Luna Grill is a casual Mediterranean cuisine restaurant with locations all over Southern California and Dallas, Texas. A few months ago, I went to the Irvine Spectrum location, and really enjoyed our lunch. When I found out about the newly opened location in Cerritos, I stopped by for dinner. The location is hidden off 183rd street, across the street from the Cerritos Mall, in a very busy strip mall, that has too many popular eateries and not enough parking to fulfill the demand.
As you walk in and make your way to the order counter, you’re greeted by the beautiful floating lanterns. The menu has a lot of variety, and none that are too expensive. Since it was dinner, we decided to go for the trifecta: appetizer, entree and dessert.
For our appetizer, we chose just a plate of the simple hummus, served with fresh vegetables and warm pita bread. Amazingly fresh, and so delicious. We pretty much could have licked the plate clean.
Our entrees came out fairly quickly, and I had the Chicken and Ground Sirloin kebob plate, which also came with Basmati rice, a garden salad, a choice between a grilled tomato or carrots, cucumber-yogurt dip (pretty much a tzatziki) and pita bread. Stephen had something similar: the Chicken kebob but with sliced Gyro, a blend of beef, lamb and near-eastern spices.
There was so much food, we ended up packing half of it home, and just had enough room for the little dessert bites: The Baklava and the Chocolate Nut Roll. Overall, an excellent meal. I really liked the ground sirloin, which on the menu was basically a Persian Koobideh. An excellent casual place, with the quality of fine dining.