The specialty here is middle eastern food, but they also whip up a number of out-of-Arabia dishes. However, in this review, we have stuck to some dishes that they're known for.
Featured above is the plate of Chicken Kebab (Rs. 740) which is comprised of two kebabs, and the sides of Saj bread, French Fries, Parsley Sambol, grilled capsicum, and a lime slice.
Carefully marinated with herbs, the kebabs were nicely grilled with a golden colored touch to the outside, decorated with a few charred spots. It had just the right amount of seasoning, which helped to bring out the meaty flavors so beautifully. Succulent and not too oily, its flavors were brightened up with the parsley sambol and the squeezed lime on the side.
The Beef Tagine with Couscous (Rs. 700) was a delight. With tender chunks of beef simmered in a hearty blend of fragrant spices, its flavor was enriched by the added honey and dates. Aside from the pieces, we also spotted some shredded beef in the mix. The flavor was bound perfectly to each and every bit this plate, from onions, carrots, and olives to couscous and the meat itself. Every bite was a piquant burst, which left us wanting more.
Arabian Knights does some good juices, mocktails, and smoothies, and we tried a couple of them.
The Yalla Poma (Rs. 485) that comes under their smoothies was a delicious mix of homemade yogurt, and pomegranate. Reminiscing a pomegranate lassi, it was made with equal parts of the two elements, so the flavor was well balanced - aside from being refreshing and filling.
In addition to the natural sweetness, the Watermelon Juice (Rs. 370) had only a little sugar, so you can savor all the natural flavors as you wish. We wish it was served in a tall glass though, considering the price we pay for it.
On the sweet side of things, we went with the Muhalabia (Rs. 455) which turned out to be the best way of ending our meal. What makes a good Muhalabia is the simplicity of ingredients and the sharp flavors, and this one delivered both. Light and creamy with a hint of sweetness that comes from rose water, it was topped off with some pistachio bits, which made for the extra flavor.
In our previous review, Bhagya describes its ambience as,
"a predominantly yellow and orange theme, which may come off as gaudy to some, but still works pretty well overall. The interior is also decorated with middle eastern themed arches and some artsy metallic ceiling lamps."
It's still the same, and no significant change can be seen. The waitstaff was prompt, accommodating and super helpful.
After all these years, Arabian Knights seem to be doing pretty well, and going strong. We enjoyed our experience here, the same way we did in our past reviews.
After all these years, Arabian Knights seem to be doing pretty well, and going strong.
Arabian Knights has long been one of Colombo's Middle Eastern staples, with reasonable prices and strong flavours.
After an initial hiccup, Arabian Knights has bounced back well. The food is nearly back to their former glory, and coupled with the new venue, things are looking up again.
So Arabian Knights has just moved from their small but popular eatery at Marine Drive to a proper restaurant in Kollupitiya Galle Road. It's an awesome place to hang out at, but the food was bit disappointing judging by their old Marine Drive standards.
Arabian Knights is a new and absolutely charming Syrian restaurant right by the sea. It only has about four seats and is more a takeaway joint, but if you walk in you'll be glad you did. Everybody there is quite charming (I said it twice cause it's true) and you can taste that they've put love and care into the food.
සිංහල ඩයින්-ඉන් විතරක් නෙවෙයි, ඩිලිවරිත් තියෙන නිසා ඇරබියන් නයිට්ස් එකේ කෑම බීම රස බලන්න රෙස්ටෝරන්ට් එකට යන්න ම ඕනේ නැහැ.
සිංහල ඇරේබියන් නයිට්ස් කියන්නේ මුහුද අද්දර පිහිටි අලුත්, ආකර්ශනීය සිරියානු අවන්හලක්. එහි තිබෙන්නේ ආසන හතරක් පමණයි. ඒ කියන්නේ එය වැඩිපුර කෑම පිටතට රැගෙන යන තැනක්. ඒත්, ඇතුළට ගියා නම් ඔබ සතුටු වෙයි. එහි සිටින අය හරිම සුහදයි. කෑම රසවෙන්නේ ඔවුන්ගේ ආදරය, සෙනෙහස නිසා වෙන්න ඇති.
தமிழ் கொழும்பின் அழகான கடற்கரை வீதியான மரைன் ட்ரைவில் புதிதாய் ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள சிரிய உணவகம் அரேபியன் நைட்ஸ். இது டேக் அவே உணவகமாக அமைந்துள்ளமையால் வெறும் 4 பேருக்கே உட்கார்ந்து சாப்பிட இருக்கை வசதி செய்திருக்கிறார்கள்.( ஆனாலும் நீங்கள் அங்கு இருந்து சாப்பிட முடிவெடுப்பீர்களானால் அம்முடிவையிட்டு திருப்திப்படுவீர்கள் ) இங்கு எல்லோரும் மிக்க நட்புடன் பழகுகிறார்கள். அவர்களது உணவில் அதிகமாக அன்பையும் உங்கள்மீதான அக்கறையையும் கலந்தே தருவதாக நீங்கள் உணர்வீர்கள்.