I happened to chance upon Pistachio Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Grill this past weekend. It had just opened, and offered something a little different for lunch on Sunday afternoon on Orchard Road.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
The decor of the café is modern with an old world touch. The café has a wall that is painted in an Egyptian motif which is distinctly different from Lebanese or Mediterranean, but does lend a sense of coming from the middle east. The seats are nice and comfortable, though the single seater tables are a tad small.
The restaurant is kid friendly and is a great place to bring a family or meet up with friends. It is well lit, and well presented.
The staff is very courteous. I’d arrived without a reservation at around 2pm. Peak lunch time had past, and they had me seated very quickly, along with a menu. They were quick to take my order for drinks as I waited for the rest of my party.
We ordered the Hummus Kawarema (a hummus with ground beef), some pita bread, the Turkish platter and the Lebanese platter, along with a latte.
Pistachio’s offers an app-driven waiter service using a printed QR code on your table. I didn’t take that for a test drive, as I placed my order directly with the wait staff.
Our food was served in about 15 minutes.
The hummus was excellent. We did, however, feel that the portion was a tad small. However, the pita bread was amazing and very large, taking up almost the entire width of the table.
Our platters followed. The meats had been seasoned to perfection, and cooked well until moist and tender. The platters came with basmati rice topped with dry fruit, a tomato dip, and some salad. The portions were generous… enough to keep an adult male well fed.
The Price Point
Our meal set us back just over $60 which is a decent price point for quality of food, the location and nature of the establishment.
The Final Verdict
Pistachio’s offers some great food at a decent price with great ambience. I would return back here to eat, and would bring friends and family along to partake. They definitely get my thumbs up!
501 Orchard Rd, #02-04/05 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880.
Phone: +65 6262 6400.