I have been coming to this great little Turkish place called “Hummus House” in Hawthorne for years. It started off as a market across the street from a large Muslim mosque. Well using the theory of “if the “locals” eat there it must be good as in “a Pho place with a bunch of squatting Vietnamese guys smoking cigarettes outside the door” must be fantastic because they are not serving lunch to yuppie white guys, but squatting Vietnamese dudes…anyway, the same theory applies at Hummus House. The meat is “Halal” which means the meat is slaughtered in accordance with Islamic religious guidelines (much like Kosher). Inside are a bunch of “tents” which is pretty cool and gives a fun ambiance to the place. The hummus is outstanding and for $3.99 you can get a nice sample platter of 9 different flavors from artichoke to my favorite, jalapeno cilantro! The lunch menu is great and you are served quickly, I have been trying to eat better so I order the beautiful chicken skewer plate that comes with your choice of hummus, rice and a nice salad! You can also get the beef skewer with big chunks of beef roasted over a hot fire grill.I would not recommend the “Sharma” in any form as its just average at best…stick with what they do best, beef, chicken and shrimp on a stick.
Falafel , the little balls of fried chickpeas are fantastic at Hummus House, in fact they are addicting. The outside is crispy and the inside soft and chewy. $3.99 a plate for the appetizer is well worth it, it comes with tahini and you can ask for some of the really tasty “garlic” sauce. They also have samosa at Hummus House, both meat and veggie…They are crispy and good, served with a mint chutney, but a bit small and not really worth the $3.99…get the hummus or the falafel. I think its worth the drive and great little hidden joint that you should check out for lunch or dinner. its located at 12211 Hawthorne Blvd in Hawthorne PH 310 675 3400