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Restaurant Salaam

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21 West Washington, Athens, OH
740-594-3800
Today
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Awesome food, service and decor

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Dyan A
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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
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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Amesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

As a vegan with many carnivorous friends, this is our go-to restaurant. There are dishes for all palates and preferences. Whether it is for lunch or dinner, Salaam is always an exceptional meal with great service at a reasonable price.

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My daughter was visiting Athens, and we were delighted with our dinners at Salaam. She ordered a lamb something, and I ordered a vegan dish. Both were excellent. Service was very good, and the server helped us with our choices. Both of us ordered a glass of house wine, which was quite good. Salaam is my favorite place in Athens... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I attended a rehearsal dinner at Salaam - so we were provided a limited menu. I got the lamb meat balls - amazing! But the service and attention we received was impeccable. The hummus and bubba ganoush are some of the most flavorful I've had.

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Salaam is by far the best place to eat in Athens. The owners provide a range of Meditarranean/Middle Eastern dishes that are savory, skillfully prepared, and served by an excellent and friendly staff. The decor from the region includes rugs and hangings and lighting, creating a comfortable and warm environment. Chicken paprikash was delightful, and the lamb chops were the... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have enjoyed lots of meals here over the years. The quality, the service, and the ambiance, are all top notch. Their curries are really lovely. In fact, I would say that a creamy mushroom curry on basmati rice sticks out as one of the best dishes I've eaten there. I am also a fan of the Queen Anne's salad, with... More 

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S. Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice Middle Eastern, and other, cuisine. The service is top notch and the food is always well prepared and delicious. Nice vegetarian selections as well. This is often our 'date night' destination. But we miss the belly dancing!!! and music scene that used to be such a hot part of this place. The Turkish coffee is to die for.....

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am not a big fan of Middle Eastern food, but I still enjoyed my meal. I got kebabs that were very tasty. I did not get a salad because I don't like nuts on my salad. Fountain drinks would be nice.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Salaam

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

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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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