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What to order at Saha

norton44 Jun 13, 2009 06:34 PM

We'll be visiting SF later this month. A friend recommended we try Saha in Hotel Carlton. It will be just my husband and me, so unfortunately, we won't be able to try a lot. What's especially good? My friend is a vegetarian and we're not, so she wasn't able to make recommendations on meats, etc.


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    nsheth RE: norton44 Jun 14, 2009 07:39 PM

    I've had some mixed meals there (good place for a group, so have wound up there on more than one occasion). I'd say, stick with things off the small plates menu as opposed to the entrees. I remember liking the kofta, the pizza, and the sampler platter with all the dips.

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      rworange RE: nsheth Jun 18, 2009 11:47 AM


      Saha Arabic Fusion Restaurant
      1075 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

    2. Mari RE: norton44 Jun 18, 2009 12:15 PM

      The owner is from Yemen and there are a few specialties from Yemen on the menu if you are interested in branching out a bit from the typical Middle Eastern dishes. I had a clay pot with braised lamb and okra that was quite good - the lamb was very tender. Otherwise, the kofte appetizer and a lamb sausage dish were both very good.

      Your friend probably likes it because it is very vegetarian and vegan friendly, so depending where you are coming from there might be better choices for Middle Eastern. I thought it was too fusion-y for me. I'd head to Aziza for Moroccan or even Fly Trap in SOMA for something similar (owner is Persian I think).

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        rahir RE: norton44 Jun 18, 2009 12:38 PM

        The kibbeh appetizers and the 10-crust pizza are delicious. The red curry blends spicy and sweet flavors well, and my family (the meat eaters) really liked the duck entree, the orange chicken, and the lamb tagine. Have a great time!

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