Aria Bar & Grill serves up tasty kebabs

by Metropolis Magazine
Stripes Japan

To get your meat fix Middle Eastern-style, Aria serves classics like Turkish doner kebab, homemade hummus, olive salad, soup, pistachios and pickles, available takeaway or eat-in. And what’s a kebab without lashings of sauce? Aria offers two homemade varieties, tomato—in mild, spicy and extra spicy incarnations—and yoghurt and cucumber. Foreign clientele are usually happy by the lack of mayonnaise.

In terms of drinks there’s anything you could want, including soft drinks, wines, beers, cocktails, whiskies, and brandies to round it all off—whether you’ve been loading up on food, having a snack, or just enjoying some drinks in the intimate environment, with a Persian carpet on the wall and a great selection of tunes pumping out.

The Turkish doner kebab comes as a pita sandwich (¥500), tortilla wrap (¥600), rice bowl (¥600) or plate with veggies (¥500). The meat is delicately seasoned and carefully grilled to perfection. A layer of fat is applied to the edges to avoid it drying out. Using too much or too little fat greatly changes the flavor, but Aria is confident it has the perfect balance.

Non-kebab eaters should order some homemade hummus with pita and olive salad—and if you ask nicely, you might even get a free shot to go with it.

1F No. 3 UF Bldg, 3-11-19 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6277-7144. Email: Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-2am, Fri 11:30am-4am, Sat 5pm-2am. Nearest stn: Akasaka or Akasaka Mitsuke.

Metropolis Magazine website

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