Rotana Restaurant & Hookah Lounge Coming to Kennesaw

Mediterranean fare and shisha are coming to Kennesaw this March
The interior of Rotana's Marietta restaurant | Photo: Official
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Rotana Restaurant & Hookah Lounge, where patrons can share shisha alongside Mediterranean dishes like seasoned lamb and chicken shwarma, will debut a second location at 4200 Wade Green Rd. in Kennesaw this March. 

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“It’s a college town and it’s close to my first location, so it’s convenient for me,” owner Ahmed Azouz told What Now Atlanta. “I love hookah, I like to smoke it to give me relaxation. I love the atmosphere and I like the concept.”

Previously the franchisee of multiple Firehouse Subs locations, operating multiple restaurants is a familiar and welcome challenge for Azouz.

The second Rotana’s will share the same offerings as its original location at 585 Franklin Gateway SE in Marietta — Egyptian Fool Moudamas, Greek falafel,  Levatine Baba Ganoush, a generous array of kebabs and nearly 30 different hookah flavors all coexist on its menu. 

Christina Coulter

Christina Coulter is an eager journalist from Connecticut with dogged tenacity and the sensibilities of a small-town reporter. Before and after graduating from Marist College in 2017, Christina covered local news for a slew of publications in the Northeast, including The Wilton Bulletin, the Millbrook Independent, The Kingston Times, The New Paltz Times and the Rockland Times. For nearly four years before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christina was the lead reporter for The Saugerties Times, living and breathing the goings-on of the 20,000-strong Hudson Valley community. Christina weathered the pandemic in Atlanta, where she got a taste for the city's people and flavors. After a brief stint covering news in Connecticut and New York once more with The Daily Voice, Christina was taken on by What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles, where she aims to unweave the intricacies of both cities' bright restaurant communities.

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