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“Excellent experience, delicious fresh food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ranoush

Ranoush
200 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO
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Ranked #8 of 52 Restaurants in Kirkwood
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Head chef & owner of Ranoush, Aboud Alhamid brings to Saint Louis the finest combination of Middle Eastern cuisine. Aboud hails from Syria, the heart of the Middle East. He incorporates his mom’s home & family recipes along with the freshest ingredients to Ranoush’s menu in order for customers to enjoy a truly authentic Syrian experience. Aboud has been working in the hospitality industry for more than twelve years around the world. He wishes to import the same fun & animated atmosphere here to Ranoush. Aboud is grateful to be here in the land of opportunity, realizing his dream of building cultural connections between the East and West through food & enjoyment. So what does “Ranoush” mean, you ask? It is an Arabic lady’s nickname – Aboud named his restaurant after his wife. Here at Ranoush, Aboud offers you the Syrian experience from the heart of the Middle East. Enjoy! And Ahlan wa sahlan!
Denver, Colorado
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“Excellent experience, delicious fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I was really impressed with the quality of the fresh food and the attentive service in this busy restaurant. We were there on a Thursday night and it filled up with a whole mix of people, from adults to families and couples, everyone having a great time. The owner was such a nice guy, after we had already paid, he brought us fresh pineapple on ice "because it's so hot out" and when one of our friends was curious about the mint tea, he brought us all some to try just before we left!

I've eaten in wonderful restaurants all around the world and this definitely ranks up high on my list of very enjoyable experiences, all round!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Go for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

The food is great all the time but the lunch deals are the exact same dish as dinner for half the price. Great food and when the weather's nice a lovely patio. And the best baklava I've ever eaten!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Missouri
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“Great Syrian food in Kirkwood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

This restaurant has a great menu, both for lunch and dinner. The portions are generous, and the quality of the food was excellent. They also have a lovely patio for outdoor dining. Highly recommended!

Visited March 2012
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St. Louis
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“Welcome to Lebanon through food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

If you love healthy, delicous, and hand crafted middle eastern food you can't miss at either of the 2 Ranoush restaurants.

We ate at the Loop location (original one) last night after having eaten at the Kirkwood location more recently.

We really enjoyed sampling many of the appetizers

Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Warak Inab (Vine Leaves), and Tabbouleh are all fantastic (with the Baba Ganoush being the best I have ever had).

Also a big fan of the Fatayers

The bread is served warm and soft for dipping and the price is so reasonable.

They could double the prices and it would still be a bargain.

The belly dancers are a wonderful treat and they moved the smoking bar down the street so no worries about the hookah smoke.

They really treat us like family and even though we can't make it as often as we like - it remains one of our favorite eating destinations.

Visited March 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Did I mention how much I LOVE this restaurant??!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

We moved to St. Louis from AZ & let's just say that restaurants in MO are not all that, except Ranoush! I was soo happy to find this fabulous restaurant! The Mederrteranian cuisine is totally authentic and tasty! The best humus I've ever tried and the kabobs are perfect! Highly recommend! : )

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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