Mezze Mall of the Emirates
Eric Feb 20, 2010 04:07 pm
I agree with most of what was said in the review.
BUT, please do not call the iskender which is served at pasha authentic or delicious or anything which might make anyone think of that dish in any positive way what so ever. I was sooo disappointed with the dish and the restaurant in general, I had to speak to the manager. My initial thought was that at least the manager of the place should be turkish but I was mistaken. In fact not a single turkish person was working there.
The meat of the iskender was soggy and cold, tasted like old meat warmed up in the microwave. Forget about authenticity, judging this dish for what it is, food, I would never dish that out if I was running a restaurant. I was afraid of food poisining and did not eat the food. The manager asked for my advice on how to best prepare the dish and how to assemble the plate. The cook is filipino and wouldn't know the taste of a real kebab if it jumped in his mouth and wresteled with his palate.
At the end the manager told me that business was not doing too good and that the owners were planning on changing the restaurant to a sea food place. It was a friday evening and all the other restaurants around pasha were busy. At pasha 5 tables including ours were occupied.
To anyone who took the time to read through this, if you are hungry and find yourself at the mall of the emirated, my advise is just stay clear of pasha. The food is really bad and the service is poor. This has nothing to do with turkish food and it was offending to see such a bad representation of turkeys excellent food.
Bugi May 10, 2009 11:10 am
Not a good representative of Turkish Cuisine.