Cleveland, OH

Best five Middle Eastern restaurants in Cleveland

Angela Kervorkian-Wattle

CLEVELAND — Greetings, Clevelanders! Cleveland is not the land of the scorching sun and sand dunes that is the Middle East. However, in the desert of fast-food chains that calls itself Cleveland, we can find oases of Middle Eastern delicacies. Lucky for you that you don’t have to look hard for them. Let’s go!

  1. Taza A Lebanese Grill

Taza A Lebanese Grill has been serving Clevelanders since its establishment in 2005. Located at 1400 W 6th St, Cleveland, they are ready to accommodate you from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10.30 p.m., and on Sundays from 12.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

For you who crave authentic Lebanese delicacies such as kibbie nayyeh, shawarma, kafta, shish grill, this place doesn’t disappoint.

“…The food was so good and tasty. Very well presented and the service was excellent…” — Rebecca S on Yelp.

2. Kifaya’s Kitchen

Located at 3650 W 117th St, Cleveland, Kifaya’s Kitchen is ready to serve you from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Specializing in African and Middle-Eastern food. Their menus are divided into two major categories: baris iyo (rice-based) and basto iyo (pasta-based).

“Excellent!!!”— Hannah C. on Yelp

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3. Momo’s Kebab

Located at 2199 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, Momo’s Kebab is open every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from Wednesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. They specialize in Moroccan and Mediterranean food such as beef tagine, Mediterranean salad, Kefta, and many more.

Momo’s Kebab is temporarily closed but will be back open on June 10. So, note that down, and don’t miss their re-opening!

“I love this place! I’ve been eating here for years and it’s still amazing! Momo is a great Chef and a great friend. I advise you to try this place out! Great authentic Moroccan food!” — Nicholas J on Yelp.

4. Ohio Kabob Grill

Located at 3359 W 117th St, Cleveland, Ohio Kabob Grill is open from Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. They specialize in Afghan food such as kabob and biryani.

“…This is a great place to eat and a wonderful way to try new cuisines, I can’t recommend more.” — Kristin R on Yelp.

5. Nate’s Deli & Restaurant

Nate’s Deli & Restaurant is located at 1923 W 25th St, Cleveland. They are open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer typical Middle Eastern dishes such as baba ganooj, hummus, falafel, shawarma, fattoush, and many other Middle Eastern cuisines.

“I have been coming here for 30 years, it’s my hand down favorite for Mediterranean in Cleveland.” - Jason S. on Yelp.

Traveler! Our caravan will set sail by nightfall. Our first stop is Taza A Lebanese Grill and our final destination is Nate’s Deli & Restaurant. Are you coming with us?

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