Craving Middle Eastern food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Middle Eastern restaurants around St. Louis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.
1. Medina Mediterranean Grill
Topping the list is Medina Mediterranean Grill, located at 1327 Washington Ave. in Downtown West. The Mediterranean and halal spot is the highest-rated inexpensive Middle Eastern restaurant in St. Louis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 268 reviews on Yelp.
The site has lots more information about Medina Mediterranean Grill.
"Medina was founded on the idea of introducing healthy, fast casual mediterranean food," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "Making it both easily accessible and affordable. Mediterranean made to be incorporated into your everyday routine."
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"Proudly serving Mediterranean to all kinds of awesome people!" per the bio section of the business's Yelp profile.
Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "Shawarma-Falafel-Rice bowls-Sandwiches-Salads-Wraps," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties.
2. The Gyro Company
Next up is Boulevard Heights's The Gyro Company, situated at 7240 Gravois Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 188 reviews on Yelp, the Greek spot, which offers falafel and pizza, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a cheap option.
Yelper Elizabeth H., who reviewed The Gyro Company on July 12, wrote, "We just moved to the neighborhood, and needed a take out dinner to appease our cranky toddlers and mother-in-law. The gyros were priced right and the order was ready for pickup in less than 10 minutes."
Yelper Zach H. wrote, "Some of the best gyros in St. Louis right here! Great pricing and fast service. The gyros come jam packed with toppings and delicious gyro meat."
3. Gyro Grill
West End's Gyro Grill, located at 6227 Delmar Blvd., is another top choice. Yelpers give the cheap Middle Eastern spot, which offers falafel and more, 4.5 stars out of 71 reviews.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Gyro Grill.
"We relocated our business from our former location in South City St.Louis," the business explains in the history section of its Yelp profile. "We are the same family with the same recipes. Check the former listing at 3801 South Kingshighway Blvd."
As to what the business is known for, "Gyros are our specialty among the grilled subs," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "We offer mid-eastern pocket pita sandwiches like no other in town."
4. Soulard Gyro
Soulard Gyro, a deli and Greek spot that offers kebabs and more in Soulard, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 130 Yelp reviews. Head over to 900 Shenandoah Ave. to see for yourself.
If you're hungry for more, we found these details about Soulard Gyro.
"Best Gyros and Doner kebab's in St. Louis!" it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties.
5. Royal Kebab Restaurant
And then over in Holly Hills, check out Royal Kebab Restaurant, which has earned four stars out of 45 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the Turkish, Middle Eastern and Persian/Iranian spot by heading over to 3611 Bates St.
Yelper Cyrus S., who reviewed Royal Kebab Restaurant on Dec. 21 wrote, "Great Persian restaurant run by a Turkish/Iranian man, Agha Parviz. I order 20 skewers of chicken breast kebab every week for my diet."
Yelper Abou K. wrote, "Nice small family owned restaurant. Good food, nice atmosphere, amazing service, easy pay. Food was amazing."