Welcome to Port Said World- a place that’s always heaving, where the wait staff are your friends who give you free shots (maybe) (try sitting at the bar), the food is something special, the music is being pumped out from a vinyl player somewhere, and the prices aren’t that crazy.
With no English menu, I stepped up and told my new #bestfriendbarman to feed us with some vaguish directions. He came through. We were served House Ratatouille- Eggplants gently fried in a tomato dressing with some shaved egg, spices, tahina and a bag of brioche bread. Then the Rooster Sandwich arrived. Who would order a glorified chicken sandwich for dinner? *NOWTHISGUY* -it was immense- mounds of shredded chicken dressed in awesome (yeah, that’s the only way to describe it- in actual words, I think there was onion, tahina and coriander). In-between salivations, the minute steak arrived. It took less than a minute to devour- strips of perfectly cooked steak on a light bed of tahina (we’re seeing a pattern here) and salsa.
Owned by Eyal Shani, this gem of a place is kinda perfect, for a date, for drinks, to catch up with old friends, to meet new friends or simply to apply incredibly portioned food to your face. The music gets a bit loud and the crowds can get a bit heavy, but boy, it’s a great little TLV find.