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Middle Eastern-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in the Midwest

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated 05 January 2024

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Middle Eastern-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their heritage — explore spots to support near you.

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4.5
4.5 (36)
$30 and under
Peruvian
Des Moines

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About the restaurant
Peruvian flavors are among the most distinctive in the world. Aji Amarillo peppers add indescribable flavors to many of the most popular Peruvian dishes, over 3,000 colorful varieties of potato are native to Peru, with almost 500 national dishes.
Panka Peruvian Restaurant serves traditional Peruvian dishes being the Lomo saltado the most popular, part Criollo, part Chifa, Criollo meaning mixed influenced, and Chifa is the cuisine in Peru, which blends influences of Chinese ingredients.
At Panka Peruvian Restaurant we like to make you feel like a family like we do in Peru and tell you about our culture and food.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 1 Dec 2023
We’ve been to Panka several times and loved it every time. It’s a cozy, romantic atmosphere with amazing food, cocktails, and wine selection.
A photo of Alhambra Palace Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (681)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
West Loop

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About the restaurant
Welcome to the magical world of Alhambra Palace Restaurant, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate with one-of-a-kind Middle Eastern, North African, cabaret-style cuisine. Alhambra - Arabic for the color red - consists of seven exquisite rooms, including VIP areas and banquet halls. Alhambra is the perfect venue for everything from happy hour to a romantic date or a fun-filled night out with friends. Here, live music, entertainment, belly dancing and dining are meant to happen in grand fashion.
Top review
SofiaS
Dined on 11 Feb 2024
Very good experience, nice ambience, great service.
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4.7
4.7 (302)
$30 and under
American
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville

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About the restaurant
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

Welcome to Libertyville’s neighborhood eatery. Here at Austin’s, we serve up tasty bites and brews with good times enjoyed in great company. Locally sourced, exceptionally prepared food, served up by our radically kind family. That’s the Austin’s way.

Follow us on Instagram at @austins_libertyville or download our app on the App Store or Google Play to earn points with every order!

NEED TO KNOW (OPTIONAL)

Join us for indoor or outdoor dining! We keep it casual, kid-friendly, and great for groups.

Austin’s is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-9pm, and Sundays from 10am-9pm. Our bar is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11am-12pm. We are closed on Mondays.

All reservations have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you will arrive later than 15 minutes after your reservation time.

Top review
JJohnson
Dined 7 days ago
We had a reservation for nine and were seated immediately upon arrival. Everyone enjoyed the meal with only one getting an overcooked Hamburg. Other than that, the food was very good and our waitress was outstanding.
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4.7
4.7 (904)
$31 to $50
Italian
Riverside

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About the restaurant
La Barra Riverside is brought to you by Mary and Pat Leone. We feature sharable Italian small plates, award-winning pizza, great wines and hand-crafted cocktails. The beautiful space includes a private dining room and a gorgeous outdoor patio. Please be aware that our kitchen closes at 9pm Tuesdays - Thursdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, our kitchen closes at 9:30pm. Join us for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-3pm.
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CesarDvip
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic service, excellent food. Chicken lemon was superb. Strawberry cheesecake was our favorite.
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4.5
4.5 (291)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Lincoln Park

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About the restaurant
Medi Kitchen + Cocktail is a modern yet eclectic Mediterranean restaurant standing in the heart of Lincoln Park’s trendy Restaurant Row on N. Halsted Street. Medi features shareable Mediterranean inspired plates, premier craft cocktails, and a regionally inspired wine and beer list. Dine in a beautifully decorated, intimate setting. From the middle eastern inspired decor, to the trendy accents of the space, Medi offers the perfect experience for guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, have a date night, weekend brunch or just enjoy dinner and cocktails with friends.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful experience. Our server Andrew was outstanding and the food was on point, didn’t miss anywhere.
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4.5
4.5 (26)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Lakeview / East Lakeview

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About the restaurant
Barrel cheese & wine is your new perfect favorite spot for a date night. Fireplace, wine racks, special cocktails and absolutely delicious food!
Top review
Jojopotatovip
Dined on 6 Jan 2024
A little loud for a cocktail bar but otherwise a good experience.
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4.7
4.7 (193)
$31 to $50
Japanese
West Town

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About the restaurant
Tsukiji is a family owned Latin Japanese restaurant. The owners Sam and Jessy are 100% involved in running the restaurant. Their goal is to serve you the best sushi in town and make you feel at home when you dine in at Tsukiji.

A thorough process starts with the freshest seafood and the best ingredients. Our experienced chefs transform these ingredients into the best dishes with new and refreshing flavors and textures.

Since we took over Tsukiji, we have introduced a number of fusion rolls where we combine Japanese and Latin flavors. Ask us for Lime Fusion, Spicy Fusion, Hamachi Fusion, Tuna Jalapeno and Guacamole Fusion. We also have Tropical, a delicious roll with fried plantains.

We are also known for our authentic Japanese cuisine where we aim to serve the freshest fish. At Tsukiji you can enjoy dishes like Okonomiyaki (Traditional Japanese Seafood Pancake), Ikebukuro, Ramen and Udon.

​We invite you to visit us to experience our warm atmosphere and our unique art of cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on 13 Feb 2024
Wonderful service, great food and great drinks! Will be back!
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1.0
1 (1)
$30 and under
African
Hanson Park

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About the restaurant
COME TASTE AND SEE AFRICA, AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. WE HAVE WONDERFUL STARTERS INCLUDING PEANUT STEW, OKRA STEW AND MANY MORE. OUR ENTREES ARE EGUSI AND GREENS AND RICE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF MASTERFULLY COOKED MEATS. YOUR TICKET INCLUDES ONE MEAL AND DRINK AND A SPECTACULAR SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.5
4.5 (660)
$30 and under
Hibachi
West Bloomfield

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About the restaurant
From our creative Hibachi cooking to our Sushi Lounge, NARA's menu truly has something for everyone. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails, fine sakes, wine, and beer at your hibachi table or in the private bar lounge area. Situated in a quaint region of Japan, the city of Nara represents beauty, fine flavors and experiential Japanese cuisine. NARA Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse is a place where we gather to celebrate and indulge in the senses. Join us for creative culinary in our Hibachi or Sushi Lounge. NARA Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse also accommodates private events ranging from small, intimate affairs to lively standing parties on the patio. Our event coordinator will assist you throughout the entire process to plan the perfect event.
Top review
AlonyaF
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
Great experience. Great food and friendly staff . We will be back !
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4.3
4.3 (1075)
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
Detroit

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About the restaurant
Welcome to PAO Detroit, where Asian fusion meets elevated dining in the heart of Downtown. Nestled in the historic Michigan Oriental Theater, our unique supper club offers a refined blend of upscale ambiance and cultural heritage. Explore our diverse fusion menu, catering to all dietary preferences, from vegetarian to halal options. Whether it's a romantic date or a night out with friends, our attentive service and sophisticated atmosphere ensure a memorable experience. Savor a selection of rare Asian spirits, craft cocktails, or luxury champagnes from our drink menu, elevating your evening at PAO.
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TylerH
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Fantastic food! Could have gone with the disco ball, but otherwise great place and a cool vibe!
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4.7
4.7 (200)
$30 and under
Mexican
Birmingham

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About the restaurant
Aldana Mexican Bar & Grill brings the excitement of stepping into an authentic Mexican plaza to the metro Detroit Area. Rooted in Authentic Mexican Flavors, top-quality ingredients, old-world cooking techniques with modern touches, you are instantly surrounded by the sights, smells, and sounds of Mexico the moment you step inside.
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Jellivip
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
Always delicious and the staff is always amazing.
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4.0
4 (476)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Detroit

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About the restaurant
District Seventy8 is an all-new dining experience in the heart of downtown Detroit. We bring together a modern, American resto-lounge with a vibrant atmosphere and delicious scratch-made cuisine. We’re located on the corner of Park Avenue and West Adams Avenue at 78 Adams Ave W Detroit, MI. 48226.

Our menu features a variety of expertly prepared dishes that have been curated by our executive chef. Looking for something refreshing? Our mixologists behind the bar offer a unique selection of craft cocktails and ice-cold beers that pair perfectly with any of our dishes.

At District Seventy8 we strive to create an unforgettable experience for each guest who walks through our doors. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent service that will keep you coming back for more! Welcome to District Seventy8!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food. Service was a little slow but nothing to worry about. Still a 5 star experience. Our waitress was super sweet and accommodating. Nice, chill vibe in the restaurant for a Tuesday night.
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4.8
4.8 (3260)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown / North Loop

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About the restaurant
The Nicollet Island Inn has stood witness to over a century of change on the shores of the Mississippi River. The Inn is consistently named the most romantic restaurant in the area and its river views have been voted some of the best in the city. An immediately recognizable Minneapolis landmark, the Inn offers world-class cuisine created by Executive Chef Michael Rain , whose innovative and constantly updated menu includes a variety of seafood, steaks and gourmet specialty dishes. Our wine menu has been chosen specifically to compliment the food and highlight producers from the world's leading wine regions.

Nic's bar, just off the main dining room, is a casual, old-world tavern and the patio offers stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline. The Inn is a convenient, comfortable destination for breakfast or lunch meetings while the 3 or 5-course Sunday Brunch is the perfect weekend indulgence.

Top review
PatN
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful!!!! Best walleye dinner. My favorite restaurant in Minneapolis.
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4.7
4.7 (586)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Maplewood

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About the restaurant
Introducing a unique jewel of Latin American
cuisine here in the Midwest.
Our South American food lovers family comes from Uruguay, Ecuador, but our roots are from everywhere Portugal, Argentina, Brazil bringing an exquisite experience along with a fine selection of Uruguayan Famous wineries and its unique Tannat grapes offering the perfect pair, along with many special Argentinian and Chilean wines with the typical gaucho meat cuts and season with salt in our open fire charbroiled “Asador” accompanied with our famous chimichurri sauce.

Our menu is a blend of carefully planned, but simple dishes made with the best ingredients. Our food is down to earth, much like our atmosphere, creating a relaxing environment where memories are made.” For reservations with stair restrictions please call the restaurant at 314-802-8587 for accommodations.

Top review
ColinP
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
My girlfriend and I had an amazing Valentines Day dinner here. Food and service was outstanding
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4.8
4.8 (73)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Cincinnati

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About the restaurant
We only take reservations for parties 6+ and for parties 12+ please call. For parties of 6 and above, a 20% gratuity will be added to the bill and the check can only be split two ways. Walk-ins are always welcome!

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Our kitchen opens at 8am Wednesday - Friday.

Top review
suzecincinnativip
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious food! Great service! I highly recommend for breakfast and lunch!
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5.0
5 (124)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Central Business District

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About the restaurant
Ahlan wa Sahlan (WELCOME), We’re so happy you’re considering dining with us. Nestled in between OTR and the Financial District, tucked away in Cincinnati’s historic Garfield Park. Frankie’s Sips & Savories serves up Mediterranean inspired Craft Cocktails and Small Plates from a cozy dining room and beautiful alley with a view to the park.
Must Try – Our Award Winning (Cincinnati Business Courier June 21) - Crispy Arancini / Risotto / Braised Lamb & Whipped Feta.
In addition, we offer a unique array of Wines from around the world and local Craft Beers on tap.
Be it, date night, a business gathering or if you just want to feel appreciated and welcomed, join us at Frankie’s for a comfortable, relaxing restaurant atmosphere. Looking to Celebrate Life a little more, stay for the fun until we close with great sounds and weekly special events, (Dancing is Highly Recommended).
Lead by Chef Pedro and the Family, Let’s share the joy and savor the moments together at Frankie’s Place !

Top review
SamN
Dined on 15 Feb 2024
We received a gift card to try this place. We had the messe board and braised lamb, and both were excellent. The dessert was also really good. The menu is quite small, but everything we had was delicious. Our server was super nice and helpful. Highly recommended.
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4.8
4.8 (149)
$31 to $50
Turkish
Madeira

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About the restaurant
Truva Turkish Kitchen is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in authentic Turkish cuisine. The restaurant focusing on offering the freshest ingredients in their signature dishes, inviting guests to enjoy the taste and flavors of Traditional Turkish fare.
Top review
HonestPatron
Dined 7 days ago
The food and setting were great. The staff was friendly & helpful. We'll definitely go back & recommend Truva to our family & friends.
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4.3
4.3 (77)
$30 and under
American
Ohio City

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About the restaurant
Delicious & nutritious.

Chef Andrew Bower and Kyle Fioretti.

We source all seasonal produce and meats fresh from local, organic Northeast Ohio farms. And every component of every dish is made from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients. Located by the Cleveland staple, The Westside Market. Our atmosphere brings you light, bright and chic accents with a bit of pizzaz. Our extensive wine list features standouts and a captains list of special flavors exclusive to our location.


HOURS:

Wed-Thurs: 4pm-12am
Fri: 4pm-2:30am
Sat: 11am-2:30am
Sun: 11am-6pm

VISIT:

1948 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 274-1010

*Reservations available for groups of 10 or more

Top review
Law79vip
Dined on 10 Feb 2024
This place is awesome, food was amazing! Definitely recommend!
A photo of Mitchell's Ocean Club - Easton Town Center restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8938)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Easton

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About the restaurant
Mitchell’s Ocean Club is a modern American restaurant and lounge. Located in Easton Town Center, a stylish retail center convenient to Port Columbus International Airport and downtown Columbus, Mitchell’s Ocean Club is a perfect choice for cocktails or dinner, any day of the week.

The menu is classic and yet there is a modern sensibility to the preparations which include lighter fare, like our signature shellfish “cobb” salad and sushi, as well as more indulgent items like our juicy steaks and decadent desserts. A destination on its own, the Mitchell’s Ocean Club lounge offers expertly prepared cocktails like our signature Cucumber Gimlet.

Top review
Great
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent service & excellent food! Easy to mKe reservations. Carrot cake was great...bring back the key lime pie, please.
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3.7
3.7 (462)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee

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About the restaurant
We are THE place to watch sports in Milwaukee! Located in the new Fiserv Forum Entertainment District we have recreated the live in-game experience with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment that will make you feel like you are there! The centerpiece of the experience is a 42 foot wide Ultra High Definition screen. Our menu has been created by a team of talented chefs that elevates sports bar fare to a whole new level.


Top review
TeamT
Dined on 26 Jan 2024
Great atmosphere! Good food, and my son really liked how the booth faced the wall of TVs.
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4.8
4.8 (1362)
$30 and under
American
Uptown

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About the restaurant
Urban Eatery offers a comfortable dining experience overlooking the beautiful Lake Bde Maka Ska. We are located at the street level of The Beach Club building. We offer FREE RAMP PARKING at the Beach Club ramp located on Thomas Ave. We are open to the public and welcome all. Urban Eatery's menu is approachable with ingredients that are Fresh and Local. Our Lamb Burgers, shrimp tacos, and wings are AMAZING. Our house smoked RIBS & PORK CHOPS are some of the best in town. Our chef is obsessed with Mushrooms, so needless to say our Mushroom wild rice soup and Mushroom flatbread along with our Mushroom Omelette are outstanding. We are open for dinner service Wed - Sun and weekend Brunch Sat - Sun. We look forward to serving you soon.

FREE RAMP Parking > OPEN to the PUBLIC

Open Table Diners Choice Award 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Travelers Choice Award 2015, 2013 > Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2014

Top review
RichardH
Dined on 25 Oct 2023
Miranda, our server, was the best! We Will greatly miss this place.
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