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The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants Near Birmingham

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for Birmingham’s tastiest manakeesh and tabouleh? These are the Middle Eastern spots doing it best. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Middle Eastern spots. Don’t wait, get to these great Birmingham venues for the most delicious flatbreads and grilled meats in town.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Phoenicia Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$$, BirminghamMiddle Eastern, $$$Birmingham
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Elie's

Mediterranean, $, BirminghamMediterranean, $Birmingham
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Cedar Grille

Mediterranean, $$, TroyMediterranean, $$Troy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Troy's top 5 Mediterranean spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Troy kabob

Mediterranean, $, TroyMediterranean, $Troy
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kubba House

Middle Eastern, $$, Bloomfield HillsMiddle Eastern, $$Bloomfield Hills
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill

Greek, $$, TroyGreek, $$Troy
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Lolo Potluck

African, $$, TroyAfrican, $$Troy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Troy's top 5 Mediterranean spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Mr. Kabob Xpress

Mediterranean, $, TroyMediterranean, $Troy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Troy's top 5 Mediterranean spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Shesh Besh Grill

Mediterranean, $, Bloomfield HillsMediterranean, $Bloomfield Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Falafel King

Middle Eastern, $, Royal OakMiddle Eastern, $Royal Oak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

    Best Middle Eastern in Detroit

    City Seeker

Kabob Kabob

Middle Eastern, $, Lathrup VillageMiddle Eastern, $Lathrup Village
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5

2941 Street Food

Mediterranean, $, Royal OakMediterranean, $Royal Oak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Loya Organic

Middle Eastern, $$, Bloomfield HillsMiddle Eastern, $$Bloomfield Hills
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mr Kabob

Mediterranean, $, BerkleyMediterranean, $Berkley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Boukie's Grill

Mediterranean, $$, Royal OakMediterranean, $$Royal Oak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 11294 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 792 lists and articles from Hoodline and City Seeker and others were carefully reviewed by boam. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Here are Troy's top 5 Mediterranean spots and City Seeker - Best Middle Eastern in Detroit. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Phoenicia Restaurant and Elie's are vegetarian-friendly Middle Eastern restaurants in Birmingham.

Phoenicia Restaurant, Shish Kabob Xpress, and Elie's are the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants for take-out in Birmingham.

Phoenicia Restaurant, Shish Kabob Xpress, and Elie's are the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants for a quick lunch in Birmingham.

Elie's is the highest-rated vegan-friendly Middle Eastern restaurant in Birmingham.

Phoenicia Restaurant and Elie's are the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants that is good for groups in Birmingham.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Rosé with falafel

    The dry flavors in Rosé makes it a great pink wine to pair with falafel.

  • A next-level match for eggplant baba ghanouj

    Experts suggest pairing a eggplant baba ghanouj with a glass of Rioja, a popular red wine.


  • Pair 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.

Factoids

  • A big appetite

    Mihriban Kadap set a new world record by eating the most kebab at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 290 skewers.

  • The United States's National National Caesar Salad Day

    If you have a soft spot for salad, you’ll appreciate National National Caesar Salad Day , a The United States tradition every year on July4.

  • September = Middle Eastern festival

    If it’s September and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the South Bay Falafel Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food stands.

Parking tips

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 Middle Eastern spot.

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