Al Waha Restaurant & Hookah Lounge - CLOSED
St. Louis, MO 63118
Riverfront Times' Description
Al Waha isn't simply the first Bedouin restaurant in St. Louis, or even, as the restaurant itself claims, the first in the entire Midwest, but one of very, very few in the entire United States. Many dishes will be familiar to fans of other Middle Eastern cuisines: hummus, of course; shawarma; kebabs. More intriguing is the "Al Waha Plate": ground beef in a tomato-pomegranate sauce that is probably unlike anything you've ever eaten before. The space used to house an Afghan restaurant, and several Afghan dishes remain, including the lamb and basmati rice dish qabelli palau. During the week, the place also offers a relaxed atmosphere for hookah lovers who don't necessarily need a party rocking crowd with their water pipe; but on weekends burlesque dancers draw quite a crowd. Plus, this smokery offers late-night cuisine on the cheap; most delicious Bedouin dishes here are less than $5-you can't get drive-thru food for that these days.
Tips from foursquare
2 words...Butter Chicken!!!
Burlesque show to night
Don't poke the bear!
Jessie kocher is a must see when she is singing here! Absolutely amazing!
Shush-Barak... Fried dumplings in a tangy yogurt sauce. So tasty!
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