The 6 Best Arab Restaurants In Austin

Updated: August 23, 2022

Craving some amazing Arab dishes? These are the best Austin restaurants for this Middle Eastern cuisine. To find these Arab spots we analyzed the best review and ranking sites, incorporating millions of reviews. So pay these stores a visit for fantastic pita and falafel and the best kibbeh we have tasted.

Find the perfect Arab restaurant

Caspian Grill

Persian, $$, AustinPersian, $$Austin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat and Drink in Northwest Austin

    Eater, 2018


Food Truck, $, North BurnettFood Truck, $Austin, North Burnett
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5


Middle Eastern, $$, North AustinMiddle Eastern, $$Austin, North Austin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Phoenician Resto Cafe

Mediterranean, $$, North UniversityMediterranean, $$Austin, North University
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5


Food Truck, AustinFood TruckAustin
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.0

Tarbouch Lebanese Grill & Hookah

Hookah Bar, $, South River CityHookah Bar, $Austin, South River City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Arab restaurants in Austin. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 7042 restaurants, and 1014 lists and articles from top sources like Eater. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Northwest Austin. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Caspian Grill, Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet, and USTA KABABGY are some of the highest-rated late-night Arab spots in Austin.

There are 6 Arab restaurants in Austin.

Caspian Grill, Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet, and USTA KABABGY are vegetarian-friendly Arab restaurants in Austin.

The highest-rated Arab restaurants for delivery in Austin are Caspian Grill, Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet, and USTA KABABGY.

Caspian Grill, Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet, and USTA KABABGY are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for take-out in Austin.

Drink pairing tips

  • Rosé with your falafel

    When considering how to best enjoy your falafel, we would highlight how well a glass of Rosé complements the dish as it counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.

  • Take falafel to the next level

    Experts recommend pairing a falafel with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Chardonnay with your falafel

    With its oaked flavors, Chardonnay matches a falafel really well because it enhances flavour. You won’t go wrong with this white wine.

Fun facts

  • International Falafel Day

    Grab your falafel to celebrate International Falafel Day! Don’t forget, it’s on June 12.

  • Celebrating Arab

    Take a trip to The United States during September and you’re in for a surprise. They put on the South Bay Falafel Festivalaround September usually. food stands are a given.

  • The largest falafel ball

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest falafel ball. Weighing in at 24 pounds there was more than enough falafel balls to go around!

Parking in the area

Austinis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Arab spot.

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