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Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj Will Open Modern Israeli Sababa in Cleveland Park - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Mar 01,2018
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Grape leaf-wrapped whole roasted fish at Sababa, which opens soon in Cleveland Park. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Source Washingtonian

BY ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - New York’s food obsessives are all about modern Israeli-influenced spots like Nur. A culinary trip to Philadelphia demands a stop at Jerusalem-styled Zahav. New Orleans is buzzing over James Beard-anointed Shaya. So when is the Israeli food trend coming to DC, beyond fast-casual—that’s not a ding, they’re stellar—spots like Little Sesame hummus shop (reopening soon) and vegan spot Shouk?

Give it two, maybe three weeks.

That’s about how long restaurateur Ashok Bajaj he’ll need to transform the Cleveland Park space occupied by Ardeo + Bardeo for two decades into Sababa, a modern Israeli restaurant. Like adjoining Indian street food joint, Bindaas, the name is slang for “cool”—this time in Hebrew. Though the cuisines are worlds apart, the duo are meant to compliment each other in approachable pricing and style.

Source Washingtonian



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