Way up near Golden Gardens in Ballard is this small Lebanese restaurant filled with fuchsia lighting, couples on dates, and some serious grilled meat smells. This is Cafe Munir, and it’s one of the best places in this city to eat Middle Eastern food (and a truckload of housemade pita). No matter what you order, whether it’s hummus topped with sizzling lamb, pickled beets with labneh bathed in olive oil, fluffy rice with lentils, or the aforementioned kabobs, you’re in extremely good hands here. Prepare for a substantial wait for a table, but know that it will absolutely be worth it - even if you just order grilled lemon chicken with garlic sauce. Don’t get us started on the garlic sauce.
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Ballard Pizza Company has some of the best New York Pizza in town, and it’s a great spot for a big group hang or casual weeknight meal.
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Lola is a Mediterranean spot in Belltown that falls in that useful middleground between casual and upscale.
Head to Ciudad, a Middle Eastern spot in Georgetown, for a solid mezze and grilled meat dinner that won’t be too expensive.
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Mamnoon in Capitol Hill makes the best Middle Eastern food in Seattle, and also works for just about any dining situation.
Homer is a Mediterranean restaurant in Beacon Hill that serves sharable plates and soft serve ice cream.
Eggs And Plants
For a Middle Eastern diner experience in South Lake Union, head to Eggs and Plants - and make sure you order the fries.
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