What is the Middle Eastern region? For Westerners, it is a name that delimits the countries between the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the line drawn by the border between Iran and Pakistan. For others, it is South-West Asia or North Africa. The definition of the countries included changes depending on the source of the texts.
In Montreal, many have opened excellent Middle Eastern restaurants that allow us to discover Syrian, Lebanese, Afghan cuisine and more.
We have chosen a sample of our 10 favorites from the great diversity.
1414 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3C 1K8
This Lebanese bistro stands out from the others by its modern touch while keeping an authentic side. The atmosphere is both festive and family oriented. They are open for brunch on weekends and in the evening every day.
5198 Rue Hutchison, Montréal, H2V 4A9
Serving a mix of Middle Eastern, North African, and Central Asian cuisines, Rumi is to be visited and visited again. The concept is inspired by the Silk Road that connected the different regions. Share several mezzes and plates in all conviviality.
5215 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2T 1S4
Open for lunch service on weekdays, dinner, and brunch on weekends, this Turkish restaurant is popular with locals. The menu offers a wide range of traditional dishes, including cold and hot appetizers, grilled fish, and several options such as lamb cooked in different ways.
FENÊTRE SUR KABOUL - RESTAURANT & SALON DE THÉ
901 Rue Rachel E, Montréal, H2J 2J2
If there is a restaurant to try for Afghan cuisine, it is Fenêtre sur Kaboul on Rachel Street East. We suggest you take one of the table d'hôtes if it's your first visit. Otherwise, the grills are delicious and well worth the stop!
4629 Avenue Du Parc, Montréal, H2V 4E4
Charming Lebanese restaurant on Rue du Parc, featuring wonderful mezzes, grilled meats, whole fish, vegetarian dishes, and privately imported wines. The food is as beautiful as it is delicious and the service is friendly. Pick up several items and share!
199 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, H2R 1S8
It is since 1976 that Alep restaurant opened and then came the Petit Alep. Paying homage to Syrian and Armenian cuisine, you will find traditional dishes that will make you travel. A true institution in Montreal.
1201 Avenue Van Horne, Montréal, H2V 1K4
For those wishing to go into a more gastronomic format of Syrian cuisine, Damas is THE place to visit. Whether it's for the tasting menu or the a la carte menu, rest assured that you will find finesse in presentation and flavors. A must in the city.
*Discover their brand new concept of sandwiches to go with Folfol by Damas.
Now with 4 locations in Montreal, this is an example of a Lebanese restaurant that is growing in popularity. The menu is accessible, fresh, and delicious. Whether you want to eat on the go or on the spot, you will find what you are looking for with its fast service.
1805 Rue Sauvé O, suite 101, Montréal, H4N 3B8
Lebanese cuisine with its own fish shop, here is a place that combines quality and authenticity. Located in Ahuntsic, believe us this restaurant is worth one (or even several) stops for lunch and dinner services. They offer excellent catering options, so don't hesitate to contact them.
3455 Boulevard St-Martin O, Laval, H7T 1A2
Whether you are from Laval or not, this address must be added to your notebook. Syrian restaurant par excellence, it is perfect for a special occasion or not. The setting is beautiful and spacious, so you will feel like you are in Aleppo for the duration of your meal.
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