Middle Eastern Cuisine

District of Columbia, USA

2.9 / 2 votes

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Long-running Middle Eastern restaurant with many vegan options

Restaurant, Bar

This restaurant has all of the standard Middle Eastern vegan options (such as falafel, hummus and tabouli) and several less common ones as well. The baklava is vegan (although the pieces are small).

It also has a variety of vegetarian dishes such as okra in tomato sauce. The restaurant has worked with Compassion Over Killing to greatly expand their vegan options.

Added by Gregory on Jun 19 07 (last updated Apr 30 09)

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The food here is just not very good. I was thrilled to find vegan baklava, but unfortunately, the piece I tried was very dry. It was also extremely small (one bite!) and $2.25. I also tried the eggplant dish, "a Takoma favorite" according to the menu. It was ok... Their lentil soup is pretty terrible. I know people who like this place, but I don't; I went a few times (so I don't think I was there on an "off night" and I never got a dish I liked). :-(

They get 2 stars, not one, because they sell big cans of ready-to-eat grape leaves. They are very yummy and reasonably priced at $9.75 for 64 pieces! They also sell tahini, halvah, and other things you might want to take home with you. You can find all this towards the back of the restaurant, near the cashier.

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Takoma Park


From the Takoma Metro station, walk four blocks east on Carroll. Middle East Cuisine will be on your left.



$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Middle Eastern/Persian


  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly



11am - 9pm
10am - 8pm

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