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Jun 27, 2013 08:08 PM

Best Mediterranean in North Dallas

Fadi's has been my go-to since I moved to Plano.
I used to live closer to Grapevine and would trek out to Cafe Medi.
I have been to Kosta's, but found it overpriced for the portion and quality.

So...lay 'em on me. Mediterranean places in North Dallas.

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  1. So are Turkish places considered Mediterranean in your eyes?

    Do you want some trek places if they are worth it? Insider knowledge?

    Since you live in Plano define North Dallas for us.

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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder

      Turkish totally counts.

      I would say North Dallas being Richardson, north to Allen, west to Frisco, south to Addison and anywhere in between.

      I'm not afraid of a trek for reaally good lamb though :D

      1. re: kikah

        My friends and I love Afrah on Main Street in Richardson. They serve a most excellent, very comprehensive buffet in addition to menu items and an amazing chicken shawarma sliced off the spit.

        Today, a friend and I are going to try Dean's Afghan and Persian buffet. Also in Richardson.

        1. re: twinwillow

          As said above, my friend and I had the lunch buffet at Dean's Afghan & Persian restaurant today. $9.99 each.

          Only the buffet is offered during the day.

          It was excellent. All the dishes were quite delicious!
          The large buffet was quite different than Afrah's buffet in both flavors and items served. I highly recommend this buffet!

          I will continue going to Afrah as the diversity of cuisine at each of these restaurants stand equally on their own uniqueness.

    2. Suggest Canary by Gorgi (formerly Canary Cafe) in Addison.

      1. Pera Turkish Kitchen - Turkish - N Dallas - Preston and Summerside - Dish recommendations Appitzer Platter (selection fo 3 dips - Ezme, Saksuka and Eggplant Salad), Gilled Octopus Salad, Hunkar Begendi (I get this one every time lamb over smoked eggplant dip). The free fresh bread with tomato and feta dip is addictive so pace yourself

        Villa Mediterreanean Grill - Persian/Medit - Carollton - Frankford and 35 - Lamb shwarma (the best I have had in Dallas), falafel/falafel sandwich (tied with Fadia's), chicken koobideh kabob, barg kabob

        Fadia's Deli and Bakery - Lebanese - Campbell and Nantucket - Richardson - Baklava (beats out Afrah for top place), Falafel Sandwich, any of the mini pies,

        I will get the second half out shortly

        1. Jerusalem Milk and Honey.

          Falafel is a go-to lunch option for me. I hear their other stuff is good, too. Ask for the hot sauce on the side. It either is or is akin to harissa.

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          1. re: Jon G

            Wow. Thanks for all the suggestions so far, I can't wait to start trying them all o.o

            1. re: Jon G

              I haven't been to Jerusalem Milk & Honey but I do like the falafel served at Afrah.

            2. I am also a huge fan of Canary by Gorji and recognize his Mediterranean influences in the purest sense, but it's probably not what most people think of when they are looking for "Mediterranean"

              I'll add Platia Greek Kouzina in Frisco to the list.