Sufi’s, like Boulevard Cafe in the same area of Dublin, is one of those places I constantly pass but never eat in.
A few weeks ago, CheapEats writer Jacqui and I popped in for a spot of dinner. We were both very impressed with the quality, value, and presentation. It’s all quite eclectic, with Lebanese, Italian, and other Mediterranean dishes sitting alongside sandwiches, paninis, and wraps.
Jacq’s Chicken Kebab (€13.50), marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, and saffron spice tasted as good as it looked.
I opted for the Bino Rice (€11.85), and it was a real treat; juicy, succulent lamb with wonderfully fresh onion, tomato, and runner beans, and a very simple but well executed side salad. I sometimes find restaurants make a mess of rice dishes, so this bodes well for other dishes on the menu.
We also had two of the biggest glasses of red wine I’ve ever been served, and they were infinitely better than most house bottles. Great to sip on the terrace and watch the world pass by.
Sadly I just called to ask them how much the house red cost (ah, the things I do for you) and they were, very weirdly, extremely rude. Then they hung up. It was the kind of rude that makes you feel a bit shaken when you get off the phone. What a shame as I found the service quite good at the time.
If you like the sounds of this very rude little gem, you’ll find them at 45-50 Lower Stephen Street, Dublin. Call them on 016798577, but maybe don’t ask them any questions.