Truly I have heard that Ali Baba Mediterranean Food is so interesting and tasty. Long time I have been waiting to get huge info about Ali Baba Mediterranean Food. It is that post which contains that I wanted to know. Thanks and keep it up...
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Always an enjoyable experience. Good food (had shish tawook and kofta so far) and a kind, attentive staff. Go donate at the Red Cross and reward yourself with a good meal next door.
Delicious, well priced, though a little crowded for lunch time. Definitely worth the walk!
i agree with charleston city paper i eaten in both ali babas the one on DANIEL ISLAND much better than the one on mount pleasant .the food is authantic and fresh.
We make it a point to visit Sermet's often and always have a great meal and a fun time. My picky, elderly parents even love the place!
Good luck Sam. Great design for the place. I really liked the enviroment inside. the menu looks good, and I am sure the cruise crowd will like it as well. Hookas are also a great idea. Nothing better than hooka and a cup of turkish coffee under the Charleston sky!
I feel kinda bad because I have written so many bad reviews of eateries recently, but this is actually what prompted me to review. I had a yucky meal at Sermet's the other night, however, they did make it right. The short of it is, is that I ordered the Calamari, and it was absolutely dis-gust-ing. My friends said it was good, but even she took a bite and said "wow - whoever cooked this is really off tonight" It was bland, chewy, and tasted old and frozen.
I then ordered a main course, which I did not like either. There was rocky sand in the vegetables, seriously. In the end, the waitress comped the food, which I didnt ask for, but which I thought was appropriate. I wound up tipping her what the food would have been anyhow, because I thought it was right to do that. And she was nice about it.
I would go back, yes...I somehow sense that this was an off night. Maybe a line cook who broke up with his GF, or who is just having a shitty day. It happens.
Nice hot, toasted bread, good olive oil. Nice cocktails. Cute hostess (tho she could smile)
Just keepin' it real.
Oh and I just read the review by Rokko...its interesting that this person also thought it might have been an "off day" as well. hmmm
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The staff are all terrific, the food is amazing, and, speaking as someone who has eaten falafel in Israel, I can tell you that this is the real thing. Lately I have been way more into the schwarma and kabob though, both of which are phenomenal. One of the best things about the place is that, if you become a regular there, they often will give you a free little dessert (the name of which I don't recall), but it's a little warm pastry covered with sugared rose water and with cheese inside. It is so good.
It is wonderful. The chef changed about four months ago, and since then the quality has gone way up. They have some of the best falafels we ever encountered (better than some well-known places in Manhattan, crunchy outside with a soft and delicious inside). The ingredients are very fresh. I particularly love their kibbi; the hummos is very creamy and stands out. For lunch, the falafel combo sandwiches with slightly browned cauliflower are a treat. For dinner, try any lamb dish with a glass of Lebanese red wine (I was surprised by how nice the wine is and how well it goes with the dishes). Desserts are scrumptious too and freshly made. The interior decor has also improved, with some interesting wall hangings, and shelves with olive oil and other middle eastern goods for sale (we tried the olive oil and it is quite nice). I disagree with one of the postings: the atmosphere and the people running the place are friendly and relaxed, I'd definitely recommend eating in to fully appreciate the food.
I had heard mixed reviews in about Lana in the past, but was impressed by both the food and service I received last night. The food is solid, unpretentious fare... you won't find amazing presentations or over the top ingredients, but my gnocchi and my girlfriend's risotto were both delicious and a great value considering the overall quality and ample volume of food included... An 'appetizer' portion of mussels (in a basic but delicious white wine sauce) could easily exceed entree portions at similar restaurants. Our server was friendly and prompt but not intrusive.
Overall, this isn't the sort of place you go to to be amazed or to impress, but it's a great spot for a filling, casual evening of great food...
Boring food. I ordered the roasted tomato soup, which had a decent flavor but was a bit one-note: creamy. I also ordered the grilled salmon salad; the "poached pears" were just pears out of can.
Just had lunch today. Recommended it to some friends and decided to join. Looks like I won them over. A little chilly in the dining area though. Food warm.
They have very good hot chocolate, but pricey.
I eat here multiple times a week, sometimes twice in a day. The Falafel and hummos is delicious as well as their many assortments of salads. Heart of palm, tabouleh and fatoosh are my favorites. Give them a shot, the owner Samir is very friendly and always has a smile on his face. *** Vegetarian Friendly ***
I recently relocated to the Charleston area and have been dying to try out as many restaurants as possible. LANA has been the absolute best of all. The atmosphere is wonderful, intimate, low key. The food was fabulous, nice take on mediterranean. Can't wait to go back!
Don't know what planet everyone came from that posted reviews but Lana serves consistently great food! It doesn't break the bank like alot of Charleston restaurants do and this place is one of my top 3 favorite restaurants! Highly recommended! BTW as far as Daniel Island goes there not a decent place to eat there since chef Vendrinski left except for Laura Alberts.
Very nice late night dinner here Saturday. Great waiter very friendly that looks like VIN DIESEL. The dinning room reminds me of a Greenwich Village style no attitude home town eatery. The dinner was really very good for the both of us. Will be back for sure.
Wash of the everyday with a vacation at Muse. The wine bar is the perfect petit spot to avoid the high heels & cologne of other obvious night spots. Muse quietly oozes conversation, charm mixed with Matts magic tricks & killer drinks not to be outdone by cuisine that reminds you its heavenly to nibble & not merely eat food.
Excellent, and I disagree with the previous comment on the ambience. We got excellent, friendly service, enjoying a fantastic pilsner from Lebanon, followed by a wonderful red wine from the Bekaa Valley and lamb shank on a bed of curried rice and spinach. I heartily recommend it!
Great falafels! Food is very good. I recommend taking out because the atmosphere is not great.
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