Thursday, November 18, 2004

Sahara Grill

558 7TH Ave @ 40th Street, 212-391-6555


Cost per person: $5
"YGWYPF" factor: 9/10 (you get what you pay for)

A recommended cheap eat in the heart of Times Square, this place competes with the likes of Mamoun's Falafel, LunchBox, and other hole-in-the-wall kebab joints. They are definitely better than the street meats. I love their Doener Kebab (pictured), and the Turkish Pizza (a thin flatbread coated with ground meat, rolled up with lettuce/tomatoes/white sauce/hot sauce). I don't recommend the chicken pita - it's a lot of meat, but the sauce has a tendency to stay only at the top, so by the time you reach the bottom it gets very dry in the mouth.

This place is really easy to miss, as I found out the hard way - I had a craving for their kebabs, and my friends and I spent a good portion of an hour trying to hunt this place down. Of course, we didn't have a resource like this blog you are reading, and had no idea about the name or the location, so hopefully you'd be better off. There are two- yes, 2 - seating stools, so you should plan on eating on the go. But then you are in Times Square, so who wants to eat in anyway.


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