I’ll be honest, we only went to Kababji because we landed up at the newly opened Fifth Avenue Mall in Motor City to find that BurgerFuel hadn’t yet opened. Zomato, can you please find way of highlighting this a little more than the tiny “Opening to the public soon” text you use (this turned out to be the second time in a week). Anyway, I walked in, two cars full of people in tow, cringing at the thought of this place being a dump, only to find a very pleasant interior. It’s the tree. Put a tree (especially a timeless olive tree) in a room and whatever else you do…works.
As its Indian sounding name suggests, Kababji is all about kababs. Pescatarians will be disappointed, there is no fish (whatsoever) on the menu. This is a meat and chicken only restaurant. Being Lebanese, half the menu is dedicated to mezza, an assortment of which is what we started with – all good. Our Mixed Grills, Shish Tawook and Grilled Chicken were good too but nothing to get up, join hands and start dancing around the olive tree over. Simply good.
Contrary to what I have read in some of the Zomato reviews of this Kababji branch, service was good. The all Filipino staff were friendly and attentive, although I must admit it was difficult to communicate over the din of a Friday full house. But let me tell you what I appreciated most about Kababji, because it is a health-conscious concept (and, I suspect because it’s tiny), there is no shisha. And as a result, one can enjoy some lovely Lebanese food without that clingy, soured stink of stale tobacco. Kudos to you, Kababji.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.