Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Middle Eastern food
- $25 for a Middle Eastern meal for four (up to a $51.94 total value) with four entrees (up to a $9.99 value each) and two appetizers (up to a $5.99 value each)<p>
The menu includes starters of fried eggplant with sweet pomegranate sauce ($4.50) and entrees such as chicken biryani rice with garbanzo beans and green chutney ($9.99), pan-fried fish in spicy tomato sauce with raisins and sliced almonds ($10.95), and marinated lamb kebab with rice and salad ($11.45). <p>
A large door opens to a vast lounge with vibrant red curtains and ornate pillow-topped seats. According to the Riverfront Times blog, Orkeed owner Taif Jassim drew inspiration for his eatery's decor from a historical Iraqi palace and sought the culinary expertise of chef Wael Khudair to develop a menu of dishes hailing from Baghdad, Afghanistan, Jordon, and Iraq. Hookah smoke wafts through the air, mixing with the aromas of marinated lamb and chicken, pan-fried fish with raisins, and eggplant topped with sweet pomegranate sauce. Their desserts include apricot and coconut toast, and the walls are ornamented with plates and jewel-encrusted smoke detectors.