Restaurant Review – Pier 38
Piers were structures usually found on sea shores which would enable two countries to facilitate movement of people and good, thus building bridges among each other.
We were recently invited to the launch of a new restaurant in town called Pier 38, which specializes in Persian,Arabian,Lebanese and North Indian cuisine and it so appears that by serving their various cuisines they too are building a bridge between different people.
There is beautiful ambiance inside which impresses immediately with the use of rustic décor teamed with colourful graffiti on the walls. The yellow lighting adds to this rustic feel and makes everything inside glow golden.
There is a lot of wooden work inside which has been designed and arranged in such a manner that you would feel as if you were sitting on an actual pier, only a sea shore is missing.
Place is big enough to accommodate large number of people and best option is those laid back couches, though for the lone wolves out, there is also an option to sit at the bar.
Ample care has been taken to entertain the guests as they have a dedicated area for live music where various bands will perform.
Since their speciality is Lebanese, Arabian and Persian cuisine they have mastered the sauces first which includes the Hummus that goes very well with the pickled veggies and some warm pita bread.
We also tried humus with shawarma and found their shawarma to be much better than al bakes’. Minced meat rolled in pita bread served with pickled veggies which adds the required tangy flavour to the shawarma.
Kalmi kabab was marinated with the right spices and cooked well to a medium texture, served with mint chutney and onions; this makes for a good starter option.
Lamb galoutis were a total delight as they were crispy on the outside just the like the way they should be and succulent soft on the inside, each piece resting on a pita bread. Each bite gives you a taste of traditional rumali roti and Galouti kabab combo.
Chicken Tagine is flavourful chunks of chicken marinated with garlic, olive oil and some exotic spices; served with 2 types of rice and some salad. There are also 2 types of dip provided along one of which is tangy and goes well with the steamed rice.
We also enjoyed the Chicken Koobideh wraps served with hummus, mayonnaise and pickled veggies. Rolls have chunks of chicken inside and taste really well with both mayonnaise and hummus. Add to it a bite of pickled veggies and it is an enjoyable dish
Service was prompt, staff was courteous and food was delicious. They are very dedicated about the cuisine they serve and that’s why the items on the menu are authentic to the cuisine and prepared with perfection.
All this teamed up with good ambiance, comfortable seating and live music, makes this place a must visit. Highly recommended by us.
(4.5 / 5)