Ellados 89, 25746745, LEMESOS (LIMASSOL)
After months of Mr Proud Cypriot’s nagging I managed to visit Manoushe. He kept saying it’s a restaurant with the biggest value for money in Limassol and I would be crazy not to review it. Better late than never they say. Around 6 months later I got to visit it and fortunately, I did not regret it!
The place is tiny with a relatively short menu, but what they do, they do it right. With 3 meat choices in a pita: a Shish Taouk (marinated chicken in an Arabic pita), Lamb Kofta (lamb burgers in an Arabic pita), and Toshka (Arabic pita with minced lamb), 2 traditional Lebanese salads and a selection of fantastic pastries like “halloumopitta” (pastry with halloumi), lahmatzoun and spinach pie Manoushe has managed to attract a very large proportion of the Limassolians who eat take out food. It is actually so popular that it has already got a “Manoushe wannabe” place near by.
The Shish Taouk (marinated chicken kebab), with tahini, parsley and onions that I had was truly very good with flavourful and tender chicken cubes, a fresh Arabic pita and extra taste from the home-made “tahini” (sesame dip). The Falafel wrap with falafel that were fried right before they were served, was excellent, and my favourite out of the two.
When I saw the price of 3.50€ for the tabouleh salad I thought it would be a side salad, but I was shocked to see a generous portion, enough of two! I am definitely going back for a “lahmatzoun” and a “halloumopitta” that Mr Proud Cypriot swears upon (both of which are made on the spot).
I have good news for the Lebanese baklava fans. You can also find a large selection of small Lebanese filo pastry sweets (home-made of course).
My bill came to 9.50€ for a falafel wrap (2.50€), a Shish Taouk (3.50€) and a large tabouleh salad (3.50€), a fantastic value for money meal since the appetite of two hungry girls was satisfied.
There is a small bench if you want to eat there, but it is not a restaurant. It is mostly popular for take-away or delivery for lunch, dinner or mid-day snack! Don’t think about it too much, whenever you are hungry and are after a light, easy and cheap meal call Sami at Manoushe and you will not regret it!