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The 8 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

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

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Afghan Burrito

Mexican, ClawsonMexicanOakland, Clawson
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Twins Halal House & Bakery

Afghan, McClymondsAfghanOakland, McClymonds
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Layalina Resturant

Middle Eastern, Pill HillMiddle EasternOakland, Pill Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Pomella

Middle Eastern, Piedmont AvenueMiddle EasternOakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Salam Halal Market

Middle Eastern, AcornMiddle EasternOakland, Acorn
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Red Sea Coral Restaurant

Middle Eastern, HavenscourtMiddle EasternOakland, Havenscourt
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0

Falafel Boy

Middle Eastern, $$, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Yummy Grill Afghan Kabob House

Afghan, $$, FremontAfghan, $$Oakland, Fremont
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Figuring out the best Middle Eastern restaurants can take awhile. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 restaurants in Oakland, 3104661 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from experts at and more. All with some boam magic. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for hummus

    Experts recommend pairing a hummus with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • A great drink pairing for Israeli salad

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for 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 tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Oakland. 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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