With Al-Aqsa's newest location on State Street (next to Subway and near Willamette University) opening up in late March, I decided to give this place one more shot. While this is different from the place I reviewed last August, the food served is practically the same as the South Commercial location (only adding a few new rice dishes at the State Street location).
The official grand opening for Al-Aqsa's State Street location was on March 28. The owner, Moe Jawad, plans to have a lunch and dinner buffet here once a week.
I sampled their Turkish coffee, a soothing, fairly strong jolt with a friendly hint of cardamom. I loved their petite sampling cup...it also matched their countertop!
|Turkish coffee in a lovely tiny cup!
|A better shot of the entire beef shawarma!
It looks delicious, I'll say that much
I probably should have gotten a piece of their baklava ($2). The portions appear larger than at some other places, and each looked delicious.