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Perhaps I haven't had my ear to the right parts of the ground, so it's a bit of a shock to see these photos, passed along by the official JDLand stringer this morning, announcing that Ziaafat Grill and Restaurant is now open for business at 1102 8th Street SE, in the old Levi's Port Cafe space and next door to the eventual new home for Las Placitas.
The menu shows a lineup of Indian food, with a buffet at all times as well as chicken tikka, kabobs, lamp chops, biryani, and karahi. And nan, of course.
I do not know the hours (not seeing a phone number to call on the menu posted in the window), so if anyone feels like heading over there for lunch and coming back with a report, you'll get a JDLand Gold Star. UPDATE: The BID says the hours are 10 am to 10 pm daily.
(I'll update here as I get more info, but didn't want this dish to be served cold, as it were. Also, the "Muy Pronto" sign in the Las Placitas window is pretty funny.)
If you never went to Levi's, you may not know that it's not exactly a spacious interior, so be prepared for more of a carryout option than fine sit-down dining.
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Chris says: (9/24/15 2:46 PM)
Looks yummy!


CHNorm says: (9/27/15 1:07 PM)
We picked up Friday's night meal from Ziafatt, and it was terrific, not least that it was hardly bland but nicely seasoned and a bit spicy but not overly so. Our dinner included Chat Pabri, a wonderful "appetizer" (quoted b/c it was a very generous portion) consisting chickpeas, wheat, yogurt with tamarind,and wafers, a mainly eggplant vegetable dish, Haleem with lentils, lamb, and naan. All good and more than ample. Reasonable price, not least that we had even after eating well, enough left for another meal. Go.

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JD says: (9/28/15 9:25 AM)
Mr. JDLand went there for lunch on Friday and seemed pleased, though they only had the buffet available.

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