Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sahara - Parramatta

For a nice, relaxing catch-up, my friends and I headed for dinner at Sahara.

When we got there (around 7.30pm on a Friday night), the store was still pretty empty. And so, we were quickly whisked to a nice quiet table near the back of the store.

Drinks were ordered, and my friends and I decided to just order a few dishes to share.

Wedges were ordered for an entree (~$8... I don't remember exactly >.<). These came out fresh and hot (almost burning), and were crisp on the outside, potato fluffiness on the inside.

Wedges with Sour Cream and Sweet Chilli Sauce - ~$8

We also decided on two Pides and one Shish. There was the Bodrum Pide ($18.50), which was stuffed with grilled chicken, mushroom, and mozzarella cheese. Again, these came out nice and hot and crunchy. It was also nice how the restaurant did not jip us of the filling :)

Bodrum Pide - $18.50

The other was the Aegean Pide ($17.50) which was stuffed with baby spinach, feta and mozzarella cheese. Mmm... Soooo yummmy and tastey even though it was meatless. in my opinion, it was even tastier than the Bodrum.

Aegean Pide - $17.50

And even yummier was the Tavuk Shish ($21.90). The garlic and herb marinated chargrilled boneless chicken pieces were sooooo delish! especially when eaten with the bread and soaked in aioli. :) I'm not a fan of pilaf rice, but my friends were saying how they couldn't stop eating it, even when they were completely stuffed.

Tavuk Shish - $21.90

Although the waitress tried her best to convince us about dessert, we were all too full to fit anything else in.

In all, the service was average and the ambiance was chat-friendly.
I'd definitely come back for the chargrilled chicken drenched in aioli - or maybe I just miss the herbed mayo from Grill'd too much! :P

Food - 8/10
Service - 7/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 29/40

Sahara Turkish Restaurant
Westfield's Parramatta
Shop 2185
Cnr Church & Argyle Street
Parramatta, 2150
Tel: (02) 9687 7898

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