Top 10 Restaurants to Explore Middle Eastern Food in Bangalore

Last Updated on 16th August, 2023  • Ipsita Bhowmick   • 10 Minute Read

Are you looking forward to upgrading your culinary experience, we came up with some exotic dine-in places that offer authentic Middle Eastern foods. Middle Eastern cuisines are mostly traditional dishes from the West Asian countries. The Middle Eastern cuisine is a combination of Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Lebanese, Eygeptian, Georgian, and many more different cuisines. Kebab, Dolmas, Falafel, Shawarma, Mandi, Baba Gnoush, Kunafa, and Baklava are some of the famous dishes from various parts of Middle Eastern countries.

You must be heard about many of these dishes, and wonder where to find a restaurant that serves all of them in one place. We are always here to make the search easy for you. Here we have listed some of the best restaurants that serve finger-licking dishes. 

From salads, Soups to juicy kebabs, and desserts to fulfill a wholesome meal, these restaurants listed below, are top-rated spots by customers. We have included other required pieces of information, including contact details, website link, and serving time which may help you later on. We always recommend you clarify your queries by contacting the restaurant authority to avoid circumstances at the end moments.

  • Zaitoon Restaurant
  • Qissa Arabic Restaurant
  •  Barkaas Arabic Restaurant
  • Turkish Pasha
  • Layla
  • Persian Terrace
  • Qissa
  • Kunafa Story
  • Kebapci
  • Karama Restaurant

Zaitoon Restaurant

Located in two different locations in Bangalore Zaitoon servers authentic Middle Eastern food. This is a must-visit place for all to taste the richness on your tongue. All the dishes are equally famous, and have a great balance of flavours. To treat yourself with the best-selling dishes available on their menu, you must try their Sawrma platters. Alongside their starter and grill menu offers Chicken Alfaham Dajaj, Moroccan Chicken Bbq, Afghani Barbeque Chicken, Chicken Egyptian Barbeque, Mutton Laham Riyesh, and much more.

Creamy Hummus, Thoum Garlic Paste, Chicken Kozi Dajaj, Mutton Kozi Laham, Fish Kozi Samak, Chicken Shawarma Plate, Hummus Chicken Shawarma, Falafel Roll, and much more is available on the menu you should not miss. 

What can be even better than ending the meal with some Middle Eastern desserts?  They have a variety of flavours of Kunafa, including Classic cream, Pista, Nutella, Mozzarella Cheese, and Cashew. The restaurant offers both veg and non-veg items, so do visit the place with your family and friends to witness a memorable Middle Eastern feast throughout.


  • 21, 24th Main Rd, KR Layout, J P Nagar Phase 5, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078
  • OXFORD TOWER-1, 138, HAL Old Airport Rd, Opposite Leela Palace, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 11 am - 11:30 pm
Average Cost ₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesChicken Alfaham Dajaj, Moroccan Chicken Bbq, Afghani Barbeque Chicken, Chicken Egyptian Barbeque, Mutton Laham Riyesh, Hummus, Thoum Garlic Paste, Chicken Kozi Dajaj, Mutton Kozi Laham, Fish Kozi Samak, Chicken Shawarma Plate, Hummus Chicken Shawarma, Falafel Roll
Contact Details080 4167 1777
Website (If any)Click here

Qissa Arabic Restaurant

Located in one of the most happening areas in Bangalore, Qissa Arabic Restaurant is the topmost spot to try the delicacy of Middle Eastern cuisine. From soup to dessert, the long menu is filled with the richness of Middle Eastern dishes. The healthy Hummus bowls, flavourful Baba Ganoush, and hot Mezze platter are the best option to start with. You can further continue with the kebabs, grills, and shawarmas. Apart from all in case you are looking for rice dishes, Maqlooba, Mandi, and Koshari are available in different variations including both veg and non-veg. The traditional Middle Eastern dessert Kunafeh or the sweet dessert pastry Baklava is all you need to end up with a memorable Middle Eastern feast.

Location46, 9th Main, 80 Feet Rd, opposite to BSNL, HAL 3rd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 12:30 pm - 12 am
Average Cost₹1,800 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesGreen Falafel Bowl, Hummus Chicken Bowl, Baba Ganoush, Mattar Al Shawarma, Qissa Signature Shawarma Roll, Al Faham Chicken, Ezmeili Lamb Kebab, Maqlooba Chicken, Manakeesh With Chicken Kebab Stuffed Crust, Falafel, Veg Hummus
Contact Details076250 49692
Website (If any)Click here

Barkaas Arabic Restaurant

With a royal Arabian atmosphere and setting arrangements Barkas Arabic Restaurant is a place you should visit. Including Middle Eastern Shorbas, Charcoal Grill Platters, Shawarma, and varieties of Mandi on the menu, the restaurant welcomes you with open arms to enjoy the legitimate taste of Middle Eastern dishes. You can also give a try to the Arabic platters, which include Arabian Musakkal Platter, Sea Food Platter, Veg Platter, etc. Their dessert menu offers the famous Mughal dish “Shahi Tukda”, a special bread pudding creation, or Munafa to add some sweetness to the feast. Apart from all the Middle Eastern dishes, Barkaas also has some Indian flavours alongside. 

Location90/2, first floor, Krishna icon, next to Innovative multiplex, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 11:30 am–4:30 pm, 6:30–10:30 pm
Average Cost₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesSpecial Chicken Shawarma, Lebanese Grill, Turkish Grill, Falafel with Hummus, Arabian Special Fish, Shish Tawook, Arabian Musakkal Platter, Fish Mandi, Turkish Grill, Mutton Balti, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Mandi, Al Faham Chicken
Contact Details099168 77778
Website (If any)-

Turkish Pasha

A great place to spend some quality time with your friends and family Turkish Pasha is located in two different locations in Bangalore. This fine-dine restaurant is popularly known for its Turkish, and Arabian dishes. Not only Middle Eastern but you will also find a vast option of Indian dishes including Biryani, Curries, Daal, and veg or non-veg main course items. Many of you have limited knowledge about Middle Eastern cuisines, and some of them might be confused, as they are going to taste it for the very first time. No worries, here we have listed some must-have dishes to avoid confusion. To begin with “Chicken Al faham”, the Chef’s special “Turkey Chicken Tikka”, or the in-house specialty and signature dish of Turkish Pasha, “Signature Mutton Adana Seekh Kebab”. To pair up with rice and bread, “Peshawari Kadhai Chicken” or “Turkey Matka Chicken” will be the best pick. Delicious Mandi, the Shwarma platters filled with juicy chicken. Craving for something sweet? The variety of Kunafas and Baklava will melt inside your mouth and deliver the ultimate glace of sweetness.

  • 1st Cross Rd, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
  • Shop 39, 1, Rashtriya Vidyalaya Road, 2nd Block, Basavanagudi, Bangalore
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 12 pm–2 am
Average Cost₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesShawarma Biryani, Hummus Shawarma, Lebanese Tikka Roll, Chicken Adana Seekh, Maqboosh Tikka, Persian Chicken Tikka, Signature Mutton Adana Seekh Kebab, Nalli Masho, Turkey Matka Chicken, Mutton Mandi, Cheese Kunafa
Contact Details080 4165 0108
Website (If any)-

Layla - The Den Bangalore

With a luxurious rooftop view, and famous Mediterranean dishes, Layla is a exotic dine-in spot by The Den Bangalore. The price range you may find a little high compared to the other places, but the ambiance, service, and quality of food they serve are worth all the single penny. The glassy decore with both outside and indoor seating arrangements is enough to make your evening special. Their menu serves exotic and flavorful Cold Mezze and Hot Mezze which includes Msabbaha, Turkish Caprese, Vegetable Kibbeh, Shrimp Falafel, etc. The main course is available with many Middle Eastern vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Mediterranean desserts have always have been blown our minds with their gracefulness, Knafeh, Goat Milk Panna Cotta, Assorted Sorbets, and Roasted Figs are most of those dishes which can create magic inside your mouth.

LocationITPL Main Rd, Whitefield, KIADB Export Promotion Industrial Area, Krishnarajapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
TimingsSunday to Thursday: 5 pm –11 pm

Friday & Saturday: 5 pm – 1 am

Average Cost ₹2,500 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesMsabbaha, Shrimp Falafel, Shakshouka, Mediterrian Prawns Skewers, Turkish Caprese, Vegetable Kibbeh, Kanafeh, Knafeh, Goat Milk Panna Cotta, Assorted Sorbets, and Roasted Figs
Contact Details
  • +918071117234
  • +919513677234
  • +919513677238
Website (If any)Click here

The Persian Terrace - Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel

The Persian Terrace by Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel, is mostly known for Arabian Style Dining, located at Brigade Gateway, Rajajinagar. The elevated exotic city view with an outdoor rooftop seating decoration is perfect for a date night. Their top-class menu includes the best Parshian cuisine including Kebabs, grills, freshly made Pitas, and whatnot. Inside the restaurant, they will also offer you a facility of private Cabins, where you can enjoy a perfect candlelight dinner with your loved one.

The Cold Mizze menu includes some famous dishes, including Pita Bread, Hummus, and Baba Ganoush, whereas the Hot Mezze will offer you Falafel, Kibbeh, Smbusek, etc. The wholesome dessert also includes many Kebabs, Soups, Stews, Rice items, and Salads. This is not the end. The Persian Terrace has an exclusive range of dessert items that include “Omali”, a traditional Arabic sweet dish, “Baklava”, and “Iranian Ice-cream”.

Location4th Floor, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Rd, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 6 pm –11:30 pm
Average Cost₹3,500 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesPita Bread, Baba Ganoush, Hummus, Muhammara, Falafel, Kibbeh, Joojeh Kebab, Chicken Sultani, Zereshk Polo, Kareem E Zafran
Contact Details080 4252 1000
Website (If any)Click here

Shebestan - Sterlings Mac

In search of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, Shebestan by Sterlings Mac can not be forgettable. The decoration with Turkish light all over will surely elevate your mood. They are mostly known for the cozy ambiance, and the availablity of both veg and non-veg dishes.

The food menu has a variety of Cold Mazze and Hot Mezze available in both veg and non-veg option. Moving forward Shebestan will fill your table with Shorbas, Kebab, Curries, and Shwarmas. From their Rice range, you can give try their Yakhini Pulao, Kabuli Pulao, Tahiri, and top-class Mandi.

While ending up with the desserts try out the exotic sweet dishes including, Umali, Baklawah, Baboosa, Fruit Salads, and much more. To know more about the place you can visit their website, or contact the restaurant authority.

LocationKodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 7 pm–12 am
Average Cost₹3,500 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesVarious Cold Mezze, Hot Mezze, Shawarma, kebabs, Yakani Pulao, Kabuli Pulao, Tahiri, Mandi, Curries, and desserts.
Contact Details080 4249 4949
Website (If any)Click here

Kunafa Story

As the name of the restaurant suggests, Kunafa Story is a dessert house, you must visit to have some mind-blowing Middle Eastern dessert dishes. Making a choice among all the dishes is truly a tough job. The 12 available Kunafa flavours will disclose many stories of Kunafa. Do you want to know which all are our favourites? Cadbury Kunafa, 

Classic Cream Kunafa, Cream Cheese Kunafa, Lotus Biscoff Kunaf, Nutella Kunafa, and Pistachio Kunafa. 

They also have many different variations of desserts such as Crapes, Baklava, Pancakes, seasonal fruit shakes, and beverages. You can add toppings of your choice on any of your dessert items to elevate the taste even more. And more interestingly the cost of the items will not be heavy on your pocket.

Location137/1, Ozone Entrance Rd, opp. Manipal Hospital, Whitefield, Prestige Ozone, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066
TimingsMonday - Saturday: 12 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Cost₹600 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesAl Marai Cheese Kunaf, Cadbury Kunafa, Classic Cream Kunafa

Ferrero Rocher Kunaf, Cheese & Nutella Crepes, Fettuccine Crepes

Baklava, Fettuccine Crepes, Cheese & Nutella Crepes

Contact Details+918123702082
Website (If any)-


In case you are seeking some juicy tender kebabs, Kebapci is the place you must visit at least once. The menu is included a large number of Turkish Kebabs, including Adana Kebab, Signature Beyti Kebab, Biberli Kebab, Inge Kofte, and much more. The kebab menu has many Indian Kebabs alongside. Mandi, Adana Kebap Rice, Sis Tavouk Rice, and other rice dishes will put a smile on your face, you can have them without gravy or with any curry items. If you are not much into rice, try out some items from the bread list. 

The dessert menu has limitations. The two desserts will reflect the traditional touch of the Middle Eastern cuisine in every bite. “Kunafa”, the soft melted Turkish Cheese, topped with pistachio and hot syrup, and “Galata Cheesecake”, a fine cheesecake poured with some special in-house chocolates. 

The atmosphere is calm, simple, and eye catchy, the colourful Turkish lights uplift the whole vibe even more. After looking into the price range, we can definitely ask you to visit the place to try Middle Eastern cuisine in a justifiable range.

Location74, 17th E Main Rd, KHB Colony, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 12:30 pm–12:30 am
Average Cost₹1,600 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesChicken Cihan Kebap, Chicken Sis Kebap, Mutton Beyti, Cihan Mutton Kebap, Chicken Shorba, Mutton Izmir Kofte, Mutton Shorba, 

Chicken Mandi, Chicken Tavouk Platter, Lamb Mandi, Chicken Hummus

Contact Details096637 32777
Website (If any)Click here

Karama Restaurant

Karma is a restaurant by The Empire, which is famous for Kashmiri, Mughlai, and Arabian Cuisines. Whenever we talk about Empire, the first picture that comes to our mind is a plate of delicious food at an affordable price. You may feel the availability of Arabian dishes is limited compared to other restaurants, but we can assure you the best taste. Also, the pocket-friendly price range is another advantage. Try out their Haleem, Saksuka, Arabian Grills and Barbecue, Baba Ganoush, Mandi, Hummus, and Arabian drinks, desserts, and sundaes. The restaurant has a large capacity, and the decor is simple and unique. The walls are designed with small pieces of mirrors, and the dimmed glass lights all-overs give a starry night. This is an ideal place if you are planning to visit with your friends, or with a large group of people, such as for official meet-ups or family get-togethers.

Location55, Mosque Rd, opposite to Empire Restaurant, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560005
TimingsMonday - Sunday: 7 am - 1 am
Average Cost₹1,200 for two people (approx.)
Popular DishesKarachi Chicken Curry, Karachi Naan, Dabba Gosht, Fruit Cocktail, Gosht Nihari, Nalli Gosht, Mutton Haleem, Barbeque Fish, Baba Ganoush, Afghani Laham, Bukhar Laham, Mushakkal Khaas, Laham Pepper Riyesh
Contact Details080 4041 4141
Website (If any)Click here


Which dishes belong to Middle Eastern cuisine?

Middle Eastern Cuisine includes Arabic, Turkish, Armenian, Lebanese, Eygeptian, Georgian, and many more cuisines.

What is the average cost of any Middle Eastern restaurant?

The average cost varies depending on the restaurant. It may cost you a minimum of INR 600 - 1000.

Is it compulsory to reserve a table before visiting the restaurant?

It is not compulsory to reserve a table, but we always recommend our readers to reserve a table according to the number of people and the suitable time to avoid later consequences.

Are Middle Eastern cuisine offers only non-vegetarian dishes?

No, Middle Eastern cuisine not only offers non-vegetarian dishes but vegetarian dishes at the same time. But you may get fewer vegetarian options available as compared to non-vegetarian dishes. Baba Ganoush, Shakshouka, Falafel, etc are some famous vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes globally.

Which is the most popular Middle Eastern restaurant in Bangalore?

The are many places where you will get authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Zaitoon Restaurant, Qissa Arabic Restaurant, Barkaas Arabic Restaurant, Turkish Pasha, Persian Terrace, and Qissa is very famous among the crowd.

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