Best Middle-Eastern Restaurant - 2007
Café Natasha's Kabob International
Why isn't Persian cuisine better known? It's elegant, sophisticated and delicious. All three attributes are on display at Café Natasha's Kabob International. Those with a taste for Middle-Eastern cuisine will find excellent falafel, hummus and baba gannoujh, but husband-and-wife owners Behshid and Hamish Bahrami will reward the adventurous spirit. From simple kashke-bademjune (like baba gannoujh, a dip made from eggplant, but richer and creamier) to hearty barreh polo (a lamb stew) to intriguing fesenjan (a chicken stew with a strong flavor of pomegranate), the flavors of Persian cuisine are always complex and often surprising. As its name might suggest, Café Natasha Kabob International serves a delicious kabob barg made from flank steak; daring carnivores absolutely must try the exquisite beef tongue.