A friend gave me a tip about the Saba Restaurant in Cyberjaya serving some amazing middle eastern cuisine so on a lazy June Saturday I packed the family off to investigate this purportedly delicious Arabic food.
Some basic research revealed Saba was an ancient kingdom located in the southern part of the Arabian peninsula in what is now known as Yemen.
Saba Restaurant in Cyberjaya is quite big and can seat a lot of customers and when I arrived at 2.30pm the place was packed, however, as with many large restaurants their table turnover is quick so I only faced a 2 minute wait to be seated which I found very acceptable.
For appetizers we shared the Fattoush, Mushroom Soup and Saba Salad.
What followed was the really tasty part as the list of yummy food was devoured nearly as quickly as it was served.
A plate of rice arrived and upon removing the top layers of its fragrant grains revealed the Kabsah Chicken which turned out to be melt in your mouth gorgeous.
The fragrant basmati rice was another constant at this Arabic Restaurant as each plate displayed a subtle buttery taste that was as pleasing to the tongue as it was to the eye.
The Mandi Lamb had undergone a slow roast on a charcoal spit and the meat fell away from the bone with the gentlest of persuasion before melting in my mouth in a bout of carnivorous satisfaction.
I tried my wifes Hanith Lamb which had been sealed inside silver foil before being slowly steamed to perfection with a saffron inspired combination of spices that delivered a delightful gustatory sensation.
This middle eastern cuisine menu continued to inspire with the invigoratingly tasty Lamb Akdah delivering a seemingly dry but rivetingly subtle chilli and coriander taste sensation that coerced the taste buds into spontaneous salivation.
The Lamb Kebab was my only disappointment, it was not that it was bad but it just could not aspire to the high taste standards we assumed was a given in this tasty Arabic restaurant.
The lamb kebab was also served with a dime a dozen portion of basic fries which, when compared to the fragrant rice served on elsewhere on the menu illustrated a negative gastronomic chasm as wide as the Suez Canal.
This middle eastern food sensation was to continue however with the totally munchable Arabic Bread.
A nice touch by Cyberjaya's Saba Restaurant is the openly complimentary steaming hot pot of mixed vegetables.
Book early if you want a table at Saba Restaurant Cyberjaya because this place packs out quickly and the customers keep on coming to try this delightful middle eastern food.
Saba Restaurant has achieved a culinary status totally surpassed in its Cyberjaya location. This is one Arabic restaurant serving totally scrumptious middle eastern cuisine.
The general ambience of Restoran Saba is warm and as you sit down amidst the bustle of this busy eaterie you can grasp a feeling that this restaurant is all about the Arabic food on their menu.
The service was prompt and the food was efficiently delivered in stages to our table within 5 minutes of placing our order, I thought if this is a fast food joint the quality must be compromised.
My reservations about such quick delivery were quickly dispelled and this middle eastern food was so good it quietened a whole (usually loud) family as we tucked into this delicious Arabic cuisine.
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Saba Restaurant Cyberjaya
Saba Restaurant Review
Book early if you want a table at Saba Restaurant Cyberjaya because this place packs out quickly and the customers keep on coming to try this delightful middle eastern food
Saba Restaurant has achieved a culinary status totally surpassed in its Cyberjaya location. This is one Arabic restaurant serving totally scrumptious middle eastern cuisine
Written by: Michael Joseph
Saba Restaurant Review
Date published: 08/06/2013
Saba Restaurant Star Rating
4800 Suite 0-2, Ground Floor, Block A1, Jalan Perdana, CBD Perdana, Cyberjaya,
GPS Latitude - 2.922934 - GPS Longitude - 101.651258
Hours: Sat-Thur 12.00pm - 12.00am - Fri 02.30pm - 12.00am
Looking deeper, the middle eastern food on the Restoran Saba menu is precisely that, from across the whole Arabian peninsula and beyond, proving good recipes travel well.
For the appetizers the Fattoush came out on top as these small pieces of fried bread proved a tasty treat as we quickly gobbled them all down.
This is used but not abused by Restoran Saba's loyal customers because the portions of what you actually order are so big you rarely go back for more than one refill from the free veggie.
This sesame seed laden monster dwarfs the naan breads served in most Malaysian Nasi Kandars' and its soft texture combined with its crispy edges and smooth taste make it a surefire winner in any breaking bread scenario.
Saba Restaurant Useful Information
Cuisine: Arabic middle eastern cuisine
Cleanliness and Ambience: Both good nice environment
Value For Money: Yes, exceptionally good value
Accept Reservations: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly: No
Parking: On surrounding roads
Take Away Food Available: Yes, with on site order
Allow Smoking: Yes, in designated areas
Party/Events: Yes, contact management to arrange