The former Marrakech Cafe space at 6527 E. 21st St. N has a new restaurant. Introducing Kababji Grill, who specializes in casual Middle Eastern cuisine. They had a quiet grand opening late last week. I haven’t seen much about them online, so if this is your first time hearing about Kababji Grill, keep on reading!
6527 E 21st St. N, Wichita, KS 67208
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
The first thing to note about Kababji Grill is they are Halal food certified.
The menu features a mix of popular soups, salads, appetizers, entrees like kabobs, shawarma, kofta, tikka, and sandwiches.
I wanted a mix of everything so I started with a Kababji sampler which included hummus, baba ghanouj, falafel, fattoush, grape leaves, and kebeh. Iraqi bread was listed on their add-on’s menu, so I went with that as well.
Loved the baba ghanouj, that was my favorite part of the sampler. The salad was good, and the grape leaves were a bit of a disappointment. They were a little hard for my liking, at least the wrapping was. It’s been a while since I’ve had Iraqi bread, and the texture is fantastic. It’s part crispy yet soft; best eaten warm. There were no issues at all with the kebeh and falafel, but I didn’t eat too much of it as I had more food coming my way.
Next, I had the lentil soup. I wasn’t a fan of this at all. In many lentil soups I’ve had, you could detect some sort of spice to give it a distinct flavor. That wasn’t the case here, it was more bland than anything.
But not everything was underwhelming, though, as the Mixed Grill entree plate was phenomenal.
This featured one tawook, one tikka and one kofta; all grilled and seasoned meats. Everything was juicy and tender, especially the kofta which I could have ordered ten more of and been good. I’m glad I saved the best for last because it certainly left a lasting impression with me.
It was still their first week of being open and I had no problems with the service. The food came out in a timely manner. The service was helpful, and was willing to answer all questions. Yes, there were some dishes I weren’t too fond of, but others I liked. In the end, the good outweighed the bad that I’d go back to give them another try soon.
Here’s the menu:
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