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The 5 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: November 12, 2021

Looking for Charlotte’s tastiest manakeesh and tabouleh? These are the Middle Eastern spots doing it best. 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 Charlotte.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

La Shish Kabob

Middle Eastern, $, Eastway-Sheffield ParkMiddle Eastern, $Charlotte, Eastway-Sheffield Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    3 top options for inexpensive Middle Eastern fare in Charlotte

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    25 best lunch spots in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2018

YAFO Kitchen

Mediterranean, $$, Myers ParkMediterranean, $$Charlotte, Myers Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Here are Charlotte's top 5 Middle Eastern eateries

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Axios Charlotte, 2018

    25 best lunch spots in Charlotte

    Axios Charlotte, 2018

Jasmine Grill

Mediterranean, $$, Madison ParkMediterranean, $$Charlotte, Madison Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Zeitouni Grill

Mediterranean, $, WhiteoakMediterranean, $Charlotte, Whiteoak
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Le Kebab Grill

Middle Eastern, $$, University City SouthMiddle Eastern, $$Charlotte, University City South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Axios Charlotte, 2021

    50 must-try cheap eats in Charlotte under $10

    Axios Charlotte, 2021

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5351 restaurants, and 142 lists and articles from top sources like Axios Charlotte and Hoodline. These spots have been featured in Axios Charlotte - 50 must-try cheap eats in Charlotte under $10, Axios Charlotte - 25 best lunch spots in Charlotte and Hoodline - Here are Charlotte's top 5 Middle Eastern eateries. 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. 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

  • 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.

  • Pair Chardonnay with falafel

    Experts suggest pairing falafel with a glass of oaked Chardonnay, a white wine that enhances flavour.


  • Take lamb stew to the next level

    Experts often pair lamb stew with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • September = Middle Eastern festival

    If it’s September and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the South Bay Falafel Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food stands.

  • A day for salad-lovers

    You better not forget what July 4th is. It’s National National Caesar Salad Day ! Grab some salad and celebrate!

  • Once upon a time

    Does the name Turkish soldiers ring a bell? They invented kebab for us all to enjoy in Turkey!

Parking info

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. 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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