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Sultan Mediterranean Grill
Offering unique cuisine native to Greece, Lebanon
By Sharon Sullivan

Sultan Mediterranean Grill is where you’ll find made-from-scratch Greek and Lebanese cuisine, like gyro pitas, kababs, lambchops and so much more.

Ayman Abu-Siam and Omar Alhawari opened Sultan Mediterranean Grill in 2019. They’re both originally from the southwest Asian country of Jordan, though the two friends met in Moab about nine years ago. After noting there were no Mediterranean food restaurants in Moab they decided to open one a few years ago.

“We saw a need and wanted to offer something different,” Abu-Siam said. “People are loving it.”

Both the falafel and hummus, and most everything else is made in-house – because it tastes better and specialty foods can sometimes be hard to find, said the owners, who both work at the restaurant.

The Sultan Kabab is one of the signature dishes – mixed ground beef and lamb with Mediterranean spices served with basmati rice, house salad, grilled tomato and Anaheim pepper.

Another popular dish is the Chicken Shawarma sandwich – marinated shaved chicken breast with romaine lettuce, tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise sauce served on naan.

“This is a main street food in the Mideast, said Alhawari. “It’s been a big hit at Sultan’s.”
To quench your thirst be sure and try the Sultan iced tea, also homemade, with added sage and cinnamon.
For starters consider a cold or hot appetizer – there’s hummus, baba ghanoush, calamari, and stuffed grape leaves – and more.

The menu also includes an array of salads, and lunch specials such as grilled chicken pita with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and tahini sauce with fresh parsley added. There’s also a dish called Shakshuka, which is slow-cooked tomato sauce, and shiitake mushroom topped with two fried eggs and feta cheese.

Entrees include marinated Mediterranean Steak over pesto sauce, served with rice, and roasted vegetables; Roasted eggplant stuffed with ground beef, Mediterranean spices, and topped with parmesan cheese – served with basmati rice and roasted vegetables; There’s also vegetarian options like Pesto Penne with sautéed shitake mushroom, tomatoes, broccoli, Kalamata olives and garlic pesto, topped with parmesan.

For dessert, Alhawari recommends sipping a Turkish coffee while enjoying baklava served with either vanilla or pistachio ice cream.

“People want to experience the whole deal,” said Alhawari. They come in, listen to the music, see the décor, and then the cherry on top is the baklava and ice cream with Turkish coffee. People love it.”

Sultan Mediterranean Grill is located at 574 N. Main St – where the old La Hacienda Mexican restaurant used to be located. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 and sometimes 10 p.m.

To see their full menu visit: The restaurant can also be reached by calling 435-355-0700.

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