Best Middle Eastern Cuisine Restaurants In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 5:45 AM

Mama Ayesha's

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Casablanca Restaurant

1504 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

If there’s one reason you need to visit Casablanca in Old Town Alexandria it’s because they offer authentic Moroccan cuisine for a very reasonable price. The food is delectable and there are belly dancers every single night. The atmosphere is always fun, definitely a place to try if you’re looking for something different.

Mama Ayesha's

Mama Ayesha's (

Mama Ayeshas Restaurant

1967 Calvert Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20009-1501

If you’re a fan of Palestinian food, Mama Ayeshas offers the most authentic Palestinian food you can find outside of Palestine. Warm and appealing, dining here feels like you’re eating at your own grandmother’s house. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is absolutely scrumptious. At Mama Ayeshas you’ll find reasonable prices and lots of options. A must-visit if you’re in DC!


8607 Westwood Center Dr # 100A
Vienna, VA 22182-7506
(703) 448-8883

Shamshiry in Vienna is what some would say a hidden treasure of Northern Virginia. It’s a very pleasant and delicious change from the standard choices out there in the malls. Very high-quality traditional Persian food. The service and food are consistently good and the prices are more than fair. If you’re looking to try Persian food for the very first time, Shamshiry is a great place to be introduced.

Lebanese Taverna

1840 International Dr.
McLean, VA 22102

Lebanese Taverna creates an environment where good food is enjoyed in good company. Each restaurant is a “home away from home,” even though the food and ambiance are from across the globe. The atmosphere is active and each restaurant has its own style and essence. Can’t forget the fact that the food is always made fresh and each Chef has his own flavor that’ll keep you wanting more.

Moby Dick’s House of Kabob

1300 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Moby Dick’s is without a doubt the place to go if you’re craving kabobs, hummus, saffron rice and more. When you’re hungry for it, nothing beats home-made kabobs. To say that Moby Dick’s has reasonable prices would be an understatement; the food is cheap, delicious and healthy.

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