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Restaurant Salaam

21 West Washington, Athens, OH
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Ranked #2 of 105 restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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English first
Athens, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant and generally order a middle eastern meal, but there are other options on the menu. The food is consistently fresh, well prepared and seasoned--very tasty. The ambiance is great, too, as is the service. There is also wine available for order--you don't have to bring your own and the desserts are wonderful. But, the best thing... More

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant provides a wide variety of dishes, with a middle eastern slant. Service was good. They use a variety of local ingredients. They have a great selection of different levels of spiciness, which is appealing to me because I really do not like highly spiced food. Also have choices for those who need glutten free options.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

You'll be pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a restaurant tucked away on West Washington Street. (At one time it was an office supply company; however, once seated is this attractive setting, it is difficult to imagine it was anything but a colorful and artful restaurant.) If you are new to Athens, don't let the parking situation stop you... More

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Athens, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Consistently good food. Great atmosphere and service. Interesting specials,appetizers, and salads. The first place I choose to take out of towners.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant grabs you from the beautiful handle on the front door, and sends you back out reeling with satisfaction. In between, the colorful and elegantly exotic decor, the mouthwatering scents emanating from the kitchen and the kindly and competent waitstaff waft you to the table. The menu runs to Middle Eastern, Indian, central Asian and Eastern Europen cuisines. The... More

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, makes you feel far away from the Mid-Ohio Valley. Food is consistently good. Staff is enjoyable and attentive. Turkish coffee is a must.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I first enjoyed Restaurant Salaam with a client and one of my artists. It was truly a fantastic experience. The service was polite and efficient. The food was well-prepared, fresh and tasty. I ordered a beet salad. One of the best I've ever had. A freshly grilled, tender and moist chicken breast on top of organic greens, with roasted beets,... More

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Savoy, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

From out-of-town staying only one evening in Athens, we were craving good local food. This place was aaaamazing.

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The Plains, Ohio
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Now in it's 2nd location (moved from the alley to 21 W Washington St), Salaam continues to bring their distinctive menu and atmosphere to its customers. Their freshly made meals are probably the best in town. They have everything from steaks to salads, but their specials are what make a trip to Salaam really worthwhile. How about spelt-stuffed acorn squash... More

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Cincinnati, OH
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lovely decor and good Mediterranean menu. Good wine and beer choices. Many excellent vegetarian options, including excellent spanakopita. We were just visiting Athens for a few days but we liked Salaam so much that we went there twice.

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