So tonight, we went out to the Casbah restaurant with Christy and her boys to see Ayperi dance. I guess the restaurant opened with new management. I got the lamb kabob, which was pretty good. (I always get lamb at a Middle Eastern restaurant, done well it’s my favorite meat) It was fun to see Ayperi in her tribal style costume, very nice. She danced to some modern, techno-y songs too, which are my favorite. Though I love bellydance, I still love techno music the best, and the great thing about modern tribal style is that not only is the costume darker than cabaret, you can dance to whatever music you please.
We had a good time, but though the food was good, I was not impressed by certain aspects of the restaurant. First, I was going to get lamb kofta, but was told they did not have lamb kofta. Not that they had run out, it’s just not on the menu, though it was printed on the menu. (No lamb kofta at a Middle Eastern restaurant?) Okay, so I got the lamb kabob, which was more expensive. Second, the charged me a plate fee for sharing with my 3-year old. Um, Rowan can’t eat an entire meal by herself yet. Third, they overcharged for a dessert, then added on a second one we had ordered, overcharging that one too.
In fact, when the waitress brought the amended bill over, it suddenly had $20 more on it. Why? Because now there was an 18% gratuity, since there were six of us. I guess I can’t argue that technically, yes there were six of us. But three of them were 8, 7, and 3 respectively. Plus, no separate checks. What kind of restaurant these days is still that kind of pain in the ass?
So overall review:
Beautiful dancing: Thumbs up!
Good food: Thumbs up!
Money-grubbing attitude: Thumbs Down.