Best of Philly

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

2022 Best Not-Boring Special Occasion


Musi’s menu ventures somewhere in between the familiar and the unknown, with dishes like kreplach stuffed with kale-purslane-cabbage kraut. The restaurant — which chef/owner Ari Miller calls “not totally Jewish, not quite Israeli” — is stretching the imagination of Philly’s fine-dining scene. Come here to be taken out of your culinary comfort zone or possibly just eat some pasta that the menu says has nothing to do with Italy. Read More »

100 Morris Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2013 Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Desert Rose

Sometimes you turn up at a restaurant and immediately wish you had brought some friends so you could try more food. Such is the case with this cute husband-and-wife-run BYO, where the chicken shwarma, eggplant sandwich and hummus with poached egg platter will have you planning another Delco run ASAP. Read More »

305 West State Street, Media, PA | 484-442-8012 | Website

2012 Best Middle Eastern Restaurant


Duck and pistachio kebabs, four kinds of hummus, pavlova with malabi mousse ? If Michael Solomonov's thoughtful renditions of modern Israeli cuisine in Old City haven't reeled you in by now, what more can we tell you? Oh yeah: The cocktails are every bit the equal of the food. Read More »

237 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-8800 | Website