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- Charles Ferruzza (The Pitch)
It’s a rare restaurant that offers all-American fried-chicken dinners as well as a full array of Middle Eastern favorites such as gyros, lamb kebabs and stuffed Cornish game hens. Congenial restaurateur Jehad Selah pulls it off in a building that looks like a riverboat outside and a Costco inside. His dinner prices are enticing, and those deep-fried chicken dinners (complete with potatoes, beans and fat cinnamon rolls) and his chicken-fried steak and cheeseburgers are surprisingly good. The Middle Eastern fare – hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel and kebabs – is excellent, too. Sunday brunch is served in a retrofitted sports car."Soooo Good!!!!"
(Sunday Brunch is no longer served, except on Mothers Day, but we still have the sports car...)
"The best Mediterranean!" by Trish
November 05, 2009 - This place has the best Mediterranean food in town! I have been eating here for about 20 years now when it was in a little strip mall in Gladstone. I absolutely love it and as a vegetarian it's one of the places where I can get a really awesome meal. I wish they were still in their old location in Parkville by the train crossing but the food is still as good so I'll keep going there. Definitely a fave for me and my fiance!
by Lonna Duzan (August 31st) -Me and Billy went out to dinner at Cafe' Cedar on Saturday night! OMG! It was soooooo good!!! We had hummus and pita and I had a veggie and chicken dish that was layered over baba! Oh my! We went all out with the Canyon Road Merlot - I don't even like merlot, but this one rocked! Then we finished it off with baklava! MMMmmmmm! If you haven't been there - you've got to try it!
"Loved It" (Yahoo user) (8/31/09) We took a large group there and it was really, really good. I like the place, its cozy. The food was fabulous and the service was very good. They have a large variety of wines and a great bar. Yes, we'd go their again.
Old Parkville charm on the outside and fun...
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By A TripAdvisor Member - tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2009
Wow,what a good local gem. The hummus is very smooth and full of flavor!! Falafil is to die for, perfectly cooked!!! any of the kebab are great but I really liked the kafta, it's like a chopped steak. we'll be back. a fun atmosphere ...
Delicious Middle Eastern Food
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By simivision - Sep 2, 2009
The food is incredible. I had a gyro and it was prepared perfectly. We also shared a vegetarian combo platter and it was superb. The atmosphere is fun and the had a jzz band playing.
Fantastic Middle Eastern Food
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By lee s. - insiderpages.com - Aug 31, 2009
Fantastic food! I have had middle eastern all over Kansas City and this is the best middle eastern food I have ever had. The owners are great, very nice. I recommend the vegetarian combination plate. ...
Best Mediterranean Food for Miles
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 By Liz D. - insiderpages.com - Aug 9, 2009
Cedar Cafe is my favorite Mediterranean food in the Kansas City area! Parkville is a bit of a drive from KC, but the food is well worth it! Falafil and hummus is great, soups are always good, and the Lamb kabobs are my favorite! ...
From Our Guestbook-
"The staff is incredibly professional and respectful. The Arabic food is simply some of the best I have ever eaten. I will be back again and again. Shukran! "
"The food was delicious and the decor was very inviting. I can't wait to eat on the patio this summer. The hummus appetizer is a MUST!"
"love everything I've had there..."