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Middle Eastern restaurant in central FL?

BuncoHappens Sep 26, 2007 05:13 AM

Back home in PA, we have some great syrian restaurants.....lamb on the rod, peppers, garlic sauce and syrian bread. Any places in the Orlando area?

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    jmcconahy May 29, 2012 02:55 PM

    I know exactly what you are talking about. Did you ever find a place that has that down here?

    1. winechic Jul 30, 2008 06:49 AM

      Here are two great places that haven't been covered. Sit down, nice restaurants.

      Ali Baba

      1155 W State Road 434 # 105
      Longwood, FL 32750
      (407) 331-8680

      Cedars Restaurant

      7732 W Sand Lake Rd
      Orlando, FL 32819
      (407) 351-6000

      I love Tony's Deli for a quick bite, it's a smaller cafe and some of the best food around!


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      1. re: winechic
        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 30, 2008 03:58 PM

        I listed Ali Baba, but it is good enough to merit a second mention. ;)

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 27, 2008 08:16 PM

        Cedar Halal Food and Deli just opened on East Colonial Drive in Orlando, just off Alafaya Trail near UCF. They have great gyros, shwarma, and other Middle Eastern goodies, plus a fully-stocked market: http://cedarhalal.com/

        Ali Baba in Longwood is a larger restaurant with a Middle Eastern buffet (as well as a menu to order from), packaged foods, and a stage for bellydancing on the weekend: http://alibabarestaurant.info/

        1. BlackTea Jul 27, 2008 04:41 PM

          There is a Turkish place in Winter Park on Park Ave, Bosphorous http://www.bosphorousrestaurant.com/.
          The food would be similar to what you would eat at Syrian restaurant. The place itself is nicely decorated and sitting outside on a cool night is great. Their hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush are sort of the turkish version of these... might not be up to par with other arab/middle eastern in the NE or upper midwest.

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            mmuch Jul 27, 2008 05:48 AM

            Falafel Cafe by UCF

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              TeamAmerica Jul 26, 2008 10:03 PM

              It may be a bit far off for you but if you want great lebanese try Cedar's Cafe in melbourne florida. www.cedarscafe.com the address should be on their site. I go there at least once a week for my tabouli fix

              1. herbage Sep 26, 2007 08:31 AM

                For some great Lebanese food, try...

                Tony's Deli
                1323 N Mills Ave
                Orlando, FL 32803
                (407) 898-6689

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                  shardan01 Sep 26, 2007 08:16 AM

                  There is Jerusalem in Kissimmee at 192 and 535 and then there is Cedar's on Restaurant Row on Sand Lake Road.

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