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Here are Fresno's top 4 Middle Eastern spots

Here are Fresno's top 4 Middle Eastern spots
Marat's Restaurant | Photo: Jennifer W./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 06, 2020.

Craving Middle Eastern food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Middle Eastern spots around Fresno, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

Looking to catch up on the latest popular spots? There's no time like the present, since consumer spending at restaurants tends to rise in January in the Fresno area, considerably more than state-wide, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and direct response marketing for small businesses. Daily spending per business at Fresno-area restaurants last year rose by 1% in January over the month before, while the same figure fell by -15% state-wide.

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1. Marat's Restaurant

Photo: Arnie C./Yelp

First on the list is Marat's Restaurant. Located at 8961 N. Cedar Ave., Suite 103 in Northeast Fresno, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern spot is the highest-rated Middle Eastern restaurant in Fresno, boasting four stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp.

2. Holy Shish

Photo: Lila G./Yelp

Next up is Central Fresno's Holy Shish, situated at 504 E. Belmont Ave. With four stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp, the food truck and Middle Eastern spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. International Market

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Northeast Fresno's International Market, located at 6460 N. Blackstone Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the ethical grocery store and Middle Eastern and Indian spot 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews.

4. Pita Grill

Photo: abobaker a./Yelp

Pita Grill, a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean spot that offers sandwiches and more in Northeast Fresno, is another go-to, with four stars out of 89 Yelp reviews. Head over to 779 E. Shaw Ave. to see for yourself.


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