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Only had a couple bad experience here, with food and staff. All other occasions were good to superb with great being the average . This is a lacarte order what you like. On most of the dips and salads you can order half portions and thereby trying twice the dishes
04/12/10Provided by Citysearch
I have loved Fadi's ever since I discovered it back in 2003. It was a place that my Arabic Club friends would brag about and bring samples to school. I introduced my mom to this establishment to help fill the void of me leaving for the Middle East and she was pleasantly surprised. I was able to tell her what I was experiencing as well as have her find the dishes that came to be staples for me where I was living. I have long regarded this place as a family restaurant used for feast days, celebrations, and a great place to take visitors to Houston. I am sure that I will bring my mother here for Mothers day, that is, if I don't cook for her instead. This pace doesn't accept reservations unless you are a large party, so make sure to go early before people get out of worship or dine for dinner.
02/15/10Provided by Citysearch
The fresh from the oven pita bread is out of this world. Fadi's also makes whole wheat pita which is to die for as well. The baba ghanoush is excellent and the cauliflower is like no other I have ever had. The cabbage rolls are wonderful, but only served on Saturday nights. A recent order of fish however had sat on the steam table so long it was dried out.
Like many ethnic restaurants, Fadi's has fallen victim to the unadventuresome American palate particularly prevalent in Houston, Texas. Sadly for aficionados of ethnic cuisine, Fadi's has become nothing more than a mediterranean Luby's. The cooked spinach with chesse comes straight out of a can and reminds me of the spinach served by my middle school cafeteria. The tabbouleh is nothing more than chopped parsley with very little cracked wheat, scallions and tomatoes. The hummus is a bland mixture of canned chick peas, some tahini and water. It desperately needs a serious hit or two of fresh garlic and some extra virgin olive oil. Frankly, I make better hummus at home.
It's a shame actually that a restaurant of this caliber has dumbed down otherwise good recipes for wide appeal and high profits. I prefer my Meditteranean food redolent of garlic and different spices. Maybe I should send Fadi's chef a copy of Paula Wolfert's book, ""Mediterranean Cooking.""
10/14/08Provided by Citysearch
Food is great , always fresh, big variety, even vegeterians can have many choices, place is always packed for a reason, I have been there many times to both at Beechnut and Westhiemer locations and always was happy and satisfied with what I had, their grill is really something to reckon with , take your friends and have a great meal
10/12/08Provided by Citysearch
disgust! is all i can say i had a small pest in my tabuli, and when i told the young lady at the cashier she ignored me that lady is very rude! iv never had such a sickining meal, between the two lebanease resturants ive been too id recomend you guys to go to dimassi's mediterranean buffet the foods delcious and they always have fresh food. they also have the hottest casheirs medo and mona but there not there all the time youll probably see them on the weekends there so nice and funny.
09/21/08Provided by Citysearch
We were pretty antsy to get out post hurricane and were crazing mediterranean! We saw reviews of this and were looking forward to it! As we approached, we saw that most of the block didn't have power and were hoping that they'd still be open! To our luck, they were! They were running on backup generators! Though, they didn't have their full menu up, they still had a great handful of choices from many meat dishes to several vegetable dishes. The hummus was amazing and their homemade pita bread is to die for! The staff was super friendly and helpful as we explained it was our first time there.
The aura was pleasant and seemed to have a loyal customer following. I definitely recommend trying out this tasty and friendly joint!
06/07/08Provided by Citysearch
My wife and ate at the Fadi's on Westheimer and Dunvale. Everything was fine and tased good. Until of course my wife looked up and noticed a pigeon at the top the wall. We sat at opposite side from the line where you give your order. I walked over to the cooks and asked ""Who is the manager?"" He mentioned she was at the register so I walk to her and waited until she finished with the customer. I said, ""There is a pigeon on top of the wall."" She ignored me and started to ring up the next customer. I said, ""There's a bird, a pigeon in you restaurant. It's like having a r@t in your restaurant."" Well, she continued to ignore me so my wife and I left. We will noy be going back. It's one thing to have a pest problem, but quite another to act indifference and aloof when a customer advises you of a pest in your restaurant.
03/21/08Provided by Citysearch
i'm your typical hamburger and french fry girl...well this was my first time eating mediterranean food and by far i'm not an adventerous person . well i thought in the spirit of adventure i tried the suculant leg of lamb it was calling my name over the mouth watering baked chicken....BOY WAS IT GOOD!!! The lamb was so tender it literaly fell off the bone....all i can say is I WILL BE BACK FADI... VERY,VERY,VERY GOOD.
10/30/07Provided by Citysearch
Always fresh, delicious and very inexpensive food. For those who think this place is expensive, maybe you should stick with fast food which by the way is not prepared, presented nor as delicious as Fadi's. Portions are plentiful and everything I have tried has been superb. For two people (who do not mind sharing a plate) I recommend sharing 4 sides and each get a separate meat or fish. All staff is friendly and helpful.
10/17/07Provided by Citysearch
We ordered lunch for 19 visiting dignitaries because we'd heard Fadi's had good mid-eastern food. ""good"" was an understatement! When I picked up the food (Westheimer location), it was hot, and the staff very helpful in getting it to the car.
The food was absolutely delicious! Our guests scarfed down all of it and none was left for the staff (and we ordered plenty...so we thought!)
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Fadi's!
07/04/07Provided by Citysearch
Middle eastern food, especially the one that is found at Fadi's is known as fast food. But having to spend over 10 dollars per dish is unacceptable. I would recommend for this restaurant to overhauld their Cost Accounting to make it a better price to value ratio. One thing I truly like about the restaurant is their atmosphere, how they display the food, and the friendliness of the staff. Cleanliness is definetly a must for a restaurant, but I believe that Fadi's does a good job in cleaning their restaurant. I restrooms need sometimes a little more cleaning, but it is acceptable considering how many people frequent the restaurant. The fresh juice section is great, but sometimes lacks variety. The fish, rice with butter, and lamb shanks are great. The hummus and babaganush is great!!
I have catered numerous times for events at my home from Fadi's and I believe the two brothers do a great job in it! KUDOS!!!
Keep the middle eastern food real, as what you serve is fast food. Please try to lower your prices accordingly. I know you export import food from the middle east, that means you get ingredients much cheaper, try to reflect that. As such i give you only 3 stars.
04/15/07Provided by Citysearch
Ok, this food is NOT authentic middle eastern food. Now that would not be a big issue if it was still good food, but it's not! The menu is a hybrid of foods from all over and the arabic dishes they have don't even come close to tasting good. I have been there twice and I left both times regretting it. Not a good value for the money at all if you ask me
And one more thing, no AC in the middle of summer in Houston??? what's that all about?
I hope that has changed!
03/29/07Provided by Citysearch
I LOVE Fadi's. The chain is family-owned and operated, and the food is authentic and delicious. I first went to Fadi's at the urging of a Lebanese friend who knows the Fadi brothers, and he told me it's the only place in town to find delicious and authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean food. Boy, was he right! The fresh pitas, creamy hummus, and fresh roasted Baba Ganoush just danced in my mouth. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and the dining room was lovely and clean. I am a lifelong vegetarian, and they have so many options for veggies that it dizzies the mind. Since my initial visit I have returned upwards of 10 times, each being better than the last.
I highly recommend Fadi's both to those who are already well-versed in Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine (as I am) and to the novice. As for the reviewer who had such hateful things to say, well, I suspect this person has not ventured much outside traditional American fare (or south Texas diners, for that matter).
03/28/07Provided by Citysearch
This was the absolute worst Mediterranean food I have ever eaten! The food was disgusting, the server got our order wrong, and the prices were high & horrible!!!! $50-60 for two adult and two kid entres, and that is with NO alcohol or dessert, What a waste of time and money!!!!!
We will NEVER go back.
11/17/06Provided by Citysearch
Best hummus in town. I love this place. The portions are huge so I normally get the 1 meat and 2 sides and share with who ever I go with and we still have left overs. Be sure to ask for the fresh pita bread for the hummas it is wonderful.
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- Meyerland Plaza Shopping Ctr
- Meyerland Plaza Shopping Center, Southwest Houston, Meyerland Area
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Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Family Style, Take Out, Healthy, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Bar & Grills
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes