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2930 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1864
+1 803-779-6299
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Irmo, South Carolina
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214 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wasn't expecting much. Columbia isn't a mecca (pun intended) for good food. It was a very pleasant surprise! The hummus was the best I have ever tasted, along with the Damascus bread. Everything was fresh and delicious. I had the Hummus wrap sandwich, my husband had the Shwarma wrap and my daughter had a small veggie pizza. It was... More 

Thank BethIneson
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a smaller high school reunion (> 50) and it went off without a hitch! They have a nice-sized back room that was perfect for our group and it was all set for us to decorate when we arrived (we really didn't need much as there is already some decor in the room). Manager Shelley and the staff helped... More 

Thank irish0199
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first time, I had been to this restaurant. It was recommended by my friend. I was impressed and the food was very fresh. It is more Lebanese food. I had a salad with Pacha Chicken (spelling of Pacha may be wrong). My friend had a pizza. It was great! We went around lunch time. Prices are reasonable,... More 

Thank Barry K
Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Arabesque is consistently good. Great falafel, pizza, hummus, grape leaves, salads, and pastas. Prices are reasonable. Thursday night they have reduced prices for pizzas. Atmosphere is laid back. Space is lovely. One of my favorite restaurants in Columbia.

Thank bkc1983
Columbia, South Carolina
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner at this Lebanese/Middle Eastern restaurant with 2 other couples. Our waitress was very attentive and took the time to answer our questions about some items on the menu. We all ordered wine before dinner. Fresh Lebanese bread was served while we were waiting for our meals. For dinner I ordered lamb over rice.... More 

Thank GSimmons03
Delhi, Delhi, India
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to arabesque and the majority of the people went with us were vegetarians, they have great selection of food for vegetarians...falafel, hummus, vegetartian pizzas all are a delight...We found the pizza a little bland, but I am sure we cant expect everything what we want, it was perfectly made as they are supposed to be made. We also... More 

Thank Nitin B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

There are so many good things about Arabesque it is hard to know where to start. First the ambience is great. Nice comfortable restaurant. Second the staff is terrific and will make you feel very welcome and like an old friend. The food now that is a great story. The Kibbeh (sp) Balls were very nice. The beef tips over... More 

Thank BillCarraway
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Everything I have tried here has been wonderful. Very fresh. Hummus is my favorite ever. Good staff recommendations. Good vegitarian options.

Thank Amber W
Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I recently visited Arabesque since the restaurant was renovated. I'm so glad I came back! Arabesque is located in the Shandon neighborhood and definitely has the feeling of a neighborhood, friendly place. The front room of the restaurant is like a little greenhouse-many windows with plants. There's also a bar in the front. If you come midday in the summer,... More 

Thank BerthaGRL
North Carolina
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Arabesque is not only the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Columbia, it's one of the best restaurants period! We've eaten there twice, and all of the food that we've had has been wonderful. The flavors and spices that the dishes are cooked in have to be tasted to be believed. We like our lamb on the rare side and that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2930 Devine St, Columbia, SC 29205-1864
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-6299

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