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The 8 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Baltimore

Updated: October 22, 2021

Craving kofta, couscous, or Kibbeh? The best Middle Eastern restaurants in Baltimore have all that and more. 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 Baltimore.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Cafe Fili

Mediterranean, $$, Mount VernonMediterranean, $$Baltimore, Mount Vernon
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Maiwand Grill

Middle Eastern, $$, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $$Baltimore, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Helmand Kabobi Cafe

Afghan, $$, Middle EastAfghan, $$Baltimore, Middle East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Kabul

Middle Eastern, $, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $Baltimore, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Best Halal Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland

    Trip 101, 2019

Maiwand Kabob

Middle Eastern, $$, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $$Baltimore, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Baltimore's top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2018

    The 5 best Mediterranean spots in Baltimore

    Hoodline, 2018

The Helmand

Middle Eastern, $$, Mount VernonMiddle Eastern, $$Baltimore, Mount Vernon
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Baltimore's top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Moby Dick House of Kabob

Middle Eastern, $, HampdenMiddle Eastern, $Baltimore, Hampden
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Baltimore's top 5 Middle Eastern spots

    Hoodline, 2019

ZAATAR Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean, $$, Federal HillMediterranean, $$Baltimore, Federal Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Best Halal Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland

    Trip 101, 2019

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best Middle Eastern restaurants can take awhile. We pored over ratings for 5440 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Baltimore and 127 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Trip 101 and Hoodline had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Trip 101 - 10 Best Halal Restaurants In Baltimore, Maryland, Hoodline - The 5 best Mediterranean spots in Baltimore and Hoodline - Here are Baltimore's top 5 Middle Eastern spots. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. 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

  • Go for Chardonnay with falafel

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Chardonnay. This combination works particularly well because this white wine enhances flavour.


  • Pair Rosé with falafel

    When considering how to best enjoy your falafel, we would highlight how well a glass of Rosé complements the dish as it counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.


  • The perfect match for your Israeli salad

    Experts suggest pairing a Israeli salad with a glass of Albariño, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • A tasty history lesson

    In Mexico, during 1924, the caesar salad was born into culinary history!

  • A 2016-record from Russia

    On September 4, 2016, Russia’s Middle Eastern fans celebrated a new world record by the salad, weighing 44,312 pounds 14 ounces.

  • Full of kale

    Are you a fan of kale? The current record for eating the most kale is 26 pounds 16 ounces in only 8! Do you love kale enough to beat this record?

Parking info

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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