The best way to familiarize oneself with a different country's culture is to spend 10–15 years in one of its maximum-security prisons, but the second-best way is to taste its cuisine. Learn about the Mediterranean with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean-fusion cuisine at Ayhan’s Trodos Mediterranean Restaurant in Westbury.
The chefs at Ayhan’s Trodos Mediterranean Restaurant lace a soupçon of contemporary flair into an Eastern Mediterranean menu of traditional dishes from Turkey, Greece, Israel, and Cyprus. Diners can warm fingers on a gooey mozzarella and feta saganaki melt ($9), or embrace autumn’s arrival by vaulting into a raked pile of rice-stuffed grape leaves ($7). A lamb-kebab platter ($19) conducts skewer symphonies, drumming up medallions of char-grilled lamb alongside a chorus of hot basmati rice. Fix fangs and fish hooks into succulent cuts of Greece-born branzini ($26) or strap on snorkels when submerging into the Mediterranean-seafood feast’s ($25) fragrant lochs of lemon-garlic-butter sauce, which buoy a tender mélange of salmon, shrimp, and sea scallops.
White tablecloths and dark hardwood floors glow warmly in the candlelit dining room, where light blue window dressings pair with matching seat cushions to soothe grumbling bellies and off-duty Blue Man Groups.
Ayhan's Fish Kebab Restaurant
Chef Ayhan opened his first restaurant on Long Island more than 35 years ago, setting the stage for a fiefdom of successful Mediterranean restaurants across the region. This Long Island seafood house specializing in fire grilled whole fish and other seafood selections. The menu draws inspiration from the cuisines of Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, and Israel, entertaining taste buds with an eclectic mix of dishes.
477 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, New York 11590