Lebanese Kitchen Lebanese Kitchen
1384 Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 296-9010

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On the Web: www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm / Friday, Saturday: 10am - 9pm

Lebanese Kitchen

Lebanese Kitchen In the area now being called East Washington Village in Pasadena, there are some very good places to eat, including Connal's Burgers, Mijare's No. 2, Domenico's Pasadena, and Lebanese Kitchen. Two or three doors west of Hill, on the south side of Washington Blvd., is the subject of today's restaurant spotlight, Lebanese Kitchen.

As you walk into the Lebanese Kitchen, a small unassuming restaurant, you'll see photos of Lebanese scenes, including aerial shots of 20th century Beirut, as well as natural scenes. But one of the first things I noticed was the continuously uptempo middle eastern music that contributed greatly to the atmosphere throughout our meal. The restaurant was opened 8 years ago by Michael Labbad, who still pops in to keep an eye on things, but this family run restaurant is now overseen mostly by his two children, Tony and Violet.

And what a meal it was. I started with the BBQ Quail. Grilled to perfection with middle eastern spices, it was a great starter. Katie ordered the Kufta, stuffed ground beef, with diced onion, spices and pine nuts, then deep fried. There were five of them on the plate, so I tried them, and enjoyed them, too. Before we got our starters, we were given good-sized helpings of hummus and tabboulleh, as well as a basket full of fresh pita bread. Hummus (ground garbanzo beans with tahini and Middle Eastern spices and drizzled with olive oil) and Tabbouleh (finely chopped parsley, tomato, onions, cracked wheat, spices, lemon juice and olive oil) are served with every Dinner Entrée. I'm not usually a big fan of either, but I really enjoyed the combination of both on the pita bread. Even went back for seconds, which is not typical for me.

Katie and I both ordered the same thing, the Combination Kebab plate. This plate includes a Shish kebab, a lule kebob and chicken kebob, topped with raw onions and served with rice pilaf and broiled tomato. I can't tell you about the tomato (I don't eat them) but I can tell you about the rice piilaf, which was light, fluffy and deliciously seasoned, and about the kebabs. The Shish kebab consisted of truly tender chunks of beef, with a nice blend of Middle Eastern spices. The Chicken Kebab was tender and juicy, also deliciously seasoned. And the Lule (Ground Beef) Kebab was excellent, as well. All kebabs are marinated Middle Eastern style and cooked over an open flame.

Lebanese Kitchen has lunch Kebab specials Monday thru Sunday from 11am to 4pm, ranging from $5.99 to $7.99. Sandwiches, served from 11am to 4pm daily except Sundays are served on pita bread, and range in price from $3.50 - $4.50. Lunch salads range from $6.99 to $7.99, with dinner salads at $9.00 and $10.00.

Lebanese Kitchen can also assist you with all your caterning needs, with several plate options available. You can find the Lebanese Kitchen menu, including their catering menu at www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/lebanesekitchen. While you're there, you can download a coupon good for half off an entrée with purchase of an entrée. But please, these coupons are to introduce new customers to the restaurant, not for daily repeated use.

Menu

APPETIZERS

Hummus

Ground garbanzo beans with tahini sauce and Middle Eastern spices, drizzled with olive oil.

3.50

Babaghanouj

Peeled and barbequed and ground eggplant, mixed with Middle Eastern spices, and then drizzled with olive oil.

4.00

Sarma

Grape leaves stuffed with tomato, rice, mint and spices.

4.00

Falafel

Served with tahini sauce.

3.50

Kufta

Stuffed ground beef, diced onion, spices, then deep fried to perfection

6.25

Chikufte

Raw ground beef, cracked wheat, spices, topped with pine nuts, parsley, and drizzled with olive oil.

7.00

Djadjikh

Chopped cucumber in a mint and yogurt sauce.

 3.50

Foul

Fava and garbanzo beans coarsely ground and cooked with Middle Eastern spices and drizzled with olive oil.

5.00

BBQ Quail (2piece)

Open breast quail grilled to perfection with Middle Eastern spices.

5.00

Frog Leg

Simmered in Middle Eastern spices.

10.00

Labni

Thick yogurt with dried mint and drizzled with olive oil.

3.00

Feta Cheese and Olives

3.50

Meza Delight

Our sample platter of appetizers includes hummus, babaghanouj, falafel, sarma, djafjikh and tabbouleh.

10.00

DINNER ENTREES

Dinner plates are served with rice pilaf, hummus, tabbouleh. and pita bread.

*To substitute salad for any of your sides, please add $1.50

All Kebabs are marinated Middle Eastern style and cooked over an open flame.

Shish Kebab

Tender beef topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

9.99

Chicken Kebab

All white meat breast topped with raw onions

 9.99

Lule Kebab

Ground beef topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

9.99

Lamb Kebab

Tender Lamb topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

11.99

Ourfa Kebab

Ground beef and ground lamb combined with alternating pieces of eggplant,

topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

11.99

Khash Khash Kebab

Ground beef and ground lamb, with garlic topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

10.99

Combination Kebab

Our Shish kebab, lule kebob, and chicken kebab topped with raw onions and broiled tomato

10.99

Shish and Chicken, Combination

Topped with raw onions

9.99

Chicken or Shish & Lamb, Combination

Topped with raw onions

11.99

Shawerma Plate

Slow cooked beef cut into strips, topped with raw onions, tomato and tahini sauce.

9.50

Falafel Plate

Ground garbanzo beans formed into balls with spices deep fried. Comes with lettuce, tomato and tahini sauce. Not served with rice.

7.00

DINNER SALADS

Your choice of kebab on our House salad

Feta cheese and Olives $1.50 extra

Shish Kebab

9.25 

Chicken Kebab

9.25

Lamb Kebab

10.25

SALADS

House Salad

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, in an olive oil vinaigrette topped with feta cheese and olives.

4.00

Armenian Salad

Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.

4.00

Cabbage Salad

Chopped cabbage, mint, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and spices.

4.00

Tabbouleh

Finely chopped parsley, tomato, onions, cracked wheat, spices, lemon juice and olive oil.

4.00

LUNCH SALADS

Your choice of kebab on our House salad

Feta cheese and Olives $1.50 extra

Shish Kebab

$6.99 

Chicken Kebab

$6.99

Lamb Kebab

$7.99

SANDWICHES

Sandwiches served from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm except on Sundays.

All Sandwiches are wrapped in pita bread.

Kebabs are marinated Middle Eastern style and cooked over an open flame.

Arayes Sandwich

Pita bread stuffed with ground beef and spices, then cooked over an open flame.

4.25

Shish Kebab

Tender beef, raw onions, and broiled tomato.

4.25

Chicken Kebab

Tender chicken breast, garlic sauce and raw onions.

4.25

Lule Kebab

Ground beef, raw onions, and broiled tomato.

4.25

Lamb Kebab

Tender lamb, raw onions, and broiled tomato..

4.50

Khash Khash Kebab

Ground beef & ground lamb, mixed with garlic, raw onions, and broiled tomato.

4.50

Shawerma

Slow cooked beef cut into stripes, raw onions tomato and tahini sauce.

4.50

Falafel

Falafel, tahini sauce, tomato and lettuce

3.50

LUNCH SPECIALS

Served Mon. - Sun. 11:00am - 3:00pm

Served with rice pilaf, hummus, tabbouleh. and pita bread.

Shish Kebab

6.99 

Chicken Kebab 

6.99 

Lule Kebab

6.99 

Lamb Kebab

7.99 

Khash Kash Kebab

7.99 

Falafel Lunch Special

Falafel with tahini sauce, tomato, lettuce, hummus, tabbouleh and pita bread.  Not served with rice.

5.99

SIDE ORDERS / ALA CARTA

Side Orders Ala Carta
Rice

1.50

Chicken Skewer

3.50

Garlic Sauce

0.75

Shish Skewer

3.50

Tahini Sauce

1.00

Lamb Skewer

4.00

Pita Bread Extra

0.50

Lule Skewer

3.00

BEVERAGES

Soft Drink

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mr. Pibb, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Fruit Punch

1.50

Middle Eastern Coffee

1.00

Than (Middle Eastern yogurt drink)

1.00

CATERING MENU

Catering minimum order 10 or more people

#1

10 People -$85 +Tax

$8.50 per person

4 pcs. Shish Kebab

4 pcs. Chicken Kebab

Rice Pilaf

Hummus

Tabbouleh

Babaghanouj

Pita Bread

#2

10 Peop1e- $125 +Tax

$12.50 per person

3 pcs. Shish Kebab

3 pcs. Chicken Kebab

1 pce. Lule Kebab

Rice Pilaf

Hummus

Tabbouleh,

Babaghanouj, Sanna

Djadjike

Pita Bread

#3

10 People- $155.00

$15.50 per person

4 pcs. Shish Kebab

4 pcs. Chicken Kcbab

1 pce. Lule Kebab

Rice pilaf

Hummus

Tabbouleh,

Babaghanouj, Sarma,

Kufta, Djadjike, Falafel

House Salad

Pita Bread

All menus (and prices) are subject to change without notice, menu items are subject to availability.  We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.