King Tut Cafe Tempe, Arizona is a family owned business that has been in operation since 1996. It’s one of the first Hookah Lounge in Arizona and has continued to satisfy customers since its establishment. The Tempe restaurants business operates on a competitive advantage strategy, by providing high-quality Mediterranean dishes and shisha (provided at Tempe hookah bar)at relatively lower prices. The tuts café does offer not only Hookah bar and hookah café services but also provides a relaxing environment for its customers to spend their time.
The hookah lounge temper its one of its class in Arizona. The bar provides comfortable couches and chairs and spacious room for guests to spread out and get comfortable. This is an important factor to consider for hookah lounge Tempe because people prefer smoking in a relaxed environment.
The staff is also fantastic and attentive. There are ready to listen and also interested in getting to know how to serve best their clients and most instances they seek to get reviews from the customers by gently asking like “how was the hookah? Was the flavor prime?”. In addition to this, the prices are just fantastic; the foods are sold at unbeatable prices while maintaining the quality.
The King Tut Cafe and Hookah Lounge assumes the Moroccan style couches furnished with faded green cushions; the floor features some orange, white and black tiles. The hookahs at Tempe hookah bar are middle eastern models characterized by metal stems, glass bowls, and flexible rubber hoses.
About hookah, Tempe
The origins of Hookah are associated with the northwestern provinces of India along the borders of Gujarat and Pakistan and dates almost a millennium back. These hookah of the time were primitive, simple and in design they were rugged and were made from a tube and a coconut shell. The hookah was specifically designed for smoking hashish and opium, and it made its way through vast Persian kingdom which by then included Afghanistan, Pakistan, Arab parts of North America and, parts of middles Asia. On its journey through the Persian kingdom, the hookah acquired Tombeik. Tombeik is a type of dark tobacco which is grown in modern day Iran. In processing Tombiek, it has to be rinsed and packed after which hot coal is applied to the wet dark tobacco. The coal purposely serves to give the tombiek a strong flavor. In modern day, the hookah is still handcrafted from wood, and they resemble those which were made during the Persian empire times. In the 19th century even with the availability of cigarettes, women smoked ghelune (heads and styles of a hookah) in homes for entertainment and to pass the time.
About 500 years ago when hookah made its way in Turkey, it profoundly made popularity among groups of intellectuals and the elites in the society which prompted the change in its design. The changes in hookah regarded size, and complexity and the newly designed hookah resembled the modern one. To the design, glass and brass were added, and the use of wood in the design was reduced. To beautify the hookah, mosaics, and intricate paintings were added, and two to three centuries ago, its popularity grew even to the coffee shops. Due to the preparation of hookah smoking, a hookah bar waiter received equal treatment same as a chef. Ingredients preparation required skills and it was highly recommended for one not to touch the coals.
From turkey, hookah migrated to the Arab world such as Syria and Lebanon were it was branded a new name; “agile”. Consequently, from the Arab world, it spread to Morocco and Egypt were it got a new name as “Shisha” and also “hubble bubble in the UAE and the Saudi Arabia.
Currently, hookah bars are social places where people meet to discuss politics, news, and local events. In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, hookah bars are meant purposely for men while in other Arabic countries it is forbidden (haram).
Nakila shisha, a combination of honey molasses, foreign tobacco, and dried fruits is commonly served in most countries. However, the smoke is filtered by cold water to make it more soothing and smooth.
Typical negativity associated with hookah today is because previously or the older generations used to smoke hashish and opium. But the society today is getting to understand hookah as a more of pipe cigarette rather than illegal drug and has been grown even in the United States and sold in almost every college head shop and the Middle East Markets including Japan.