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Sansom Kabob House
Posted by Emily on 05/18/2007
The food here is really really delicious; I've had the fish and the lamb kabobs, both excellent, as well as two of the vegetarian entrees, which were also both really filling and yummy. The bread that comes with the meals is phenomenal, and you can't beat a salad, bread, meat, and a huge side of the tastiest brown rice ever for ten bucks. Plus it's byo, and there's a wine store just a couple blocks away on 19th and chestnut. The only downer is the service, which is awful. I've had one server who was moody and barely spoke a word, and another who seemed well-intentioned but had no idea what he was doing. It took 20 minutes for him to open our wine and bring glasses, then another 15 for him to take our order, and there are only like 6 tables in the place. It's worth the wait though, and once you get past the dingy front of the place, the tables in the back are actually really cute.
Posted by Justin Emalius on 04/14/2007
If this restaurant were in Washington DC, it would surely make the Washingtonian's Best Cheap Eats issue. Four of us ate for $60 including tip ($70 if you add in our jug of BYO wine). We had the eggplant and meat sauce, potato and scallion, houmus and soup appetizers - most good although the houmus was kind of flat. The lamb shish was tasty as was the lamb-chicken-beef shish. The server seemed a little dour, and service was just shy of slow.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/08/2006
Great lunch spot, with plenty of vegetarian and low-fat options for the health-conscious. Grilled chicken kebabs were particularly good. The atmosphere in the restaurant is more functional than fabulous, but the quality of the food is unbeatable at their very reasonable prices. The only thing I've had there that wasn't good was the baklava, which was soggy, nearly raw, and had an overpowering flavor of raw ginger -- not good at all.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/06/2006
Being a vegetarian I have not sampled the majority of dishes at the kabob house, but their stewed vegetables are incredible. The pumpkin and cauliflower are especially delicious and warming on damp autumnal days. Surprisingly awesome and affordable lunch option!