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Restaurant Salaam

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21 West Washington, Athens, OH
740-594-3800
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First class in every respect

Going to Salaam Restaurant has been on my mind for more than two years. We live 60 miles away. Our hostess and server was Keri who was polite and professional. Wife ordered a peach salad (I finished up what she left in the large bowl). I had a bowl of seafood - shrimp, scallops, mussels, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
GeoHausser
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English first
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Going to Salaam Restaurant has been on my mind for more than two years. We live 60 miles away. Our hostess and server was Keri who was polite and professional. Wife ordered a peach salad (I finished up what she left in the large bowl). I had a bowl of seafood - shrimp, scallops, mussels, and calamari in "Snowville" cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love everything about this place, the food and the atmosphere and the service. I have to go everytime I visit my daughter. WIth so many places to choose from in Athens, Salaam is always on top of my list.

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Athens, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Great food and fun atmosphere. Haven't had a bad meal. The sharwama sandwich is to die for!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Three friends and I showed up five minutes before lunch service ended and were graciously seated. At our server's suggested we all ordered mint ice tea and were glad we were talked into that refreshing drink. Two of us had chicken curry and two had the grilled peach chicken special. All of us like our choices. Our server also told... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Dining at Restaurant Salaam is always a wonderful event. The ambience is relaxing, the decor is pleasant, the servers are attentive, and the food is authentic and good. Some of my tried-and-true favorites are the Annes salad, the beet and chicken salad, spanakopita, and my all-time favorite (which no longer appears on the menu) was an appetizer- grilled filleted eggplant... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The first few times I ate at Salaam I enjoyed it, but the menu eventually became boring and the inconsistent service unpleasant. I can see why people new to Athens or from out of town like it - they don't necessarily expect this type of restaurant in Athens. As a townie who remembers when Salaam first opened I am disappointed... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The service is great on some days and terrible at other times. But that mirrors the food; over cooked some days and undercooked the day after. For the price they charge per entree one should expect more. But in 6 years they haven't improved. Best dish? Falafel wrap, and that is a sad commentary on the state of affairs

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find this restaurant when looking for places for lunch while in town for business meeting. Came up on local restaurants and sounded like a good choice. We were completely taken off guard when we walked in. Grated immediately and seated in our own private room with floor lamps and curtains. This was such a neat... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our most recent visit surprised us with delicious salads (with creamy goat cheese and greens from nearby farms) and a chicken tagine with apricot and couscous that was perfectly seasoned and a very generous portion. Wine selection was also good. Stop by for a good selection of Mediterranean and Indian inspired dishes-note the word inspired-the dishes are not meant to... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Salaam is considered a local gem here in Athens. It has a sort of Mediterranian menu with Arab influences. The service is prompt and supportive without being bothersome; very respectful without over selling anything. You can bring your own wine, IIRC. I recommend the coconut shrimp dish, and the bread with the dipping sauce is a great appetizer included with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 West Washington, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740-594-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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