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Restaurant Salaam

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21 West Washington, Athens, OH
740-594-3800
Today
11:30 am - 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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  • 52
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  • 15
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic ambiance; great food!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Amesville
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Amesville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You'll always get a very good meal here. The atmosphere is Mediterranean; colorful, exotic and calming. The owner, Hillary, was a culinary teacher for many years. She and her staff can really cook!!!

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Oxford, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Whenever we are in Athens, Ohio, we dine at Restaurant Salaam. The restaurant offers global cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. Many of the the selections are Middle Eastern in focus, while others use the palette of North African and Indian cuisine. The service is friendly and efficient; the restaurant surroundings are warm, cozy, and beautifully appointed. A well-balanced wine and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We recently visited with a group of friends; given the reviews of this restaurant, we were excited to visit. We left pretty disappointed. I had the chicken kabobs. Not only did the entire dish lack flavor (it was just chunks of grilled chicken and flavorless grilled veggies) the dish was served cold. That's not acceptable in my book. I can... More 

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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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