Restaurants serving a taste of the Middle East in Vancouver

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While Vancouver may seem far removed from the Middle East, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience some of the region's best flavours and atmosphere right here on the West Coast. Here are restaurants serving up the best Middle Eastern food right in your backyard. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]


3116 Broadway W, Vancouver BC V6K 2H3

Nuba has some of the city's most vibrant and healthy cuisine. There are different locations spanning the extended downtown area, each serving up amazing Lebanese food to stay or go. Try some of the smoothest hummus, creamiest halloumi cheese and most mouth-watering prawns you'll find in Vancouver.

Afghan Horsemen Restaurant

202-1833 Anderson St, Vancouver BC V6H 4E5

Opened in 1974, the Afghan Horsemen is one of the first Middle Eastern restaurants to open in the Lower Mainland. This award-winning restaurant has been offering traditional Afghani fare to foodies and hungry expats alike. Whether you're a newcomer to Middle Eastern cuisine or a longtime fan, this is a must-stop for anyone who loves a filling meal and great hospitality.

Tamam Mediterranean Food Ltd

2616 Hastings St E, Vancouver BC V5K 1Z6

Combining Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours, Tamam is presenting its own distinct cuisine that's inspired by Palestinian food. The menu here draws from both the fresh flavours of the sea and the deep and rich spices of the land, faithfully recreating dishes for anyone curious to experience one of the only Palestinian restaurants in Vancouver. Stop in and try the sambusec, cabbage rolls or their traditional couscous.

East is East

4433 Main St, Vancouver BC V5V 3R2

With multiple locations, East is East brings Silk Road flavours to Vancouver taste buds. Spend some time lounging on pillows while sipping on an incredible chai tea. East is East can be a welcoming escape from soggy winter days, but it also comes alive in the evening when visitors can enjoy Eastern tapas and take in live music. It's a one-of-a-kind experience.

Al Basha Ltd

1937 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver BC V6J 1C8

Since the mid-1990s, Al Basha has been committed to providing the freshest and most-satisfying Mediterranean dishes. Located in Kitsilano, this unassuming little restaurant is a true gem when it comes to casual dining and takeout. They make excellent food that's ideal for munching on the go at lunch or dinner.

Zeitoon Restaurant

1615 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver BC V7M 2J5

Located in the heart of North Vancouver’s Persian community, Zeitoon uses the best and freshest ingredients and has been setting the standard when it comes to Iranian and Middle Eastern food and hospitality in the Lower Mainland. They excel in representing the rich flavours and delicate textures known throughout the Middle East, as represented in their most popular dishes like lamb soltani, dolmas and a variety of grilled skewers.

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