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The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants Near Brookline

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for Brookline’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 Brookline venues for the most delicious flatbreads and grilled meats in town.

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Rami's

Middle Eastern, $$, BrooklineMiddle Eastern, $$Brookline
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2014

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    Eater, 2014
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat and Drink in Brookline

    Eater, 2018

Shawarma King

Middle Eastern, $, BrooklineMiddle Eastern, $Brookline
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Anatolia Buffet and Kebab House

Turkish, $$, BrooklineTurkish, $$Brookline
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Sarma

Mediterranean, $$$, SomervilleMediterranean, $$$Somerville, Winter Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2014

    Middle Eastern Meat on a Stick: Six Places To Try

    Eater, 2014
  • Infatuation

    The Boston Greatest Hits List

    Infatuation

Koshari Mama

Middle Eastern, $, SomervilleMiddle Eastern, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Roksana's Persian Food

Middle Eastern, $$, WatertownMiddle Eastern, $$Watertown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, $$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Oleana Restaurant

Mediterranean, $$$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$$Cambridge, The Port - Area 4
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Mediterranean spots in Cambridge

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 most popular spots in Cambridge's The Port - Area 4 neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Aleppo Palace

Middle Eastern, $, CambridgeMiddle Eastern, $Cambridge, Riverside
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Miznon

Mediterranean, $$, BostonMediterranean, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Sams Falafel & Shawarma

Middle Eastern, $$, SomervilleMiddle Eastern, $$Somerville, Central Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Gyro and Kebab House Needham

Mediterranean, $$, NeedhamMediterranean, $$Needham
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Fordee's Falafel & Deli

Middle Eastern, $, WatertownMiddle Eastern, $Watertown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Falafel, Shawarma, and Kebabs in the Boston Area

    Eater, 2020

Moona

Mediterranean, $$$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat and Drink in Inman Square

    Eater, 2019
  • Infatuation

    The Boston Greatest Hits List

    Infatuation

Brookline Lunch

American, $, CambridgeAmerican, $Cambridge, Cambridgeport
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Cambridge's Cambridgeport neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right Middle Eastern 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 15185 Brookline restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 1052 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline, Infatuation and Eater. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Cambridge's Cambridgeport neighborhood, Infatuation - The Boston Greatest Hits List and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Inman Square. 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. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Two of the highest-rated late-night Middle Eastern spots are Rami's and Shawarma King in Brookline.

Shawarma King is the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurant that is good for groups in Brookline.

Rami's and Shawarma King are the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants for take-out in Brookline.

There are 2 Middle Eastern restaurants in Brookline.

Rami's and Shawarma King are the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants that serve breakfast in Brookline.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chardonnay with your falafel

    When considering what goes best with falafel, we recommend a glass of Chardonnay, it truly complements the dish as it enhances flavour.


  • 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.


  • The perfect match for Israeli salad

    When having Israeli salad, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Albariño, a popular white wine.

Fun facts

  • 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?

  • Celebrating a love for falafel

    Grab your falafel to celebrate International Falafel Day! Don’t forget, it’s on June 12.

  • 24 pounds of falafel ball

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

Parking info

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Brookline. 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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