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“Unique Kurdish style Middle Eastern food”

Niroj Kurdish Cuisine
Ranked #15 of 100 Restaurants in Agoura Hills
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: As more and more people around the world are looking for an alternative way of living, Niroj Kurdish Cuisine hopes to offer a bridge to a noble healthy diet. Here at Niroj Kurdish Cuisine, our goal is to provide you, our valued patron, with a delicious dining experience comprised of healthy, natural, sustainable, foods while maintaining the nutritional value of our dishes by applying slow cooking methods instead of using a microwave or deep fryer. We cater to those with food aversions by offering varieties gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. Niroj showcases a modern Kurdish kitchen with an emphasis on sourcing the finest seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, free-range, hormone free poultry and meat, unique herbs and spices. We strive to go above and beyond your typical restaurant by serving you the highest quality products. Niroj is committed to working towards a sustainable planet. In an effort to reduce our environmental impact, all waste is recycled or composted whenever possible. Our 'TOGO' packaging is made of environmentally friendly materials, which are either biodegradable or compostable. Our philosophy is to make our customers feel the Kurdistan in terms of both taste and ambiance. We believe that food is never simply a biological need; it is what unites humankind in its immense cultural diversity.
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This local gem is tucked away from the street, but make the effort to find it and you will be pleased you did. Lovely atmosphere, in a friendly but sophisticated way makes it a perfect evening out. The menu had a variety of options including vegetarian. The owners are friendly and the staff attentive. Belly dancing adds to the charm on weekends. Prepare to relax and enjoy a lovely meal.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food is just delicious!. Some of the dishes can be a bit spicy. The owners are husband & wife, and are very friendly and come out to make sure your food is good. The atmosphere is good and they have belly dancing on the weekend. The prices are fair to a little bit pricey. There are coupons on Restaurant.com though. You should definitely try this place and I know you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find a very authentic Middle Eastern restaurant in Conejo Valley. A former Amgen scientist and Kurdish American opened this wonderful spot right off the freeway in Agoura Hills. My family originally immigrated from Southern Turkey just north of the present day Syrian border so I am always searching for food like my grandmothers made growing up. The Turkish, Kurdish, Armenian, Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian food from that geographic area is all very similar, each with slightly different twists on the same basic dishes.

We started off dinner with the hot and cold mezze plates (appetizers) and everything was terrific. Hummus, baba ganoush, kufte, dolma, tabbouleh, falafel, cheese bourek, etc were all really very delicious and very authentic. The homemade pita bread was brown and soft and crusty and wonderful. Unique and house made. We enjoyed both a Turkish and a Lebanese red wine with our meal- both very good.

We had several tastes of entrees and all were terrific. The spicy ground chicken, Rhia Mirisk, was really great. The spice was just right. The Niroj Kebab was one of the house specialties and really outstanding- spicy ground lamb and beef rolled around a delicious mix of spinach & onions and topped with a tangy pomegranate molasses. Both entrees were accompanied by rice pilaf and cucumbers in minty yogurt and a farmer's market locally grown vegetable salad.

We tried the baklava, rice pudding and kunifeh for dessert and they were all really well executed. Not overly sweet like most over done Middle Easter desserts but subtle with rose water, pistachios and just sweet enough. The service was veryattentive and our server couldn't be more helpful (very accommodating for those not familiar with that type of cuisine) The owner came by a couple of times to check on us and gave us a little background on the restaurant and himself. A terrific gentleman and charming host.

Can't wait to go back. I see us becoming regulars here for a long time. I wish Niroj Levant success and I hope people will find it as enjoyable as we did and appreciate the quality and care that goes into this very labor intensive cuisine.

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2  Thank Foosh9
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Last night I wanted to try greek food but ended up trying Kurdish cusine. This was my first time tasting and it was wonderful. We ordered Falafel and Rolled Borek from hot appetizers and Hummus and bread from cold. Must say that falafels were great and I did notice that they were super light and crunchy. The borek was good but too much of cheese doesn't appeal to me. Hummus and bread were amazingly great. Loved the bread as they looked and tasted totally different from Mediterranean pita bread. We then ordered 'Tawe' which was a good portion of rice pilaf (lots of dry fruits in them) and a tomato based gravy with zucchini, eggplant and potatoes. Also ordered Mushroom Pida which is more like a pizza with muschroom and cheese toppings. It tasted different and it took a while for my palate to really like it. We had no room for dessert. The Kurdish decor is very pleasing and there are some kurdish rugs and paintings on the wall. There is a separate seating area for people who prefer to eat the kurdish way. The restrooms were clean and the service was great too.

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1  Thank Sahana S
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This was our first time (wife and I) at this Kurdish and middle Eastern restaurant in Agoura Hills. Full name is really Niroj Levant Cuisine.
We've eaten Kurdish food in Istanbul, as well as in London, and this is better than any of those places!
The initial host was very friendly, helpful with dish selections, and courteous, as was the waitress. Later, the owner came by and also chatted with us, asked if the music was too loud or not. It gives us a very warm feeling when the service is this good.
We had the Zagros Tawe, which was pretty good. This is lamb steak with peppers, tomatoes, and potatoes. We also had the Qeli, which is very typical Kuridsh dish - lamb marinated in garlic yogurt, fresh dill, and rice pilaf. We like both dishes, but the Qeli was definitely better, in our opinion.
Restaurant was in a mall, with plenty of parking spaces, and right off the 101 Freeway, which makes it very easy to get to.

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