Paymon's Fresh Kitchen & Lounge (West)

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The inspirational story of the Paymon’s owner/founder Paymon Raouf is legendary among longtime residents. He started the restaurant in the early 1980s, opening a small deli by the university with a table and two chairs. Students looking for carryout would order food to go.

From those beginnings, Paymon’s has grown into a favorite spot for Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, adding some dishes from Italy and Persia, as well as vegan and vegetarian choices, to its extensive menu. The restaurant takes a health-conscious approach to cooking, avoiding trans fats, artificial additives and preservatives, and limiting saturated fats. And in the evening, the lounge transform into a nightspot, with hookah and a full bar.

Anthony Curtis (publisher Las Vegas Advisor), Heidi Rinella (longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal restaurant writer), Emily Romero (Social Media Marketing Manager), and James Trees, chef and owner of Esther’s Kitchen recommend it for its various cuisines.

Greek Mediterranean Middle Eastern West of Strip and Vicinity

Greek Mediterranean Middle Eastern West of Strip and Vicinity

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