Morocco was the setting for the famous film Casablanca, a romance notable for depicting the largest bowl of hummus ever eaten by Peter Lorre. Dine on Mediterranean fare in full color with today’s Groupon to Sahara Mediterranean Grill in Shelby Township. Choose from the following options:
- For $31, you get a Mediterranean dinner for two (up to a $62.98 total value) that includes the following items:
- One small hummus (a $5 value)
- Two dinner entrees (up to a $21.99 value each)
Two drinks (up to a $7 value each)<p>
For $15, you get $30 worth of dinner fare.<p>
- For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch fare.<p>
Lunch and dinner entrees range between $12.99–$21.99.</p>
Named Detroit’s best Middle Eastern restaurant by Click On Detroit and Detroit A List, Sahara Mediterranean Grill upholds its honors by festooning platters with delicately spiced kebabs, fragrant rice dishes, and homemade sauces. Chefs whip puréed chickpeas, olive oil, and tahini into a creamy hummus, which patrons can swoop up with freshly baked pita.
Chicken shawarma roasts on a vertical broiler before saddling a heap of rice and stew, and marinated lamb tenderloin slips off a skewer, which can be conveniently repurposed for after-dinner duels. Patrons gaze at wall murals and mosaic tiles illuminated by bronze chandeliers before clinking wine glasses, six varieties of fruity cocktails, or raw fruit juices.
Sahara Mediterranean Bar & Grill
The kitchen crew at Sahara Mediterranean Bar & Grill shaves tender layers of their popular chicken shawarma from the spit of a traditional vertical broiler, helping them earn the title of Detroit’s Best Middle Eastern restaurant from Local 4 viewers in summer 2011. Vegetarian options range from a falafel sandwich to the smoothly textured adas lentil soup, with beans that chefs carefully crush with an announcement that none of them made their high school’s baseball team. The menu also includes house specialties such as the potato chop—seasoned beef stuffed inside a golden-brown, deep-fried potato shell.
Sips from specialty drinks and smoky hookahs add a sweeter dimension to meals as diners perch on dark hardwood seating. The furnishings contrast visually with butter-yellow walls on which murals appear to emerge from behind crumbling stone.