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Middle Eastern restaurant in central FL?

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

    1. For some great Lebanese food, try...

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

      1. 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. 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.

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

                Ali Baba
                alibabarestaurant.info

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

                Cedars Restaurant
                cedarsoforlando.com

                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!

                Cheers!

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                1. re: winechic

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

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