Having not eaten Lebanese food for a while, this was a much needed visit. I missed kebab with hommos and boy did we pick the right place to have some. It was around a 40 minute ride to reach Solidere since it was located in Abu Hlaifa but was well worth it.
The menu was really fancy. It was wide which made it kind of uncomfortable to brief through, specially when it’s this wide. But best of all, most of the food on the menu had picutres. This is something I urge all restaurant to do. I feel a lot more satisfied picking something and knowing what to expect than picking something and hoping for the best.
To begin with we ordered Fatoosh, Hommos, Taboola and of course bread. I wouldn’t say they tasted amazing but I wasn’t expecting much. They taste the way they do just like in any other Lebanese restaurant. I would recommend you to be cautious with the bread, it comes in super hot.
We ordered a Kebab Mix which had 4 different types of kebab including one that was spicy. All four of them were good, but what surprised me was how tasty the fries was. Most if not all Lebanese restaurants have this really soft poorly cooked fries. On the contrary this fries was hard and crisp.
From what I heard Solidere was famous for its Arayis with cheese. So we ordered those and they were amazing. This is the first time Arayis makes me want to come back for more. I highly recommend those if you ever get to visit Solidere. They also come with fries which is a bonus for me.
I loved their interior design the moment I looked up. It’s noticeable they spent a lot of effort and money on the looks which is something I respect in restraints who take this extra step. It did give us a Lebanese feel but that wasn’t important once the food arrived.
The receipt made our eyes blink twice. We were expecting something between 20KD – 25KD but got half of that. It costs less than what I would pay in Friday or Chili’s which never happened before.