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The 7 Best Arab Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Do you love Arab food? These are our go-to restaurants for Middle Eastern delicacies. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Arab restaurants came out on top. So pay these stores a visit for fantastic pita and falafel and the best kibbeh we have tasted.

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Suraya

Middle Eastern, $$, FishtownMiddle Eastern, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Hadramout

Middle Eastern, $, Spruce HillMiddle Eastern, $Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • Infatuation

    Where To Eat Dinner After Drinking At SIPS

    Infatuation

Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill

Middle Eastern, $, Spruce HillMiddle Eastern, $Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Safa Persian Teahouse

Tea & Coffee, $, ManayunkTea & Coffee, $Philadelphia, Manayunk
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Malooga

Middle Eastern, $$, Old CityMiddle Eastern, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

NAYA - Philly

Mediterranean, $, Logan SquareMediterranean, $Philadelphia, Logan Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Figs

Mediterranean, $$, FairmountMediterranean, $$Philadelphia, Fairmount
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Arab restaurants in Philadelphia. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16402 spots across Philadelphia, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 770 lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Hoodline and Infatuation – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - 22 Great Philly Restaurants Where You Can BYOB, Hoodline - Explore the 5 top spots in Philadelphia's Spruce Hill neighborhood and Infatuation - Where To Eat Dinner After Drinking At SIPS. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Suraya, Hadramout, and Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill are some of the highest-rated late-night Arab spots in Philadelphia.

Hadramout, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill, and Figs are the highest-rated Arab restaurants for take-out in Philadelphia.

Suraya is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Arab restaurant in Philadelphia.

Suraya, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill, and Figs are vegetarian-friendly Arab restaurants in Philadelphia.

The highest-rated Arab restaurants for delivery in Philadelphia are Hadramout, Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill, and Figs.

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.


  • 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.

  • Enjoy falafel with Chardonnay

    To elevate your falafel experience, we recommend some Chardonnay to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine enhances flavour.

Interesting facts

  • A day for falafel-lovers

    You better not forget what June 12th is. It’s International Falafel Day! Grab some falafel and celebrate!

  • The first ever falafel

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

  • The largest falafel ball ever

    a circumference of over a metre is the record for the biggest falafel ball. We hope people were hungry!

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Philadelphia can be tough, and it’s worse if 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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