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The 14 Best Arab Restaurants Near Boston

Updated: September 21, 2022

After some great Arab cuisine? These are our favourite spots in Boston for Middle Eastern fare. To find these Arab spots we analyzed the best review and ranking sites, incorporating millions of reviews. So when we need kofta, manakish and sweet kunefe these are the Boston restaurants we turn to.

Find the perfect Arab restaurant

Mr. Kushari

Food Truck, $$, BostonFood Truck, $$Boston, Kenmore
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Pita Thyme

Lebanese, $, BostonLebanese, $Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

anoush'ella

Mediterranean, $$, BostonMediterranean, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Garlic 'n Lemons

Mediterranean, $, BostonMediterranean, $Boston, Allston
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Al Wadi

Lebanese, $$, BostonLebanese, $$Boston, West Roxbury
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Shawarma Falafel

Middle Eastern, $, BostonMiddle Eastern, $Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
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Fairouz

Middle Eastern, $$, BostonMiddle Eastern, $$Boston, West Roxbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Falafel King

Middle Eastern, $, BostonMiddle Eastern, $Boston, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Cafe Beirut

Lebanese, $, BostonLebanese, $Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

Fiouna's Persian Fusion Cuisine

Persian, $$, BostonPersian, $$Boston, Kenmore
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Koshari Mama

Middle Eastern, $, SomervilleMiddle Eastern, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, $$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Moona

Mediterranean, $$$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Boston Shawarma House of Kabab

Mediterranean, $$, NewtonMediterranean, $$Newton, Newton Highlands
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Arab restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Eater. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Explore the 5 most popular spots in downtown Boston, Eater - 12 Excellent Allston Restaurants That Deliver and Eater - Where to Eat on a Cheap First Date in Boston. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Frequently asked questions

anoush'ella, Garlic 'n Lemons, and Al Wadi are the highest-rated Arab restaurants that are good for groups in Boston.

anoush'ella, Garlic 'n Lemons, and Pita Thyme are the highest-rated Arab restaurants that serve breakfast in Boston.

anoush'ella, Garlic 'n Lemons, and Pita Thyme are vegetarian-friendly Arab restaurants in Boston.

The highest-rated Arab restaurants for delivery in Boston are anoush'ella, Garlic 'n Lemons, and Pita Thyme.

anoush'ella, Garlic 'n Lemons, and Pita Thyme are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for take-out in Boston.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to falafel


    When having falafel, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your falafel

    If your food palns include Falafel, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Sauvignon Blanc, with its hits of tropical, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • Pair falafel with Rosé

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.


Factoids

  • September = Arab festival

    Where can you find some world-class Arab every September? At the South Bay Falafel Festival in Torrance, California, The United States.

  • Craving some kebab?

    kebab is pretty tasty, to say the least, and Mihriban Kadap agrees. If you want to break their record for most skewers eaten in 30, you’re gonna have to help yourself to more than 290!

  • History lesson

    baklava has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Turkey. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

Parking in the area

Finding parking in Boston can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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