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Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine

3401 SE Belmont St. (SE 34th Ave.) Send to Phone
503-236-8325 | Menu
Homemade Lebanese food served in a friendly, family-run restaurant.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine Restaurant Review

: Hoda's covers familiar ground for Lebanese food aficionados, but chef Hoda Khouri, who runs Hoda's with her husband Hani, cooks everything on the large menu, using quality ingredients. Family-style platters are an ideal way to sample a variety of dishes. Order the dips, hummus, baba ghanouj and labne (fresh pressed yogurt cheese), and mop them up with warm, puffy pita bread fresh from the oven. Tabbouleh is made the traditional way, with plenty of bright green, fresh-chopped parsley. We also like the vegetarian and meat-stuffed grape leaves, and the lamb shwarma is tender and well spiced. Vegetarian entrées include a grilled vegetable plate or mujadra, a comforting dish of lentils, jasmine rice and caramelized onions, all topped with a cucumber-yogurt salad. Specials include a lamb stew rice bowl made with a multitude of vegetables. Gluten-free pitas are an option. Enjoy your dinner or lunch with a sweet lime drink or a glass of Lebanese wine. Children are warmly welcomed. Also located at 4727 NE Fremont St., 503-688-5577.



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