WOW!! This place far exceeds what I was expecting! The ambiance and staff is 5 stars. If I could give the owner/chef a 10 I would! He is incredibly passionate about serving people with high quality ingredients and a passion for giving with his entire heart to every customer as he greets them. The food was AMAZING, service was fast and again very knowledgeable about allergies. GF and Vegan options are clearly listed. I did not feel sick after my dining experience. I recommend this hidden gem to anyone visiting. You have to try this place out and you also have to meet the wonderful owner!
I visited during a 90-minute lunch break from a conference at the Westin. There was a VERY long line but it moved relatively quickly (40 minutes). None of the menus are marked to indicate GF but I asked Kameel himself as he came quickly through the line handing out samples of soup and cookie bars (both GF and delicious). He said the line severs would know. All the sides are GF, they said. I had the lamb shawarma, which was so unbelievably tender and flavorful. Got grilled veggies and lentils as my sides. Have enough leftover for lunch tomorrow.
So very good. They even had a GF cake treat that they passed around for free while we were eating. I was a little nervous because of the assembly line feel, but I did not get sick. The food is so delicious, and the chef clearly loves his patrons. It does the heart good to go.
There is no "gluten free menu". You must directly talk to the owner to find out what is gluten free. No one working there knows what gluten even is except the owner. Food was great but I'm very upset with the customer service and lack of educated employees.
Servers had no clue what was gluten free and what wasn't. One guy told me the baklava was GF, and the owner said NO WAY! I told everyone on the assembly line that I had a serious gluten allergy and they STILL plopped a large lump of bread on my plate right before checkout. The owner is a very nice and knowledgeable man, but the workers are clueless about allergens.
This place is fantastic. There's a lot that's gluten free, and the staff is super friendly and helpful. When I told them I had to have gluten free and had never had this type of food before, Kameel himself came out and loaded my plate with a little of everything that was gluten free. It was a wonderful experience in a city that hasn't shown itself to be very gluten free friendly.
Kameel is the most hospitable restaurant host I have ever met, and the food is fantastic! Eating totally gluten free and SAFE is easy. 95% of the food doesn't have flour as an ingredient so you have more than three choices, too. I've eaten here twice in one weekend. (Disclaimer: I am not celiac, but doctors believed I was so I did the research and was strictly GF, no CV, for six months.)
This is a Mediterranean restaurant. Kameel is a world-class chef and act! All of his are organic. He is both vegan and gluten free friendly. I work near here and it there often. It is pricey but you get what you pay for. He cares very much for his customers and will take extra measures for food sensitivities. He knows I cannot eat gluten. One I ordered something and he told me that it contained gluten and offered to make me a gluten free version. They regularly have gluten free cookies and at times cakes and muffins that they make on site. I have never once gotten sick eating there.