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“Healthy food done well in a great location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ranoush

Ranoush
200 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, Saint Louis, MO
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Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Kirkwood
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
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!
Rolla, Missouri
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130 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Healthy food done well in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I had Baba Ganoush and Chicken Shawarma. They were excellent. Those with me had beef Shawarma that they enjoyed as well. Mint tea and Turkish coffee were excellent as well. Staff were friendly and interested in our experience. Excellent place to eat

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Arabic Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

First time for everything! Absolutely loved everything I've had here! I am huge on ethnic foods and this place was not a disappointment at all. Everything was really good, well cooked and made!

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Malibu, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Authentic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

A fun little restaurant with charming decor. My husband and I shared the vegetarian plate with one appetizer. It was plenty to eat. Food was delicious and it was made with fresh high quality ingredients. Loved the Mid-Eastern music!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
“Beautiful food and people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our family of five came to Ranoush at 8 PM on a Thursday night. Ranoush is Syrian food, which shares its cuisine with other nations around the Mediterranean. The flavors are sharp and the spices are complex. The meats include beef, chicken, and lamb, sometimes grilled, sometimes seasoned with spices such as oregano.cumin, tumeric, garlic. We came in from the blowing wind and were seated immediately by friendly wait staff. The ambience showed comfort and warmth. We ordered the appetizer platter (with meat) to share. Everyone found something delicious, even the kids who are the pickiest eaters. The kafta was spicy, fresh, and delicious. The eggplant was out of this world. The bread is flat and more like wraps, but is fresh and flavorful. The salads are dressed with lemon juice and are more sour than we liked, but it is authentic to the flavor of the region. The vegetables were fresh and crisp. The owner came over to greet us and it was obvious he was proud of the friendliness and the excellence of the restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Comfortable, delicious, friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I had lunch there today with a friend. His first time, my second. We'll be back. The people there are warm and friendly, welcoming us with smiles. The decor and atmosphere are distinct and comfortable. The menu has a lot of options, the prices are extremely fair. And the food is fabulous. What a relief from burgers and meat loaf and pizza. This Middle Eastern oasis of good taste has found a home in Kirkwood. My friend and I ended up spending 3 hours there, talking, drinking mint iced tea, and finally plunging into a fabulous dessert. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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