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The 10 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: February 26, 2021

Did someone say Middle Eastern food? We created the definitive list of the best Middle Eastern restaurants by analyzing the finest restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Find everything you need to know about the best Middle Eastern restaurants below.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Reem’s

Middle Eastern
Oakland, Fruitvale Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Shewhat

African · $18 avg. main dish
Oakland, Bushrod
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Shrimp Falafel Mix

Mediterranean · $10 avg. main dish
Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Red Sea Coral Restaurant

Middle Eastern
Oakland, Havenscourt
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0

Salam Halal Market

Middle Eastern
Oakland, Acorn
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Twins Halal House & Bakery

Middle Eastern
Oakland, McClymonds
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Pomella

Middle Eastern
Oakland, Piedmont Avenue
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Falafel Boy

Lebanese · $12 avg. main dish
Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Holy Land Restaurant

Mediterranean · $14 avg. main dish
Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Yummy Grill Afghan Kabob House

Middle Eastern · $14 avg. main dish
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 31320 restaurants in Oakland, 1095134 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1539 lists and articles from experts at San Francisco Chronicle, Eater and Berkeleyside Nosh and more. All with some Feastfox magic. Yes, we even looked at San Francisco Chronicle - Top 100 Restaurants, Eater - The 38 Essential East Bay Restaurants and Berkeleyside Nosh - Nosh Neighborhood Guide: Fruitvale 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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