Mesopotamian 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 $10, you get $20 worth of Mesopotamian fare and drinks at Dejlah Bistro in Richlawn.
Dejlah Bistro romances bellies with authentic cuisine from the land of Mesopotamia, served within walls decorated by Mesopotamian-themed works of art. Transform your stomach's growls into purrs of satisfaction with menu items such as samboosa, a tasty pastry filled with sautéed beef, onions, mushrooms, and cheese ($6), or baba ghanoush, a combination of eggplant, tahini, and yogurt roasted in a conveniently available oven ($6). A salmon entree provides eight ounces of blackened or grilled fish paired with roasted potatoes, tomatoes, and a veggie stir-fry ($12). Dejlah Bistro's most popular dish is the mixed grill, an Iraqi-style kebob dish that comes with beef tenderloin, lamb chop, and chicken breast co-skewered with potatoes, tomatoes, and fried cauliflower ($14). Children who stop in for Near Eastern snacks can choose from mac ’n’ cheese, PB & J with fries, and more kid-friendly options (all $4 each). While indulging in zonood—a traditional Middle Eastern pastry-and-cream dessert ($6)—let your mind wander back in time to the fabled land between the two ancient rivers, where Cloverfields once roamed free.
- The food, however, comes close to intoxicating in its own right. I know a restaurant has succeeded when I swoon over the appetizer and waddle out at the end of the meal, too stuffed to consider more, yet plotting what I’ll try next time. The menu isn’t restricted to Mesopotamia, though, and offers a few familiar goodies from western and southern Asia, and beyond – Robin Garr, LEO Weekly
4123 Oechsli Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40207Get Directions