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The 5 Best Arab Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 29, 2021

Craving some amazing Arab dishes? These are the best San Francisco restaurants for this Middle Eastern cuisine. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Arab restaurants came out on top. So when we need kofta, manakish and sweet kunefe these are the San Francisco restaurants we turn to.

Find the perfect Arab restaurant

Beit Rima

Middle Eastern, $$, Duboce TriangleMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Falafel, mezze and shawarma: Meet San Francisco's 3 newest spots for Middle Eastern eats

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in San Francisco

    Eater

Ottoman Eats

Turkish, $$, South of MarketTurkish, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Palmyra

Middle Eastern, $, Hayes ValleyMiddle Eastern, $San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    The 14 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in San Francisco

    Eater

Pharaohs Mediterranean Sandwiches

Egyptian, $, DowntownEgyptian, $San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Arabian Nights Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, MissionMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Arab restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Hoodline, 28999 San Francisco restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - The 14 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in San Francisco and Hoodline - Falafel, mezze and shawarma: Meet San Francisco's 3 newest spots for Middle Eastern eats. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your falafel

    When ordering falafel, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • 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.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your 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

  • Full of kebab

    In 2018, Mihriban Kadap became the proud world-record holder for eating the most kebab by having 290 in one sitting.

  • Celebrating Arab

    Every September, the people of The United Statesput on the South Bay Falafel Festival! The food stands are one of the many reasons to visit this event in California.

  • History lesson

    baklava has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Turkey. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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