Owner Asad Abbasi, who hails from Pakistan, is committed to serving quality, healthy cuisine. Witness, for example, the hand-rolled grape leaves, freshly made hummus and scratch-prepared soups.
A tempting lunch buffet offers soup, salad, pita bread, seasoned vegetables and several flame-grilled lean meat choices. You can also order off the restaurant’s wide-ranging menu.
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Nearly 30 vegetarian items are available from which to choose. Besides turnips, spicy black-eyed peas and green beans, ethnic selections abound like tzatziki; falafel; and baba ghannouj, a purée of eggplant, fresh garlic, tahini sauce and lemon juice.
Prepare to pay a bit more at the Urban Turban than at comparable Mediterranean eateries, but the quality is well worth paying a few extra bucks.