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Middle Eastern-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in LA

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated January 05, 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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4.3
4.3 (3283)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Downtown

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About the restaurant

Takami Sushi & Robata restaurant offers only the highest quality sushi grade seafood. Featuring 3 kitchens,- Sushi, Robata and Asian Fusion- Takami is the only restaurant located in Downtown LA offering outside dining 21 floors above the city with 360 degree views of Los Angeles. Craft Cocktails and full bar service is available.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great restaurant with awesome view of DTLA. Food was delicate and a little expensive.
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4.1
4.1 (671)
$30 and under
Mexican
Hollywood

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About the restaurant
At Pink Taco, we keep it real. We all have a variety of food moods, so our playfully presented menu provides. It's simple: epic food, great drinks, and a good time. Join us for Taco Tuesday, Happy Hour and Weekend Brunch!
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CJA71
Dined 7 days ago
Everything was really good. We went for the Sunday Hangover brunch & expected a long wait but for some reason it was not busy AT ALL (that was kinda weird) But all in all it was great service and delicious food.
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4.6
4.6 (588)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown

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About the restaurant
Bacari W. Adams is a Venetian-inspired small plates restaurant featuring Mediterranean-influenced dishes by Chef Lior Hillel. We are the original restaurant of Kronfli Brothers, a family-owned, growing group of restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Offering a rotating curation of small-production wines and eclectic beers from around the world, we are also known for our one-of-a-kind 90-minute open bar special.

Our team provides warm hospitality in our comfortable, intimate dining room marked plaster walls and vintage light fixtures.

We welcome but do not require reservations — we love to accommodate walk-ins and large parties, even on busy nights. Bacari W. Adams is the go-to spot for our neighbors, and we look forward to hosting you soon!

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laurar
Dined 6 days ago
Had a wonderful time celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday. Highly recommend this location!
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4.7
4.7 (1468)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Santa Monica

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About the restaurant
Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.
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Nebraska
Dined 4 days ago
We had chef’s choice oysters and lobster roll. Both were excellent. Service was attentive but never intrusive. We realized later, however, that we had been charged regular price for oysters rather than the Happy Hour price that we had been told about when we first say down. A minor difference, but remember to check your bill.
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4.8
4.8 (1118)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Long Beach

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About the restaurant
The Levant is the place where the sun rises, geographically it covers the region bordering the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This region hosted a vast variety of cultures through history creating what is now known as the Levantine Cuisine which is the specialty of Ammatoli.

AMMATOLI is distinctive and extraordinarily fresh and healthy. We use only the finest quality ingredients, honoring the traditional recipes and exotic flavors from the cuisines of the Levant... and served in a warm and welcoming ambiance!

Our Mediterranean influenced kitchen gains inspiration from the best cuisine the Levant has to offer. Our fresh creative menu items are always made from scratch. The result is a cuisine that is tasty and exotic. Levantine food is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet, healthy food, high on vegetables and big on flavor!

For parties of 7 or more, please visit our website and complete the "Events & Large Parties" form.

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Bootsvip
Dined 3 days ago
If you like Middle Eastern food, then this is absolutely worth visiting. Weight staff could probably use a little help pronouncing the dishes correctly. Desserts were legitimate as was the Arabic coffee.
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4.0
4 (205)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
San Bernardino

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About the restaurant
The Hilltop was originally named “The Castaway” Established by David Tallichet, one of the first themed restaurants, its now under new ownership "The Hilltop Collection". The Hilltop’s grounds are adorned with Polynesian-style buildings and décor, waterfalls and American & Mediterranean contemporary cuisine with a tropical touch. Dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere filled with the finest food, libations and first-class service to match its exquisite views, The Hilltop is truly San Bernardino’s shining gem on the hill. The Hilltop is currently open for Sunday Champagne Brunch and private events.
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DouglasD
Dined 1 day ago
We had a lovely night together at the Hilltop Collection..We are getting married there and always enjoy our time there..The service is spectacular, the food is delicious, and the management is extremely friendly and personal.
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4.1
4.1 (4931)
$50 and over
Mexican
Rancho Cucamonga

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About the restaurant
Mamá por Dios is a restaurant that highlights the best of México, with its flavors, aromas, colors, traditions and art. Bringing it closer to its customers and every drink in every corner. Mamá por Dios is a Mexican gourmet restaurant where you can celebrate every moment to the sound of live Mariachi or enjoy a shot to the beats of a great DJ.
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star
Dined 1 day ago
Fabulous food and atmosphere. Made the day so special
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4.4
4.4 (519)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Pasadena

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About the restaurant
Upscale Japanese kitchen serving up an exquisite selection of sushi and fusion masterpieces. We are the pinnacle of quality, and the cornerstone of service. Join us and create incredible memories in our peaceful and cozy environment.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Amazing food, nice service and a vibrant environment
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4.8
4.8 (426)
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Echo Park

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About the restaurant
A handcrafted and carefully selected collection of shareable small plates and appetizers, Mazal provides a new perspective on Israeli cuisine. Our open kitchen setting and transparent atmosphere allow you to briefly step into our home. Supported by a robust and exciting natural/organic wine menu and independent craft beer selection, the plant-based menu provides an array of fresh ingredients that will transport you to a night out on the Mediterranean.
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BethR
Dined 7 days ago
The menu was a bit reduced since the last time we were there. Amazing pita bread with delicious dips, our go-to place with vegetarian dining companions.
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4.6
4.6 (768)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Beverly Hills

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About the restaurant
A Spectacular Meat Feast… For All Your Senses.
The “One and Only” Nusr-Et experience for the real meat enthusiasts.
You’ll taste an exquisite menu.
You’ll be overwhelmed with fantastic smells.
Everything you touch will be enchanting.
Everything you hear will be fascinating.
You’ll see glorious people, delightful presentations, and incredible shows.
Live unforgettable moments.
Be entertained, amused, and pampered.
Experience luxury dining like never before.
Globally praised, unique concept of Nusr-Et combines an innovative menu, which turns meat into a piece of art, with impeccable service and great fun. Nusr-Et reinvents ultra-premium dining...Guaranteed. All your senses will be fully satisfied. Live DJ on weekends ( subject to change).

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Best Tomahawk ever
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4.5
4.5 (57)
$30 and under
Greek
West Hollywood

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About the restaurant
Formerly in partnership with Sofi Restaurant, experience TABLA - a tapas style dining collaboration of LA chic meets Greek Mediterranean fusion. Tabla is a hidden gem in the heart of Los Angeles. Come experience vibrant weekend nightlife and a chill ambiance all in one.

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Foodyvip
Dined 7 days ago
Weird, but the place was dead----and i mean dead----at peak hour on Saturday night. My wife and I were the only ones in the place. The ambiance/bar was upscale but quaint. The service---by the owner and wait staff---off the charts great. Food was also very good. Had the moussaka and my wife had shrimp. Everything was tasty. Hard to explain why there was no one else there.
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4.0
4 (462)
$50 and over
Mexican
Downtown

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About the restaurant
Mamá por Dios is a restaurant that highlights the best of México, with its flavors, aromas, colors, traditions and art. Bringing it closer to its customers and every drink in every corner.
Mamá por Dios is a Mexican gourmet restaurant where you can celebrate every moment to the sound of live Mariachi or enjoy a shot to the beats of a great DJ.

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JESUSR
Dined 1 day ago
There is no communication between the servers waited 45 minutes for a piece of cake.
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4.7
4.7 (76)
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
East Hollywood

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About the restaurant
From of our family to yours, Carousel is the premier Los Angeles area restaurant providing guests with the complete culinary experience when it comes to enjoying traditional middle eastern and Lebanese cuisine. In the Middle Eastern culture, meza (Lebanese term for appetizer) consists of a vast array of small sized, hot and cold dishes, great for sampling and sharing. At Carousel, our menu offers a selection of kebabs to seafood to an array of vegetarian items. We offer more than 60 meza items, ranging from familiar dishes, such as hummus, falafel and tabouleh to more traditional delicacies. Everything that we serve comes from original family recipes passed down through generations. With the supervision of our Chef de Cuisine and co-owner, Mrs. Rose Tcholakian, each dish that is served is sure to bestow the quality and freshness Carousel is well known for. For those unfamiliar to Lebanese food, a helpful service staff will guide you through what is sure to be a habit-forming journey.
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LarryM
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
We have been patronizing this restaurant for years. It never disappoints. It's especially great for parties of 4 or more because then you can select one of the "party" multi-dish smorgasbord's (I couldn't think of a Middle Eastern equivalent term!).
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4.5
4.5 (84)
$31 to $50
Iraqi
Upland

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About the restaurant
Welcome to Kahramana Restaurant!
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Amazing food and atmosphere. I will definitely be returning for more amazing food
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4.5
4.5 (227)
$30 and under
American
Calabasas

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About the restaurant
Newly Opened in 2023, Rose's Garden is a woodsy wonderland, adorned with crystal chandeliers & a floral covered (heated and/or cooled) patio. We feature a full bar, craft cocktails, a noble wine list, & healthy & delicious food that can delight the pickiest of palates.

Ambiance Details:
Dress as casually, or as dressy as you wish; our decor was made for photos.
Our ambiance is lively, with loud music. Please make sure to arrive on time.

We regularly seat very large parties, so if you wish for a more quiet/romantic setting, we welcome you to book Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays.

We do enforce table time limits, so please make sure to arrive on time to your reservation.
Please do not include children under 7 for table RSVPs.
No more than 2 credit cards per table for payment.
20% Gratuity is added for tables of 6 or more.

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MarkGvip
Dined on Feb 16, 2024
Wonderful surroundings, great food and friendly attentive service, will return
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4.6
4.6 (6)
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Encino

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About the restaurant
We are one of the finest Mediterranean restaurants in the Los Angeles area. Open for special events, you will find delicious authentic Lebanese food prepared fresh! We offer vegetarian and vegan entrées and mezza appetizers, along with variety of kebab and seafood platers. The Gate also offer full catering menu options for corporate luncheons, events and all special occasions.
Come by on a Friday or Saturday evening and experience live music and belly dancing! We have a fully stocked bar.
Stop by and taste the finest of the Mediterranean, dance the night away or book your next event with us!

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ChrisLA
Dined 7 days ago
Amazing food, terrific and super friendly service. Pro-tip: Fridays and Saturdays the place features professional entertainment from headliners from the Middle East. The show starts at 9p, so nobody —and I mean NOBODY— shows up before 830p those evenings. Except us. Naively, we went there Saturday evening a bit after 730p. We were literally the first and only patrons in this cavernous venue. The place is large and not intimate. We initially thought the restaurant —which looks and occasionally operates as a dining hall— was booked for a private event later the evening. Wrong. The staff kindly humored us and prepared a feast. Around 830, folks started to appear. We had other commitments so unfortunately we had to leave before the entertainment started. We’ll be back another weekend evening. At 9.
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4.6
4.6 (45)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Chino Hills

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About the restaurant
Mediterranean specialties, mezza & grilled meats dished up in homey, romantic surroundings. Chef owned and operated by Sammy Elias for over 10 years. Awarded “Best in the Inland Empire” in the I.E. Magazine year after year. Famous for our signature double boned lamb chops, and consistently delicious menu top to bottom.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Excellent experience!! Thank you it was authentic, unique and an incredible date night for my wife and I.
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4.1
4.1 (59)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Little Tokyo

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About the restaurant
Upscale Japanese kitchen serving up an exquisite selection of sushi and fusion masterpieces. We are the pinnacle of quality, and the cornerstone of service. Join us and create incredible memories in our peaceful and cozy environment.
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milkman7
Dined on Dec 8, 2023
It was a great dining experience! My son who turned 18 last week picked this place for dinner. I can not say anything bad because everything was gooood! We got the garlic edamame, wagu tacos, baked salmon roll, and the baked roasted salmon. We will definitely be coming back to KAVIAR :)
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3.9
3.9 (90)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Whittier

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About the restaurant
A TODA MADRE born as consequence of Mexican Food has been evolving in the last decade, people is tired to eat a huge portions of rice, beans and a bunch of tortillas, We decided to show our culture through the food but in different way, not compromising the flavors and roots, we created a simple menu, every single taco has their own components , ingredients and explosion of flavors, at the same time, we use premium steaks to make tacos, burritos, quesadillas and bowls. We like rice and beans of course!, but for now it is time to show our food in a different presentation and healthy way.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Nov 25, 2022
music a little bit too loud
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4.5
4.5 (63)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Santa Monica

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About the restaurant
We are Savida! We source the freshest seafood that we can lay our hands on and get the grooviest fruits & veggies from our beloved local farmers.

Our goal is not to interfere with the authenticity of our cooking style but to let our ingredients shine.

We strongly believe that when you eat with a smile on your face, life just gets better.

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JuliaR
Dined on Apr 22, 2023
Excellent food very small portions- value/ price ratio is high: lobster roll $28 for a 2 bite roll a bit outrageous
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