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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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    shardan01 RE: BuncoHappens 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.

    1. herbage RE: BuncoHappens 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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        TeamAmerica RE: BuncoHappens 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

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          mmuch RE: BuncoHappens Jul 27, 2008 05:48 AM

          Falafel Cafe by UCF

          1. BlackTea RE: BuncoHappens 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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              Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: BuncoHappens 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. winechic RE: BuncoHappens 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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                  Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: winechic Jul 30, 2008 03:58 PM

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

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                  jmcconahy RE: BuncoHappens 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?

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