Grand Opening of Shaz Restaurant in Sacramento
A Pakistan Link Report

 

Sacramento, California is now blessed with a second full service Pakistani-Indian restaurant with the grand opening of “Shaz” held on Saturday, February 28 and Sunday March, 1, 2009 and attended by several hundred people from the local community.

Thus far the review of the food and the service has been good, and one must add that the facilities are quite impressive, especially the volume of room that the restaurant has for seating and meetings.

Shaz is conveniently located at 4333 Airport Drive , Sacramento, CA 95821 off Longview Drive and close to the I-80 freeway. It is however not easy to locate from the main street, but once you make a right heading from the East or a left from the West from Longview on to the Airport Drive, the restaurant is located at the dead end of the street on the left. And there is really no airport nearby. From the North Exit Business 80 at the Watt Avenue exit. Turn Right on Longview Drive. Go half a mile until you see Airport drive, and turn Right. SHAZ Restaurant is on the Left side. From the South Exit Business 80 at the Watt Avenue exit. Turn left on Longview Drive. Go half a mile until you reach Airport Drive and turn Right. SHAZ Restaurant is on the Left side. It can be reached by phone at 916-488-8840 and online at http://www.shazrestaurant.com a site which provides details of its menu and catering potential for private parties and weddings. It uses Halal/Zabiha meat and adheres to the needs of vegetarians too in its menu offering. It is closed on Monday.   

Restaurant owner Mohammad Anwar is a good listener and appears to be open to ideas on how to cater to the different tastes of his diverse customers. He likes feedback and we wish him success on the opening of what could become a Sacramento community landmark.  For South-Asian “Desis”, we recommend that you ask the server to turn up the spice heat, but our children will not complain about the currently mild pepper index. The naan (bread) is excellent and the dessert kheer ( rice pudding) is equally great. But some of us are waiting for the arrival of the weekend nihari to brighten up our limited Pakistani culinary experience here in Sacramento .

The drive to the San Francisco Bay Area for Pakistani food is getting too long for us and some competition with Mehran Restaurant near Howe and Fair Oaks Blvd. and now Shaz Restaurant off Longview here in Sacramento, is quite welcome.

 

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Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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