I passed by Babak at the Avenues to review the restaurant as well as see how good the Sigma 18 -35 mm lens handles food photography. The results were impressive, the lens and the food were great. Some of the photos were too focused but that wasn’t a big deal.
The difference between Villa Babak and Babak is the menu, this one has more items and in my opinion it’s like the prestige version of Babak. At first I thought they were Iranian, but then I saw hummus on their menu, to top it off they even had Caesar Salad as you can see above.
They have this signature Badenjan salad which I recommend trying, it’s pretty heavy but worth it if you like eggplant. It comes with labna and other spices, I had it with a loaf of bread and it was a good combination.
The kebab was good, tasted like kebab I tried elsewhere but the chicken tikka was really good. I would go back just for the chicken tikka so I do recommend trying it. You can pick the types of rice you want with your meal or switch to french fries instead which is something that isn’t available in most kebab restaurants.
If you feel like sea food they’re grilled shrimp is pretty good too. The sauce is light so I’d switch it with something else. Grilled shrimp is also a nice option to share between two or more people as a side dish. I’m not sure if they have fried shrimp though, that would probably taste good too.
Overall the staff were very friendly, the food was good and I’ll be back to have more chicken tikka. Villa Babak is located at the end of Souk District in phase 3. They’re also worth sitting in if you just want to chat and have tea from the old traditional tea-pot.