La Baba offers authentic Middle Eastern cuisine
Published: Friday, September 7, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 06:09
A new Middle Eastern restaurant is joining Morgantown’s blooming restaurant and entertainment scene.
With so few Middle Eastern restaurants in Morgantown, La Baba owner Sami abu Laban thought it was important to bring some of his culture to the community.
"I came from Jerusalem a while back and recently found a location to open my Middle Eastern restaurant so people could have different options," he said.
Instead of using menus, La Baba, a family-owned restaurant, offers customers an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining experience for just $12.
Some of the more popular Middle Eastern cuisine includes selections such as stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, spinach pies, chicken shawarma wraps and gyros. For dessert, the restaurant offers the traditional honey-and-nut-layered treat, baklava.
"All the food is prepared daily, and I do some of the cooking," Laban said. "We also use halal meat."
Laban also said the restaurant is not a big place, but there are about 30 seats for those who decide to eat in. La Baba also offers take out and catering options.
La Baba is open Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
"For me and many of my employees Sunday is a family time, therefore, we remain closed," Laban said.
After being in the Morgantown area for a little over a year, Laban said he was finally able to find a location.
La Baba is located at 3109 University Avenue in the plaza beside Hibachi Japanese Steak House.
For traditional Middle Eastern cuisine you can stop by or call 304-598-0073.
For more information on La Baba, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lababaresturant.