Shaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine in Pinecrest

ShaddaiShaddai Fine Lebanese Cuisine serves up a symphony of dishes that combines the sophistication of Mediterranean cuisines with the exotic herbs and spices of the Middle and Far East.

The menu is classic Middle Eastern with a focus on freshness of ingredients.

Chef Tony

Chef Tony

Chef Tony, the owner and sole chef in the kitchen, turns out delicious kebobs, fatoush and shawarma as the orders roar in.  Tony, a self-proclaimed hard worker and super proud chef,  insures that every dish, made to order, is nothing short of perfection.

Our server, Paoloa, loves working for Tony. It’s a happy place with family style Mid East ambiance and incredibly fresh, robust food.

Eggplant Dip – served  complementary with home-made crisp pita chips/  Even those who are not lovers of eggplant will dive into this dip with wild abandon.  It’s a puree made with tomatoes,  grilled eggplant, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and spices and I would go back just for this alone.

Baba Ghanoush – Freshly grilled eggplant pureed with tahini, garlic,  spices and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Served with pita bread./  Very rich, creamy and smoky – just the way it should be.

Fatoush Salad – lettuce, cucumber, green bell pepper, tomato, onion and parsley served with a special home-made sumac dressing and seasoned pita croutons/  Fresh and crisp greens with a wonderful dressing.

Shrimp Kabob – skewers of perfectly seasoned and grilled marinated jumbo shrimp/  These were so tasty they needed no sauce or dressing (although they offered).  All of the kebobs are served with a small fatoush salad, aromatic Lebanese angel hair basmati rice and marinated grilled onions and bell peppers.

Shawarma – beef or chicken rolled in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles and tahini sauce.

After dinner, we received a rack of lamb tip from our wonderful server Paola.  She said it’s seasoned incredibly well, super juicy and the best thing on the menu – a must next time we dine here.

If you arrive early, before the crowd, Tony will be out front to greet you and make sure your dining experience is perfect.  I love this place and am so excited to have a fantastic new restaurant in the neighborhood.

Shaddai  * 9519 S. Dixie Hwy,  Pinecrest, FL  *  786.401.7714  *  Music and Belly Dancing Show Fri. and Sat. nights.

Food Excellent
Ambiance Family Style Mid-East
Service Excellent
Price Reasonable/Moderate

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