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Middle Eastern in Dearborn Area

RMA1 Mar 3, 2008 05:24 AM

Now that La Shish has been closed, where is a really great place for Middle Eastern in the Dearborn area (not far from the Dearborn Inn), that also has lamb chile?

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    Rich B RE: RMA1 Mar 3, 2008 08:09 AM

    Can't help you with lamb chili but I've always felt La Pita was way better than La Shish


    (and Al Berdounis a close 2nd!!)

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      rweater RE: Rich B Mar 4, 2008 05:31 AM

      I'm also a Berdouni fan.

      The Detroit Free Press also has an article on this very subject:

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      hooverdoover RE: RMA1 Mar 3, 2008 04:32 PM

      Cedarland and Al Ameer on Warren are both very good.

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        momskitchen RE: hooverdoover Mar 4, 2008 02:10 PM

        Al Ameer is the best in my book - and they just opened one on the west side of Dearborn on Ford - might be equidistant from the Dearborn Inn to either the East Dearborn or West Dearborn (actually Heights) location:


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        berkleygary RE: RMA1 Mar 3, 2008 04:57 PM

        Ditto on La Pita and Al-Berdouni. Don't forget New Yasmeen Bakery, though it's a bit further.

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          RMA1 RE: berkleygary Mar 4, 2008 03:38 AM

          Thanks for your suggestions! I'll give La Pita a try.

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          Rich B RE: RMA1 Mar 4, 2008 07:34 AM

          Don't overlook the newly open Ollie's on Ford Rd near Greenfield (Next to best Buy), outstanding food!!


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            phs3 RE: RMA1 Jul 11, 2009 01:12 PM

            Similarly, a decade ago I was in Dearborn a lot and became addicted to La Shish's fatoosh. Can anyone recommend the closest equivalent? I'll be there this coming week and was crushed to find out that La Shish is no more!

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              xman887 RE: phs3 Jul 12, 2009 08:53 AM

              la marsa mediterranean cuisine. locations in troy, bloomfield, waterford, and farmington hills. the troy store and possibly some of the others are old la shish locations. i have been to the one in troy and had the fatoosh (my favorite at la shish) and it is spot on.


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                phs3 RE: xman887 Jul 12, 2009 10:45 AM

                Thanks! That's a bit far but maybe. I have Cedarland, Hamido, Al Ajami, and Ollie's locked&loaded in my GPS -- any thoughts on these?

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                  boagman RE: phs3 Jul 12, 2009 02:44 PM

                  Ugh...Cedarland's food I detest with just about every fiber of my being. I would *never* go back there, even if someone else was paying! Could just be my personal taste, though...it's not a service or problematic issue with the owners or people. I honestly just *hate* their food.

                  The rest of them I'm not really familiar with, personally. I'd just recommend that you avoid Cedarland is all.

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                    momskitchen RE: boagman Jul 17, 2009 02:25 PM

                    Ollie's is good - I like it. My favorite place is Al Ameer on Warren, near the Detroit city line.

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                    GoalieJeff RE: phs3 Jul 12, 2009 06:24 PM

                    Al Ajami is great , was just there last weekend , can't wait to go back . A new Dearborn fav ...

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