Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Lebanese cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks at Sahara Lebanese Cuisine in Sterling, Virginia.
Sahara Lebanese Cuisine’s crafty cooks reward patient diners with the flavors of bazaar-bound herbs and spices, whipping together a savory menu of made-to-order Lebanese dishes from scratch. Instead of ignoring grumbling stomachs by loudly talking over them, guests may muffle tummy temblors with starter plates, including the baba gannouj with smoke-infused eggplant ($5.99) or the kibbeh's wheat shells inflated with ground beef, lamb, and pine nuts ($7.99). Skewers pierce blocks of meats and vegetables for main-course meals such as the trio of lamb kebab, shish taouk, and kufta kebab served over rice pilaf ($19.99) or chunks of tomatoes, green peppers, and sirloin marinated in pomegranate sauce and dashed with seven spices ($17.99). Eaters can wield handfuls of flavor with the mitt-ready falafel sandwich ($6.99) or the labneh sandwich with cucumbers, mint, and olive oil melded together with salted yogurt ($5.99). Diners can cleanse palates with postdinner pieces of baklava ($4.99) or pressure washers filled with glasses of arabic coffee ($2.99) or guava juice ($3.99).
Sahara Lebanese Cuisine
Sahara Lebanese Cuisine’s fresh, authentic Middle Eastern dishes come courtesy of timeworn family recipes passed down through multiple generations of culinary expertise. At the helm of the kitchen, the head chef—with 16 years of experience—manages a staff of five talented chefs, each dedicated to creating housemade Lebanese favorites, from falafel and gyro sandwiches to baked red snapper, pomegranate lamb kebabs, and other dinner specialties.
In the dining room, the Middle Eastern-inspired design scheme, including arches overhead, complements the fare with another element of Lebanese authenticity. Neighboring the dining room, an on-site hookah lounge facilitates shisha consumption in a variety of flavors. Coffee and tea drinkers, meanwhile, can finish off a cup of Turkish coffee and then decipher their fortune or a forgotten PIN from the grounds.
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46950 Community Plaza
Sterling, Virginia 20164