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Arabesque Foods Of-Middle East

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43 Maple Ave, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1R9, Canada
+1 705-739-2343
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not come here often, but it is our special occasion go to facility for fantastic meals! Try this restaurant, great food, awesome service performed by a local family! One more amazing tidbit on the service side is the folks here at the Arabesque in Barrie remember you no matter how infrequent you visit, this makes you see the... More 

Thank Don B
Barrie, Canada
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Love their lentil soup, pickled vegetables are great. Kebabs are tough and not flavourful. Service is not trained and can be loud and rude. The mother is a great cook but her daughters the wait staff are opinionated and not respectful of customers which is rare in Arab culture which are to my experience super hosts. They need to realize... More 

Thank hmswarspite2017
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Simply excellent food - the best. There is so much variety to choose from. The authenticity of middle eastern cooking at its best. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

Thank William M
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This was the worst service I've ever experienced. The waitress shouted for 90% of the duration of our visit (at kitchen staff and her toddler who was roaming around), and spoke to us in an abrupt and condescending manner. We were the only occupied table, yet she was impatient and rude. For instance, I asked for clarification on an allergy-related... More 

Thank yungcrissangel
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I used to walk down to this restaurant and get take out during lunch when I worked downtown. On this occasion I joined my sister at this restaurant and we had such a delicious meal. Very nice to sit and visit and talk and not a loud environment. Perfect place for a visit. The service was quick and the menu... More 

1 Thank patti4141
Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Our visit here was on a gift certificate, given to us to celebrate an anniversary. The food was good, the service acceptable. We are not anxious to return? The whole experience was so-so! Yet they are centrally located...so maybe more attention to "detail" could be suggested for this restaurant?

Thank judykurtz
Wasaga Beach, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but that changed quickly. Six of us went for dinner and were greeted upon entry by the friendliest server. The range of the menu is quite good and they will gladly modify any dish to your particular liking. Not one complaint from 6 people. I think that's pretty rare. Now comes the sort of... More 

1 Thank mosie1953
Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Have been going for years and was the first place in Barrie to serve vegetarian food. Always great and highly recommend to anyone.

1 Thank Ingrid S
Barrie, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

I've been enjoying the food at Arabesque for (cough) more than 20 years. It is consistently very very good. We recently went with a group of friends - the service is great and she was friendly with a few members of our group with food allergies.

1 Thank kathysless
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Excellent quality... the food never disappoints. Absolutely the best Falafel. Rice to die for. Amazing lamb.

1 Thank Xtrme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Maple Ave, Barrie, Ontario L4N 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-739-2343

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?