The Riviera Restaurant: Nicely presented and tasty, but also slightly touristy. Some of the other lebanese places we went to felt like they were more authentic.
|The standard spread, plus muhammara and hammos.|
|Muhammara: A slightly spicy paste with the same consistency as hummus. The dark drizzle is a pomegranate syrup that gives it some sweetness as well.|
|Kebab: A lot of the kebab in Abu Dhabi of this particular style reminded me of Swedish meatballs.|
|Chicken Biryani and Masala: The Masala (left) was about $3, the bread $0.75, and the Chicken Biryani (right) was about $5. Great deal!|
Hatam: Hatam is a chain of Iranian restaurants found in malls. It's decent, a little on the expensive side because it's in a mall, and very filling. Last time I was here, I had the lamb kebab which was really good and this time I tried the "Soltani", which is a combination of minced kebab (chenje) and steak (barg). Perfectly reasonable for a quick bite.
Lebanese Village Restaurant: Among the tastier kebab we had was the Lebanese Village restaurants. Inexpensive and the mix grill was very generous with the meat. Below is also an example of lemon-mint juice which is fantastic. It's just lemonade with fresh mint mixed in, but it's amazing.
|A little bit of everything.|