My friends and I were thinking of going out for lunch at someplace we had not tried and this was on the shortlist. Finally, we decided to go there and order something new and different.
Edamame Truffle Dumpling: It was edamame paste stuffed in a dumpling shape. Nothing else, no other flavors. They should remove this item from the menu. 1/5 on taste.
Diablo Green Hummus: It was typical hummus with a paste of the Edamame in it. The taste was decent. Lavash was thin, long, and crispy. 3.5/5 on taste.
Mezze Platter: It had harissa kebab, mushroom sambousek, falafel, root pickles, Shirazi, bread basket and assorted dips.
Harissa kebab was paneer in harissa masala. The taste was having strong flavors of masala and was good. 4/5 on taste.
Mushroom sambousek was like a samosa filled with mushrooms. Consistency was soft and the taste was good. 4/5 on taste.
Falafels were decent in taste and not among the best ones I have had.
There was one more starter which was like a corn kebab. Inside there was yellow filling tasting like eggplant. It was good in taste. 4/5 on taste.
Shirazi was the salad made of chopped vegetables.
Breadbasket had zaatar naan (tasted great with soft consistency), lavash, Turkish pidesi (thick bread), and Turkish ballon (more like pita bread). All breads were good except pidesi which I thought was too filling and chewy for the dry dips made of hummus.
Dips were diablo green hummus, normal hummus, black hummus, hydari/ taziki (yogurt-based dip with herbs), muhammara, and smoked eggplant truffle (subtly flavored baingan ka bhartha). All dips were similar in taste except muhammara, which is spicy and with punchy flavors. Taziki was a savior with a different flavor.
Overall, a good experience with this restaurant.