Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine

★★★★☆
  • 3401 SE Belmont St

    Portland, OR 97214

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  • 503-236-8325

About Hoda's Middle-Eastern Cuisine

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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When walking into the restaurant, you immediately feel like you're stepping into another country. This bi-level belmont staple serves up generous portions with authentic flavor. The back room or upstairs is good for parties and I would

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★★★★★

When walking into the restaurant, you immediately feel like you're stepping into another country. This bi-level belmont staple serves up generous portions with authentic flavor. The back room or upstairs is good for parties and I would

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their minimum order is $100.oo for delivery! Hope it's a mistake, maybe they mean 10, but they should fix it, I'll never go there either, I'll go to Nikalas

3
★★★★★

their minimum order is $100.oo for delivery! Hope it's a mistake, maybe they mean 10, but they should fix it, I'll never go there either, I'll go to Nikalas

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Got to say, dissapointed. Not only was food missing from my to go order once I got home, but when I checked my bank card online, the cashier had added additional tip. It was only an extra dollar and 20 cents from what I did tip, so not enough to call and argue with the guys over. However, just enough to be irritated, want to share, and never go back. Get some class dudes.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Got to say, dissapointed. Not only was food missing from my to go order once I got home, but when I checked my bank card online, the cashier had added additional tip. It was only an extra dollar and 20 cents from what I did tip, so not enough to call and argue with the guys over. However, just enough to be irritated, want to share, and never go back. Get some class dudes.

Pros: food I got was good

Cons: didn't get all the food ordered & cashier added more tip

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I had tried this place once before, a couple years ago, and decided to share it with my boyfriend today! This place is amazing.
The food is fabulous: the best pita bread you will probably ever consume, the smoothest & creamiest humos, and even though the salad is probably dressed with only red wine vinegar it's SO good (and for $1.50 more you get olives and ton of feta)!
The drinks are also wonderful - we tried the lemonade with orange blossom, which was absolutely divine. If anything, go for a drink! They have all sorts of traditional Lebanese drinks, that I'll be looking forward to try in the future.
The plates are also plentiful, and after a couple pita with your humos you'll need a to-go box - which have sections! what a novel idea to be able to prevent your leftovers from becoming a soggy mess!
The waitress was also super cute & nice. We went on a Monday just around noon, and there was plenty of seating - this place is larger than you might expect from the street.
Just remember: Delicious, quick & cheap.
Oh, and for being on Belmont, there is plenty of street parking around!

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★★★★★

I had tried this place once before, a couple years ago, and decided to share it with my boyfriend today! This place is amazing.
The food is fabulous: the best pita bread you will probably ever consume, the smoothest & creamiest humos, and even though the salad is probably dressed with only red wine vinegar it's SO good (and for $1.50 more you get olives and ton of feta)!
The drinks are also wonderful - we tried the lemonade with orange blossom, which was absolutely divine. If anything, go for a drink! They have all sorts of traditional Lebanese drinks, that I'll be looking forward to try in the future.
The plates are also plentiful, and after a couple pita with your humos you'll need a to-go box - which have sections! what a novel idea to be able to prevent your leftovers from becoming a soggy mess!
The waitress was also super cute & nice. We went on a Monday just around noon, and there was plenty of seating - this place is larger than you might expect from the street.
Just remember: Delicious, quick & cheap.
Oh, and for being on Belmont, there is plenty of street parking around!

Pros: Food, Seating, Waitress

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We arrived at the restaurant around 3:45, there was 2 other people there , YAHOO & they already have their food. We were excited cause we were hungry and thought NICE, we beat the crowd!.. No,.. I think the word is just out. Hoda's is cold & $$expensive$$ for the quality of food you receive here (compared to Nicholas: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, we got SOoo much more food, and we got 5 stuffed grape leaves, taziki sauce, lamb,unlimited pita bread AND dessert for the same price as here ). Don't get me wrong, there we several other factors that got Hoda's this low rating... one: it took them roughly 19 minutes to bring us 2 vegetarian mezzas $22 and one side of Lebanese pies $12., but before that arrived our waiter brought out one 8 inch pita bread and nothing else for 3 people i'm guessing to share, so that pita bread sat there for the 19 minutes till our diner arrived. We ordered mezzas for two, but the portion was equal to that of a single mezza, and they never brought us any more pitas. The taste of some of the food tasted very aluminum-ish, the tabouleh & humos wasn't terrible but our taste buds said the rest of the items in our mezza were made with ingredients that was straight out of a can or right from the freezer. Fresh is not what they have going on in here. We inquired about the pita, they told us they are prebaked then stored and reheated in there oven when needed, that would explain the dry, dark brown cracker like pita he placed on our table. We're trying Alexis next. If this was our first experience with Mediterranean food, i would most likely never give it try again, just based on this experiencPr

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★☆☆☆☆

We arrived at the restaurant around 3:45, there was 2 other people there , YAHOO & they already have their food. We were excited cause we were hungry and thought NICE, we beat the crowd!.. No,.. I think the word is just out. Hoda's is cold & $$expensive$$ for the quality of food you receive here (compared to Nicholas: 318 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, we got SOoo much more food, and we got 5 stuffed grape leaves, taziki sauce, lamb,unlimited pita bread AND dessert for the same price as here ). Don't get me wrong, there we several other factors that got Hoda's this low rating... one: it took them roughly 19 minutes to bring us 2 vegetarian mezzas $22 and one side of Lebanese pies $12., but before that arrived our waiter brought out one 8 inch pita bread and nothing else for 3 people i'm guessing to share, so that pita bread sat there for the 19 minutes till our diner arrived. We ordered mezzas for two, but the portion was equal to that of a single mezza, and they never brought us any more pitas. The taste of some of the food tasted very aluminum-ish, the tabouleh & humos wasn't terrible but our taste buds said the rest of the items in our mezza were made with ingredients that was straight out of a can or right from the freezer. Fresh is not what they have going on in here. We inquired about the pita, they told us they are prebaked then stored and reheated in there oven when needed, that would explain the dry, dark brown cracker like pita he placed on our table. We're trying Alexis next. If this was our first experience with Mediterranean food, i would most likely never give it try again, just based on this experiencPr

Pros: not bad tabouleh and hummus

Cons: where do i start.....

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We are hooked on the kabobs. But everything's really good, the garlicy flavors are perfect.Portions are large and very filling. Great family atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

We are hooked on the kabobs. But everything's really good, the garlicy flavors are perfect.Portions are large and very filling. Great family atmosphere.

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Hoda's you do have to order the combo's. Everything in here is excellent. I always order the hummus and the falafal. The pita is also excellent. Prices are pretty average here. I like to go there for lunch

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★★★★☆

Hoda's you do have to order the combo's. Everything in here is excellent. I always order the hummus and the falafal. The pita is also excellent. Prices are pretty average here. I like to go there for lunch

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If you like middle east food, you will like Hodas. Please if you don't think you like middle east food don't eat here, and most importantly don't follow up with a uninformed review. This is about as good as middle east food gets. I love eating at Hodas.
I think they need to do something about their table layout - it's not bad but it's not as good as the great food deserves

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★★★★★

If you like middle east food, you will like Hodas. Please if you don't think you like middle east food don't eat here, and most importantly don't follow up with a uninformed review. This is about as good as middle east food gets. I love eating at Hodas.
I think they need to do something about their table layout - it's not bad but it's not as good as the great food deserves

Pros: authentic taste, great staff, always leftovers

Cons: close tables FOR SURE

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I was in the mood for kabobs and ordered their lamb-kafta-chicken kabob dinner meal with hummus. Food was good, but I'm not really picky when it comes to Middle Eastern food. As long as the meat is properly cooked and the hummus is creamy without being too sour, I'm a happy camper. With the bonus of really great fresh pita bread. The only time I had Middle Eastern food in PDX before this was years before at Ya-Hala. Contrary to popular belief, the food at Ya Hala wasn't that memorable for me and if I had to choose I'd probably go to Hoda's again.

The only issue I had was how the food was packaged. I ordered through Delivered Dish, and they just stacked the pitas in a plastic bag without wrapping them in saran wrap or foil. I found this particularly odd and careless because by the time I got them they had dried out and didn't stay as warm as they could have been. I think it's a minor issue that is worth addressing for future DD customers.

2
★★★★☆

I was in the mood for kabobs and ordered their lamb-kafta-chicken kabob dinner meal with hummus. Food was good, but I'm not really picky when it comes to Middle Eastern food. As long as the meat is properly cooked and the hummus is creamy without being too sour, I'm a happy camper. With the bonus of really great fresh pita bread. The only time I had Middle Eastern food in PDX before this was years before at Ya-Hala. Contrary to popular belief, the food at Ya Hala wasn't that memorable for me and if I had to choose I'd probably go to Hoda's again.

The only issue I had was how the food was packaged. I ordered through Delivered Dish, and they just stacked the pitas in a plastic bag without wrapping them in saran wrap or foil. I found this particularly odd and careless because by the time I got them they had dried out and didn't stay as warm as they could have been. I think it's a minor issue that is worth addressing for future DD customers.

Pros: flavor

Cons: poor packaging

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The food here was great... I was impressed by the fashion the waiters bring out the pita breads right from the oven all through our dinner (not just during our appetizers).
The chicken shawarma was amazing... the kabob was good (could have been great). Can't go wrong with the hummus, falafel.
The only complaint was with the parking for this place.

2
★★★★☆

The food here was great... I was impressed by the fashion the waiters bring out the pita breads right from the oven all through our dinner (not just during our appetizers).
The chicken shawarma was amazing... the kabob was good (could have been great). Can't go wrong with the hummus, falafel.
The only complaint was with the parking for this place.

Pros: Great Food, Prompt service

Cons: Parking

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Just get a combanation platter so you can taste everything! Then order some items that aren't included...like the baklava! Casual and friendly- perfect!

5
★★★★★

Just get a combanation platter so you can taste everything! Then order some items that aren't included...like the baklava! Casual and friendly- perfect!

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I've eaten at Hoda's about 7 times and each has been fine. There are better Middle Eastern restaurants in town, but this is fine. I've always thought the service was helpful and timely. I chose a glass of wine and at the first taste, it wasn't so pleasing. Without hestiation, the server exchanged for a more expensive glass (without charging me) which I did enjoy. The mezza is the best deal and very filling.

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★★★☆☆

I've eaten at Hoda's about 7 times and each has been fine. There are better Middle Eastern restaurants in town, but this is fine. I've always thought the service was helpful and timely. I chose a glass of wine and at the first taste, it wasn't so pleasing. Without hestiation, the server exchanged for a more expensive glass (without charging me) which I did enjoy. The mezza is the best deal and very filling.

Pros: good food, helpful service

Cons: not so good wine selection, tables too close

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good location, excellent menu, decent service. overall a good value.

we eat there enough to know that the consistentcy is good. we know that if we go there we don't have to worry about getting bad food or bad service.

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★★★★☆

good location, excellent menu, decent service. overall a good value.

we eat there enough to know that the consistentcy is good. we know that if we go there we don't have to worry about getting bad food or bad service.

Pros: excellent flavors

Cons: none

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I have never enjoyed a meal as much as i did tonight! i have read what other people wrote about Hodas and honestly i have no idea what these people are talking about. I've been to that place millions of time and it became a family tradition! My friend and I had the best shawarma in town, I had the lamb and my friend had the chicken and we enjoyed it so much! we got half rice and half homus with it and the plate was HUGE!! I couldn't finish it because I was so stuffed, and i don't have to worry about my lunch tomorrow. People say its expensive, REALLY NOW? you could not find a cheaper place than that. I've been to yahala before and its more expensive and smaller portion and I left hungry and even the waitress did not smile at us once, and also the food was cold and awful (not a good place for lebanese food) anyways the owners where extremly nice and when they knew it was my friend's first time there he brought us hummos and tabouleh on the house. the waitress was really nice, she had a smile on her face the whole time, she kept checking on every table she passes by, my cup of water was always filled to the top, and the fresh hot bread was always surved before we even asked for one. I LOVE HODAS and people you need to be more patient and relaxed.

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★★★★★

I have never enjoyed a meal as much as i did tonight! i have read what other people wrote about Hodas and honestly i have no idea what these people are talking about. I've been to that place millions of time and it became a family tradition! My friend and I had the best shawarma in town, I had the lamb and my friend had the chicken and we enjoyed it so much! we got half rice and half homus with it and the plate was HUGE!! I couldn't finish it because I was so stuffed, and i don't have to worry about my lunch tomorrow. People say its expensive, REALLY NOW? you could not find a cheaper place than that. I've been to yahala before and its more expensive and smaller portion and I left hungry and even the waitress did not smile at us once, and also the food was cold and awful (not a good place for lebanese food) anyways the owners where extremly nice and when they knew it was my friend's first time there he brought us hummos and tabouleh on the house. the waitress was really nice, she had a smile on her face the whole time, she kept checking on every table she passes by, my cup of water was always filled to the top, and the fresh hot bread was always surved before we even asked for one. I LOVE HODAS and people you need to be more patient and relaxed.

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This is my second favorite place for middle eastern food. They are low key and casual with affordable meals. The falafel is great. I like to order several dishes and share with friends. This is a local SE favorite.

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★★★★☆

This is my second favorite place for middle eastern food. They are low key and casual with affordable meals. The falafel is great. I like to order several dishes and share with friends. This is a local SE favorite.

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I've been to Hoda's four times and I had a good experience each time. It's my boyfriend's and my favorite restaurant in town. Every time we've been there, we were greeted warmly and seated pretty promptly. Once we went there at 9:30 when they were supposed to close at 10, and when we shyly asked if we were too late, everybody at the restaurant said no and seated us for some yummy Middle-Eastern food. Their bread is good, their rice is delicious, and their shawarma sandwiches cost as much as they do in Phnom Penh (where eating at restaurants is a lot cheaper than in Portland). I don't know where people get better service for less than what they pay at Hoda's, since so many people are complaining about the over-priced-ness. I guess a lot of the reviews have people complaining about the vegetarian dishes, I'm carnivorous so I get their meatier dishes. I had only had shawarma sandwiches before moving to Portland, but now I am in love with the shawarma plates. I enjoy the lamb at Hoda's. I also really like the Kafta. My boyfriend once got the mixed grill supreme and that was really good. We usually take left-overs home with us and I take care of two meals with one dish from Hoda's.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Hoda's four times and I had a good experience each time. It's my boyfriend's and my favorite restaurant in town. Every time we've been there, we were greeted warmly and seated pretty promptly. Once we went there at 9:30 when they were supposed to close at 10, and when we shyly asked if we were too late, everybody at the restaurant said no and seated us for some yummy Middle-Eastern food. Their bread is good, their rice is delicious, and their shawarma sandwiches cost as much as they do in Phnom Penh (where eating at restaurants is a lot cheaper than in Portland). I don't know where people get better service for less than what they pay at Hoda's, since so many people are complaining about the over-priced-ness. I guess a lot of the reviews have people complaining about the vegetarian dishes, I'm carnivorous so I get their meatier dishes. I had only had shawarma sandwiches before moving to Portland, but now I am in love with the shawarma plates. I enjoy the lamb at Hoda's. I also really like the Kafta. My boyfriend once got the mixed grill supreme and that was really good. We usually take left-overs home with us and I take care of two meals with one dish from Hoda's.

Pros: Food, service, availability of cheaper options, location

Cons: Some tables are kind of squished (less space at these)

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amazing how oblivious a restauranteur can be. mid-afternoon, four tables going, owners in the house serving and prepping, immigrant kid cooking - 35 minutes to get a mezza to go. no water offered while I patiently waited, no sorry for the delay (until the order finally materializes and I'm all frustrated).
tried not to be a pooh about it, christmas and all, but jesus, what the hey?
food was only OK, bread bland, spinach pie bland, worst ever baklava
moral of story - go to Nicholas or Ya Hala

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★☆☆☆☆

amazing how oblivious a restauranteur can be. mid-afternoon, four tables going, owners in the house serving and prepping, immigrant kid cooking - 35 minutes to get a mezza to go. no water offered while I patiently waited, no sorry for the delay (until the order finally materializes and I'm all frustrated).
tried not to be a pooh about it, christmas and all, but jesus, what the hey?
food was only OK, bread bland, spinach pie bland, worst ever baklava
moral of story - go to Nicholas or Ya Hala

Pros: location

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I came here this evening expecting a wonderful meal. The reviews were quite nice for a local middle eastern restaurant so I was pumped up for something local and home made. My friends and I entered and we had to stand for about 15 minutes while they cleaned a table for us. Our server was extremely lazy and didn't fill our water up more than once.

The food was WAY overpriced(I'm used to Zankou Chicken in my hometown of Los Angeles which is amazing. It will run you 8 buck while this place ran me 12) and they took forever to take our order. The food was prepared by hired migrant workers so I knew it wasn't coming from the heart and soul of someone from Lebanon and most of all the service was scattered and unorganized. In a world of wonderful Portland cuisine and exceptional middle eastern food this restaurant failed to deliver and really let me down. My salad was overly salty and drenched with vinegar.

The hummus was like water and the only good thing was the glass of water alongside the fresh baked pita. I can see how this place was once amazing but it has lost it quality and consistency. This restaurant does Portland a huge disservice. Choose someplace else and save yourself a couple dollars and the pain of a bad dinner. Go to Nicholas because they give a damn there or fly to Los Angeles and have Zankou.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came here this evening expecting a wonderful meal. The reviews were quite nice for a local middle eastern restaurant so I was pumped up for something local and home made. My friends and I entered and we had to stand for about 15 minutes while they cleaned a table for us. Our server was extremely lazy and didn't fill our water up more than once.

The food was WAY overpriced(I'm used to Zankou Chicken in my hometown of Los Angeles which is amazing. It will run you 8 buck while this place ran me 12) and they took forever to take our order. The food was prepared by hired migrant workers so I knew it wasn't coming from the heart and soul of someone from Lebanon and most of all the service was scattered and unorganized. In a world of wonderful Portland cuisine and exceptional middle eastern food this restaurant failed to deliver and really let me down. My salad was overly salty and drenched with vinegar.

The hummus was like water and the only good thing was the glass of water alongside the fresh baked pita. I can see how this place was once amazing but it has lost it quality and consistency. This restaurant does Portland a huge disservice. Choose someplace else and save yourself a couple dollars and the pain of a bad dinner. Go to Nicholas because they give a damn there or fly to Los Angeles and have Zankou.

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Service, Price

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Saturday night, 5:30pm, few customers, no FOH staff in sight. A server appeared, no acknowledgment. The "it's a mom and child horror" vibe was there. We waited three minutes at the door before a busser came to greet us and then another few minutes while she cleaned the table. We were not asked what we wanted to drink or told the special of the day. The women behind us were promptly seated, told the special and greeted by all staff, received water and bread right away. It was another five minutes before the server came to take our order, 3-5 minute wait on bread, 5 minutes later for my salad. I watched around the room as patrons arriving after us received their bread and salad first. Newcomers were welcomed upon entry. When my food arrived, green lentil soup (lukewarm and bland); vegetarian grape leaves (over marinated, limp, mediocre); side of olives (no bowl for pits, yet my neighbors who only had olives for garnish received a bowl for theirs), it was a disappointment on all levels. I was half way through my meal before a server came to see how we were doing. The only items worth eating were my son's cheese pizza and mango juice. We were in the back corner which was great for heat, inconvenient for servers retrieving necessary items. The flow of staff chatting up my neighbors did not contribute to the ambience of the meal, nor the extended sit down visits squishing us in. I had my plates stacked up to be bussed (subtle "check, please" ) when the original server we had came to check on us, attempted to sweetly mince words with my son (note to server: sweet talk child in the beginning, great for tips). The bill came to $19, guiltily left a $3 tip whereas I usually would have dropped a $5. We were treated poorly from the get go, believably due to preconceived stereotyped notions. As a server myself it's a shame, because I usually tip 25-30%. Overall, the food was sub par, poor and snobbish customer service. I WILL NEVER RETURN.

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★☆☆☆☆

Saturday night, 5:30pm, few customers, no FOH staff in sight. A server appeared, no acknowledgment. The "it's a mom and child horror" vibe was there. We waited three minutes at the door before a busser came to greet us and then another few minutes while she cleaned the table. We were not asked what we wanted to drink or told the special of the day. The women behind us were promptly seated, told the special and greeted by all staff, received water and bread right away. It was another five minutes before the server came to take our order, 3-5 minute wait on bread, 5 minutes later for my salad. I watched around the room as patrons arriving after us received their bread and salad first. Newcomers were welcomed upon entry. When my food arrived, green lentil soup (lukewarm and bland); vegetarian grape leaves (over marinated, limp, mediocre); side of olives (no bowl for pits, yet my neighbors who only had olives for garnish received a bowl for theirs), it was a disappointment on all levels. I was half way through my meal before a server came to see how we were doing. The only items worth eating were my son's cheese pizza and mango juice. We were in the back corner which was great for heat, inconvenient for servers retrieving necessary items. The flow of staff chatting up my neighbors did not contribute to the ambience of the meal, nor the extended sit down visits squishing us in. I had my plates stacked up to be bussed (subtle "check, please" ) when the original server we had came to check on us, attempted to sweetly mince words with my son (note to server: sweet talk child in the beginning, great for tips). The bill came to $19, guiltily left a $3 tip whereas I usually would have dropped a $5. We were treated poorly from the get go, believably due to preconceived stereotyped notions. As a server myself it's a shame, because I usually tip 25-30%. Overall, the food was sub par, poor and snobbish customer service. I WILL NEVER RETURN.

Pros: convenient location

Cons: mediocre food, horrible service

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Mezza was good, pickled turnips always make us happy, but we go back for the green lentil soup and the spinach pie. Service was very attentive.

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★★★★☆

Mezza was good, pickled turnips always make us happy, but we go back for the green lentil soup and the spinach pie. Service was very attentive.

Pros: Green Lentil Soup, Spinach Pie, Nice people

Cons: none so far

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Considering all the (recent) negative reviews I was hesitant in accompanying a small group of friends to Hoda's, but I am sure glad I did go. They must have made some recent changes, because our experience was excellent. We ordered the feta and olives and baba ganoush for appetizers, which did come out promptly and before our meals, and were served steaming hot pita bread with it. The feta and olives were incredible and the baba ganoush was not too salty like other restaurants. Both appetizers were enjoyable. We received great service, and had our waters refilled regularly. I ordered the super falafel with hummus, and it was a very generous pita sandwich for only $5.00. Much larger than the falafel sandwiches at saturday market, I was shocked at the value. Very tasty too. The hummus is super creamy and I was just very impressed. I am definitely going back to this place.

2
★★★★☆

Considering all the (recent) negative reviews I was hesitant in accompanying a small group of friends to Hoda's, but I am sure glad I did go. They must have made some recent changes, because our experience was excellent. We ordered the feta and olives and baba ganoush for appetizers, which did come out promptly and before our meals, and were served steaming hot pita bread with it. The feta and olives were incredible and the baba ganoush was not too salty like other restaurants. Both appetizers were enjoyable. We received great service, and had our waters refilled regularly. I ordered the super falafel with hummus, and it was a very generous pita sandwich for only $5.00. Much larger than the falafel sandwiches at saturday market, I was shocked at the value. Very tasty too. The hummus is super creamy and I was just very impressed. I am definitely going back to this place.

Pros: great value, quality food, good service

Cons: too close to my house as I will be going back!

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I worked at a Lebanese restaurant for years in my home town, and have had regular hummus and tabuleh cravings ever since, so when it came time to go out with friends for my birthday dinner, Hoda's seemed like a good choice. I must tell you though, despite the convenient location, I can't say much more in the way of positive things about my experience there. The server was all but oblivious to the 6 of us. He was unconversational and at one point, after 15 or so minutes of trying desperately to get someone, ANYONE'S!!! attention, my friend had to get up and help herself to a glass of water from the pitcher by the bar. Parts of my entree (the veggie mezza) came out intermittently and well before our appetizer. My companions' meals came out piece by piece (a bowl of baba ganoush here, then some hummus, finally the meat dishes and sandwiches). It made the dining experience very awkward as no one wanted to start their meal until all were served, so when we finally did it was all cold. Very unprofessional service; the quality of the food was subpar. It was busy when we went, but not busy enough to justify the absolutely terrible service, not to mention that we had to wait another 10 minutes for them to pick up our check so we could leave. I really wouldn't recommed this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I worked at a Lebanese restaurant for years in my home town, and have had regular hummus and tabuleh cravings ever since, so when it came time to go out with friends for my birthday dinner, Hoda's seemed like a good choice. I must tell you though, despite the convenient location, I can't say much more in the way of positive things about my experience there. The server was all but oblivious to the 6 of us. He was unconversational and at one point, after 15 or so minutes of trying desperately to get someone, ANYONE'S!!! attention, my friend had to get up and help herself to a glass of water from the pitcher by the bar. Parts of my entree (the veggie mezza) came out intermittently and well before our appetizer. My companions' meals came out piece by piece (a bowl of baba ganoush here, then some hummus, finally the meat dishes and sandwiches). It made the dining experience very awkward as no one wanted to start their meal until all were served, so when we finally did it was all cold. Very unprofessional service; the quality of the food was subpar. It was busy when we went, but not busy enough to justify the absolutely terrible service, not to mention that we had to wait another 10 minutes for them to pick up our check so we could leave. I really wouldn't recommed this place.

Pros: Good location, nice ambience

Cons: Service and food quality

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First let's set this straight, this is 2008 and you do not accept Visa? This is hurting your business AND your employees because they get WAY less tips (Cooks + Servers). In consequence service is not ideal by the lack of motivation.
Second, there are a lot of middle eastern places in town now. Way more than ever before, people know where to go (Cf Nichola's or Habibi) for outstanding food. The food need to excel at low prices. I got a skewer with rice for $11, that s reaching it!

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★★☆☆☆

First let's set this straight, this is 2008 and you do not accept Visa? This is hurting your business AND your employees because they get WAY less tips (Cooks + Servers). In consequence service is not ideal by the lack of motivation.
Second, there are a lot of middle eastern places in town now. Way more than ever before, people know where to go (Cf Nichola's or Habibi) for outstanding food. The food need to excel at low prices. I got a skewer with rice for $11, that s reaching it!

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My first experience of dinner at Hoda three years ago was delightful. The Mezza was spicy, hot, and delicious, the wine perfectly acceptable, and the service competent and attentive. Each subsequent visit has, however, been a disappointment; and this evening, downright depressing. The service was rushed, distracted, and unprofessional; the food bland, unspiced, and utterly tasteless. The hummus had all the zest and flavor of library paste. The uninspired salad of iceberg lettuce flanked by two lonely tomato slices was liberally drenched in pure vinegar without benefit of oil (I am still attempting to unpucker my lips). This was outdone, however, by my "sauteed" eggplant, which consisted of about four small pieces of flaccid BOILED eggplant in a gelatinous brown sauce of chickpeas evidently flavored with an Oxo cube. The fact that I gave up after three disgusting mouthfuls did not spare me the stomach upset I consequently suffered. My postprandial dose of Pepto-Bismol was the most flavorful thing to pass my lips all night.

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★☆☆☆☆

My first experience of dinner at Hoda three years ago was delightful. The Mezza was spicy, hot, and delicious, the wine perfectly acceptable, and the service competent and attentive. Each subsequent visit has, however, been a disappointment; and this evening, downright depressing. The service was rushed, distracted, and unprofessional; the food bland, unspiced, and utterly tasteless. The hummus had all the zest and flavor of library paste. The uninspired salad of iceberg lettuce flanked by two lonely tomato slices was liberally drenched in pure vinegar without benefit of oil (I am still attempting to unpucker my lips). This was outdone, however, by my "sauteed" eggplant, which consisted of about four small pieces of flaccid BOILED eggplant in a gelatinous brown sauce of chickpeas evidently flavored with an Oxo cube. The fact that I gave up after three disgusting mouthfuls did not spare me the stomach upset I consequently suffered. My postprandial dose of Pepto-Bismol was the most flavorful thing to pass my lips all night.

Pros: It's the only Middle Eastern restaurant in my neighborhood

Cons: It's the only Middle Eastern restaurant in my neighborhood

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The staff here is rude, and bland.They have the tone in their voice that screams, "Hurry up and order so you can leave!" The food has something to be desired, the pita bread is hard and everything else lacks flavor. The ambiance is best described as yuppie meets hippie. Pretty gross, if you ask me. They only take cash or check. The domas are really good but you can walk a block to Zupan's and get some just as good (better), for a few dollars. Just go to Nicholas, the food is better and the owner is not a womanizer. My friends and I got tired of having our chests stared at while eating our lousy food.

1
★★☆☆☆

The staff here is rude, and bland.They have the tone in their voice that screams, "Hurry up and order so you can leave!" The food has something to be desired, the pita bread is hard and everything else lacks flavor. The ambiance is best described as yuppie meets hippie. Pretty gross, if you ask me. They only take cash or check. The domas are really good but you can walk a block to Zupan's and get some just as good (better), for a few dollars. Just go to Nicholas, the food is better and the owner is not a womanizer. My friends and I got tired of having our chests stared at while eating our lousy food.

Pros: It's on belmont

Cons: Prepare to have your chest stared at by the owner.

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Being a long-time Nicholas customer, I felt Hoda's had a lot to live up to if it was ever to win me over. Their hummus and pita were average, at least the pita was baked fresh and arrived warm. However, when it came to the staple menu items, it seemed as though they just weren't really trying. The labney sandwich was unremarkable. The sandwiches with meat were mostly veggies. I really wanted to try it out because I love their baklava, being a regular farmer's market customer for that very item. However, I'm going to always drive the extra little bit to Nicholas, who consistently provide superior food and service.

1
★★★☆☆

Being a long-time Nicholas customer, I felt Hoda's had a lot to live up to if it was ever to win me over. Their hummus and pita were average, at least the pita was baked fresh and arrived warm. However, when it came to the staple menu items, it seemed as though they just weren't really trying. The labney sandwich was unremarkable. The sandwiches with meat were mostly veggies. I really wanted to try it out because I love their baklava, being a regular farmer's market customer for that very item. However, I'm going to always drive the extra little bit to Nicholas, who consistently provide superior food and service.

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I have tried Hoda's on four different occasions. The food has been oddly inconsistent. Each time, I ordered the same thing, Grilled Vegetables. It was always good, but sometimes gave me terrible indigestion afterward. The pita bread and hummus that come with the meal are delicious. Sometimes the bread is crispy, sometimes cold, and sometimes amazing! The servers and owner (maybe?) run around with panic-stricken looks all the time and don't look organized or professional. I enjoyed my first experience at Hoda's and just kept going back, hoping that it'd be that way again. My most recent attempt will be my last, guys. Sorry.

1
★★★☆☆

I have tried Hoda's on four different occasions. The food has been oddly inconsistent. Each time, I ordered the same thing, Grilled Vegetables. It was always good, but sometimes gave me terrible indigestion afterward. The pita bread and hummus that come with the meal are delicious. Sometimes the bread is crispy, sometimes cold, and sometimes amazing! The servers and owner (maybe?) run around with panic-stricken looks all the time and don't look organized or professional. I enjoyed my first experience at Hoda's and just kept going back, hoping that it'd be that way again. My most recent attempt will be my last, guys. Sorry.

Pros: best hummus I've had, easy to find location

Cons: cash/ check only, everything else varies from visit to visit

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It was worth the short wait list last Friday night to eat at Hoda's. My girlfriend loved the food and I enjoyed the affordable price. The owner even made sure we had a good time. I would recommend the veggie mezza for two and the red lentil soup with pita bread. We will definitely be going back. We've eaten at many Lebanese restaurants around town and Hoda's is our favorite.

2
★★★★★

It was worth the short wait list last Friday night to eat at Hoda's. My girlfriend loved the food and I enjoyed the affordable price. The owner even made sure we had a good time. I would recommend the veggie mezza for two and the red lentil soup with pita bread. We will definitely be going back. We've eaten at many Lebanese restaurants around town and Hoda's is our favorite.

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The hummus and fresh pita bread were delicious, but the chicken mousahab was flavorless and rather disgusting. The chicken was grey and tasted terrible. There was a lot of gristle. It looked like old chicken found in the back of the fridge. It was adequately priced for the sandwich, if it were at least half decent. The atmosphere is good for lunch, but I would not recommend the food.

1
★★★☆☆

The hummus and fresh pita bread were delicious, but the chicken mousahab was flavorless and rather disgusting. The chicken was grey and tasted terrible. There was a lot of gristle. It looked like old chicken found in the back of the fridge. It was adequately priced for the sandwich, if it were at least half decent. The atmosphere is good for lunch, but I would not recommend the food.

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Since my two favorite mediterranian resturants closed down, Garbonzos in NW and Galilee cafe in Vacouver due to a vicous hate crime :( . I went on this city search top 10 mediterranian list and picked this one cause it was close and seemed like it had the list of fare I wanted. With the high ratings I had high expectations.
But what I got was very disapointing. I ordered the Chicken shwarma and the meat looked old and grey and it looked like it was the leftover scraps, it was all grissly. First bite I took was a BIG piece of cartilage *yuk* and the flavor was strange kinda harsh, 'burnt' but not burnt. The hummus was ok. The bread was good, but the tabuly salad I had just wasn't a very pleasent flavor. Very strong and pungent. Just so different tasting then the other two resturants I mentioned.
The Service was good though. The waitress noticed my displeasure and offered us a free dessert.
And it was expensive 11-13$ for the main dish? Maybe 8-10$ range would of been more appropriate.

Sadly to say though I will not be back to that place.

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★★☆☆☆

Since my two favorite mediterranian resturants closed down, Garbonzos in NW and Galilee cafe in Vacouver due to a vicous hate crime :( . I went on this city search top 10 mediterranian list and picked this one cause it was close and seemed like it had the list of fare I wanted. With the high ratings I had high expectations.
But what I got was very disapointing. I ordered the Chicken shwarma and the meat looked old and grey and it looked like it was the leftover scraps, it was all grissly. First bite I took was a BIG piece of cartilage *yuk* and the flavor was strange kinda harsh, 'burnt' but not burnt. The hummus was ok. The bread was good, but the tabuly salad I had just wasn't a very pleasent flavor. Very strong and pungent. Just so different tasting then the other two resturants I mentioned.
The Service was good though. The waitress noticed my displeasure and offered us a free dessert.
And it was expensive 11-13$ for the main dish? Maybe 8-10$ range would of been more appropriate.

Sadly to say though I will not be back to that place.

Pros: The area is nice and the waitress was pleseant.

Cons: The food was horrible.

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Some family and friends and I went to Hoda's a few weeks ago. Two of our party arrived about 15 minutes before the rest of us arrived and ordered drinks and appetizers. We arrived, sat down ordered drinks and shortly thereafter our drinks and appetizers arrived sans the drinks for the first two to arrive. When we inquired with the server, she had clearly forgotten not only to bring their drinks, but also what they had ordered. When it came time to order our entrees, the server could not answer questions as to the pronunciation or ingredients in some of the dishes. Unacceptable if you are a server. When dinner arrived, the server had no clue who ordered what, and we ended up passes the dishes across the table to each other.

The food was quite good and plentiful, but servers leave much to be desired.

1
★★★☆☆

Some family and friends and I went to Hoda's a few weeks ago. Two of our party arrived about 15 minutes before the rest of us arrived and ordered drinks and appetizers. We arrived, sat down ordered drinks and shortly thereafter our drinks and appetizers arrived sans the drinks for the first two to arrive. When we inquired with the server, she had clearly forgotten not only to bring their drinks, but also what they had ordered. When it came time to order our entrees, the server could not answer questions as to the pronunciation or ingredients in some of the dishes. Unacceptable if you are a server. When dinner arrived, the server had no clue who ordered what, and we ended up passes the dishes across the table to each other.

The food was quite good and plentiful, but servers leave much to be desired.

Pros: Good food.

Cons: Bad service. Off street parking difficult to find.

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Tasty! Tasty! Tasty! Hard to beat the prices, so reasonable. Friendly service, friendly owners. Unless you're dining alone get the dinner for two. If you can finish it, you need to go on a diet. A great introduction to their food and you'll get lunch for tomorrow.

2
★★★★★

Tasty! Tasty! Tasty! Hard to beat the prices, so reasonable. Friendly service, friendly owners. Unless you're dining alone get the dinner for two. If you can finish it, you need to go on a diet. A great introduction to their food and you'll get lunch for tomorrow.

Pros: Prices, portions

Cons: if i tried to think of any i would be too picky

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We love this place. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We love the falafel and the lamb sandwich, the fresh bread is awesome. We definitely recommend this place!

2
★★★★★

We love this place. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We love the falafel and the lamb sandwich, the fresh bread is awesome. We definitely recommend this place!

Pros: value, food

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One of our family favorites.

The food is fantastic, the service is perfection and the owner are staff go well beyond the call of duty.

If there needs to be any criticism, it is that they don't take credit cards. Luckily the prices are more than fair and there is an ATM just across the way.

You MUST try this place.

2
★★★★★

One of our family favorites.

The food is fantastic, the service is perfection and the owner are staff go well beyond the call of duty.

If there needs to be any criticism, it is that they don't take credit cards. Luckily the prices are more than fair and there is an ATM just across the way.

You MUST try this place.

Pros: Food, Service and plentiful flat-bread.

Cons: Only take cash.

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WOW! Take it from an Arab - this place is the best! The grape leaves were fantastic - almost as good as my Mom's! And the hommus, shawerma, and tabuli - AWESOME! Seriously folks, if you want some tasty, authentic middle eastern food, this is the place to go.

Thanks!

2
★★★★★

WOW! Take it from an Arab - this place is the best! The grape leaves were fantastic - almost as good as my Mom's! And the hommus, shawerma, and tabuli - AWESOME! Seriously folks, if you want some tasty, authentic middle eastern food, this is the place to go.

Thanks!

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Like a good friend, Hoda's = hospitality, great flavors & good prices. My favorites; lamb sausage, rice & lentil soup - yummy. I have dined in & taken out. It's a restaurant we come back to often. A Lebanese man who rode my bus introduced me to Hoda's (a family member owns it). I must say I was not interested in Middle Eastern food but Hoda's got me hooked.

2
★★★★★

Like a good friend, Hoda's = hospitality, great flavors & good prices. My favorites; lamb sausage, rice & lentil soup - yummy. I have dined in & taken out. It's a restaurant we come back to often. A Lebanese man who rode my bus introduced me to Hoda's (a family member owns it). I must say I was not interested in Middle Eastern food but Hoda's got me hooked.

Pros: good food, good prices, knowledgeable staff

Cons: parking, take the "15" bus

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Last night, my wife and I had a great meal and service at Hoda's. We had a delicious Middle East sampler type-thing and not only were the portions HUGE (we took a bunch of leftovers home) the service was good too. I would recommend this restauraunt to anyone wanting to try something new (and cheap) - and it's casual dining so the atmosphere is really friendly. As soon as you try their fresh hot pita you'll never turn back-we won't!

2
★★★★☆

Last night, my wife and I had a great meal and service at Hoda's. We had a delicious Middle East sampler type-thing and not only were the portions HUGE (we took a bunch of leftovers home) the service was good too. I would recommend this restauraunt to anyone wanting to try something new (and cheap) - and it's casual dining so the atmosphere is really friendly. As soon as you try their fresh hot pita you'll never turn back-we won't!

Pros: inexpensive, delicious food, good service

Cons: parking , crowded

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Imagine a server that manages to screw up every part of your order, not once but twice, and ultimately tries to stick you with the wrong dish. Imagine waiting an hour for your appetizer of (cold) grape leaves (what is there to do besides stick em on a plate?!). Imagine the worst dining experience of your life, and it might approximate our lunch at Hoda's. Yikes! Shockingly bad service + mediocre food = we'll never eat there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Imagine a server that manages to screw up every part of your order, not once but twice, and ultimately tries to stick you with the wrong dish. Imagine waiting an hour for your appetizer of (cold) grape leaves (what is there to do besides stick em on a plate?!). Imagine the worst dining experience of your life, and it might approximate our lunch at Hoda's. Yikes! Shockingly bad service + mediocre food = we'll never eat there again.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: slow service, bad service, flaky service

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Some of the best middle-eastern food in Oregon. The music and murals really makes this place feel like a real middle-eastern restaurant. The bread, humus and babaganoush was so good I returned back the next day to bring some to a party I was attending. The service was great and I felt very well taken care of. I was in a group of 6 very particular eaters and the waiter organized a great combination of appetizers and kabob platters that satisfied everyone's hunger. The owner came buy the table often to joke around and keep the group rolling with laughter. I would highly recommend the Baklava and Turkish coffee for dessert.

The best part, was the price, we all ate bread, appetizers, dinner and dessert for less than $15 per person. Great food and a great people!!!!

2
★★★★★

Some of the best middle-eastern food in Oregon. The music and murals really makes this place feel like a real middle-eastern restaurant. The bread, humus and babaganoush was so good I returned back the next day to bring some to a party I was attending. The service was great and I felt very well taken care of. I was in a group of 6 very particular eaters and the waiter organized a great combination of appetizers and kabob platters that satisfied everyone's hunger. The owner came buy the table often to joke around and keep the group rolling with laughter. I would highly recommend the Baklava and Turkish coffee for dessert.

The best part, was the price, we all ate bread, appetizers, dinner and dessert for less than $15 per person. Great food and a great people!!!!

Pros: Friendly service, Appetizers, Music

Cons: cramp seating

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Our party was large and the waiter forgot to bring some of the drinks to the table. He also didn't bring enough bread and hummus for everyone to share. There was a nice waitress who seated us at the beginning, but we got a lousy guy who served us instead. The kabobs were tough and the chicken was very salty. I don't think I'll go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Our party was large and the waiter forgot to bring some of the drinks to the table. He also didn't bring enough bread and hummus for everyone to share. There was a nice waitress who seated us at the beginning, but we got a lousy guy who served us instead. The kabobs were tough and the chicken was very salty. I don't think I'll go back.

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I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The owners, Hoda and Hani, treat you like family. The food is delicious and authentic. You can't beat the price and the portions are substantial. This is my favorite place for middle eastern food!!!

2
★★★★★

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The owners, Hoda and Hani, treat you like family. The food is delicious and authentic. You can't beat the price and the portions are substantial. This is my favorite place for middle eastern food!!!

Pros: Price, Portions, Service

Cons: Parking, Cash or Checks only

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I thought the service was outstanding. Didn't think food was all that good and I love Mediterranean food. Foul was great, the rest very bland and feel short of expectations.

1
★★☆☆☆

I thought the service was outstanding. Didn't think food was all that good and I love Mediterranean food. Foul was great, the rest very bland and feel short of expectations.

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i went to hoda's with a large group for a birthday party recently. we ended up having more than we planned but the waitress seemed happy with it and accomodated out growing table. we got quick service and were treated like a table of 4 rather than the 10 we were. lots of vegetarian options, all cheap and yummy. they let us spilt our check but only cash!

2
★★★★★

i went to hoda's with a large group for a birthday party recently. we ended up having more than we planned but the waitress seemed happy with it and accomodated out growing table. we got quick service and were treated like a table of 4 rather than the 10 we were. lots of vegetarian options, all cheap and yummy. they let us spilt our check but only cash!

Pros: group seating, service, veggie menu

Cons: no cards

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The food at Hoda is good. The Baba Ganouj and Hummus are amazing and I highly recommend the Mezza for two which is a good sampling of Hoda's offerings. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. We were there for lunch on a Sunday (noonish) and there was one waitress for the entire restaurant. We waited far too long for our order to be taken and often found ourselves out of pita bread (the staple at any good Mediterranean place). I can't imagine going here for dinner, but I would attempt a lunch date here again if I wasn't in a hurry.

2
★★★★☆

The food at Hoda is good. The Baba Ganouj and Hummus are amazing and I highly recommend the Mezza for two which is a good sampling of Hoda's offerings. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. We were there for lunch on a Sunday (noonish) and there was one waitress for the entire restaurant. We waited far too long for our order to be taken and often found ourselves out of pita bread (the staple at any good Mediterranean place). I can't imagine going here for dinner, but I would attempt a lunch date here again if I wasn't in a hurry.

Pros: Great Hummus, Garlicky Baba Ganouj

Cons: Horrible Service, No Debit/Credit cards, parking is tricky

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Hot fresh bread lots of garlic and great lamb! Freindly atmosphere, speedy service reasonable price! Dinning are is some what small but there is an extra room for larger groups, I would make reservations for parties of 5 or more.

2
★★★★★

Hot fresh bread lots of garlic and great lamb! Freindly atmosphere, speedy service reasonable price! Dinning are is some what small but there is an extra room for larger groups, I would make reservations for parties of 5 or more.

Pros: price, service

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The ambience is nice, the location is nice, the restaurant is nice. We went on friday May 28, were served drinks while we waited (nice). The beef shawarma was tantamount to a saltlick with heavy doses of mediterranean spice. The meat was dry as jerky. I have had alot of shawarma in MANT different places in the world, this was not typical, yummy or recommended. The waitress couldn't squeeze out a smile though she was cordial. We waited for 15 min on a Friday night (expected) but that both my husband and I ate was crazy salty.

1
★★★☆☆

The ambience is nice, the location is nice, the restaurant is nice. We went on friday May 28, were served drinks while we waited (nice). The beef shawarma was tantamount to a saltlick with heavy doses of mediterranean spice. The meat was dry as jerky. I have had alot of shawarma in MANT different places in the world, this was not typical, yummy or recommended. The waitress couldn't squeeze out a smile though she was cordial. We waited for 15 min on a Friday night (expected) but that both my husband and I ate was crazy salty.

Pros: nice ambience

Cons: , no parking

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I have been to Hoda's a number of times and adore the falafel and home made flat bread. Its soooooo good, fresh out of the oven. The service has been excellent, but I have only been there for lunch. If you are a falafel fan, go for the appetizer plate and make your own sandwhiches with their flat bread, the sandwhich on the menu uses pita from an outside source...
Overall...amazing!

2
★★★★★

I have been to Hoda's a number of times and adore the falafel and home made flat bread. Its soooooo good, fresh out of the oven. The service has been excellent, but I have only been there for lunch. If you are a falafel fan, go for the appetizer plate and make your own sandwhiches with their flat bread, the sandwhich on the menu uses pita from an outside source...
Overall...amazing!

Pros: inexpensive, good service, yummy flatbread

Cons: parking

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Hoda's has that ideal mix of good food and drinks with great prices. The yogurt and olive oil appetizer was delicious, but I've rarely encountered a Middle Eastern restaurant where it wasn't. The beef Shwarma plate wasn't dominated by the sauce, and the mixed platter is highly recommended. Rice was above average from that of other Middle Eastern restaurants. A very sweet drink infused with rose water was delicious. The traditional filo dough with ricotta cheese and honey dessert wasn't the best, but still worth trying if you've never had it. I was disappointed that they didn't have Middle Eastern tea, but that's maybe asking too much. Service was a bit spotty.

1
★★★☆☆

Hoda's has that ideal mix of good food and drinks with great prices. The yogurt and olive oil appetizer was delicious, but I've rarely encountered a Middle Eastern restaurant where it wasn't. The beef Shwarma plate wasn't dominated by the sauce, and the mixed platter is highly recommended. Rice was above average from that of other Middle Eastern restaurants. A very sweet drink infused with rose water was delicious. The traditional filo dough with ricotta cheese and honey dessert wasn't the best, but still worth trying if you've never had it. I was disappointed that they didn't have Middle Eastern tea, but that's maybe asking too much. Service was a bit spotty.

Pros: labne (yogurt appet), mixed platter, prices

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We were stuck upstairs in their cramped waiting room and not offered anything...water, drinks, a glance at the menu. Several people got fed up with waiting and left. Unfortunately, we stuck out the 40minute wait. while the flatbread was good the rest of the food tasted like it was from a box. i ordered the SamplerPlate which consists of things which should be eaten with flatbread...I never received anymore flatbread other than the ONE given to us before we ordered. The Evening's Special was flavorless but made a great meal for my dog. There was no mention of them not taking debitcards until the end of the meal. My friend had to run across the street to the ATM to pay for our lousy meal. We were never asked how our food was, offered anything to drink, or asked if we wanted dessert. Avoid horrible hoda's at all costs!

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were stuck upstairs in their cramped waiting room and not offered anything...water, drinks, a glance at the menu. Several people got fed up with waiting and left. Unfortunately, we stuck out the 40minute wait. while the flatbread was good the rest of the food tasted like it was from a box. i ordered the SamplerPlate which consists of things which should be eaten with flatbread...I never received anymore flatbread other than the ONE given to us before we ordered. The Evening's Special was flavorless but made a great meal for my dog. There was no mention of them not taking debitcards until the end of the meal. My friend had to run across the street to the ATM to pay for our lousy meal. We were never asked how our food was, offered anything to drink, or asked if we wanted dessert. Avoid horrible hoda's at all costs!

Pros: flatbread

Cons: terrible service, "out of a box" food, not worth the wait

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We were a group of 6. The service was good and friendly. THe bread is really good and right off the oven. I was disappointed that their rice was the regular white rice and not the type of rice Nicholas Cafe has. Their lamb kabob was good, but not great. We tried a lot of different things, their humus was ok, the baba ganouj was too garlicky and not very tasteful, spinach pie was good. I think Nicholas is much better. I am of Middle Eastern descent so I have tasted these dishes quite a bit.

1
★★★☆☆

We were a group of 6. The service was good and friendly. THe bread is really good and right off the oven. I was disappointed that their rice was the regular white rice and not the type of rice Nicholas Cafe has. Their lamb kabob was good, but not great. We tried a lot of different things, their humus was ok, the baba ganouj was too garlicky and not very tasteful, spinach pie was good. I think Nicholas is much better. I am of Middle Eastern descent so I have tasted these dishes quite a bit.

Pros: Easy Seating, Good Service, Great Bread

Cons: NOt cheap, Decent Food

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