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 $15, you get $30 worth of traditional Middle Eastern fare at Tyma’z Middle Eastern Restaurant in Westview. Due to the restaurant's cozy confines with seating for 50 feasters, this Groupon is only valid Sunday through Thursday.
Providing authentic Middle Eastern eats crafted from the finest, freshest, and most personable of hand-picked ingredients, the menu at Tyma’z serves up a variety of home-style, family-friendly dishes with complimentary aromas and sporks. Guests can begin with a selection of appetizers served with pita bread, such as the hummus ($5) or the laban ($3), a thick, creamy yogurt dish. Post-warm-up, diners can slink into more substantial entrees served a la carte or as a dinner with a side salad and rice pilaf. Experience dishes such as m’loukhieh ($10/$13), a plate of seasoned chicken and greens cooked in spicy juices, or the vegetarian-friendly sleek ($8/$13), a serving of kale telepathically cooked with onions, black-eyed peas, and spices. Bottomless beverages such as soda, lemonade, tea, and coffee are available ($2), or guests are welcome to bring their own libations for a small fee of $2 per person.
Chef and owner Radwa Ibrahim is a native of Syria and brings her most satisfying recipes to Tyma’z. The establishment sometimes hosts live music, belly dancing, and olive-oil fingerpainting contests. Its freestanding, home-like location is devoid of the hustle of strip malls, the bustle of restaurant rows, and the hullabaloo of bazaars. Step into the cozy atmosphere for a healthy serving of the traditional cuisine and hospitality of the Middle East.
Walk-ins welcome. Reservations recommended.
- …what a lunch! What a dinner! The Tyma'z menu is familiar if you've ever been to a Middle Eastern restaurant -- rolled grape leaves, spinach pies, moussaka, and the like. Yet in Radwa's expert hands, the dishes were new again. – Munch, Post-Gazette
- …mixed grill was spectacular. The lamb was beautifully charred on the outside, medium-rare within, and juicy, exuding the rich flavor of lamb without a hint of gaminess. This was lamb that would be respectable in any dining room in the city. – Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth, Pittsburgh City Paper