When I went to review the Lebanese food at Arabian Nites in Supermart-I of Gurugram, little did I know things were about to get very nostalgic. Arabian Nites has been around for over two decades and commands strong enviable fan base of Lebanese food lovers (not to be confused with Lesbian lovers). Like many others, it had been years since I visited the Lebanese restaurant near Priya Cinema in Vasant Vihar, the erstwhile mecca of movie goers. Primarily because of the growth of the Multiplex culture in Delhi. One part of the well-choreographed routine was grabbing a bite of the grilled chicken at Arabian Nites before heading home.
This fan had also lost touch with the Vasant Vihar outlet and had to be reminded of the 20-year-old heritage of the Lebanese restaurant. Almost, instantly memories of old came rushing back.
Opening up in new territories like Gurugram is good news for fans of Arabian Nites. This particular outlet is a small shop nestled away in Supermart-I in DLF Phase 4, Gurugram. It is buzzing with yuppies who instantly fall in love with the oil free delicacies.
Riding on the takeaway wave in Gurugram, this cosy outlet does not boast of a never ending menu or big area for you to lounge in. What it has going for it is the speed of delivery and tasty oil free Lebanese food.
What blew us away?
Colourful paintings and lights gave the little outlet a warm and welcoming feel. As mentioned earlier, the speed of service of the staff makes this cafe stand apart from the crowd. Maybe that’s why we saw so many young executives ordering from the outlet. Super quick.
Food that we loved
It took just 4 of us to order almost everything on the menu. Yes, it was a limited menu, but each dish was fabulous. First to arrive was the famous Chicken Shawarma wrap – juicy and flavourful, followed by Falafel Platter it came with hummus tahini and salad. We rounded things off with the Sultan Platter which was a combination of every Non veg dish on the menu. Did I mention oil free, that because the dishes are all grilled in their natural fat and have very less oil, close to nothing. Another reason why young health freaks landed up straight from the gym. If you are a vegetarian the Beirut Platter is for you, this one has all their Vegetarian offerings – paneer shawarma, falafel, hummus, babganoush and 2 khubuz /rotis.
With healthy oil free options, super fast service, courteous staff, I can safely say this one will be a great experience for you as well.