Friday, June 28, 2013

The Sultan (Athens, GA)

1074 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606, T: 706-850-7725

The Sultan opened earlier this year at a location that has seen many restaurants either move or go bust. It is a fairly sober Mediterranean restaurant with a large (if somewhat noisy) outdoor patio. The menu features the usual suspects: humus, salads, kebabs and shawarma.

We had the spicy humus, which was a creamy humus with a spicy paste on top of it. Great for dipping the tips of fresh Lebanese bread. The Fatoush was disappointing: tasteless dressing and chewy pita chips. The Mezze for two was ok: the falafel was too dry, as was the beef kabob, but the chicken kabob was excellent, well seasoned and juicy. Finally, the chicken Shawarma was quite decent. Unfortunately, their best dishes, shawarma and gyros sandwiches, are only available for lunch.

VERDICT: 80/100
The Sultan serves decent Middle Eastern food with a couple really tasty dishes (humus, chicken kabob).

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