Dena's Lebanese Cuisine located in Tulsa's Pearl District is one of the best, and most authentic Lebanese restaurants in town.
As soon as you step into this quaint, "old-school" adorned restaurant, you'll know what I mean. It's like you stepped into a cafe in Lebanon. Owner Ghalib Naaman, owner/chef, described some of the menu items and his fond memories of Lebanon. I walked through the restaurants, admiring the beauty of his homeland...made me want to take a trip to see the majestic place for myself.
After my review of the wall photos and knick-knacks, I got down to business and started chatting about food. I asked him to prepare my to-go meal using his favorites or whatever he wished. I know the meal consisted of a cabbage roll, and all platters come with hummus, pita bread and rice. The meal he prepared was also comprised of soujouk (sausage), lamb and beef. It had a delicious yogurt and tahini sauce over it. And what Mediterranean meal would be complete without a pickle, to balance the rich meal out?