Pictures speak volumes, and I get many ideas about where to go eat from my Instagram feed. The first time I went in, two other people also came in for the first time because of the pictures we had seen on Instagram:) I follow Eat Bearded on Instagram and Armen is one of the chefs/co-owners of Mini Kabob.
Ovakim and Alvard welcomed me as if I had entered their home when I came into the eight seat restaurant; the place is so small that the couple dining at the table closest to the door opened it for me from their seats!
They serve high quality food, done with heart and skill that can only come from people who love what they do, and they treat everyone as a new friend or old one, depending on whether it's your first visit or thousandth time. I've now become a regular, introducing friends to the place, so now I feel like this is my home away from home:)
The first time I went in, I asked Ovakim what he recommended, and he said "Get the chicken breast" so I did and it was the most mouthwatering moist version I have ever eaten. The rice, onions, and grilled tomato and jalapeno were perfect compliments to the chicken and basmati rice. All this for under $15 and nearly enough for two meals!
When I saw the steak and salad, I knew I wanted that combo on another night, and it did not disappoint, with tender meat and a refreshing green crunch all for under $20.
The Lule minced chicken mixed with a bit of pork and spices is a slighter smaller meal especially paired with salad instead of rice, but big on flavor.
Or you can opt for half rice, half salad.
If you can't decide, you can order a combo plate with chicken thigh, chicken lule, and pork, also with salad instead of rice if you prefer. I found the pork a bit dry, but still tasty.
The lamb chops are a big plate, and I ordered half salad, half rice to get a completely "balanced" meal, but it was so big I would only order this to go next time; this is the most expensive item on the menu coming in at slightly over $20.
Perhaps my favorite part of any meal here is the delightfully light garlic sauce that is served with every meal. I would eat this everyday if I lived closer to Mini Kabob :) They make it fresh daily, along with their hummus.
The lavash bread comes from a nearby bakery, and it is the only thing they do not make in house.
I'm part of the extended family now :)