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The 12 Best Arab Restaurants Near Detroit

Updated: August 23, 2022

After some great Arab cuisine? These are our favourite spots in Detroit for Middle Eastern fare. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Arab. So pay these stores a visit for fantastic pita and falafel and the best kibbeh we have tasted.

Find the perfect Arab restaurant

Saffron De Twah

Moroccan, $, DetroitMoroccan, $Detroit
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Leila

Middle Eastern, $$, DetroitMiddle Eastern, $$Detroit, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Shamiat Restaurant

Arab, $$, DetroitArab, $$Detroit
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Cleopatra Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, $$, DetroitMediterranean, $$Detroit
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Boostan Cafe

Middle Eastern, $, HamtramckMiddle Eastern, $Hamtramck
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Detroit's 4 favorite spots to find low-priced Middle Eastern eats

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Dine and Drink in Hamtramck

    Eater, 2021

Al Chabab Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $, DearbornMiddle Eastern, $Dearborn, Aviation
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Dine and Drink in Dearborn

    Eater, 2021

Remas

Middle Eastern, $$, HamtramckMiddle Eastern, $$Hamtramck
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Dine and Drink in Hamtramck

    Eater, 2021

Yemen Cafe

Middle Eastern, $, HamtramckMiddle Eastern, $Hamtramck
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Sheeba Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, DearbornMiddle Eastern, $$Dearborn, Eastborn
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Rafic's Falafel

Middle Eastern, $, DearbornMiddle Eastern, $Dearborn, Fordson
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    4 top options for inexpensive Middle Eastern food in Dearborn

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Alnawras Restaurant

Mediterranean, $, DearbornMediterranean, $Dearborn, Salina
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Arab Kabob

Middle Eastern, $, DearbornMiddle Eastern, $Dearborn, Oakman Grove
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Picking the right Arab restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 11294 Detroit restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 792 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Dine and Drink in Dearborn and Eater - Where to Dine and Drink in Hamtramck as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Questions & answers

Saffron De Twah, Leila, and Shamiat Restaurant are the highest-rated Arab restaurants that serve breakfast in Detroit.

Saffron De Twah, Leila, and Shamiat Restaurant are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for take-out in Detroit.

Shamiat Restaurant is the highest-rated Arab restaurant for delivery in Detroit.

Saffron De Twah, Leila, and Shamiat Restaurant are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for a quick lunch in Detroit.

There are 3 Arab restaurants in Detroit.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to falafel


    Experts often pair falafel with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with 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 Chardonnay

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Chardonnay. This combination works particularly well because this white wine enhances flavour.


Fun facts

  • 24 pounds of falafel ball

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

  • A historical dish

    The cherished falafel came from Egypt in medieval period.

  • A day about falafel

    Looking for an excuse to have falafelfor breakfast, lunch, and dinner? International Falafel Day, celebrated every June 12, is the perfect opportunity to indulge in as much falafel as you can handle!

Parking info

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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