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“really tasty food, one of only several lebanese restuarants”
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OMAR Al-Khyam Restaurant
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The food is very tasty with those great flavors found only in the several Lebanese restaurants run by this extended family which owned the famed Kamalco, and the existing Med Kitchens on Capital Hill and Bellevue. We started with Kamalco and their famous rotisserie chicken, and after it closed, we migrated to Med Kitchen, and Omar Al -Khyam in Renton. Newly tastefully remodeled, this is a pleasant family run restaurant for great flavors. The chicken wings are absolutely the best, and my wife's fav, but the Shish Tawook with curry flavor is also very high on my list.

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We have been wanting to go here for years, but just never made the trek. Now, we have been here twice in a week and are planning on going back again next week! We can't wait to try everything on the menu. The first thing we tried was one of the combination dinners. It gives you a very generous sample of many different items including stuffed grape leaves, stuffed cabbage, rice, and three kinds of kebabs. (My husband, who is of arab descent, liked the lamb the best - the kids and I liked the chicken the best). The garlic sauce is fabulous and so in the "light tahini" sauce. The salad that comes with the dinners is especially awesome because of the dressing. We only wish we could get the ingredients, but they didn't want to spill the beans on that issue. We have also had the gyro plate (a little messy, but very tasty) and the falafel (also delicious)! For desert, the arabic coffee and the baklava were excellent, as well. Every single item we've ordered has been spectacular. We are forever fans of Omar Al Khyam's. This restaurant has been in business for decades and we can sure see why. The only reason we give it four stars instead of five is because the building and the dining room are a bit dated and could use a nice remodel........but, if you are like us and go for the food, you can't do any better! As a side note - the owner and his wife both passed away in the last nine months. Two sons and a daughter are now running the business. WAY TO GO, KIDS! YOUR DAD AND MOM, I AM SURE, ARE LOOKING DOWN ON YOU AND FEELING SO VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL!

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Reviewed June 4, 2009

This place is awesome! You better like garlic!!!

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Reviewed November 7, 2007

My husband and I were shocked moving from Michigan where there is an Arabic restaurant on every corner that there were NONE it seemed out here! So, we googled it and found Omar Al-Khyam Restaurant and since I was having a major Shish Tawook / hummus craving, we had to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised! We were able to split a main combo with 2 side salads for under $20. Although the people working there didn't appear to be Arabic, the food screamed authenticity. We were very pleased with this place and will definitely visit again!

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