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The 10 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Craving kofta, couscous, or Kibbeh? The best Middle Eastern restaurants in San Francisco have all that and more. To find the best Middle Eastern spots we analyzed top restaurant review and ranking sites and local food blogs. If bottles of Arak and plates of souvlaki sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in San Francisco.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Beit Rima

Middle Eastern, $$, Duboce TriangleMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Tuba Authentic Turkish Restaurant

Turkish, $$, MissionTurkish, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5
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Jannah

Middle Eastern, $$, North PanhandleMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Lokma

Mediterranean, $$, Central RichmondMediterranean, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide
  • Eater

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    Eater

Helmand Palace

Mediterranean, $$, Russian HillMediterranean, $$San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
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A La Turca Restaurant

Turkish, $$, TenderloinTurkish, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Yasmin

Mediterranean, $$, MissionMediterranean, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Khamsa

Moroccan, $$, MissionMoroccan, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Noosh

Mediterranean, $$, Lower Pacific HeightsMediterranean, $$San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

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  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist

De Afghanan Kabob House

Middle Eastern, $$, Van Ness - Civic CenterMiddle Eastern, $$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5
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How was this list created?

Finding the right Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Thrillist and Michelin Guide. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - San Francisco’s 20 Essential Brunches, Thrillist - San Francisco’s Best Restaurants of 2019 and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for fattoush

    Experts often pair fattoush with a glass of Vina Esmeralda, a popular white wine.

  • A great drink pairing for Israeli salad

    Knowing what to pair with Israeli salad can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Albariño. This, acidic, white wine balances the citrus Israeli salad.

Parking info

Parking has always been a challenge in San Francisco. 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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