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19 05, 2017

Kurdish Scientist Turned Restaurateur, Cultural Ambassador

May 19th, 2017|

For many, Nîroj Kurdish Cuisine serves not only as an ethnic restaurant, but an impromptu embassy for Kurdish people. Without a recognized country, there is no official embassy established for them. However, Nîroj is the only Kurdish fine-dining restaurant on the West coast, and has become a Southern California hub for Kurdish people, culture, and of course, [...]

17 03, 2017

The Los Angeles Times Interview With Nîroj Cuisine

March 17th, 2017|

The LA times conducted an interview with Luqman Barwari about the different types of Kurdish dips that he sells in Niroj. He explains that Kurdish food built around the various plants and herbs that grow in the mountainous region of Kurdistan. To keep his dips fresh and locally sourced he develops relationships with local farmers [...]

18 02, 2017

Pulitzer Prize winning Food Reviewer, Jonathan Gold, dines at Nîroj Cuisine

February 18th, 2017|

This episode of KCRW’s podcast “Good Food on the Road” features Pulitzer Prize-winning food reviewer, Jonathan Gold, from the LA Times as he tells the audience what they should order when they visit Niroj for the first time. He gives his impression of everything from the appetizers to the desert and discusses the similarities and [...]

27 01, 2017

“Food Talk Central” Visits Nîroj Cuisine

January 27th, 2017|

Online food reviewer “Food Talk Central,” wrote about their visit to Niroj. They spoke about their favorite dip, Hesandin, and their delight at the Kurdish bread. The review delves into the similarities and differences between Kurdish cuisine and the rest of Middle Eastern cooking. As they explain, there is something familiar about most dishes, but [...]