In search of a new favorite Middle Eastern spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Middle Eastern spots around Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to achieve your dreams.
1. Donerg Turkish & Mediterranean Grill
Topping the list is DonerG Turkish & Mediterranean Grill. Located at 3800 Barranca Parkway in West Park, the Mediterranean, Turkish and halal spot is the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurant in Irvine, boasting four stars out of 909 reviews on Yelp.
2. Olives Branch Express
Next up is Woodbridge's Olives Branch Express, situated at 5365 K Alton Parkway. With 4.5 stars out of 223 reviews on Yelp, the Mediterranean, traditional American and Middle Eastern spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. The Kebab Shop
Irvine Health and Science Complex's The Kebab Shop, located at 8687 Irvine Center Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Mediterranean spot, which offers comfort food and kebabs, 4.5 stars out of 408 reviews.
4. Panini Kabob Grill
Panini Kabob Grill, a Mediterranean and Persian/Iranian spot in Business District, is another high-traffic go-to, with four stars out of 1,052 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3041 Michelson Drive to see for yourself.
5. Hen House Grill
Last but not least, over in University Town Center, check out Hen House Grill, which has earned four stars out of 824 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Persian/Iranian and Mediterranean spot at 4515 Campus Drive.