The Best Middle Eastern Restaurants In Brussels

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9 February 2017
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As soon as curious guests enter the doors of a Middle Eastern restaurant, an unforgettable culinary journey full of flavors, spices and herbs begins. We’ve put together a list of best Middle Eastern restaurants in the cosmopolitan city of Brussels.

Mont Liban

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
Avenue Louise, the Streets of Brussels
Avenue Louise, the Streets of Brussels | © William Murphy/Flickr
Lebanese cuisine, which can be traced from ancient Phoenician times, is widely accepted to be one of the best cuisines in the world. Its secret relies heavily on the use of fresh ingredients, and this is exactly where Mont Liban scores high. Putting aside the old-fashioned decor and the lack of a smile on the owner’s face, the restaurant provides an unforgettable culinary experience with a large variety of traditional dishes available. To complete the culinary journey, Lebanese sweets are a must-try.

Ispahan

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, $$$
Guests entering Ispahan instantly travel through the countries of One Thousand and One Nights. It is not solely the sublime decor that welcomes customers to Persia; it is also the taste of the exquisite food. The chef is clearly a master of Persian cuisine, as many tables are filled with Iranians, which can only be a good sign. Order from their large selection of grills and kebabs, which comes with saffron rice, an unusual yet outstandingly tasty way to serve the grain. At the end of the meal, the patisserie is a definite must-try.

O Liban

Restaurant, Lebanese, $$$
The interior of Caspian
The interior of Caspian | © Caspian
O Liban captures the spirit of Lebanon by offering four different types of dining experiences. Whether you want to relax on the terrace on sunny days, enjoy a café ambiance on the ground floor, eat in a cozy restaurant upstairs, or simply order something to go, O Liban is the place to be. The genuine, friendly owner and staff immediately greet their customers with a warm welcome before offering a variety of menus, from those designed to help curious beginners to a collection of mezze for true connoisseurs.

Caspian

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
Caspian's Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi (Fish served with rice)
Caspian's Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi (Fish served with rice)
Located in the heart of Brussels, Caspian is one of the most well-respected Middle Eastern restaurants in the Belgian capital. This small and cozy Persian restaurant gets extra points for not only its quality of service; the waiters move fast, are always smiling, and ready to help guests understand the menu. It serves delicious dishes in great quantity and at very affordable prices.

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