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“Good choice when Pupatella's is closed”
Review of Fettoosh

Ranked #112 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good choice when Pupatella's is closed”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I forgot that the next door pizza place was closed on Monday so a friend and I went here. The food was fresh and good but nothing out of the ordinary for middle eastern.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious!! Worth the drhve!”
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We are in town on a college visit with our sin and looking for good Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern food. Fettoush has a good selection of beef, chicken and lamb so it took a few minutes to decide,,,, everything sounded scrumptious. We settled on the vegetarian sampler platter as an appetizer and then the beef shawarma plate as the entree... We were not disappointed! Everything was perfectly spiced, had generous portions and simply tasty! We will be back!

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Washington, DC
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tasty and pleasant”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

In search of a light meal, my call was answered with an aromatic bowl of Harira and a Bastilla that convincingly met the challenge of balancing stew-like filling with a topping of cinnamon and powdered sugar. Fettoosh's friendly staff is ready to please, brewing up a special pot of mint tea for those who prefer less sugar or dropping a few pieces of meat into the soup of a patron who was a lot hungrier than he initially thought. With the pizzeria, Pupatella, next door, competition for parking directly in front is that much more fierce, but it's easy enough to cross the street and use the back corner of the local Safeway's large lot.

  • Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great for take-out!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

Fantastic kebabs. Tender, flavorful, grilled just right. The owner is really nice. He brings you a small glass of Moroccan mint tea while you wait! I have to try one of the tagines next time since it has a separate Moroccan menu, and I think these folks are from there. No ambiance however, so, apart from the food and nice owner, there's not much reason to eat in. Parking is tricky. It's next to Pupatella, which is always jammed, so I usually end up parking across the street in the corner of the Safeway lot and hoping I don't get towed while waiting for my food! (So far, I haven't seen any tow trucks.) But the food and friendliness keep me coming back anyway.

Visited December 2013
Thank Tom C
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New Jerey
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Was looking for something more”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

It was a Thursday evening and we were trying to decide on a good carryout to bring home for a family evening. We decided to try a local Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant we had seen. We ordered the falafel sandwich, the lamb tagine, the chicken coucous, the chicken bastilla, and the cucumber and tomato salad. When we stopped by at 7:30PM to pick up the food, the restaurant was empty. There were a couple folks who came in to pick up carryout, but no one was at the tables. The dinner came with a round middle eastern bread. Of the four dishes only the bastilla was good and it did have a unique taste. The falafel was dry and uninspiring, in fact after a few bites, it was discarded. The sandwich came with no sauces to enhance it. The coucous was dry and bland. The lamb tagine was greasy and did not have an inspiring taste. The bread was also a bit on the dry side. Possibly these are true middle eastern recipes, but they did not adapt to our tastes. Our consensus was to discard the carry out menus. However, should you like Middle Eastern food, the bastilla would be worth a try. Our consensus was to rate the restaurant a "3", only because of the bastilla, otherwise it would have been rated a "2". Possibly at was a bad or slow night for the restaurant, and the restaurant should be given the benefit of the doubt. However, we do not plan to return. The cost was about $56, but with the 10% off carry out discount, it came to around $51.

  • Visited August 2013
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