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The 5 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In St. Louis

Updated: October 29, 2021

Craving kofta, couscous, or Kibbeh? The best Middle Eastern restaurants in St. Louis have all that and more. To find these Middle Eastern spots we analyzed the best review and ranking sites, incorporating millions of reviews. Don’t wait, get to these great St. Louis venues for the most delicious flatbreads and grilled meats in town.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Sameem Afghan Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, Forest Park SoutheastMiddle Eastern, $$St. Louis, Forest Park Southeast
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2019

    10 Best Halal Restaurants In St Louis, Missouri, To Please Your Taste Bud

    Trip 101, 2019
  • Riverfront Times, 2019

    The 25 Best Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Yelp

    Riverfront Times, 2019

Nomad STL

American, Clayton-TammAmericanSt. Louis, Clayton-Tamm
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Jonesing for falafel? Check out St. Louis' top 3 spots

    Hoodline, 2020

Barg Continental Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, St. Louis HillsMiddle Eastern, $$St. Louis, St. Louis Hills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Majeed Mediterranean Restaurant

Mediterranean, $$, Bevo MillMediterranean, $$St. Louis, Bevo Mill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Ranoush

Middle Eastern, $$, St. LouisMiddle Eastern, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the right Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5278 spots across St. Louis, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 147 lists and articles from the likes of Riverfront Times, Trip 101 and Hoodline – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Riverfront Times - The 25 Best Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now, According to Yelp, Trip 101 - 10 Best Halal Restaurants In St Louis, Missouri, To Please Your Taste Bud and Hoodline - Jonesing for falafel? Check out St. Louis' top 3 spots to pull this list together. 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. 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 complement to falafel


    When having falafel, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Chardonnay and falafel


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


  • Pair Rosé with falafel

    having falafel and not sure pink wine to drink with it? Go for Rosé. Its dryflavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Fun facts

  • The traditional wul Medames

    If you really want to enjoy yourself, wul Medames from Egypt should be paired with some pitta bread.

  • The history of kebab

    Where does kebab come from? Turkey and the creator was Turkish soldiers.

  • Ready for 290 skewers of kebab?

    Mihriban Kadap broke the world record by eating the most kebab in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 290 skewers.

Parking in the area

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. 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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