I walk up and down Leipzigerstraße several times a week, and yet, I had never noticed it. Not until a Persian friend challenged me to go there, and boy I am happy she did!
The staff of Kish relate rather accurately to the Persian cliché: friendly and polite, with a smile ready to welcome any and everyone.
While we are choosing our dishes, we are served an appetizer plate of fresh cheese, cucumber, and tomato, with a side basket of fresh flat bread. The list at Kish covers a variety of dishes – many containing yoghurt, one of the main ingredients in Persian cuisine; most of them containing rice, without which Persian cuisine would barely exist.
The grilled dishes are rich in flavour, yet simple enough to allow you to perceive the quality of the meat served, and the stews are served in cute little copper pots placed above a small flame, from which you can serve yourself little by little, allowing you to take your time in savouring your meal without it cooling down on you.
Kish is a multi-faceted place – it can set the scenery for a dinner with friends, just as easily as for a date. Without asking, you are served a small portion of dessert, that you can share with your company. We were served something between a mousse and a pudin, made with eggs, milk and pistachios. Looking forward to going back!
(If you intend to visit Kish during the weekend, booking is advisable.)