Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide chicken kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fatoosh, falafel, kebabs, and drinks at Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe & Market.
At Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe & Market, Nunu Farhood presides over authentic cuisine constructed from recipes passed down through several generations. Patrons open up cuisine gates to admit the mélange of crisp veggies and toasted pita chips that forms fatoosh, a Lebanese bread salad ($6.75). A sampler plate unites a chicken kebab, beef kafta, and a cabbage roll with the necessary tabbouleh, hummus, and pita bread ($11.50) and lets diners enjoy an impressive look at another culture like a diplomat's kaleidoscope. The hashwa plate ($8.75) effaces hunger with a blend of seasoned beef and rice cooked with a sidekick of clarified butter and finished off with a smattering of toasted almond. The veggie cabbage roll ($9.75) races rice, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans across palates, foretelling of visits from the flame-kissed beef-tenderloin kebab ($16.95). Nunu's is open from 11:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe
Inspired by his mother’s Lebanese cooking and hosting skills, Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe and Market owner Clayton Farhood decided to follow suit, sharing her family’s time-tested recipes and spirit of hospitality with the community. Servers ferry falafel, kebabs, and hashwa—a mélange of ground beef, rice, and seasonings the Oklahoma Gazette declared "the ultimate comfort food"—to diners. Guests can sit in a dining room enclosed by chic stone arches or enjoy fresh air on the front patio. NuNu's market sells a large selection of Middle Eastern groceries for home cooks who wish to try their hand at traditional recipes made with olives, vinegars, and a variety of pita breads.
Northwest Oklahoma City
3131 W Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73134