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scunge Oct 20, 2012 12:54 PM

Will be going into Huntington Is Faz's any good Any other choice recommended ? Middle Eastern ,Thai,Italian in that order Thanks Nader's Fish ?????? Again Thanks

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    Scott_R RE: scunge Oct 20, 2012 01:31 PM

    It's been a while since I've been to Faz's, but I remember it being OK, not great. FYI, it has a sort of hole-in-the-wall vibe to it--not dirty or anything, but basically a takeout counter with some tables, if that's OK with you. Not a bad place to go if you want a bite, but not a destination, I don't think.

    Not my favorite Middle Eastern place, but Spice Village Grill is, I think, better than Faz's:
    http://www.spicevillagegrill.com/
    if the two can really be compared, that is (very different cuisines, very different ambience).

    I haven't personally been able to get to Ravagh Persian Grill yet, but all I've been told by others is that it is quite good.
    http://ravaghpersiangrill.com/

    1. mcf RE: scunge Oct 21, 2012 10:31 AM

      I live in Huntington and never go there because DH didn't like it as much as I. I recall very cheap, OK, but as ScottR says, nothing great. Spice Village has very good food, but you get very little of it for your buck compared to other similar places in Hicksville.

      Ravagh is really superb, but your price point in terms of your two listed choices are much lower. That said, Ravagh gives you plenty of food for your money and I highly recommend it.

      Portofino on NY Ave. is good Italian, and Rosa's pizza, much lower cost is very popular for red sauce Italian and pizza. http://www.portofinohuntington.com/ and http://www.yelp.com/biz/rosas-pizza-h...

      For a modest cost and very good and authentic Mexican, try Oaxaca on NY Ave. http://oaxacamenu.com/

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        Scott_R RE: mcf Oct 21, 2012 01:35 PM

        BTW, if price isn't a problem, Cafe Buenos Aires is excellent:
        http://cafebuenosaires.net/menus.html
        not super-pricey, but definitely more than the others.

        I've only been to Oaxaca on and off over the past decade. I don't think it's as good as it was, but it's better than average Mexican--better than Faz's (which is Tex-Mex). Given the choice, actually, I'd prefer one of Green Cactus's branches over Faz's,
        http://www.greencactusgrill.com/

      2. phofiend RE: scunge Oct 21, 2012 04:13 PM

        I really like Ariana for Afghani. If you go on the website, you can print a $25 coupon. Just be sure to mention the coupon when you order, as the owners can get really bent out of shape if you wait to present it until the end of your meal. I love the food there, but I have to admit that I do not like the female owner very much. She refused to tell our table the prices of the specials, just insisting they were "very good" until I pointed out that it is the law in Suffolk county that specials prices must be stated clearly or printed. Her husband, though, is very nice.

        http://arianacafe.com/specials.html

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          mcf RE: phofiend Oct 21, 2012 04:53 PM

          She is a piece of work, isn't she? I used to go there regularly for lunch and the husband was so nice and warm. One meal with her in charge and serving and we are never going back. Too many other good places to eat that don't bully you. Plus she's slow and rude with or without provocation.

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            Scott_R RE: mcf Jan 11, 2013 08:00 PM

            MCF: did you catch Ariana on "Restaurant Stakeout"?

            http://www.foodnetwork.com/restaurant...

            The theme pretty much was that the wife was a piece of work.

            I'd have posted earlier, but Sandy hit and I forgot about it, being without a home for a while and all.

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              mcf RE: Scott_R Jan 12, 2013 06:44 AM

              Yes, I did and she was exactly how I remembered her, and her husband was as nice as I remembered him.

              Word is that after the show and follow up, the place is pretty empty again and she may have reverted to character. Too bad, the food is excellent. But there are genuinely nice folks to serve you at Spice Village Grill and all over Hicksville, why get a big case of Bad Attitude at Ariana?

              They should just let the son take over operation of it if they want to survive. I'd gladly go back for the food if I were assured of not encountering her or that attitude among staff there.

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                Scott_R RE: mcf Jan 12, 2013 03:33 PM

                I'd only been there for lunch, when the husband was there (and she wasn't). What stopped me from returning is that, more often than not, they'd inexplicably not be open for lunch during posted hours.

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                  mcf RE: Scott_R Jan 12, 2013 03:39 PM

                  Really? That's one problem I've escaped. When I met a friend there, we were often the only lunch patrons, or one of two occupied tables, but they were open when we expected them to be.

                  I'd love to find out the place is worth going back to, since I live in the village, but not risking the nastiness again.

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