Zaroob the trendy and casual dining restaurant offering Levantine cuisine opened a new branch in Sharjah recently. I was invited to the grand opening of Zaroob.
The new branch of Zaroob in Sharjah is conveniently located at the beautiful Al Majaz waterfront, Buhaira Corniche Street.
Zaroob is a Levant street-food eatery and it serves authentic Levantine cuisine with a modern touch. Zaroob means alley or corner in Arabic. If you ask me, Zaroob is much more than a corner. It is a world: filled with fresh and delicious Levantine dishes in a quirky and unique atmosphere.
I have already been to their branch in Sheikh Zayed road, Dubai and I knew what to expect in terms of food and ambience.
The Zaroob’s new branch at the Buhaira Corniche has the magnificent view of the Al Majaz waterfront. It has indoor and outdoor seating. The interiors are funky, bold, vibrant and kitschy. The setting is done up really well- from the seating to the cutlery and menu. The ambience is lively, energetic and colorful. It has a friendly and youthful vibe.
As it was the grand opening, the place was full and buzzing with people. My family and I sat outdoors. We were all served the traditional Tamarind drink. Their drinks menu offers fresh juices, soft drinks, Laban, tea and coffee.
We had Fattoush, Hummus, Lebanese Foul,Falafel, Salad, Koshari and Lebanese Bread. The salad and the bread was fresh. It was a great accompaniment to the meal.
Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern food which is popular world over. It is a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas. It is served hot. The falafels at Zaroob are crispy and crunchy. They have the perfect golden brown color and taste absolutely delicious.
When it comes to desserts I never say no. But we had to go to a birthday party later, so we didn’t have any desserts. Though they have limited desserts in their menu, it looks tempting. Next time I will definitely come back to try the desserts.
The food, the service, the kitschy ambience and the location is good. The food at Zaroob is pocket friendly. So you can expect good food that is reasonable and affordable. Zaroob is one place I don’t mind going back again and again. Definitely recommend it.
Al Buhaira Corniche Street,