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Mamoun's Mideast Cafe


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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Four seasoned, ground chickpea balls served with tahini.
Pureed chickpeas combined with tahini and served with pita.
Baba Ghanouj
Pureed char-broiled eggplant and tahini. Served with pita.
Char-broiled eggplant‏ slices drizzled with yogurt, with pita.
Char-broiled zucchini slices drizzled with yogurt, with pita.
Calamata black olives.
Grape Leaves
Four grape-leaf rolls stuffed with rice.
Diced parsley-bulgar salad mix.
Garden Salad
Lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, shredded carrots, onion.
Jerusalem Salad
Pickled carrots, mint, olives, cheese, and a grape-leaf roll.
Falafel Salad
Four falafel balls on a salad bedding topped with tahini sauce.
Diced parsley-bulgar salad.
Pita Sandwiches
Platters include hummus and pita crackers.
Seasoned ground chickpeas with lettuce and tahini.
Grilled Eggplant
Slices of grilled eggplant with lettuce and tahini.
Grilled Zucchini
Slices of‏ grilled zucchini with lettuce and tahini.
Grilled eggplant and falafel with lettuce and tahini.
Shish Kabob
Lamb chunks with lettuce and tahini.
Chicken Kabob
Chunks of chicken with lettuce and tahini.
Kafta Kabob
Seasoned, ground lamb patty with lettuce and tahini.
Falafel and seasoned ground lamb with lettuce and tahini.
Shish Kabob
Lamb chunks skewered with vegetables, served with rice.
Shish Tawouk
Boneless chicken skewered with vegetables, served with rice.
Five skewers of seasoned ground lamb, grilled tomato, onion, hommus.
Shish Combo
Lamb, chicken, ground lamb skewers, grilled tomato, onion, hommus.
Thin layers of lamb served on a bed of rice with grilled tomato and onion.
Sham Kabob
Strips of seasoned ground lamb on rice with grilled tomato and onion.
Fine pasta seed and steamed vegetables.
Couscous with
Chicken or Lamb
Fine pasta seed and vegetables with chicken or lamb.
Urfa Kabob
Pita chips and eggplant topped with spicy tomato sauce, yogurt and nuts.
Lamb or Chicken Dishes
Bourani with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken with spinach sauteed in olive oil, topped with tahini sauce. Served with rice.
Curry with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken in a creamy curry sauce. Served with rice.
Eggplant with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken with brilled eggplant slices drizzled with yogurt. Served with pita.
Mujadara with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken and lentil bulgar pilaf. Served with salad.
Chicken Steak
Thin layers of chicken served with rice and salad.
Combination with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken and a sampler plate of hommus, baba ghanouj, falafel, grape leaves, and salad. Served with pita.
Hommus with Lamb or Chicken
Lamb or chicken, pureed chickpeas and tahini, with pita.
Baba Ghanouj with Lamb or Chicken
Pureed, char-broiled eggplant with tahini, and lamb or chicken, served with pita.
Zucchini with Lamb or Chicken
Char-broiled zucchini slices drizzled with yogurt, and lamb or chicken. Served with pita.
Olive oil cooked spinach topped with tahini sauce. With rice.
Creamy sauce of curry. Served with rice.
Lentil-bulgar pilaf. Served with salad.
A sampler plate of hommus, baba ghanouj, falafel, grape leaves, and salad. Served with pita.
Hommus with Falafel
Pureed chickpeas combined with tahini. Served with pita.
Baba Ghanouj with Falafel
Pureed, char-broiled eggplant combined with tahini. Served with pita.
Zucchini with Falafel
Char-broiled zucchini slices drizzled with yogurt. Served with pita.
Eggplant with Falafel
Grilled eggplant slices drizzled with yogurt. Served with pita.
Urfa Kabob
Pita chips and eggplant topped with spicy tomato sauce, yogurt, and nuts.
Lentil-bulgar pilaf.
Please inquire for today's soup.
Lettuce, tomatoes, parsley, and onion.
Two per order.
Ground sesame‏ sauce.
Lamb Skewer
Five pieces of lamb on a skewer.
Chicken Skewer
Five pieces of chicken on a skewer.
Pita Crackers
Pita strips‏ fried in vegetable oil.
Pickled Carrots
Seasoned rice.
Filo dough with nuts and honey syrup.
Honey Cake
Semolina flour cake drenched in honey syrup.
Candy bar of sweet sesame seed paste.
Turkish Delight
Pistaschio nuts swirled with honey syrup and powdered sugar.
Carrot Juice
Fresh squeezed.
Mango Juice
Tropical fruit‏ juice.
Fresh squeezed.
Tamarind Juice
Berry-like semi-citrus fruit juice.
Iced Tea
Freshly brewed.
Soft Drinks
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Ginger Ale, 7UP
Cardamom Tea
Freshly-brewed tea with cardamom.
Herb Teas
Chamomile, Licorice, Ruby Mist, Peppermint, Green Tea.
Turkish Coffee
Rich, aromatic brew.
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

It was a rainy night after having arrived late on a flight from Baltimore. My family who picked me up and I were very hungry, and my brother remembered hearing this place advertised on the radio. So we gave it a try and were more...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Have been visiting Mamoun's about once a month for the past year, and I have yet to be disappointed. Grape leaves, falafel, and lamb are always perfect. In addition, this restaurant has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere with traditional music playing in the background. Great...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Heather S
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here an a rainy Sunday for lunch. We ordered a grilled eggplant and falafel pita sandwich, a lamb falafel pita and an order of tabouli. All were fantastic! The eggplant sandwich was so good I could not stop at half even though I was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Baby-whisperer211
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We had different dishes all cooked with lamb and enjoyed them all. The falafel appetizer and honey cake dessert were good too. Prices were reasonable and service friendly. Planing to return often.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Traveler65
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Mamoun's Cafe is a mainstay on Washington Street, having been in business for many years. On a recommendation from a friend, we arrived on a Friday night at peak dining hour to find a nearly empty restaurant where the decor is a bit tired. As...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank LopingianTravels
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

I came for a late lunch (around 12:30) and it was not at all crowded. I sat at the bar and was waited on immediately by a very friendly man. I ordered the Kefta Kebob sandwich, which is a seasoned lamb patty served with lettuce,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank RiverlanGone
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is a true gem of a restaurant in Albany. The music is quite nice (Arabic music), tea is really good, and the food has always been fresh and full of flavor. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank ajayrrs
Reviewed July 24, 2017

All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our food. This was a great introduction for us to Lebanese/Syrian food. The lamb and zucchini dish was especially good, but the baklava was even better. Interesting artwork in the restaurant too.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank GregIndiana
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Take your time and enjoy. Falafel is excellent as is the rest of the food. The place is never crowded. I know they do a fair bit of takeout but I never see more than a few dinners at lunchtime. I did come once with...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank lkpm3
Reviewed April 17, 2017

My wife and I had just finished doing a protest march and decided to grab a little lunch. We'd heard of this place for years but never stopped so we figured, why not. It's in downtown Albany in an old building with the original tin...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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