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The 11 Best Arab Restaurants Near Columbus

Updated: July 7, 2022

After some great Arab cuisine? These are our favourite spots in Columbus for Middle Eastern fare. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Arab. So when we need kofta, manakish and sweet kunefe these are the Columbus restaurants we turn to.

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Brassica

Mediterranean, $$, ColumbusMediterranean, $$Columbus, Italian Village
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 3 most popular spots in Columbus' Italian Village neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Yemeni Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, ColumbusMiddle Eastern, $$Columbus
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Columbus' top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2020

    5 top spots in Columbus' Forest Park East neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Charmy's Persian Cuisine

Persian, $$, ColumbusPersian, $$Columbus, Downtown
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Arabian Market

Middle Eastern, ColumbusMiddle EasternColumbus, Wood Bridge Green
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Tajine House Columbus

African, $$, ColumbusAfrican, $$Columbus, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Shawerma Bite

Mediterranean, $, ColumbusMediterranean, $Columbus, The Ohio State University
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Aladdin's Eatery - Grandview

Mediterranean, $$, ColumbusMediterranean, $$Columbus, Tri-Village
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

King of Almandi Yemeni Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $, ColumbusMiddle Eastern, $Columbus, Hilltop 4
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mr. Hummus Grill

Mediterranean, $$, ColumbusMediterranean, $$Columbus, The Gables
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Aladdin's Eatery - Clintonville

Mediterranean, $$, ColumbusMediterranean, $$Columbus, Clintonville
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Aladdin's Eatery - Worthington

Mediterranean, $$, WorthingtonMediterranean, $$Worthington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Arab restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5530 spots across Columbus, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 161 lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Hoodline - 5 top spots in Columbus' Forest Park East neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 3 most popular spots in Columbus' Italian Village neighborhood and Hoodline - Here are Columbus' top 5 Middle Eastern spots. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Yemeni Restaurant, King of Almandi Yemeni Restaurant, and Mr. Hummus Grill are the highest-rated Arab restaurants that are good for groups in Columbus.

Brassica, Yemeni Restaurant, and Charmy's Persian Cuisine are the highest-rated Arab restaurants that serve breakfast in Columbus.

The highest-rated Arab restaurants for delivery in Columbus are Brassica, Yemeni Restaurant, and Charmy's Persian Cuisine.

Brassica, Yemeni Restaurant, and Charmy's Persian Cuisine are some of the highest-rated late-night Arab spots in Columbus.

Brassica, Charmy's Persian Cuisine, and Shawerma Bite are vegetarian-friendly Arab restaurants in Columbus.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair falafel with Rosé

    To elevate your falafel experience, we recommend some Rosé to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.

  • Pair Chardonnay with falafel

    When considering how to best enjoy your falafel, we would highlight how well a glass of Chardonnay complements the dish as it enhances flavour.


  • Sauvignon Blanc and 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.

Interesting facts

  • The origin of falafel

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfalafel remember to thank Egypt who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • Ready for 290 skewers of kebab?

    Are you a fan ofkebab? The current record for eating the most kebab is 290 skewers! Do you love kebab enough to beat this record?

  • A 24 pounds feast

    24 pounds is the record for the biggest falafel ball. We hope people were hungry!

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for 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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