Hidden Dining Treasure in Agoura Hills
a delightful surprise to spend an amazing afternoon
learning about Kurdish cuisine at Niroj in Agoura Hills from
owner Luqman Barwari. Lugman and his staff work with local growers
to provide the finest in produce, along with fine meats to create
authntic Kurdish dishes. We were all astounded by the home-made
nan, lavosh and breads served fresh from Lugman's ovens. The
mezze platter was one of the most versatile, colorful and fantastic
I have ever experienced. These dishes are slightly familiar
in a typical middle eastern sense, but Kurdish cuisine has specialties
that are uniquely different than anything any of our group had
Niroj Kurdish Pizza
favorite beverage was the Delightful Dew (yogurt drink) that
was sweet, salty and delicious. This authentic beverage combines
ice, yogurt, mint, salt and honey and is really delicious! I
will order this again as soon as possible!
entrees at Niroj included Riha chicken, Mele Gej, and lamb Tawe.
The meat and chicken dishes were all flavorful and so tender.
The kebob of shrimp and beef melted in the mouth, and the lentil
soup, rice, spinach and vegetable dishes were so flavorful.
Niroj serves a buffet each day for lunch that changes often
and offers a varied collection of delicious Kurdish favorites.
main dining room is perfect for lunch or dinner, and live entertainment
is available for special events. The lounge is decorated with
imported tables and art, and is a fabulous spot to enjoy appetizers
and cocktails before dinner, or just relax on pillows and fill
up on a variety of magical small plates with outstanding breads.
Lugan Barwari, Niroj Owner
wine menu offers wine from Turkey, Armenia, California, Italy
and Lebanon, along with a fine collection of imported beers.
Sinful endings include a collection of wonderful desserts to
enjoy with Kurdish coffee or tea.
treat yourself, friends and family to a delightful experience
of Kurdish cuisine at this charming hidden venue in Agoura,
where service and kindness is number one, and the dishes are
outstanding at reasonable prices.
30313 Canwood Street
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Telephone: +1 818 889 7888
By Bonnie Carroll
About Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll has been a food/travel/lifestyle writer since
1983. She is the founder & publisher of Bonnie Carroll's
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