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The 10 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

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

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Stone Stew

Middle Eastern, $$, DowntownMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Falafel's Drive-In

Middle Eastern, $, San JoseMiddle Eastern, $San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Movoto

    15 San Jose Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

    Movoto
  • CultureTrip

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California

    CultureTrip

Gulzaar Halal Restaurant & Catering

Middle Eastern, $$, San JoseMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Skewery By Meso

Mediterranean, West San JoseMediterraneanSan Jose, West San Jose
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.0

Organic Choice Mediterranean

Mediterranean, $$, West San JoseMediterranean, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Real Kabob Persian Restaurant

Persian, $$, Willow GlenPersian, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Yas Restaurant

Persian, $$, West San JosePersian, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Ziba Persian Restaurant

Middle Eastern, $$, Cambrian ParkMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Zeugma Kebab

Mediterranean, $15 avg. main dish, FairgroundsMediterranean, $15 avg. main dishSan Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Zarzour Kabob & Deli

Middle Eastern, $$, Cambrian ParkMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose, Cambrian Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 1901 lists and articles from top sources like CultureTrip, Movoto and Hoodline, 28808 San Jose restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California, Movoto - 15 San Jose Restaurants That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth and Hoodline - Here are San Jose's top 5 Persian/Iranian spots. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to fattoush


    When having fattoush, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Vina Esmeralda, a popular white wine.

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    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 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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