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The 6 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants Near San Mateo

Updated: October 10, 2022

Are you a lover of pitas, hummus, and kebabs? Then you must visit these Middle Eastern restaurants in San Mateo. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Middle Eastern spots. If bottles of Arak and plates of souvlaki sound like a good time head to these fantastic options in San Mateo.

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Hummus Mediterranean Kitchen

Mediterranean, $$, San MateoMediterranean, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Cobani Gyro & Kebab

Mediterranean, $$, San MateoMediterranean, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Middle Eastern, $, BelmontMiddle Eastern, $Belmont, Downtown
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Sumac Mediterranean Grill

Mediterranean, $$, BelmontMediterranean, $$Belmont, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Falafel Tazah

Middle Eastern, $$, Foster CityMiddle Eastern, $$Foster City, Famous Ships
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


Mediterranean, $$, Foster CityMediterranean, $$Foster City, Bays
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across San Mateo, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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