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The 10 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: March 5, 2021

Did someone say Middle Eastern food? We created the definitive list of the top Middle Eastern restaurants in San Francisco by reviewing the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

Find the perfect Middle Eastern restaurant

Beit Rima

Middle Eastern · $18 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Duboce Triangle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Tuba Authentic Turkish Restaurant

San Francisco, Mission
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5


Mediterranean · $22 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Helmand Palace

Mediterranean · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Russian Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

A La Turca Restaurant

San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0


Mediterranean · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Lower Pacific Heights
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

De Afghanan Kabob House

Middle Eastern · $21 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.5


Middle Eastern · $10 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Flying Falafel

Middle Eastern
San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

How was this list created?

Finding the right Middle Eastern restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. These results are brought to you by Feastfox, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 31320 San Francisco restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1904 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Hoodline and Infatuation. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - The 14 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in San Francisco, Hoodline - Falafel, mezze and shawarma: Meet San Francisco's 3 newest spots for Middle Eastern eats and Infatuation - Where To Eat And Drink Near SF’s Music Venues. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for fattoush

    Experts often pair fattoush with a glass of Vina Esmeralda, a popular white wine.

  • A great drink pairing for Israeli salad

    Knowing what to pair with 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

Parking has always been a challenge in San Francisco. 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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