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Middle Eastern Food in Orlando

gastronomy Jan 12, 2007 04:08 PM


We will be in Orlando tonight and would love some authentic Middle Eastern Food!!!! Any suggestions????


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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: gastronomy Jan 12, 2007 06:13 PM

    Bosphorous is on Park Avenue in swanky Winter Park, and it's supposed to be a really fine Turkish restaurant. Here's a review from the Orlando Weekly:

    If you're in South Orlando, there's a little place called Middle Eastern Market on Orange Blossom Trail, near Sand Lake Road and right across the street from the Florida Mall. They are cheap, authentic, and awesome.

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      YosemiteSam RE: gastronomy Jan 13, 2007 03:50 AM

      Pretty easy decision actually - Cedar's on Restaurant Row.

      Middle Eastern Market is good but counter service and more of a store with hot food.

      Cedar's is upscale and authentic.

      1. Bob Mervine RE: gastronomy Jan 13, 2007 10:51 AM

        Also, there's Asia Bagus and Jerusalem. Both are in Kissimmee just north of 192 on Vineland. Asia Bagus is Indonesian and quite good -- Jerusalem is more generalized Middle Eastern and quite good also.

        Since you said tonight nearly a day ago -- the post is probably moot, but wanted to try to help anyway.


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          gastronomy RE: Bob Mervine Jan 15, 2007 01:55 PM

          Thank you so much everyone!!!! Unfortuantely I did not get to make it- I am just reading the replys now and am back home in Nassau Bahamas. However, I do frequent South and Central Florida so i have taken note of all your suggestions!- They are all very greatly appreciated!!!

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          cmd RE: gastronomy Jan 16, 2007 01:23 AM

          Too late for this trip (and it sounds like it wouldn't have mattered!), but I'm a fan of a little strip mall place called Falafel Cafe. It's over by UCF--counter service and not very quick, but inexpensive and quite good.

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            Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: cmd Jan 16, 2007 04:22 AM

            I went there once. I think it's run by an Armenian family and had several unfamiliar Armenian dishes on the menu, as well as the typical falafel and hummus and all that. I wouldn't mind going back and trying some new things.

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