MostBest Seattle | Middle Eastern

There are 151 Middle Eastern restaurants in Seattle. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

These restaurants take influence from cultures spanning the region so you can taste a little of everything. From expansive whiskey collections to trendy converted warehouses, you’ll get it all at these spots.


via Vera Pashkevich, Bo Leong, and Sean Krinik

via Vera Pashkevich, Bo Leong, and Sean Krinik

The cuisines of Jordan and Lebanon combine with the freshest local ingredients thanks to the creativity of chef-owner Rajah Gargour to create the outstanding dishes at Café Munir. It’s a tapas spot, offering an intimate dining experience with low lighting, traditional décor, and a massive collection of whiskey. The menu is seasonal and rotating, with all the spices and preparation methods that Middle Eastern food is famous for.

We Love Their: Shish Taouk, Hummos bi Lahem ou Sno, Kol ou Shkol

2408 NW 80th St
(206) 783-4190


Diners at Mamnoon get to taste a Middle Eastern fusion of food. The chefs focus on the cuisines of Lebanon and Syria to create unique small plates, taking additional influences from countries around the globe. The casual and trendy dining area is a converted warehouse, so there’s plenty of space for hungry customers to enjoy lunch or dinner. The menu seasonally rotates and features locally sourced ingredients, which means it’s exceptionally fresh.

We Love Their: Man’oushe Za’atar, Arnabeit Makli, Turkish Coffee

1508 Melrose Ave
(206) 906-9606


via Flickr user vmax137

via Flickr user vmax137

Decorated in traditional, authentic décor, from the light fixtures to the tabletops to the art on the walls, Petra Mediterranean Bistro sets the scene well. The menu is even more authentic, with flavorful dishes the culture is famous for. The full bar features a nice selection of beer and wine both local and imported, and the specialty cocktails are not to be passed up either. The atmosphere also makes it an excellent choice for a date or business meeting.

We Love Their: Lamb Shish Kabob, Hummus, Baklava Sampler

2501 4th Ave
(206) 728-5389