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Jul 12, 2009 02:47 PM

El Basha - Middle Eastern restaurant & grocery

Coming soon to Marlboro. Rt. 9 North, before the Kohl's shopping center. Big sign out front.

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  1. I'm sure you know, but they are making quite a bit of progress.
    Should be opening soon.

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    1. re: shabbystorm

      Yeah, I saw them working in the restaurant yesterday. I hope they have good Baklava.. then I won't have to go all the way to Afandina (which does have excellent baklava and other pastries).

      1. re: MarlboroMan

        They *appear* to be open.. I drove by today and the restaurant sign out front said "Grand Opening". I have to go to the bank tomorrow and I'll pass by again, so I'll grab a menu and check out the scene.

        1. re: MarlboroMan

          On way to the bank today, I stopped in to the restaurant and got a menu.. no time to check out the store, which was also open. All the sandwiches were $4.99 or less, which seems to be an incredible value. Shawarma was among them. There were also a number of entrees, including smoked pigeons. Also, among the appetizers were Buffalo wings.. lol.

    2. This restaurant a defintley come back restaurant. This Review for El Basha - Middle Eastern restaurant & grocery, we had dinner there last night, the place has a very good atmosphere, excellent food and excellent prices, and excellent service .
      we gave it 3 stars and score of 24 (Zagat scale).

      The Shaban Family

      1. I am very sorry to say, this place was a huge strike out! I was hopeful to find a good Middle Eastern restaurant in this area. We ordered a Chicken Sharwama platter and a Lamb Sharwarma sandwich. The chicken platter consisted of just pieces of seasoned chicken on top of mushy rice. The platter did not even come with Pita bread. There is no way that this chicken was just sliced off a Spit. The lamb was seasoned the same, and very average at best. Compare the meat to Ibby's (freehold) and they are worlds apart. The owners seemed nice and friendly, but that can only go so far...

        El Basha Middle East Deli & Grocery
        172 US Highway 9, Morganville, NJ 07751

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        1. re: storky

          Apparently not far enough. Out of business. Didn't even make it a year. Not a great location for a restaurant.