Going out to a restaurant with your family is a great way to catch up and an even better way to prove to your parents that you’ve finally learned to eat without screaming between bites. Reveal the new you with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for $14 worth of Mediterranean food and drinks
- $15 for $30 worth of Mediterranean food and drinks
Grilled beef and lamb kebab, chicken shawarma, and falafel platters start at $8.99, a gyros sandwich is $4.99, and a stir-fried shrimp dinner is $10.99. See the full menu.
Ishtar Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine
Ishtar Greek & Mediterranean Cuisine is named for an ancient Mesopotamian goddess of love, and the restaurant itself is a love letter to the Middle Eastern home of Iraqi immigrant and founder Alaa Hamadi. Inside, the smell of grilled lamb and chicken floats through in the air as arabic music softly plays, transporting the senses to the Persian Gulf and its surrounding cultures—the best of both worlds for Hamadi, who, as he told The Thunderword, fled Iraq in 1991 to escape the oppressive regime. Today, the large halal menu reaches beyond Persian cuisine to embrace Greek dishes and a few American standards, ranging from fluffy falafel balls to skewered beef and lamb morsels to gyro meat hand carved into the shape of the Mediterranean Sea. Huge windows run around the dining room's perimeter and wrap up onto the ceiling, and on sunny days, bamboo shades pulled over them give the impression of dining beneath a rustic arbor as light filters down through grape vines.