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Guide to the Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore

Guide to the Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore
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Craving fluffy pitta, mezze, hummus and tzatziki dips, grilled meat platters and salads drizzled with olive oil? Here’s where to find the best Greek, Turkish, Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean food in Singapore

If you’re hankering after good ‘ole Mediterranean food or Middle-Eastern cuisine, you’ll be craving hummus, pita bread, grilled meats and sharing platters of mezze and dips! We hear you! Singapore’s food scene is alive with amazing Italian restaurants, sushi and dim sum restaurants but there’s something so evocative about the flavours and eating style of the Med. Breaking bread over shared dips, tucking into salads drizzled in olive oil and nibbling on sharing platters of smokey meat just gives us holiday vibes. These Greek tavernas and restaurants offering Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine or Mediterranean food will hit the spot!

Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore

Aniba: Middle Eastern restaurant with views

Aniba: Middle Eastern restaurant with views
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Aniba is a stunning restaurant only accessible by a private lift (from Bonham St Riverfront Entrance) which makes getting there a little adventure in itself. Aniba puts a new spin on Middle Eastern cuisine with its European style and Asian influences. This spot is part Middle Eastern restaurant, part chef’s kitchen, and cocktail bar and is by the same people behind our other Middle Eastern food go-to, Miznon (so you know you’re in for a treat!). There’s something for everyone here, from a Chef’s Selection Menu to the regular menu. Tuck into Arabic Salad Ceviche, grilled Middle-eastern Cauliflower with Tahini and Pecan-Parsley pesto, and sharing mains of Chilean Sea Bass with Freekeh Pilaf or Grilled Grouper, Bouillabaisse with Hummus Cream and Couscous. Don’t miss the stellar cocktails best enjoyed facing the view of the Singapore skyline and river. There’s a great value two-course lunch set at $69/pax with complimentary house-baked bread or dessert with every two sets.

location-icon-1024x1024-1-e1620963611654Aniba6 Battery Road, #05-03, Raffles Park, Singapore 049909, Tel: (+65) 9668 8036

Artichoke: Middle Eastern-inspired Mediterranean food

Artichoke: Middle Eastern-inspired Mediterranean food
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Artichoke has to be the granddaddy of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in Singapore. Chef-owner Bjorn Shen brings a playful twist to traditional Middle Eastern dishes with a modern, bold approach. Must-try dishes include lamb shakshouka, halloumi fries, Jewelled Hummus and Muhammara for Turkish bread dunking, and don’t skip the Fried Cauliflower and the famous Feta Burrata. We love the casual vibe of this Middle Eastern restaurant and while the old location has now closed, it will be reopening any minute in its new location in New Bahru!

Artichoke, 46 Kim Yam Road #01-02 Singapore

North Miznon

Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore - North Miznon
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When we get asked where to go for a fun evening out we very often recommend North Miznon! Serving up modern Mediterranean food with a buzzing vibe, North Miznon on Amoy Street is the brainchild of Michelin-starred MasterChef Eyal Shani. The service can feel a little rushed (especially for the first seating) but the atmosphere makes up for it. Foccacia is free and free-flow, best eaten with the hummus and prawn dish, Lamb Shawarma and the Bish Bash salad. Go on Friday or Saturday for the second seating dinner and enjoy the fire surprise that takes place at the bar!

North Miznon, 110 Amoy St, #01-01, Singapore 069930, website

27 Mezze Bar and Grill: Contemporary Turkish Restaurant

 Mediteranean food singapore - 27 Mezze Bar and Grill: Turkish Restaurant
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27 Mezze Bar & Grill is a contemporary Turkish restaurant helmed by Turkish chefs and owners. This spot in Rob Quay is far from your simple kebab restaurant. Sit al fresco and sip on some wine or Turkish traditional spirit Raki and be transported to the sunny Mediterranean. True to their name they showcase 27 dishes that have been chosen to best highlight the rich culinary heritage of Turkey. Think mezze of Stuffed Vine Leaves, Fava and Hummus with pita. Next up – salads, appetizers and char-grilled BBQ dishes like Adana Kebap made of hand-chopped lamb ribs, Dana Saslik -24h marinated sirloin and Chicken Thigh served with chili and Lavas bread. There are many vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options too. We love how they are committed to great suppliers like Butcher Box and Little Farm for the freshest ingredients.

Sassy Mamas get a 20% discount on all food and drinks for their first visit – just mention Sassy Mama to the Restaurant Manager!

27 Mezze Bar and Grill, 30 Robertson Quay #01-02A, Singapore 238251,

Alaturka: Mediterranean Food & Turkish Hospitality

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Alaturka Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant has been a solid choice for many years for those craving a taste of Turkish heritage. Go for the Meze Tabag – a sharing platter of hummus, babaganoush, saksuka, tarama salata, muhammara, feta, olives and lavas. Then tuck into Falafel and salads to go with the house-made Pide (similar to pizza) or jump straight to the Grilled Meats and kebabs section. Save room for the flaky sweet Baklava and a strong black coffee!

Alaturka Mediterranean & Turkish Restaurant, 15 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199436, website

Blu Kouzina: Greek cuisine

Mediterranean Food in Singapore- greek blu kouzina
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Blu Kouzina offers an authentic Greek dining experience with a focus on fresh ingredients imported from Greece. Tuck into grilled octopus, moussaka, and a selection of traditional Greek dips like tzatziki and taramosalata. It’s always super lively here (and it’s sometimes hard to get service) but the Mediterranean food at this Dempsey restaurant keeps us coming back again and again.

Blu Kouzina, 10 Dempsey Road, #01-21, Singapore 247700, website


 Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore - Miznon
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Good food and a light-hearted fun atmosphere? Step this sway! Miznon’s pita sandwiches are somewhat legendary by now. And for good reason. The pitas are fluffy and soft and encompass hearty fillings that are a real meal in itself. Try the pita with egg, sour cream, tomato, and onion or tuck into a pita with cheeseburger, sour cream, chili, pickle, onion, tomato, and a sunny side egg. There are other dishes too, like Fried Calamari or the fun ‘Run Over Potato’ – so simple but so good!

Miznon Singapore, 6 Stanley Street, #01-01, Singapore, website

Bakalaki Greek Taverna

Mediterranean Food in Singapore - Baklaki
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Bakalaki is a bustling Greek taverna in the heart of River Valley. This Mediterranean hotspot in Singapore is known for its buzzing atmosphere and great dips and starters from tzatziki to the sinful Saganaki Kefalotyri cheese and fava bean spread that goes great with fluffy pitta bread. If you’re in a group order the Mmeat or seafood platters or hoard the delish lamb chops all to yourself.

 Bakalaki, #01-01, 38A Martin Road, Singapore 239072, website

Mykonos on the Bay: Greek cuisine

Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore
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You’re sure to get Mediterranean vibes when you sit al fresco at Mykonos on the Bay on the Sentosa Quayside waterfront, with beautiful views of the marina. This Greek restaurant gets points for romantic vibes but it’s also buzzing and fun enough for a group. Tuck into souvlaki, grilled seafood platters, and baklava for dessert.

Mykonos on the Bay, 31 Ocean Way, #01-10 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375, website

Kazbar: Lebanese cuisine

Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore - Kazbar
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Leaning towards Middle-Eastern flavours rather than Mediterranean food? Check out Kazbar with its comprehensive menu of Lebanese dishes. Order Kazbar’s Hot Mezzeh Platter if you’re in a big group and graze on sambousek lamb, arrayes, spinach borek, kibbeh, jawaneh and falafel. There’s something for everyone, here, vegans and hard-core carnivores. The vegan mezze platter is always a winner and the artichoke stew is super tasty. For a bit of everything try the Mixed Grill Platter with Chicken shish taouk, lamb shish kebab, chicken kofta dijaj, lamb kebab, chicken joojeh kebab and lamb chops.

Kazbar, 25 Church Street, #01-03 Capital Square, Singapore 049482, website

Alati Divine Greek Cuisine

Best Middle-Eastern & Mediterranean Food in Singapore - Alati Greek
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Sporting a very Greek blue and white interior, Alati on trendy Amoy Street offers all the usual Greek staples. Think whole grilled fish and other seafood (flown in directly from the Aegean Sea), beef moussaka (a traditional Greek casserole) and Greek salads and dips.

Alati Divine Greek Cuisine, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892, website

Whether you’re looking for a casual meal with friends or a romantic dinner, these Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean restaurants promise exceptional food and a memorable dining experience.

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