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Armenian Kitchen in Scarborough

Posted in Restaurants by karoumy on November 12, 2011

Don’t let the name fool you. This is a Lebanese restaurant. Apparently, the current owner bought the popular restaurant from Armenians and never changed the sign or the decor.

armenian kitchen the room

Inside the Armenian Kitchen

And it shows. The interior is nothing like what most restaurants look like today but it doesn’t matter because you’ll be coming here for the food.

I usually order many small plates and if others want meat they can order a side dish of anything on the menu. If you’re there with a larger group you can order large sizes of some dishes. This makes dining with non vegetarians easy. They also have a vegetarian combination plate that can be made vegan.

Lebanese food doesn’t have secret ingredients and dishes are always prepared separately.

Here are the dishes we ordered on a recent visit.

armenian kitchen hummus

Hummus, $4.50

This is hummus. Dressed with a little olive oil, paprika, parsley and hot sauce.

armenian kitchen fuzzy baba ghanouj

(Fuzzy) Baba Ghannouj, $4.99

The Baba Ghannouj is good. I usually prefer Hummus but this one is that good. It’s not bitter at all and has a smooth taste.

armenian kitchen tabouleh

Tabouleh , $3.99

As far as I can tell the Tabouleh is hand-chopped. This is one of those dishes that takes a while to make so I always appreciate it when it’s made by hand.

armenian kitchen falafel

Falafel, $4.99

Falafel is served hot, fresh out of the fryer. If you ever see it pre-cooked somewhere leave immediately and eat a handfull of sand which will probably have the same texture.

armenian kitchen fries

Housemade Fries, $1.99

Ahh yes, traditional Lebanese french fries. I don’t know why but french fries are a part of Lebanese cooking. These ones are housemade and can be ordered with a spicy sauce and garlic.

armenian kitchen bread

Warm Pita bread

The bread is grilled and served warm.

armenian kitchen lift

Pickled turnips (lift)

armenian kitchen my plate

My plate

All the above dishes plus a soda, mint tea and a soup that aren’t pictured came to around $35 including tax and tip.

Check out Armenian Kitchen for good quality Lebanese food at a reasonable price.

Armenian Kitchen
Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 p.m

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