You could make a meal of meze—appetizers like falafel, tabbouleh, or crispy cauliflower served with tahini—at this subterranean Lebanese restaurant. If you're looking for something heartier, try a plate of mjadra, a spicy mix of lentils and rice. The kitchen serves roast chicken glazed with honey and red pepper, lamb kebabs, and other meat dishes, but much of the menu is vegetarian friendly. In the evening, the vibe turns more loungelike with occasional
live music. There are several other locations around town—1206 Seymour Street in Downtown, 3116 West Broadway in Kitsilano, 146 East 3rd Avenue in Main St./Mt. Pleasant, and 1489 East Hastings Street on the East Side—that offer a smaller, quick-serve menu.