Yes, my family of 14 went for dinner in Jan 2017. Slooooowwww service, not well trained at all. Niece who organized had come with a friend for lunch and said altho the food was good (hence the dinner invites) the service was also slow at lunch. This despite the DR not being full on either occasion.
Dinner was mixed. Grilled lamb was fine, but the meatballs in yogurt sauce, praised by other Yelp reviewers, was terrible: clearly leftover from previous meal, rock hard and dried out, with a wimpy drizzle of yogurt sauce that failed to offset these ovine disasters. Seafood tajine good, seafood casserole (Helba) good. Red curry was brothy and light, similar to a Thai curry rather than a thickened Indian one.
Special of halibut stuffed with crab had no resemblance to any ethnic food at all, a typical CA cuisine dish. But that was fine because it was ordered by my niece’s in-laws, who are squiggy about ethnic food in general, LOL.
We got the mini-sampler, choosing hummus, baba ghanoush, and lebna. First two were okay, but vastly inferior to a place like Ba-Bite which focuses much more on quality and superior technique. Yogurt was fine, but Greek-style yogurt is pretty much great everywhere in the SFBA.
Both the mushroom pate and the mushroom ravioli would have been fine but the sauces on both were sickeningly sweet. No one liked those pairings at all, not even the folks who usually like sweet food. Scallop dish had small scallops and again, a sickeningly sweet sauce that with the tasteless pan-fried polenta, was a mediocre pairing. Also, the plate was drowning in sauce, way too much of it even if it had been a good sauce.
We are fans of Moroccan bastilla, and even the French-inspired version of duck strudel at Angela’s/Alameda is a fav with us. We didn’t care for Saha’s version, which was sweetened by what appeared to be a sauce of hoisin and duck au jus. OTOH, my 4-yr old grand-niece adored the bastilla and ate almost an entire one all by herself! The kids also approved the cauliflower, altho my DH and I didn’t try it.
So again, our experience was mixed. DH and I go out a lot so we’d judge this vs the other Mediterranean places we tried, from first to last:
Ba-Bite (cafe, take-out)
Angela’s/Alameda (shades more to the French/CA/Afghani side)
Taste of Mediterranean/Burlingame (casual cafe/take-out)