Naya Mediterranean Cuisine in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card
The Spot: Naya Mediterranean Cuisine
Lauren Saria $6 hummus and baba ghanoush from Naya.
8877 N. Scottsdale Road
The Hours: Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
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The Interior: Naya offers the type of chic, upscale vibe that you's expect to find at a restaurant in the north Scottsdale shopping center, The Shops at Gainey Village. The large restaurant has a spacious dining room, patio, and bar all of which are done in a white theme accented with teal and dark wood. The curved bar is impressive with tile accents and large displays of spirits. Unfortunately when we came in for happy hour, we were the only ones in the whole place.
The Food: The happy hour menu at Naya includes six different appetizers priced at $6 each. The list includes fried calamari, chicken kebab, spinach and cheese fatayer, and stuffed mushrooms.
We went for the hummus and baba ghanoush combo that includes grilled pita bread. The hummus was creamy and fresh with a nice balance of flavors including olive oil, lemon, and just a little bit of garlic. The baba ghanoush was also quite good. The dip -- made of eggplant, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, and other seasonings -- offered a slightly smoky flavor that was a nice contrast to the freshness of the hummus. For $6 it's a decent deal, a nice snack for two to share.