Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5.50 for $10 worth of Lebanese and Syrian food for lunch
- $16.50 for $30 worth of Lebanese and Syrian food for dinner
The lunch menu includes Mediterranean sandwiches with shawarma ($7.95) or falafel ($6.95) alongside pizza ($7+) and chicken kebab ($10.95). The dinner menu includes goat casserole in tomato sauce ($17.95), veggie kebabs ($14), and pumpkin kibbeh ($12), a dough of fresh pumpkin and bulgur stuffed with onions and walnuts. Meals can be accompanied by traditional drinks such as eran ($3), a housemade yogurt blended with fresh cucumbers, or tea ($2.50) composed of herbs and leaves grown in the restaurant’s garden.
Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine
For more than 15 years, from within the same walls, the Karam family has owned and operated three restaurants, each evolving from the last. The family has remade and refined their eatery until both the menu and character better reflected their Lebanese heritage, transforming it from a pizzeria to an international café to their current iteration, Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine. Today, new chef/owner, Majdolin, infuses a fresh Syrian-style of cooking into the menu, channeling the knowledge she gleaned from working alongside her mother, aunts, and grandmothers in preparation for weekly meals.
Inside Karam's walls decorated with lively frescoes, the familiar scent of fresh-baked pita bread wafts through the dining room. The kitchen's emanating warmth hints at the chefs' made-from-scratch Middle Eastern creations, such as the shawarma plate with tender cuts of lamb that rest atop a fluffy bed of basmati rice. To create vegetarian-friendly fattee, Chef Majdolin layers bread with strips of roasted eggplant, garbanzo beans, yogurt, and pine nuts never tested on animals or pines. Diners can accent intricately flavored meals with glasses of tea freshly made from herbs grown in-house.
It was a good amount of delicious and affordable food. My friends and I absolutely loved the music that was played in the backgroundMeagan S., Yelp!, 4/17/13
This restaurant does not disappoint, we ordered the meat meza, fatoush salad and most importantly the fette chickenVacation_addicted, TripAdvisor, 5/19/13
316 Southwest Stark Street
Portland, Oregon 97204