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1734 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803 401 5882
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Greenville
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times, but decided to write a review. This place has really good food with an authentic Mediterranean flavor. It's one of my favorite places to go. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable.

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Thank Barry K
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mediterranean food served in a casual manner - in plastic baskets. Great hummus and pita. The gyro pizza is great. Staff is friendly. Good for business lunches or just with friends. Located across from court house and city hall so expect to see local movers and shakers.

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Thank Ellenduffycleary
Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, and this place is definitely the best place in Columbia for that. It's located on Main Street just blocks from the South Carolina State House. They have a wide variety of selections on their menu. We love their sampler appetizer platter, but be warned...is a ton of food! Too much for even one... More 

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Thank MathMomSC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Originally, I had planned to order falafel when I visited, as it's been a long time since I've had it, but that changed when I saw that they had labneh. I haven't had labneh since I visited a friend attending Syracuse, and it was great then, so I had to order it. The big difference here is that instead of... More 

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Thank Matthew O
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I don't understand the mixed reviews. We enjoyed creative delicious food and quick service from an attractive smiling waitress. I suggest you give it a try

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Thank glennppppp
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Met with friends for dinner before a movie and all three of us were served terrible food. Two of us had a chicken curry dish; one lamb. The curry dish consisted mainly of zucchini floating in a watery sauce with virtually no flavor. The bits of chicken were overcooked and rubbery with - to our amazement - pieces of grizzle.... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast service and the tastiest falafal I have ever had. Clean restaurant. Authentic taste and above all, it's halal.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good atmosphere. Their previous location we felt was a much better restaurant. The food itself was very good and tasty. We would go back if the need arises

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Thank alanconway31
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I've eaten here for lunch about 6 times now. I am fortunate enough to work within walking distance. Everything I have ever ordered here has been outstanding! I am completely addicted to the baba ghanoush--it is AMAZING. For lunch I usually get the combo platter from the appetizer section which has hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel and... More 

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Thank Tami S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I order grilled salmon there and it wasn't that great. The location is nice but the food that I order wasn't flavored very well. My friends are satisfied with their order so maybe it's just that one item.

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Thank Lyndy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1734 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803 401 5882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?