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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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A delicious blended dip made w/ chick peas & tahini (sesame)
Hommus Blahme
A chick pea/tahini dip & sauteed ground meat
Baba Ghanouj
Smoky grilled eggplant & tahini (sesame) dip
Half & Half
Hommus‎ & baba ghanouj
Cucumbers & Yogurt
Fresh cucumber salad & homemade yogurt
Feta cheese w/ olives
Aged cheese, prepared w/ onions, tomato, olive oil & olives
Served over a salad, garnished w/ tahini (sesame) dressing
Marinated Artichoke
Artichoke hearts marinated w/ lemon juice & garlic
Fava Beans
Red fava beans prepared w/ garlic & lemon juice
Lentil Soup
Prepared w/ spinach & potatoes
Chicken Soup
Prepared w/ fresh vegetables & rice
Lamb Soup
Prepared w/ fresh vegetables & rice
Garden Salad
Fresh‎ lettuce, tomatoes, seasoned w/ mint, herbs, lemon & olive oil
Greek Salad
Fresh garden salad, feta cheese & olives
Fresh cut parsley, bulgar wheat, onions, tomatoes tossed w/ lemon juice & olive oil
Fine cut vegetables & toasted bread, tossed w/ the house dressing
Served w/ rice pilaf
Chicken Kabob
Marinated chicken, broiled to perfection, served w/ grilled vegetables
Shish Kabob
Marinated‎ succulent pieces of tenderloin, char-broiled to perfection. Served w/ grilled onions, tomatoes & peppers
Lamb Mishwee (Kabob)
Marinated succulent pieces of lamb, char-broiled to perfection. Served w/ grilled onions, tomatoes, & peppers
Kafta Kabob
Fresh ground meat mixed w/ parsley, onions & spices, char-boiled to perfection. Served w/ grilled onions, tomatoes & peppers
Combo Kabob
Chicken, Shish & Kafta Kabob w/ grilled onions, tomatoes, & green peppers
Shrimp Kabob
Jumbo size shrimp, broiled w/ fresh vegetables
Port Saiid
Sauteed chunks of tenderloin w/ mushrooms, garlic, lemon juice & spices
Chicken Port Saiid
Sauteed chicken w/ mushrooms, garlic, lemon juice & spices
Vegetarian Port Saiid
Sauteed mushroom, garlic, onions, peppers & lemon juice
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner mid week. Nice atmosphere. I had chicken said and a friend had lamb mishwee. Food was flavorful although pricey. Menu was a la carte. Waitress was very nice. Pilaf and hummus were average. They used to have outstanding stuffed cabbage but not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Liverneck
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Again I say, I loved it, my fiancée did not. The traffic going home was BAD! We were all set to go to a South Street diner, bottle of wine in hand, when we discover it was closed. I had to find another BYOB. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OnAir378376
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I honestly don't understand the earlier, negative reviews of El-Basha, and thought it would be rated FAR higher. Having eaten at numerous Middle Eastern restaurants throughout the United States, I can honestly say - without hesitation - that El-Basha ranks among the BEST. A large...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lbklover
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I am Armenian, and we lost our only Armenian restaurant in Worcester recently. I have been bringing home El Basha food for several months and have been completely happy. Kibbee balls are like Armenian Kufta, were spiced nicely, and well cooked. (Armenians boil them in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The food was bland at best. The vegetables ( 4 pieces) were old. The rice was old too. The food was overpriced for the quality you get. The portions are not very large but also not very small, average I would say. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AmiT148
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and picked this location of the El Basha chain, and were rather underwhelmed. Unlike its Sudbury or Worcester siblings, where our experience had been great, the Westborough outlet was a dud. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and meat as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 11KPN
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I just had a Greek salad with Shrimps and the waitress charged me $18 for the salad. When I asked why, as I had seen the $8 price before she took the menu off from me. She said the $8 salad is the lunch menu...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jrc745
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Disappointed. A Mediterranean restaurant has lamb kabobs on the menu but when you order it you are told they don't have it. No explanation. Ordered shish kabob (steak tips they said). Couldn't cut the meat but it was not tough,must have been dull knives. Hummus...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stanley M
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have eaten here 4 times, every meal has been worth every penny. Chicken Shawarma plate and sandwhiches are fantastic, and big potions. The hummus is better than any other restaurant I've had in New England, tasty grape leaves, everything tastes fresh, home-made, and I...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank teddywhiteshoes
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Food was fresh and really good. Portions are large!! It is BYOB but there is a liquor store a few doors down.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank emily k
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