The menu features kabob skewers, gyro and falafel sandwiches with plenty of basmati rice and feta cheese on the side. After a year and a half of preparation, Ali’s Mediterranean Cuisine opens this week
on Thompson Drive at Gabriel’s Plaza.
The unique restaurant is owned by Ali Shirazinia and his wife Samira, both who will be cooking up a variety of specialties, combining favorites from Iran, Turkey, Greece and other Middle-Eastern countries.
Ali Shirazinia is former owner of A’s Grill at Meadowbrook Mall, where for several years he served food items including steak gyros, Greek salads and bourbon chicken. He is also former owner of Manchu Wok where he pleased palates preferring Chinese fare.
Having also cooked at Oliverio’s Ristorante and Ryan’s Steakhouse, Shirazinia has vast experience in the kitchen and with the public. He hopes the specialty foods at Ali’s will appeal to the public and fill a unique niche.
Because it’s important to his customers, it’s important to him to offer a good meal at an affordable price, he said.