Food is an essential part of all family and social interactions in the Middle East where people grow up with intense flavors, colorful, vibrant foods fresh from the marketplace, prepared simply and with a lot of passion. Aromatic herbs fill the streets and a spirit of warmth and generosity exudes welcome at any table.
Here at Mamnoon, we share these strengths brought with us from Lebanon and Syria to the new world of Seattle – where modern curiosity, compassion, progressive values and tolerance are paving the way for harmonious integration and celebration of cultures and flavors.
What Insiders Are Saying
Mamnoon in Capitol Hill makes the best Mediterranean food in Seattle, and also works for just about any dining situation.
Had a great time here. The food and ambience are absolutely amazing. The service also reminds you of the traditional hospitality of the Middle East, would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Seattle.
Loved the vegetarian food
Our server was wonderful, the food was very good. However, I should have asked for a different table. It is beyond me why the hostess led us to a table where I had a view straight into a storage room with employees going in and out as they set up for the Valentine's dinner. There were very few tables occupied at lunch and my view really detracted from the ambience. This seems to be a common practice with restaurants and I am tired of being set up to reject the first table shown.
Mamnoon met all expectations. We had a reservation for the snowiest Saturday in years, and they called us in advance to let us know they would be open and to confirm our reservation. Our server, Tony, was a gem. He gave us great recommendations, including helping us figure out how much would be the right amount to order. We landed with a couple of small plates, two entrees, and dessert, with just enough leftover for a box. I'd say the weather was a stroke of good luck as it was a lot less crowded than I imagine it typically is on Saturdays, but I would definitely go back again regardless!
Definitely a place to go.
The reserve wine from Lebanese is great.
Sat at the bar. Excellent service and recommendations on drinks. Food was fantastic. If I lived in Seattle I’d be a regular.
Love love love Mamnoon! Try everything, it’s all good
Never been to Mammoon before. Everything was delicious. Great service! Went before a show and they got us out on time too!
Went for brunch, eggs way over cooked after asking if it would have a runny yolk
Really enjoyed our meal at Mamnoon. I was recommended to go to this restaurant by a work colleague, and it definitely met expectations. We got the appetizer and main sampler, as well as the eggplant and beef dip. All were really tasty and split well for four. Just beware of eating too much pita before getting to mains (it was amazing, but we were a little full by the time we got to mains).
Everything was great though don’t understand why they ask if we are celebrating a special occasion and then don’t acknowledge it.
The waiter said I hear it’s a birthday. Happy birthday.
I don’t expect anything but if they ask I assume they have a policy of doing something.
My husband and I agreed that our dining experience at Mamnoon was one of our favorite meals of all time...domestically and internationally. The food was flat out delicious, carefully prepared, beautifully presented and the flavors hit all the notes. We loved every course from the opening small plates, batteresh and moushakal, through our entrees (the kefta and kibbet yaqteen) and outrageously wonderful desserts. Please do save room for dessert! A bonus, our cocktails and the attentive, friendly service were worthy matches.
Everything was outstanding the food , the service and the ambiance !! Very fun place!
Phenomenal as always!
The most wonderful dining experience we have had visiting Seattle. The food was an experience and excellent, the service was fabulous and the staff so sweet!!
Amazing food. The flavors are like an music in your mouth and your taste buds are dancing to it. Super friends waiters , too. Love the place.
Absolutely delicious. Knowledgeable wait staff. Wonderful evening.
Exceptional experience. The service was great and the food was amazing, everything we ordered was outstanding, and the cocktails were outstanding as well, definitely will be going back for dinner again soon.
Overall it was pretty good. The mocktail no. 2 was fair, not as good as expected. The trout was extremely fishy, which sounds weird, but it completely threw off the flavor. The rest of the food though was overall great. The appetizer mezze platter was fantastic, and the kefta was delicious. The service was pretty good for Seattle, still could be improved. However, it’s a great eat and I’d recommend to a friend.
Fried Cauliflower was quite tasty. The moushakal combo platter was a good way to go, especially for sharing amongst 2-3 people. The only downside was that it was a rather loud due to the open kitchen and music. That's not atypical of many restaurants today, but I'd prefer it to be a bit quieter so you can better enjoy the food and company.
Overall fantastic experience! We had the cauliflower (and you should too), the mamnoon tauok, and babaganoosh!
Mamnoon is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food is to die for and the staff are incredibility hospitable. There is not one dish that I don't love!
I love this restaurant first of all. The food is wonderful. But the service on a Saturday night for a party of 2 this past visit was pretty bad. We waited a very long time to order a drink - by the time someone came by we placed the whole order. Our waiter said he didn’t think they could make the drink I’d ordered and when it finally came another 15 minutes later, it was incorrect. We sat at our table for another 20 min with just bread, waiting for associated spread to arrive. We were told there was a problem in the kitchen. Eventually we got small plates, veeeeerrrry slowly - one by one. Then we waited another 20 minutes for chicken entree. Once someone said it’d be right out, only to have us waiting another 5-10 minutes. People all around us seemed to be getting their food.
I’m glad I didn’t get a parking ticket since my meter ran out of time since I was there much longer than I’d anticipated for dinner with 2 courses. Waiter didn’t apologize at all and we were given full bill - I’d have thought they might offer to comp something.
As always an excellent meal with delicious cocktails . Provided a birthday "bite of dessert" for the man of the day. This was the first time the service was really slow.
Great evening crowd. Service excellent, food fresh and delicious, with large shareable plates our preference. Drinks were varied, with some winners like the Sumaquiri. Will repeat here.
I rarely write reviews of restaurants but Mamnoon deserves a special shout out. My husband and I enjoy Lebanese, Turkish and Middle Eastern food but this was a step above. We started off with terrific craft cocktails. Our server, Erin, was extremely helpful as most items on the menu were new to us. Nothing we ordered was too garlicky or spicy but the flavors were complex and balanced. We started off with a selection of spreads with freshly made pita. Each spread was unique and delicious. At our server's suggestion we also tried the Muhammara which was also exceptional. For our entree we shared the evening's special: a lamb shank with "potato pillows", beans and another kind of flatbread - this one was made with yogurt. The lamb shank was quite rich so we were glad we shared it. We will be returning to Mamnoon in the not so distant future. It is worth the hassle of driving into Seattle and trying to find parking on Capital Hill.
Great authentic food and good service - especially considering it was New Years eve!!
I have seen complaints about the volume of food - but I'm European so we place more importance on quality rather than quantity ;) Big plates makes portions look averagely sized but we were both sated even before the desserts....
Fantastic hummus! The cauliflower appetizer was to die for. Great chicken dish, flavorful and moist. The vegetarian dumplings were so/so but the squash was A+. Good Baklava not too sweet. Great service on a very busy night.
Thanks for an enjoyable evening! We appreciated being able to get a reservation on NYE without having to go prix fixe. Will be back again!
The food was amazing, the ambiance was beautiful, and the drinks were delicious! I'd say that we could have had a wonderful experience except the fact that our waiter was terrible.
It didn't seem like he was listening to what we were saying at all and he was incredibly slow to place our order, slow to take our order, slow to bring the food out, and he even mixed up our dish and gave us the wrong thing. We also clearly asked him if we needed to order any additional sides for the dishes (like rice) and he said no. When he brought out the dishes it was obvious that rice or some carb side was necessary. It just seemed like he was disinterested and careless the entire time and it was difficult to enjoy the meal.
Very fun and tasty meal with attentive and friendly service. The atmosphere is energetic, tasteful and open. Some of the best pita we’ve ever had, especially when spread with delicious, fresh hummus or yogurt.
Easy to navigate menu, excellent service, fantastic food and an energetic atmosphere.
Delicious place with great shawarma. Kid friendly and well priced.
Excellent flavors, friendly service, and wonderfully romantic and hip ambiance. Great location, fun to visit Starbucks Roastery afterwards.
Wonderful staff with amazing unique food. Everytime they hit it out of the park. Nice fancy cocktail all the way to interesting desserts. Love Mamnoon, can't wait to return.
We were in Saturday Dec 22nd and had an excellent meal and the service was great
Really good, flavorful food. Our server was excellent, very professional and attentive. The price can go up very quickly so be careful if you have a budget.
Interesting menu with creative flavors and while everything was good, it was very expensive for size of dishes and did not feel it was good value for $. Service was very good and decor and space great.
Too noisy and overpriced. Disappointing experience.
We definitely should have just sat in the bar for Happy Hour, which was empty. But because we made a reservation we sat at our table and had to order off the dinner menu. Food was so/so, very salty and overpriced. The "dumplings" were tiny dry balls...not very flavorful.