Omar's Mediterranean Cuisine & Bakery is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

1. Omar's Mediterranean Cuisine & Bakery

9.2
154 E 55th St (btwn 3rd and Lex), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Midtown East · 77 tips and reviews

MeganMegan: The food is SO good and Omar is great! Try the shawarma and the hummus.

Divya M.Divya Menon: Love this place for chicken shawarma platter!! Delicious!!

JenniferJennifer: Might have just found my new favorite place for lunch!

12 Chairs is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

2. 12 Chairs

9.0
56 Macdougal St (btwn W Houston & Prince St), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · SoHo · 113 tips and reviews

BeccaBecca: Surprisingly well-priced for the area. Schnitzel was delicious, and their homemade honey mustard dressing is excellent and can be purchased by the bottle.

Walter B.Walter Blaurock: Don't fear; they have more than 12 chairs.

Janna M.Janna Meyrowitz Turner: Best Shakshuka in the city...even better than Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv!

Souk & Sandwich is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

3. Souk & Sandwich

8.4
117 Avenue of the Americas (at Watts St), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · SoHo · 37 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Tarik Fallous' new takeout shop focuses on rolled up sandwiches stuffed with seasoned meats and vegetables, plus the excellent mezze selection that's a hallmark of its sister restaurant, Au Za'atar. Read more.

ChelseaChelsea: Affordable and delicious. Great new lunch spot in the area. No seats, takeaway only.

Michelle W.Michelle Wiles: Falafel sandy is a good size. Moist AND crunchy 👌

Rintintin is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

4. Rintintin

8.3
14 Spring St (btwn Mott St & Elizabeth St), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · NoLita · 50 tips and reviews

Alex M.Alex Moore: such a cute little restaurant with great food! zucchini chips were my favorite

Tannia H.Tannia Hidalgo: I'm never mean. From a 3rd world country. And will never eat here again. I'm really sort for being mean.

naveennaveen: start: grilled octopus. then: lamb shank.

Au Za'atar is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

5. Au Za'atar

8.3
188 Avenue A (at 12th St), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · East Village · 52 tips and reviews

Andrew L.Andrew Litvak: Come here for brunch, they do a delicious take on eggs Benedict, with a spicy sauce instead of the usual. And the cauliflower is delicious.

DensDens: Foursquare tips did not do us wrong -- kebabs are great, cauliflower is great. The pita & hummus & olive oil you get right after you sit may be the best part tho. a bit pricey. I bet brunch is killer

Village VoiceVillage Voice: Get a taste of the traditional Arabian French vegetarian dishes. Have the fatteh al-betenjane ($13), eggplant topped with toasted pita bread & smothered with garlic yogurt sauce and sautéed pine nuts. Read more.

Maoz Falafel & Grill is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

6. Maoz Falafel & Grill

8.4
59 E 8th St (at Mercer), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 51 tips and reviews

The Sandwich Enthusiast .The Sandwich Enthusiast 🍔: Great falafel, friendly service, clean establishment. HOWEVER — though they brag about their falafel (and rightly so), they gotta give more love to their cole slaw. Surprisingly good cole slaw.

Matthew H.Matthew Hurst: Try the Falafel Salad if you're ordering to-go, and load up the extra space with yummy salad bar toppings.

Alex R.Alex Rainert: Meal deals come with a free juice. Don't sleep on the unsweetened, mint-ginger Arnie Palmers.

Moustache Pitza is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

7. Moustache Pitza

8.0
90 Bedford St (at Grove), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · West Village · 57 tips and reviews

Lee H.Lee Hoffman: Hummus w bread and moussaka are excellent. Portions on the chicken kabob are a little small but delicious.

Marissa C.Marissa Campise: get the hummus and fresh pitas

BravoBravo: My neighborhood Middle Eastern restaurant. Puffy, just-baked-in-a-brick-oven pita bread with great salads. -Anita Lo, Top Chef

Silvana is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

8. Silvana

8.4
300 W 116th St (Frederick Douglass Blvd), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Central Harlem · 52 tips and reviews

Norman E.Norman Ellis: Downstairs lounge has a great vibe, good DJ, great service, eclectic crowd. Would definitely come again.

Daniel M.Daniel M.: Free wifi here! The code is: 10021974

Justin T.Justin Turetsky: Chairs downstairs are very uncomfortable and small. Men and thick women beware.

Pita Express is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

9. Pita Express

8.3
15 Ann St (at Theatre Alley), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Financial District · 12 tips and reviews

Noah @Noah_Xifr X.Noah @Noah_Xifr Xifr: Great felafel platter, delish fries. Lively spot. Don't forget the fresh mint tea.

JeanJean: Check out the drink fridge for some fun choices: strawbanana fruit nectar, blueberry Teany, Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray (celery soda), peach Heart of Tea.

Gregg T.Gregg T: Falafel, Israeli salad, or swarma! You cant go wrong! Ask the the hot sauce!

Queen Sheeba is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

10. Queen Sheeba

8.0
317 W 141st St (Edgecombe), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Central Harlem · 11 tips and reviews

✨#IamRomdelacrème✨✨#IamRomdelacrème✨: Very nice and clean restaurant. Loved the curry chicken and the Lamb with Hummus and Pita bread. Make sure you also try the Samosas!

NdidiNdidi: BEST Yemen tea!!!! I'm in love :-)

Victoria O.Victoria O'Donnell: Hummus, shawarma, curry, tea, service

Taste Of Persia is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

11. Taste Of Persia

8.0
12 W 18th St (Btwn Avenue Of The Americas & 5th Ave), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Union Square · 36 tips and reviews

ThelocaltripperThelocaltripper: WOW! The veggie soup was out of this world. So aromatic, filling and delicious! Tried a bit of the lamb soup as well and it was even more delicious! Can't wait to try more!

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Lodged inside a pizzeria is a small steam table showcasing authentic Persian home cooking, all done very well.

John M.John McLaughlin: ALL THE SAMPLES!

Hummus Place is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

12. Hummus Place

8.1
71 7th Ave S (at Bleecker St.), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · West Village · 64 tips and reviews

Maya B.Maya Bruck: Best hummus outside of Israel -- it's off the hook. Get the hummus platter and some mezze and you're set.

BravoBravo: A great Middle Eastern place. I often come for brunch. Get the shaahuka with halumi. -Eric Wolitzky, Top Chef Just Desserts

Phoenix 💥💥💥Phoenix 💥💥💥: Hummus and more hummus

Grill 212 is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

13. Grill 212

7.9
212 W 80th St (btwn Amsterdam Ave & Broadway), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Upper West Side · 9 tips and reviews

Jim B.Jim Byrne: Randomly discovered this place while heading for a slice. Got a HUGE -- not to mention DELICIOUS -- falafel sandwich and side salad for under $7! Super friendly, too!!

Josh P.Josh Perlowitz: Yemenite soup !!!

Elias F.Elias Friedman: Excellent, juicy schwarma. Try the Yemenite soup with Kubana, you won't regret it!

Persepolis is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

14. Persepolis

8.0
1407 2nd Ave (at E 73rd St), New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Upper East Side · 30 tips and reviews

Allison K.Allison Kim: Sour cherry rice is relish! Try the chicken pomegranate stew and the lamb shank for entrees! Bakalava is to die for.

Rahmin P.Rahmin Pavlovic: Ask for tahdig (sounds more like ta'dik). Not on the menu, bit they serve it. Delicious!

Prashant 🚀 A.Prashant 🚀 Agarwal: Try the cherry rice

Golan Heights is one of The 15 Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in New York City.

15. Golan Heights

7.8
2553 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Fort George · 10 tips and reviews

Ronen P.Ronen P: Great for late night munchies, a tad overpriced but worth it... until the stomach ache.

nealneal: chetzi chetzi!

Dani G.Dani Garfinkel: Steak lafa is the best!