If we haven’t made it clear enough yet, we will say it again… We love food. Like, really love food. We think that it is more than just delicousness, it is about bringing people together and experiencing and enjoying something with other people. One place that really thrives on that idea of community, family and food bringing people together is Isaac’s Kitchen. So when we were invited along to taste some of the food to help them celebrate their first birthday (which is today – Happy Birthday to Isaac’s Kitchen), we of course jumped at the opportunity…
Well they sure know how to feed the hungry and our only regret was we ate breakfast nine hours earlier. There was SO much food! Isaac’s Kitchen, named after the owner’s young son, offers diners an unpretentious and authentic Lebanese experience. The menu is huge so it was time to get started!
For starters, we were offered a mixed platter consisting of Turkish sausage, Sambousik (cheese and meat), and Kibbe Meliya, which is fried. They also offer it as a raw lamb dish (not one for the faint hearted!) or done on the BBQ. We also had Haloumi cheese, which was cooked and seasoned perfectly.
As if that wasn’t enough, we were also given pita and Hommos and Baba Ghanouj (eggplant dip) and these were delicious.
A fresh and textural Fattoush Salad was brought out to us next. This was the perfect dish to break up all the meat. The salad consisted of thinly sliced lettuce, tomato, cucumber, shallots and crispy fried pieces of Lebanese bread. Yum!
Now our stretchy pants were starting to lose their stretch at this point but we weren’t done yet! The smell of the grill was too strong and we just had to try the perfectly marinated skewers cooked on the BBQ served with rice and pickles. No regrets only a belly that looks somewhat pregnant. Totally worth it. The kefta (minced lamb with housemade spices), lamb pieces and chicken were absolutely mouth watering. The chicken was the highlight as the skewers are served with the most garlicky of garlic dips – chicken and garlic are made for each other.The garlic may have lasted in our mouths long after the visit, but it was so worth it! A special shout out to the pickles which were bright and tasty. The perfect accompaniment.
Most of their diners are repeat customers and it is easy to see why. Everyone gets looked after at Isaac’s and treated like family. The team are super busy not only running the restaurant but also doing a lot of function catering. Despite that, they gave us their undivided attention and service and delivered delicious tasting dishes promptly.
Now we hate to admit it but we were defeated. Yes, it’s true, we just couldn’t finish all of the tasty food although we tried. We couldn’t even make it to dessert. But that’s ok because we left with our take home pack (the best leftovers ever) and will most definitely be back to tackle something sweet!
(08) 8344 3000
224 Main North Road, Prospect
Sunday – Monday [11am – late]