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Ameer's Mediterranean Grill

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Ameer's specializes in Irresistible Middle Eastern favorites, including falafel, shawarma, kebabs, hummus and pita, and more. Expect casual digs and friendly service.
Cafe Agora

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The dishes at Cafe Agora originate in owner Al Ozelci's native Turkey. Eating here is a collaborative process, similar to eating at home. Popular dishes include the mezze plate, full of dips and salads.
Cafe Lily

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Bistro offering food from Italy, France, Greece, Spain, North Africa and the Middle East.
Ecco

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Ecco, operated by Fifth Group Restaurants, remains one of the best restaurants in our city. Great wine list. The fried goat cheese with honey and cracked pepper is legendary.
Falafel Cafe

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Despite the hard-to-find location, poor decor, and ironically bland falafel, this restaurant has done well for itself, and rightly so. The real joy here is the Persian cuisine. With items such as the kashk-o-bademjan -- eggplant cooked down to its silky essence and topped with crispy shallots of cream and whey, and served with hot-off-the-griddle pita bread -- it may be better to simply forget about the falefel.
Imperial Fez

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Take off your shoes, lounge on floor pillows, and eat a multicourse, prix-fixe Moroccan meal. While you enjoy sweet-and-savory b'stella and fragrant tangine, belly dancers undulate about you, candles balanced on their heads.
Kyma

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Pano Karatassos' paean to his heritage isn't just the best Greek restaurant in town; it's an exquisite, authentic voyage into Mediterranean cuisine. Start with mezze (tapas/appetizers) -- pan-fried cheese in ouzo, stuffed grape leaves, wood-grilled octopus and shrimp -- and progress to the impeccably fresh fish simply grilled and adorned with lemon and olive oil. Don't leave without sampling the homemade yogurt with Greek honey and walnuts.

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$$ ($10-$20) Colorful, textural stews, kebabs and basmati rice dishes served in subtly elegant surroundings. The staff is happy to tell you all about their native cuisine if you show the slightest interest.

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Pick up something to go from the deli case or have a seat and be prepared to be amazed. The hummus is the city's best by far. The roasted eggplant is likewise flawless. The falafel, fantastic. Entrees, like skewered lamb over seasoned rice, confront you with half a dozen flavors. Best of all, it's cheap.
Persepolis

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If Persian cuisine is unfamiliar to you, this cool and comfortable Sandy Springs restaurant provides a friendly introduction. Some flavors, like the sauteed eggplant appetizer, may be too rich for some palates, but the musto-khiar cucumber-yogurt dip is cool and refreshing, and the kebabs will mostly satisfy one's cravings for grilled beef, chicken, shrimp and particularly lamb. The complimentary flatbreads -- warm, chewy and flaky on the outside -- are a highlight. $-$$ ($5-$15)
Rumi's Kitchen

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Comfort mixed with a hint of the exotic. This Persian eatery offers such treats as kashk badenjoon, a warm, blended eggplant and onion appetizer; mast mousir, a garlic and yogurt dip; and shirazi salad, a medley of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and parsley with a citrus dressing. $$ ($10-$20)
Taverna Plaka

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To enjoy a meal at Taverna Plaka, get drunk off the lengthy list of Greek wines, dance and order the mezze. The many appetizer-size dishes tend to be better than the entrees, and we recommend the very spicy but irresistible pork-and-lamb sausage.
Yalla

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From chef Todd Ginsburg and the team behind The General Muir, Yalla specializes in Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine, including shawarma, kebabs, and more.
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