Kavkaz Kebab, Freehold NJ
Saw this along Rt 9 Northbound (Near junction to Rt 33 & 79). Anyone tried this place?
3577 Route 9 North
Freehold, NJ 07728
there 2 reviews on a different site (y*lp). One trashed it and sounded like he was picking a fight with the chef/owner. The other say it is a welcome addition to the area. Do I don't know what to make of it. The price isn't very cheap at this place so i am waiting for someone to take one for the team :)
My wife and I have eaten there twice and the food was delicious. We had the hummus appetizer, a very nice salad, beets and the cornish hen. The food was very fresh and well spiced. The cook was serving also and he said that he had a restaurant with the same name in Brooklyn, till he moved here. The cuisine come from the Kavkaz region of one of the former USSR republics and shows some middle eastern roots.
DW and I ate at Kavkaz Kebab on April 10 (Sunday). I had the Cornish Hen entree and DW had a Chicken Kebab dish. We tried a bit of each other's also. We liked both. We also ordered a yogurt dip appetizer to go with the (no charge) bread and enjoyed both. Mid-meal we asked for more bread which was brought out nice and hot.
We got there around 3 PM, and service was a bit slow with only one person out on the floor running around trying to service four tables. Couple more people showed up at 4 PM and for the next 15 minutes or so and we saw more frequent visits to tables by servers so I am guessing that we got there between shifts.
Overall the experience was good. I will go back if I am in the area (its a 25 miles drive from where I live).
We have eaten here at least a dozen times. I like it and if my husband had his way, he would eat there every night. We have tried almost everything on the menu. Our favorites are the cornish hen, lamb kebab, and caspian salad. The service is a bit erratic but the food and price compensates for this. Desserts are not wonderful, but usually, we are too full. Its BYOB and they have deivery and takeout, which we have also used. Highly recommend if you like well seasoned food.