1917 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH | Directions 4411341.485285 -81.704101
Mon. - Sun. 5pm - 2am
Neighborhoods: Ohio City
A Very Nice Change of Pace! – I visited Kan Zaman not knowing what to expect. I had never tried Middle Eastern food before, but it now ranks as one of my favorites! The food was delicious - my favorites being the Hummus, Baba Gannoush, and the Tabboule. I liked it so much, I've even made my own Tabboule at home!
The entrees were simply delicious - Cooked perfectly, with just the right amount of spices. Then came dessert - Baclava! After dessert, we smoked the pipe. VERY different! Very mellow, and relaxing... and I'm not a smoker!
I've been back a few times since... and I look forward to going on Arabic Night to see the Belly Dancers!
not all it's cracked up to be – I went on a wednesday night when I was visiting cleveland. I was disappointed to find absolutely no music, not even a background radio. In addition, there was no belly dancing, which I had told my friends and family about. The place was practically empty, which should have tipped me off. The hummus was good, but the rest of out appetizer were so so. The majority of the entrees we ordered were dry and overcooked, strange since we were practically the only people there!
Belly up to Arabic line-dancing, live music and Middle Eastern treats in a jovial, homey atmosphere. – The Scene
There's a long, arcade-like feel to the space, reminiscent of real Middle Eastern restaurants, with busy ceiling fans spinning from a drop-lattice ceiling, cushioned benches, big mirrors and a huge TV screening unsubtitled movies. A relaxed, party atmosphere prevails, especially on "Arabic Nights," when the place gyrates with live music and belly dancing.
Ample, made-to-order portions of Middle Eastern fare entice diners to try something novel. A less-pungent, more-sweet baba ganoush rates high, as does the fresh, heavy-on-the-tahini hummus and a soup of robust lentils and parsley. The shish tawook entree contains three hefty skewers of cubed, marinated chicken, which mix nicely with the accompanying tangy garlic mayo. Slightly sweet, cilantro-laced Khaliya chicken rates ho-hum, but fried kibbee loaves crammed with meat, pine nuts and onions yield an earthy twang, especially when dipped in yogurt. Skip the bland rice pudding and other desserts and opt for the fruity, sweet hookah pipe.
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