We were blown away by the extensive, creative menu, the fragrant dishes and the enticing mezza selections. If Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine is what you are craving, Levantine Restaurant is a must visit restaurant!
Dining at Levantine is a truly delightful experience – tucked into the heart of Cherngtalay at the entrance to Laguna Phuket. With authentic recipes, fresh flavors and sensational flavor blends combine for well-plated dishes heaping with wholesome, good food. Open daily from 11:30am – 10:00pm. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating and offers dine-in, takeaway and delivery.
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Levantine – A Chic East Mediterranean Restaurant In Laguna
The moment you arrive at Levantine restaurant, you are transformed into the wondrous world of the Middle East. The restaurant is filled with vivid colors, interesting art pieces and various antiques and decor straight from the bazaars and markets of Egypt, Lebanon and the Middle East. Once you take it all in and focus, their exceptional wait staff offer up big smiles, show you to your table and get busy explaining the intricacies of the menu. Make sure you ask the savvy wait staff about the restaurant’s signature dishes as well as their favorites. Their enthusiasm really adds to the personal touch of the overall Mediterranean dining experience at Levantine.
An East Mediterranean Feast Awaits At Levantine
The menu at Levantine Restaurant is a scrumptious mix of authentic Egyptian dishes as well as Middle Eastern favorites. The menu includes gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options and is divided into Cold Mezza, Hot Mezza, Soups, Mains, Dessert and specialty tea & coffee drinks. Juices, smoothies, soft drinks and a selection of alcoholic beverages plus House Wine is also available.
All the dishes at Levantine are prepared fresh on the spot and include locally sourced ingredients as well as ingredients and spices imported from Egypt. The presentation of each menu item is simple, but lovely. The dishes are colorful, served on creative dishware and portions are big enough to share.
The Day We Visited Levantine …
We ordered a variety of dishes in order to really sample the authentic tastes. Our choices included Hummus, Moutabal, Warak Enab, Mouhamara, Makanek, Shish Tawouk, Kafta, Batara Harra, Baklava pastries with pistachio & walnuts, and the Egyptian dessert Om Ali. YES! We ordered it all!Have a look at our vouchers!
Before tucking into our meal, the wait staff explained each dish and its ingredients. This is a really nice touch as it’s obvious the wait staff have a passion for the food they are serving, and are enthusiastic about customers enjoying their dining experience.
The Hummus was light and creamy while the smoky flavors of the roasted eggplant in the Moutabal paired perfectly with the freshly baked pita bread. The homemade Lebanese pickles were so colorful and loaded with tart & tangy flavors. The true showstopper of the Cold Mezza is the Mouhamara. It’s a delicious spread made from walnuts, roasted peppers, and pomegranate molasses. The Aleppo peppers give the dish a bit of a kick and really rounded out the overall flavors.
Makanek, homemade Lebanese sausages sauteed in pomegranate molasses, from the Hot Mezza selection are absolutely divine. The sausages are extremely tender and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
The two mains, Kafta and Shish Tawouk, were served on heaping plates with portions big enough to share. The ground beef & lamb in the Kafta were spiced just right and served with tahini, seasonal vegetables and we opted for both French fries and Lebanese rice. The grilled marinated chicken cubes of the Shish Tawouk were perfectly prepared and so tasty.Have a look at our vouchers!
We Just Couldn’t Say No …
Dessert arrives, and although we are stuffed, we cannot say no! Om Ali is a traditional Egyptian dessert. It’s made of pastry divided into pieces and blended with pistachios, coconut flakes, raisins and a fair dose of sugar. Milk is poured over the mixture and then the entire dish is sprinkled with cinnamon before being baked until it’s golden brown. The dessert is rich and sweet, and pairs well with the Rose Mint Tea and Turkish coffee.
E-Table Asia’s Final Thoughts
From the first bite, you’ll know you are in for a special treat when dining at Levantine. Each and every dish features a delicious flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.
And last but not least, and we are sure you will want to know. Our favourites are:
- Kafta Khesh-Khesh (when we went back for more)
- Mixed Grill Platter (when we went back for more)
- Drinks – Moroccan Tea & Turkish Coffee
- Desserts – Baklava
And we’re out… until next time.