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 $9, you get $20 worth of cuisine, drinks, and hookah at Kabbab House on South Hiawassee Road.
Mediterranean cuisine meets southwestern cooking at Kabbab House, where natural marinades, gourmet ingredients, and a mesquite grill flesh out a savory menu. Pita bread accompanies each appetizer, including a quintet of stuffed grape-leaves ($4.99) and hummus ($4.99). Guests can slurp a bowl of harira soup, which contains fresh tomatoes, celery, cilantro, chickpeas, and lentils sprinkled with mouth-opening Moroccan spices ($3.99). To keep stomach muscles from atrophying, dine on merguez kabbab, an entree of grilled lamb and beef sausage soaked in house spices and served with rice and house salad ($11.99), or vegetarian couscous ($8.99).
Kabbab House's inner chambers are decorated with deep burgundies and highlighted by cozy seating, throw pillows, and non-living carpets. A hazy hookah lounge allows visitors to taste a variety of flavors—including double apple, strawberry, ocean mist, and more—and impress each other with smoke rings and smoke Statue of Liberties. Music and belly dancing entertain guests on Friday nights.
- Taby has taken the helm of the kitchen at Kabbab House, a visually alluring if somewhat clichéd grill/lounge in the MetroWest Plaza. And while history hasn’t been kind to couscouseries in Orlando, owner Simo Soaf is determined to make it work, and most of what I witnessed suggests Kabbab House has the potential to be a mainstay. – Faiyaz Kara, Orlando Weekly
2423 S Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32835Get Directions