Top 8 Mediterranean food in Somerset, New Jersey, United States

December 10, 2019 Sachiko Swiger

Best Mediterranean restaurants nearby. Discover the best Mediterranean food in Somerset. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for Mediterranean restaurants near you.. Somerset is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Franklin Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 22,083.
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8. Evelyn's Restaurant

45 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1830 International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Table Service +1 732-246-8792 http://evelynsrestaurant.com/
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4 based on 52 reviews

Evelyn's Restaurant

Reviewed By Vincef69

Evelyn's is one of the few MidEast restaurants that still make meat-filled Grape Leaves. Most only have vegan variants, but authentic stuffed Grape Leaves have meat! (They also have vegan ones [yuck]).The Shawarma was awesome, and homemade. Their babaganoush is also authentically smoky (it's supposed to be grilled eggplant, which gives it a nice smoky flavor), which also makes them somewhat unique. So many Mideast restaurants don't make it properly.I highly suggest a visit to Evelyn's - they've been there for many years (I remember going there when I went to Rutger's in the 1980's!), so you know that if they've made it this long, they must be good!

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7. Namli Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine

88 Central Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1706 Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Table Service, BYOB +1 732-543-0116 http://www.namlicuisine.com
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4 based on 20 reviews

Namli Mediterranean Turkish Cuisine

Reviewed By 29Teddy

New Brunswick is fortunate to have good Middle Eastern restaurants; I think Namli is the best. Beautifully spiced and freshly prepared food served by nice people in a comfortable, attractive space. BYO - but you can have wine quickly delivered by the neighborhood liquor store if you prefer. The outdoor patio is a treat in summer. You can’t go wrong at Namli.

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6. Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill

315 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-2751 Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, BYOB +1 732-418-9000 http://bridgerestauranthp.com/
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4 based on 38 reviews

Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By AmericaEB5Visa

Great food, Glatt kosher!!! Best hashgaha you can find. Very pleasant staff, eager to please, great atmosphere. Bring your own liquor. They don't have liquor licence. Do you know what döner kebab is? If you don't, you don't know what you are missing. If you are not kosher you can certainly find döner kebab elsewhere. But, if you are kosher this is the ONLY place in the Northeast and may be in America. The owner says, there are three glatt kosher Turkish restaurants in the world. One in Jerusalem, one in Istanbul and one in Highland Park, New Jersey. Patronize this place. I promise you. You will not regret!!!

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5. Aposto

76 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-2425 Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Table Service, BYOB +1 732-745-9011 http://www.apostorestaurant.com/
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4 based on 35 reviews

Aposto

Reviewed By Melanie M

Italian- leaning cuisine with Greek elements, this homey restaurant is run by a Greek family. Irene, the co-owner, pitches in with the regular chef, and often cooks the Greek dishes and desserts. Service is friendly and helpful, if not always speedy. Locals come regularly for the good food, atmosphere and daily specials (which are often among the best offerings).

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4. Labebe

2150 US Highway 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-4841 Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service [email protected] +1 732-658-6400 http://www.labeberestaurant.com
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4 based on 145 reviews

Labebe

Reviewed By marmy

My husband and I finally got to have lunch yesterday at Labebe after passing it by so many times. All I can say is WOW!!!! My lamb was absolutely tender and delicious as was my husbands grilled octopus. Portions for lunch were quite large and priced very reasonably. Servers Alfonso and Andrea made our lunch that much more special. We will be back!!PS Met the owner on our way out and it is obvious after speaking with him why the restaurant is so popular. Thank you!!!!

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3. Efes

32 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1817 Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Reservations, BYOB +1 732-249-4100 http://www.efesgrill.us
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4 based on 65 reviews

Efes

Reviewed By Alfred79

Looking for affordable delicacies about as far from Istanbul as I can imagine, i.e. on the muddy banks of the Raritan, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, two blocks from the Rutgers University campus, friends recommended Efes. Dinner was a delight. It's Turkish regional cooking, perfectly seasoned and sizzled and graciously served. We went for a combination plate of cold appetizers followed by lamb adana, a savory sausage on a skewer, for me, and shish kebab for a friend.

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2. sahara restaurant

165 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1856 Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Table Service, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, BYOB +1 732-246-3020 http://www.saharacafenj.com
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4 based on 181 reviews

sahara restaurant

Reviewed By joee5

First time diner. Stopped in in Mother’s Day. Wait about 10 minutes before seated, not bad at all with no reservations. Ordered appetizer and entrees, see pics attached. Noticed other diners were given pita bread upon seating, we weren’t offered any. Mushroom soup was outta this world great. Appetizer was the 5 hummus sampler and all were good though we hadda wait over 5 additional minutes for the pita bread so we could enjoy our hummus. Entree was a chicken something, forgot the name. Was good but extremely salty. The chicken also didn’t feel right. Almost as a piece would have the texture of defrosting chicken in s microwave. It was cooked though but the texture had the above mentioned feel to it. Unknown if it was or wasn’t, just stating my experience and my opinion. Not once did our server come over and ask how our food was. A knife, other than a butter knife to cut up the food would have been appreciated but since the server failed to come back, we hadda mane do with our butter knives. Too full for dessert, so we weren’t even interested. Oh and our server arrived with our bill in hand. Food was a 4 at best. Service was a 3. Restaurant has a small lot, holds maybe 15 vehicles so if you can snag a spot it is a huge plus versus parking on the street somewhere. Would I recommend, maybe. Would I go back, probably not.

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1. PITHARI TAVERNA

28 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904-3234 Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB +1 732-572-0616 http://www.thepithari.com
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4 based on 198 reviews

PITHARI TAVERNA

Reviewed By Kevin1732

We decided to try someplace different for lunch. The service was friendly. The restaurant was clean. The problem was some of the food was clearly reheated from the prior day. No excuse for any restaurant to serve leftovers. If you do ever decide to try this place I would not recommend lunch. One and done.

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