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If you are yearning for Persian food, then Shiraz is one of the top restaurants in town. You will be transported to a mystical world with its plush ambiance, soft lighting, shisha displays, Middle Eastern antiques and beautiful glass lanterns. Opened in 2006, it is named after an ancient Persian city which was known for its wine, flowers and poets. Feel like royalty with their hospitality, environ and cuisine. Relish authentic dishes like Shah Kebab, Shandiz, Darya Kebab, Chicken or Lamb Kubideh and Lari Kebab. There are also curries which can be had with saffron flavored Basmati rice. Round it off with desserts such as Bakhlava or Assorted Trio of Persian Delights. Complement your meal with wine. If you are unsure which one, their expert staff will guide you to the right one. Enjoy the belly dancing which completes the whole Persian dining experience.
Shabestan brings to the table some of the finest picks from Persia's cuisine, under the expert guidance of Iranian Chef Mohammad Hosseini and Chef Ying. In a pleasing ambiance that is reminiscent of a Middle-eastern mahal, this lovely restaurant serves everything from olive-oil drizzled Hummus and a gently spiced Muhamara. Soft flatbreads cooked to perfection in a tandoor or a clay oven, and fragrant rice with saffron-seasoning couple well with the myriad kebabs and stews on the menu. Desserts must not be missed - everything from Persian Saffron Ice Cream and classic Baghlava is a definite allure.
The Sofra Turkish Cafe & Restaurant does not score big on decor and presentation but it serves up good, solid food that keeps customers coming back for more. Chairs and tables are functional affairs but a glass panel allows diners to sneak a peek into the goings-on in the cooking area. Choices such as the doner kebab, pide and the yaprak sarmasi are definite must-tries. All dishes are fresh and served within minutes. No alcoholic drinks are served here. Instead enjoy Turkish coffee and other traditional drinks.
Located near Marina Bay, Beirut Grill serves delicious picks from the far Middle East, in an exotic ambiance. A versatile menu of Lebanese treats floor you over, even as the dreamy Middle Eastern decor makes you do a double take. Start off with a fresh Beirut Salad or Tabbouleh, before moving on to main dishes that include lamb, beef and chicken. Those coming in with large groups can choose from the Cold or Hot Mezza, a shared plate category offering everything from Hummus specialties to Baba Ghanoush. Vegetarian dishes are also available, and the meat is halal. Beirut Grill hosts occasional belly-dancing performances to enhance the Middle Eastern experience.
Sample the largely popular Middle Eastern dish Murtabak, a type of stuffed bread, available at Al-Tasneem. Offering five different renditions of this far Eastern dish, the restaurant is filled majorly with tourists who come looking for a diverse culinary experience. Murtabak biryani, a rice dish is also available in deer, mutton, chicken, beef and sardine varieties, and the meat served is strictly halal. The restaurant offers modest outdoor seating, while the indoor seating is sans frills, yet clean.