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Middle East Restaurant

4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
325-691-9266
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
USA
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518 reviews 518 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place has never disappointed me, I have been here three times and the food is just delicious. The owner is always taking care of the customers and the place is somehow clean you can say. The prices are a little bit on the expensive side but it is worth every penny you spend there.

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Abilene, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Genuinely authentic Mediterranean food - you name it, they have it. The food is delicious and cooked right on the spot. It's been a while since we've been there, but they did not have a liquor license. The owner helped out our soldiers in Iraq and was allowed to come here. He takes great pride in his food. Don't plan... More

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Abilene, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Sabah's food is a culinary wonder. The location is a little surprising once you've tasted the food. He cooks, "as if I were cooking in my own kitchen", which perfectly describes the love he puts into the food. An Iraqi refugee, he came here for a better life and, in the process, made our lives better. We have yet to... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I don't think the food is middle eastern at all(I have tasted the best middle eastern a ton of times). First of all we had to wait an hour for the food and later when we tasted, the rice was stale and the chicken was smelling bad. The salad was so salty and yukkk. This is the first time I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food here is average for Middle Eastern food. Owner is a bit pushy and a bit too boastful. The one thing that bothers me most about this restaurant is the stark atmosphere. White, white, white with fluorescent lights everywhere. Not warm at all, makes you want to leave the minute you get there. Warm up atmosphere and stop bragging and... More

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Abilene, Texas
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72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was pretty good, not the best we have ever had. We have got to sample plenty of middle eastern food in D.C., and I would say this was average to above average. I was a little concerned about the cleanliness of the facility. Very friendly service.

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San Angelo, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We read the reviews before we went,cause we just roll that way.We've never had lamb before and was amazed on what we had.So tender and tasty.I'm not a beef eater and my husband is,well we now love lamb.I've had hummus before but my husband hasn't this was awesome and the pita bread light and fluffy.Yes you do have to wait... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have visited here a few times while in Abilene. My husband had to drag me here the first time, have never been into middle eastern food, but the food is great. The owner runs this place all alone, so be patient it may take awhile but it is well worth the wait. The Kabobs are excellent! !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Don't judge a book by the cover. Very unattractive appearance, but very good food. I will eat here again for sure on my next trip thru Abilene.

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Abilene, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow, I cannot believe I live in Abilene and have never eaten at the Middle East Retaurant before now. I have read other's reviews, but I am not really familiar with this type of cuisine so I was afraid I would not like it. Well, I love it. The beef kabob is some of the best beef I have had.... More

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