Raleigh's 4 best spots to score cheap Mediterranean fare

Raleigh's 4 best spots to score cheap Mediterranean fare
Photo: Mezeh Mediterranean Grill/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 02, 2020.

In search of a new favorite Mediterranean spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mediterranean restaurants around Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Kabobi

Photo: Amal E./Yelp

Topping the list is Kabobi. Located at 4325 Glenwood Ave., the Mediterranean and Persian/Iranian spot is the highest-rated cheap Mediterranean restaurant in Raleigh, boasting four stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Soraya E. wrote, "Delicious and authentic Persian food - awesome selection of different rice. Best koobideh we had outside NYC, LA, DC. Definitely the best in the area."

Yelper Taohid L. noted, "I had the Sultani kebab platter, which includes rice, onions, grilled tomato, koobideh and chicken. The koobideh was a delicious package of delicious minced lamb."

2. Nur Mediterranean Deli & Market

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Next up is Nur Mediterranean Deli & Market, situated at 2233 Avent Ferry Road, Suite 108. With four stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and Mediterranean spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option. 

Yelp has more information on Nur Mediterranean Deli & Market.

"Nur Mediterranean Deli & Market was founded in 1980 by Mohamed Hady, who came from Egypt with a passion for good quality food," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "He has strived to provide his customers [with] quality Mediterranean food made from scratch ever since."

As to what the business is known for, "We specialize in fresh and authentic Mediterranean food," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We take pride in providing our customers with the best quality dishes at affordable prices. From our gyros to our falafel and hummus, we take food seriously and strive to provide th best dining experience for our customers."

3. Petra Grill

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Petra Grill, located at 6091 Capital Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap Mediterranean and Greek spot four stars out of 51 reviews. 

Yelper Eileen L. wrote, "Wow! Why haven't I tried this place earlier since moving from New York? The food is amazing."

Yelper Mike B. added, "An excellent choice for delicious, fast-casual Middle Eastern food."

4. Mezeh Mediterranean Grill

Photo: mezeh Mediterranean Grill/Yelp

Over in Wade, check out Mezeh Mediterranean Grill, which has earned five stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the Mediterranean spot by heading over to 2316 Hillsborough St. 

Yelper Allison S. wrote, "I was introduced to Mezeh through a Yelp Elite event and while I was skeptical...mainly due to already having a favorite place similar to this, it blew my expectations out of the water."

Yelper Tania M. noted, "I love this place. It was my second time to Mezeh and, yet again, it did not disappoint."

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