Kimber at Marouch
Located in a dive strip mall in a no-frills neighborhood in L.A., Marouch is what I call -a don’t judge a book by its cover restaurant. The neighborhood is a bit off the beaten path, but I don’t come to Marouch to see and be seen. I come to Marouch to eat. And that to me, is the reason to go to a restaurant. I would much rather go somewhere that is not so visually stimulating, but serves a fantastic meal, than a place that has all the flash in the pan, but the food is.. ugh…lacking. I guess it’s the same way I choose everything else in life. Good quality…always welcome. Bad quality…no thanks!
Marouch’s Fattouch Salad
Okay, back to Marouch, I first heard of this place from a Middle Eastern friend who really loved it. He said Marouch was as close to authentic Middle Eastern home cooking that you will see in these parts of town. And once I visited, I would definitely have to agree. I now get Marouch cravings at least once a week and find myself driving through L.A. traffic just knowing that there is a Lebanese light at the end of the tunnel. Open for lunch and dinner, Marouch is a great Hollywood hole in the wall place to visit, eat and escape from the craziness of L.A. life.
Falafels at Marouch w/Tahini Sauce
Marouch has an extensive menu and everything is made fresh right there on location. With a great selection of Meza (appetizers) and entrees, the menu is well rounded with a variety of choices of meat, seafood and veggie dishes. Marouch has all the traditional items such as Falafel, Shawarma, and Kababs, but they also offer a variety of savory specials every day of the week including a Wednesday night Moughrabiyeh – cous cous topped with boneless chicken and homemade gravy, served with chunks of beef and garbanzo beans and a Friday night Meshi Kousa (dolmah) – squash, eggplant and grape leaves stuffed with rice and ground beef, cooked with lemon juice and tomato sauce.
Marouch’s Vegetarian Plate
I always start my meal with the oh so satisfying and comforting homemade lentil soup and the Fattouch- a Lebanese salad with crushed toast bread, parsley, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. Yum! I am getting major food cravings as I am writing this.
If you are in the L.A. area and looking for some delectable Middle Eastern food, Marouch is a nice casual place to go with good friends for a great Lebanese meal.
Open for lunch and dinner Tues- Sunday 11a.m.- 11p.m.
4905 Santa Monica Blvd (at N Edgemont St)
Los Angeles, Ca
(323) 662 9325