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Albanian restaurant returns to Roslindale -Arbri kafe

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bostonhound Dec 26, 2009 07:53 AM

They opened two weeks ago and have not tried it yet, but it is in the same space (Belgrade Ave) as the previous Albanian restaurant. Menu looks similar. They open at 4:00. Wonder if anyone has tried it yet. The owner was very friendly and said that they have gyro sandwiches even though I did not see them on the menu.

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  1. SaraASR RE: bostonhound Dec 26, 2009 07:53 AM

    YES.

    1. trufflehound RE: bostonhound Dec 26, 2009 08:35 AM

      I noticed they were open and stopped for a menu. They told me the chef from the former Albanian incarnation is an owner. My Albanian GF's mother says the menu dosen't have that may Albanian dishes.

      1. SaraASR RE: bostonhound Jan 22, 2010 06:22 AM

        Has anyone been to Arbri since the last post? I'm going tomorrow night and would love some Chowhound feedback!

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          bear RE: SaraASR Jan 22, 2010 07:02 AM

          Did you see the Globe review? Sounds promising...please report!

          http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaur...

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            SaraASR RE: bear Jan 22, 2010 11:41 AM

            I did, thanks! Will report back!

        2. SaraASR RE: bostonhound Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM

          Went to Arbri on Saturday. Interior feels like Legoland. The meze's were delicious (roasted peppers with feta, shrimp with feta); however, I had to send the trout back because it was inedible (spoiled, preparation seemed fine). Ordered chicken kebabs instead which were bland and unmemorable. Much better at Greek Corner. DC had the lamb kebab and loved it. Place was filled with Albanians from Roslindale and beyond. I'd go back and try more of their mezes (quite generously portioned for appetizers) and their salads looked delicious.

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