Perhaps the best Middle Eastern food in the Houston Area in a warm, inviting setting

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern | $$$


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🥇 Best Middle Eastern

Capsule Review

We never expect to find great ethnic foods in the suburbs, but Mezze#1 turned our expectations upside down. This hidden gem, tucked away along the new Grand Central Parkway between the Woodlands and Conroe, may be the best Middle Eastern restaurant in the entire Houston area. Owner Riad El Khalibi’s journey began in Syria, then took him through both Moscow and Manhattan before landing him in Texas. Along the way he mastered the cuisines of the Middle East, and we benefit from his experiences. We’ve been blown away by so many dishes here that it represents a masterclass in Middle Eastern cuisine. Regardless of your choices, you’ll enjoy the beautiful room and the warm, friendly service.

For Vegetarians

Vegetarians have a wide range of options at Mezze#1 – the delicious flavors that are the hallmark of this restaurant are present front and center in their vegetarian offerings.

Insider Tips

Start with the stellar Cold Mezze Sampler, with superb versions of hummus, baba ghanouj, labné, and grape leaves. Then go directly to the Hot Mezze Trio, with falafel, kibbé, and sambousek. After that, the Mix Grill Plate or what is easily the best Chicken Schwarma we’ve ever sampled should be your next stop.

Key Features

Family-Run Small Business
Full Bar
Good Desserts
Good for Vegetarians
On the Radar
Outdoor Dining


1205 Grand Central Parkway Ste. 100 | Conroe 77304 | Map

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