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Aleppo's Kitchen

Aleppo’s is a cornerstone of the Little Arabia neighborhood and our choice for dinner when we’re with a big group who wants a festive atmosphere. Located behind a hair salon (the entrance is on the backside of the strip mall), this family-run Syrian restaurant has a large menu full of kabobs, shawarma, as well as plenty of vegetarian options, but our go-to is lamb kabseh. It’s a massive platter of perfectly tender lamb braised with spices and other aromatics, sitting on a bed of rice. It’s one of our favorite lamb dishes in all of Southern California and is worth the drive alone. That said, definitely fill out your meal with some muhammara (red pepper and walnut dip), cheese borak (fried puff pastry), and a platter of their housemade kibbeh (ground meat in cracked wheat).

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