
We ordered take out. The food was just okay. The falafel was bland and the lamb kabob was not cubes of lamb shank, but was ground lamb (?) burger with chopped onion and spices. This departure from what one would normally expect should be clearly stated on the menu. We enjoyed the Makdous, and the rice was delicious. The tzatziki was a bit thicker than any I've had before but was pretty good. The delivery service, Grub Hub was on time and the food was warm enough to eat without reheating.
The people here are very kind, and the food is amazing. Got takeout through grubhub. I'm gluten free, and confirmed with the restaurant that the falafels are chickpea based. The hummus is creamy and good, the baba ganoush is yummy, and the falafels are delicious. The option to swap out bread for some really good rice was a plus.
Got delivery through Grubhub the other day. The food was incredible. I got the Shawarma plate, and the portion was huge! All around delicious!
The lamb shank was soft and rich and fell of the bone and everything that you would want it to be. The baba ghanoush was smoky and was a nice texture but I wish it had some slightly more acidic flavors to balance it. I wouldn't recommend the french fries but that is perhaps my delivery was 30 mins later than expected. The rice was a little oily for me but overall I enjoyed the flavors.
So delicious- best gyro and hummus in Maine!!Everything we ordered was excellent and save room for the baklava!!! Wow, what a treat all around!!
Great service, great food. Can’t stress it enough!
Fantastic spices. Giant portions. Great service. You all are wasting time reading this and not going right now.
Poor customer service, menu available online is not accurate. Ordered for a family and the entire order was messed up, items missing, wrong items. Very misleading. When requesting a paper menu at pickup so we could order correctly next time, we were informed that there weren't any. Not well run. Naan is cold.
Most amazing gyro I've eaten in Maine to date! I'm planning trips in advance with the anticipation of returning to this restaurant. The service was very nice and polite.
Nice fresh food . Shwarma Recipe is amazing with different souses , Owner is very friendly person.Imran from New York
It's kind of hard to find but once you do, it's worth it. The food is absolutely amazing!!!
This is some of the best middle eastern food i've had in a long time. The rice was perfectly cooked and delicious, the baba ganoush and hummus were incredible, and the owner threw in some free sambusas which far exceeded expectations. Each helping was plentiful, and you could tell everything was freshly prepared. Very comforting atmosphere in the restaurant as well while we waited for our food. Feels like you are welcomed into someones home. Overall, it had everything I look for in a restaurant.
So good! Loved the gyro plate, salads and humus. The chicken shawarma is good but after trying the gyro, there's no turning back. And the humus is hands down the best I've ever had. Yum!!
683 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103