Highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

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September 1, 2022
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Highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

Middle Eastern food has gained significant popularity over the years, enjoying a jump of more than 30% in its inclusion on restaurant menus. Some of the most popular Middle Eastern dishes are baba ghannouj, hummus, falafel, tahini, tabouleh, pita bread, and (of course) baklava. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurants in New York City on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Restaurants on this list may have recently closed.

Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the cut, and to discover new spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Manousheh Bleecker

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (62 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Lebanese
- Price: $
- Address: 193 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10012-1443
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#29. Timna

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (71 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 109 Saint Marks Pl Store Front, New York City, NY 10009-5120
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#28. Ali Baba Turkish Cuisine

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (265 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Turkish, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 862 2nd Ave Between E 46TH & 47TH St., New York City, NY 10017-2902
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#27. Hummus and Pita Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Fast Food, Mediterranean
- Price: $
- Address: 616 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10018-3002
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#26. Bustan NYC

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (160 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 487 Amsterdam Ave (Bet. 83rd & 84th Streets), New York City, NY 10024-4627
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#25. Hummus Kitchen

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1613 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-4151
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#24. Nanoosh

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $
- Address: 2012 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-5003
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#23. Yemen Cafe and Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (103 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 176 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201-5656
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#22. Ravagh Persian Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11 E 30th St Between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10016-7027
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#21. Balade

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (173 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 208 1st Ave Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-3705
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#20. Shuka

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (106 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 38 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2940
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#19. Hummus Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (164 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 768 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6325
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#18. Naya Mezze & Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1057 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4068
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#17. Miznon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (174 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 435 W 15th St Inside Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7003
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#16. Taim Nolita

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (135 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Middle Eastern
- Price: $
- Address: 45 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-4106
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#15. Cafe Mogador

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (563 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 101 St Marks Pl East Village, New York City, NY 10009-5146
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#14. The Halal Guys

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,370 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Middle Eastern
- Price: $
- Address: W 53rd Street & 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10019
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#13. Ravagh Persian Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (218 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1135 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7738
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#12. Balaboosta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (278 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 611 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-1813
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#11. ABA Turkish Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (306 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 325 W 57th St Between 8th and 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-3105
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#10. Mamoun's Falafel

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (436 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 119 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-1202
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#9. 12 Chairs

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (252 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 56 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2930
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#8. 53rd & 6th Halal

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (623 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: w53rd Street & 6th Ave., New York City, NY 10019
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#7. Cafe Mogador Williamsburg

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (472 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 133 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249-2809
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#6. ilili Restaurant NYC

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,192 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 236 5th Ave Between 27th & 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-7606
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#5. Taim West Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (266 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 222 Waverly Pl, New York City, NY 10014-2404
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#4. Taboon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (403 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 773 10th Ave 52nd Street, New York City, NY 10019-5027
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#3. Hummus Place Upper West Side

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $
- Address: 305 Amsterdam Ave THIS IS NOT A KOSHER RESTAURANT - although you list it as kosher., New York City, NY 10023-1739
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#2. Nish Nush

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (191 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 88 Reade St, New York City, NY 10013-5320
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#1. Au Za'atar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (200 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 188 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-4013
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