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Nish! brings River Oaks a big Mediterranean lunch buffet

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A new Mediterranean grill in River Oaks has exactly what the west side needed: an all-you-can-eat weekday lunch buffet.

Nish! Mediterranean Grill is open near River Oaks Boulevard, featuring a well-rounded menu of kebabs, platters and Greek salads.

The weekday lunch buffet costs $15. Lunch specials cost $8.99.

It’s the Khalil family’s first restaurant. Nish! replaces a Braum’s on the corner along Ohio Garden Road.

(There’s one notable holdover from Braum’s: Nish! serves crinkle-cut fries, along with regular burgers and Philly cheesesteaks)

A recent chcken kebab platter with baba ghanouj compared favorably to the better-known Mediterranean restaurants in Arlington.



In particular, Nish! has more sauces than other similar restaurants, with a garlic-pepper sauce, a spicy green sauce and a shatta hot sauce along wth tzatziki and tahini.

Nish! has been busy, and the service has been a little stressed at times. Be patient.

It’s open daily for lunch and dinner at 4913 Ohio Garden Road, north of the west Fort Worth neighborhood known as the River District; 817-615-9292, facebook.com/nishmedigrill.

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.

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