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3166 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4545
+1 619-225-0308
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This place is an experience. It hits the spot. A young girl behind us said the food was "happy". To be sure, the brothers who run the place are so kind and the art is inspiring. If you are interested in eating vegan or vegetarian, you'll find plenty, all clearly labeled. The buffet will fill up the heartiest of appetites.... More 

Thank Al H
San Diego, California
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267 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

How can you resist eating a home cooked family meal of Mid-Eastern favorites amidst art work? Although Fairouz is nestled in a non-descript strip mall on Midway, you're immediately welcomed by tantalizing aromas from the long buffet in the entry dining area. Mama is the chef, daughter or dad is the greeter/waiter, and Uncle Al is the artist. What is... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We came here by chance looking for hala restaurant in San Diego. It was nice tine in this restaurant with very welcome and generous service from all staff and owner of restaurant. Halal food and good choice for vegan and vegetarian too. It is Palestine restaurant with beautiful art gallery.

Thank abuhassan2015
San Diego, California
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place has been around for over 30 years serving Middle Eastern and Greek foods. I have never been disappointed here. I order off the menu, but they always have a buffet going. It has a very nice Art gallery of the owners work.

Thank john g
San Diego, California
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267 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The only disadvantage of this neighborhood restaurant is it's location on a busy street and in a small strip mall. Thus, the only view is of parked cars in small spaces. But inside you step into another world of warm pita bread and delicious home cooked Mid-east food served buffet style ($13.95 for lunch) or from the menu (try the... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, California
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267 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

This neighborhood favorite of mine is tucked away in a strip mall that's nestled against the larger Target/Ralph/Gap/Home Depot complex. But don't let the small parking lot and tight spaces deter you from a visual and gartronomic delight. Alnashashibi and family cooks up a Mediterranean buffet of tasty dishes that fits both vegan and meat eaters; a regular menu is... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Anyone who likes Middle Eastern food needs to come to Fairouz. The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 star is it homey rather than white tablecloth. If you are starved, the all you can eat buffet is amazing. For those with a normal appetite, the lemon chicken soup, hummus and chicken tajeen will make your belly very happy.... More 

Thank Hank H
Herzlia, Israel
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I always come at lunchtime and have the lunch buffet. Food is very good and healthy. Owner is a real character, always encouraging you to eat more. Owner's brother is an artist. His drawings are part of the restaurant's decoration. If you are familiar with middle eastern food, or unfamiliar - You would love it. 3 of us paid (with... More 

Thank Alon1Advisor
San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Quality food and lots and lots of variety. Not cheap at $16 for buffet but you will be happy you came. Favorites include gyro, rice, avogolemno soup, pickled cabbage, pickled turnips, rosemary water dessert. Yum. Awesome photos of horses in restroom lol.

Thank Cubecritter
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Where to begin is the challenge here ... what to praise first is the issue ... but let's give it a shot: 1- Service with heart 2- Food from the soul 3- Simplicity that humbles the meek Fairouz hits the note on everything a home grown restaurant should be. This is Middle Eastern, with the right touch of the old... More 

Thank DannyB1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3166 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4545
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-225-0308

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