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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Middle Eastern

Re: “Dunya Kabob

Excellent Kurdish food and very nice owners. While I'm not big on buffets, they offer a good one here. It's a good way to sample what this place offers for $10.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Johnny Berlin on 04/25/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “CafĂ© Rakka

Great hummus bar
everything homemade

Posted by Norda Aguila-Parochka on 09/05/2012 at 5:49 PM

Re: “House of Kabob

Great restaurant

Posted by Khalid Alomary on 08/26/2012 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Taziki's

Great little gem tucked away behind the Whole Foods at the McEwen exit out in Cool Springs. I live over on the other side of 65 and I drive over here all the time.

The pasta special they do on Friday is my favorite but I also love the chicken roll ups. Wasn't a huge fan of the baklava but I'm not a dessert girl anyway. Overall the food is just really fresh and healthy so its pretty hard to go wrong on their menu. This is quickly becoming a regular stop for me and my besties.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Becky Reed on 01/03/2012 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Taziki's

I have eaten at Kalamata for the last few years and always thought their food was fine. I do think the service is pretty slow there and its a bit expensive.

I thought the food at Tazikis was delicious. The pork sandwich is a sleeper on the menu that I really enjoyed - but my staples are usually the salads (omg that lamb!) which are pretty healthy and the meat is very fresh and flavorful.

The reviewer above is judging the restaurant completely on the service model aka "fast casual" I think they call it - seems kind of silly. The food is on par or better than most sit down greek places I have eaten and the price is a steal.

I would recommend checking this place out.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by kuhldaran on 12/16/2011 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Taziki's

I've got to speak up here: for "Fast Casual" - I think Taziki's is worth another try. On Thursdays, the fish taco is delish. And you can ask for "extra slaw" or customize your order. They have such a healthy menu and the Vandy location is already packed w/students. I'd say the price point could come down a snitch. Delicious fish taco and sides.

Someone needs to tell Mr. Kalamata (I love him, that's not really his name) to get two cash registers! The order-fullfillers are constantly waiting on the single order-taker! He gets offended when I bring it up!
Kalamata's is very good, but they can improve the order situation.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Coco99 on 11/07/2011 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Dunya Kabob

This is the best kind of Kurdish food.specially the grille chekin .

Posted by Sami Sami Sam on 08/31/2011 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Taziki's

Taziki's Cool Springs was a big disappointment. In Nashville/Brentwood we have a great Greek/Med place in Kalamatas but you have to stand in line, order your food and they don't serve wine or beer (you can bring your own, however) I was envisioning Taziki's as a nice sit-down restaurant where a waiter comes to your table, takes your order and delivers your food and wine. Well, it's not like that and the food was very mediocre. The balsamic vinegrette is the strangest dressing I've ever seen. It will be lost in the fray at Cool Springs but what a waste of the former Zola's location. Maybe they've gotten too big but the food was very "chain-like" not up to the 4 and 5 star reviews they have received in Birmingham and closer to home.

I was really looking forward to the Taziki's "restaurant" but will not be going back. You can't beat Kalamata's if you are craving Mediterranean--it's worth standing in line for.

0 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by dodo on 06/29/2011 at 9:52 AM

Re: “House of Kabob

THE best Middle Eastern/Kurdish restaurant in Nashville. My favorite dish is lamb shank (braised in a tomato sauce) with yellow rice (basmati rice with barberries). Get a bowl of the braising liquid on the side and some yogurt and you will have one of the best meals of your life.

Other good dishes are the joojeh (whole skewered cornish hen), kubideh (ground beef kabob), and teka (beef sirloin kabob). Also, the traditional dish is the shabzi (spinach stew with dried lime).

After you finish, have a glass of hot tea and relax - you'll be full.

Vivek
http://viveksurti.wordpress.com

Posted by VivekSurti on 08/09/2010 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Anatolia

I enjoy Anatolia. I really do, but at the end of the day, I think it lives too much on the hype of an ethnic backdrop. Yes, it is not the standard cheeseburger, but are all the dishes that interesting? The lamb kebab is tasty, but ultimately disappointingly simple. Hummus is great as an appetizer, but the dish is so common that grocery stores nationwide now serve heaping mounds of the stuff on a daily basis. I can say, that I truly enjoy the goat cheese phyllo dough rolls, and the service is impeccable. But if you want something truly and enticingly different, don't necessarily get your hopes up at Anatolia.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Alvin Kim on 06/09/2010 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Anatolia

Truly a Turkish Delight....the entrees are so authentic you step into the feel of Turkey as soon as the dishes are served. The eggplant stuffed with lamb bits is perfect and with the sour cream and chive sauce you need nothing else. The simple house salad with vinaigrette dressing is a great compliment to any of the entrees.

Posted by Chips on 05/21/2010 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Jerusalem [Closed]

We adore that place in Nashville!!! They've got helpful and really friendly servers, woundeful food and of course great shisha!!! Guyes,enjoy it!!! Thanks a lot, Yulia and Olya
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Olya on 09/29/2009 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Dunya Kabob

Dunya Kabab is a fantastic little neighborhood restaurant serving freshly grilled tasty meats accompanied by good, savory soups and rice. Sabah is incredibly friendly and helpful. The mixed grill (number 5 on the backlit, cheap-chinese-restaurant-style menu above the counter) is a good place to start, and the cornish hen (number 7) is excellent. I've had okra soup (a bit tomato-y for my taste), lentil soup (minty and good), and another bean soup (rich and good). It is not for those looking for fancy atmosphere, but it is for those looking for good, cheap, fresh food served in a friendly environment. Oh, and it's great for takeout. I've called twice on my way home from work. I told Sabah that I'll be there in X minutes and each time I watched him take my food off the grill and pack it up for me. Good stuff.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Omnivore on 05/21/2009 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Dunya Kabob

This is one of the best places to eat. Great place at a great price. A must if you come to Nashville!!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Lilian on 12/25/2008 at 9:51 PM

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