What You'll Get
Despite thrilling new technology, there is still no toaster that can turn a grilled-cheese sandwich into a full Middle-Eastern meal. Celebrate delicious falafel, hummus, and pita with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Middle Eastern fare at Amba, located in Oakland. This Groupon is valid toward dine-in or carryout.
Amba's menu is chock-full of delectable vegetarian and kosher Middle Eastern-style eats made daily from fresh ingredients. Start off with a savory bowl of lentil soup ($6), or put hand shovels to work using a warm pita to scoop up freshly made hummus topped with chickpeas and a drizzle of olive oil ($8.50). Try out a filling falafel pita sandwich ($8.50), or opt for the hearty sabich pita sandwich, stuffed to the brim with fried eggplant, Israeli and cabbage salad, a hard-boiled egg, and tahini ($8.50). A variety of crisp green salads are available in full ($8–$10) or side ($4) sizes, and any three options—such as Moroccan carrot, couscous, and baba gannouj—may be combined into one Transformers-style three-salad combo ($10). Quench palates with fountain or from-the-fridge drinks ($2.50–$3 each), or balance your main mouth events with sides such as fried vegetables or spicy pita chips.
Step up to the counter, present your Groupon to the cashier before ordering, and then kick back in Amba's laid-back atmosphere with friends, family, and sentient marionettes. Amba is closed on Saturdays.
- Served with a side of olives and pickles, Amba's sabich will have you imagining that Wornick's dreams of a chain of Israeli joints will come true--and fast. – Tasting Table
- As falafel joints go, Amba approaches greatness: It's quick, fresh, inexpensive, and clean as a whistle, with food so good carnivores won't even miss the meat. Just one caveat: It's also kosher, so don't expect to find them open for business on Friday nights or Saturdays. – East Bay Express
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.