Its warm service and relaxed surroundings make Amirah’s a great place for friends to meet, but leave the culinary experience for another locale
First published on . Updated on 25 Oct 2010.
Upstairs, diners are ushered into a private ‘tent’ of sorts with a low table and plenty of cushions to throw around; Arabic ballads mixed with the jovial hubbub of conversation, and the slow-turning Ottoman-styled lamp above, add to the cosy mystique.
At $25, the three-course set menu is a worthwhile choice. Fervidly dip away at the home-made hummus and baba ganoush with warm slices of pita and garlic loaf; wash it down with the harkhadae (hibiscus juice) – a unique thirst quencher.
Sadly, the one-sauce-fits-all slathered over the lamb kofta, butter prawns and chewy tenderloin kebab leaves all the main courses tasting similar. Its warm service and relaxed surroundings make Amirah’s a great place for friends to meet, but leave the culinary experience for another locale. Marc Checkley
This place serves the best shawarma outside of Saudi Arabia. The staff are very friendly, accommodating and the food has perfectly sized portions for normal people. My wife and I keep returning and recommend to all of our friends.