Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: For $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Ayhan’s Fish Kebab Restaurant in Port Washington.
The flavors of the sea swim ashore in Ayhan’s Mediterranean-fusion menu of market-fresh seafood. The customer-favorite handmade mediterranean-dip sampler piles up a first-course palate pleaser of cod-roe caviar, baba gannouj, garlic mashed potatoes, and tzatziki ($10). Ahyan's chefs slowly flame-grill their signature whole fish (market prices), while flounder Athenian drizzles two filets in lemon garlic-butter sauces along with sides of spinach and feta cheese ($16). A maritime mix, the seafood kebab with grilled shrimp lets sated guests brandish the skewer for tabletop fencing ($19). Those lacking in sea- legs and -stomachs can head inland for open-flame grilled baby-lamb chops ($20) or New York sirloin ($20).
While gazing out the tall windows from the exposed-brick interior, guests can accompany flavors from the east with a glass ($7–$9) or bottle ($23–$40) from the wine list rich in choices from Turkey and Greece. Ayhan’s portico, set amidst stately columns, looks across from Main Street and Shore Road to Manhasset Bay, where onlookers may spot Poseidon enjoying a martini.