By: Miguel Molina
11 February, 2011
Come by downtown at 311 W 6th St and you well find a small restaurant name Sultan. The restaurant specializes in selling Mediterranean cuisines. This particular food relies on spice such as garlic, pepper, and other Mediterranean spices. The food might look simple but its fresh ingredients, which the local relies on their cosines. The simple yet exotic food that only contains a few spices is pack with flavor sometimes less is better and Mediterranean food demonstrates this.
One might miss the restaurant if one is not careful. The restaurant is small and when crowded it is hard to stand or walk in. However the restaurant atmosphere can be pleasing. There is Armenian music playing along with a video on a huge television. The aroma of the restaurant is so inviting. It is the smell of seasoning and spice. The restaurant staff does not talk much but they don't really do much other than to make meal and walk in and out for deliveries. Then went it comes to order Chef Alex can lighten you up with by recommending alluring meals and explaining the processes of cooking it.
There is a lot to choose from in the restaurant from your common traditional American burger and fries to the exotics kebab and pita bread. There are a lot of different meals and there is no menu unless you ask for one. You can always ask for recommendations or take a look at the special that Alex has to offer written in a white board. For the first time being in the restaurant I asked fro something traditional a lamb meal which is simply a meal that contains lamb kebab, rice that spice up and addicting, a salad that has an exotic smell and exotic Mediterranean taste, pita bread which is a perfect complement with the hummus and lamb.
The plate in which the cuisine is serve in is a basic plastic plate that divides the salad, rice, and hummus. The plate is big and the chef makes sure that no space is being wasted. I purchase my meal for only 8 dollars, which is a bargain since it's a massive portion of entrancing flavors. Then I went for dessert and order a baklava a Middle Eastern pastry dish that's flaky, contains pistachio, and is sweeten with honey. It is a flavor of sweetness running through the taste buds and then the naughty flavor of pistachio complements its sweetness. Went I was done with my first baklava I had to order another one for the rode.
The sultan knows how to serve its customers. They have a friendly environment where one is more then welcome to hang with their friends or family. The food brings an exotic feeling from another country. This restaurant shines with its food, one should consider walking into the tiny restaurant and indulge into the Mediterranean cuisines.
Los Angeles, CA