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PRICE RANGE
$2 - $5
CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Mediterranean, Arabic
Special Diets
Halal
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Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

Was delighted to have chanced upon this cozy cafe on Zomato called Souk (meaning an Arabian market), wondered how they named it so  and decided to look them up. They have a nice canopy erected in an outdoor set up, spacious seating in wood. In...the evening the whole place is lit up and beautiful string of lights adorn the canopy. Chicken was being grilled on the rotisserie in the mechanised gas oven. The feel of the Levant was evident. Warmed up with a Cappuccino and a Latte, and two Shawarma wraps. The Shawarma were juicy, lot of filling, generous helping of garlic paste, tahini and shreds of chicken Shawarma. Must try! Also sampled couple of Falafel, with olives,  crispy, well fried and olive on top gave it a tangy appeal. Since we are ardent exponents of Kunafa( knafeh), settled for one. It was presented in a cute pan, piping hot. Imdad, the lively manager of the cafe told me that they also specialise in Baklava Ice cream sundae, a puff baklava base topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Unique, creamy-crunchy, amalgam of two distinct flavours. Thanx a lot Imdad, good recommendation you made our day. Must try folks! A small chitchat with Tahirul lslam, the jovial steward, revealed that there is a Dubai connection; the owner, Mr Kunal Jagwani is a Dubai based entrepreneur and Food connoiseur. Our memories of dear old Dubai was instantly re-lived through Souk. Will be back to try more dishes for sure!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

clean and bright settings....Middle East dishes available with nicely prepared by happy wait staff...quite a variety so one has got to be faster in selection..

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

I ordered Al-Fam, Peta & Cheezy fries.....Al-Fam was not the traditional type it was more of tangadi kabab & fries were also in taste.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant and even better food .. Place is extremely pretty and I had fun with my partner out there !!! Food is presented well and I can tell a lot of care in making sure the taste is maintained !! My pick for the...best middle eastern restaurant in Pune !!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

best lebanese food in pune. I have tried all the places. I love the shawarma ordered online many time. Try mushroomish for vegetarian . Totally worth for money. Not gonna disappointed eating here. Do explore it...

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Few days back i was out with my family for a trip to pune and i visited this amazing place. The ambience is good. They have good interior and vibes at the cafe. The staff is very prompt and polite. And the service is also...good. The food was amazing. That was very well cooked and presented to us. we had Greek salad, hummus platter with zaatar bread and ultimate falafel. In mains we had a mint paneer with rice. Being vegetarian we were skeptical thinking mostly nonveg in an Arabic food cafe but were very happy. Even mom dad enjoyed :)More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Serves good authentic middle eastern food with a twist. Rose panacotta in desserts was our favorite and Harissa chicken skewers and chicken Kabsa in the mains stood out for us.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

fattoush salad and zaatar chicken salad, baklava is excellent. Hanging lights in the evening add to the charm of this place. It is a sweet spot in Salunkhe Vihar with so many new places here this definitely stands out.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Brief about SOUK- A must visit place if you are a Lebanese food lover. Cuisine which they are serving is really untouched in india or can say very few can make it perfect. I enjoyed my dinner and now as it was my 3rd visit...here, can easily be said one of my most favourite restaurants in pune. They got branches in pune so you can check the nearest one and enjoy the Lebanese food. Strongly recommend this restaurant. Location- Salunke vihar road/ wanworie can be easily said to be one of the most famous area or happening place of pune in recent time. (4.5/5) Theme- This restaurant is really very famous for the Arabic/Lebanese, must say specialised in it. There are very few restaurants in India who served really authentic and perfect Lebanese food and certainly souk is one of them. (5/5) Ambience- Open air restaurants in pune does well as the weather of the city helps them, especially in winters. Restaurant has good seating area in which you can enjoy fresh air and really pleasant positive atmosphere with your group. Lighting and the seating (Benches which they have used) has made the difference. Fresh breeze, excellent food and surrounded with positivity is what you crave for after a tiring day. (4.5/5) Food- As far as I know, India has very few authentic/ specialised Lebanese serving restaurants. This was the third time I visited to this restaurant and the only reason is the food they served me last two times, it was really excellent and can be easily said yes they are specialist in it. Portions of the dishes are too generous for the money they charging. Some of the others who call themselves as specialised, they should learn from Souk. Dishes which were served had distinguish taste. Each category of them is like a must try. (5/5) • CHICKEN SHAWARMA- Coming to Lebanese restaurant and not trying their shawarma is crime isn’t it? Tried chicken version which was wrapped in pitta bread, filling had hummus, tahini, pickles, sliced chicken breast and lettuce. Enjoyed the soft and delicious shawarma. (5/5) • CHICKEN HARISSA SKEWERS- Chicken thighs marinated in coarse mix of Harissa(Little spicy) mix and then grilled to perfection. 5 skewers serves with side salad and a dip, certainly chicken was really juicy and 5 numbers of skewers were too generous for on portion. Balanced flavours gave that wow factor.(5/5) • SPICED MINCE LAMB PIDE- A Turkish flat bread topped with curried mutton mince, sunny side up fried egg and lots of parsley to give a herbed touch. The portion/size of it was really impressive. Mutton mince/kheema which was w=cooked had such a amazing and well balanced flavours, can say must order dish of them.(5/5) • KAKLAVA WISH ICE CREAM- A must order dessert at Lebanese restaurant. Freshly baked baklawa crown with warm centre filled nuts topped with ice cream and drizzle of caramel sauce.(4.5/5)More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Kondhwa has found a gem in Arabic food. Although there are many places in this side of town none really stood out in connection to taste and price and quality and service and all together. Good Arabic food and top service music ambience and all.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Very often I crossed this place and was interested to go in. Yesterday went with the family and all really enjoyed the hummus shawarma and falafel. I Remembered my days of dubai. Will definitely visit again and recommend to all.

Date of visit: December 2018
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