Al Wadi Boston

4.7
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$50 and over
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
We are opening again on Friday June 26th, reservations are highly recommended.

Al Wadi Boston is a Lebanese restaurant providing the West Roxbury area a unique ethnic food experience.

Dinner at Al Wadi Boston can be a thoroughly enjoyable feast with the Mezza variety vegetarian and meat options that both include an amazing array of house specialties and chef selected favorites. Dinner offerings include beef and lamb kebabs, eggplant moussaka and a vegetarian platter. A special delicacy is the pumpkin kibbeh which features two pumpkin puree layers along with spinach, chick peas and onions. Be sure to save room for one of the Al Wadi Boston special desserts including the knefe with its sweet cheese, semolina crust and syrup made from rose water.
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vipSueSR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food is excellent!! Music was a little loud. Service was okay. But all made up for by the delicious food!!

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Boris
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice restaurant, though I'm no expert on Lebanese cuisine. Sadly not very many people for a Friday night but we enjoyed it.

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vipWendyB
New England
64 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since being introduced to Al Wadi about a year ago this has become one of my favorite restaurants. I love mideastern food and they have a wide variety of delicious menu items. If you don't know what to order I recommend starting with the Al Wadi sampler for an introduction. We usually start there and then share a few main dishes. I recommend going with a few others so you can sample and share as the dishes are fairly large for one person. All the chicken, beef and lamb dishes as well as vegetarian are great.

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ajskrabut
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. my wife and I have been coming here for our anniversary for the past six years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

There for Valentine’s Day with my wife. The food was good and the prices were fair. After eating we waited for 40 minutes to pay our check though. The only saving grace was that there was live entertainment so at least we weren’t bored while we waited

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vipPaul
New England
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They really went all out for Valentine's day. Belly dancer and a Sax/clarinet musician. It was so romantic and the specials were excellent.

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CaitlinG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest dinners I've had in a while! This is a lovely restaurant right off the VFW Parkway. They take reservations and also have a parking lot, which was great. Inside it's spacious yet intimate, and the decor is simple and elegant. The people and service were welcoming and wonderful.

Every dish we ordered tasted like home, was generously portioned, and just so yummy. We started off with the Al Wadi sampler, which offered delicious bites of different apps. Highlights included the baba ghanoush, kibbeh, hummus, grape leaves and herbed cheese sticks. The labneh was also amazing. For my entree I got the shrimp kebabs, and they were perfectly cooked. They came with a mound of rice pilaf plus a tasty fatoush salad that had one of the best dressings I've had in a while -- so fresh and crisp! For dessert we split the knefeh, which is breaded cheese served with rosewater syrup and fresh fruit. It was just the right amount of sweet to end the meal.

We will definitely be returning!

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olgak
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommended !!!

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TZFL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I meant to write that is was QUIET and lovely at Al Wadi.

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Traveller
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm ambiance, spotless dinnerware and glassware, attentive staff, delicious food! Wonderful experience!

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ReginaldoL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really recommend this place.
The food is delicious and the place is clean.

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AliceP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New years eve

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vipNadineK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always at AlWadi, everything was perfect! Food is delicious and staff very welcoming & friendly.

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BKBZ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are repeat customers. Food and service were very good. On the evening we were at Al Wadi, a wedding party was in the restaurant or a celebratory meal, which, in combination with the music, created a loud environment. Wish we had known of that group in advance. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.

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craigo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone says I've driven by that place a million times....... Well if you're up for trying something new stop and try this hidden in plain site "gem". Fresh food made from awesome ingredients that fill all your senses with exotic spices and flavors. I brought some friends for dinner on Saturday night and they were super surprised and cant wait to go back. The lamb meatballs with fresh homemade Tazatziki were the winner!

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vipHuseyinM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What it lacks in ambience, Al Wadi more than makes up for in cuisine. Excellent, authentic middle eastern food. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience we were 64 ppl and we had great time all was more than expected friendly staff and food and service was great

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vipCarolruth23
New England
60 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Al Wadi is a restaurant we visit very few months because we know the food i consistently good. Last Friday night was a very energetic evening even when we got there at 6:30pm. We were seated next to a party of 6 or 8 people. They were energetic and did not care who was around them. It was difficult to talk over them. We were a party of four. I asked if there were any other tables and they were full with reservations. One of the staff came over and offered us a solution that worked. We were seated in another area where a larger group was eating in an hour. Perfect! I tried a special with lamb and rice and Brussell sprouts and pistachio nuts. It was well seasoned. I thought a few pieces were not very warm, but it was tasty. t was plentiful and when reheated all the meat was warm.

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GeorgeA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere, strongly recommend and will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly people and delicious foof

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DesiF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, vibe with great selection of wines and beer from around the globe. Delicious selection of middle eastern mezze and full entrees. They offer a prix fixe menu and daily specials. I order a daily special which was a yummy stew with lamb, artichokes and root vegetables. Portions are large, service quick and friendly.

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Crystar16
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

I'd recommend this place, delicious good and a reasonable price for your food.

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vipWilliamH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and most authentic Lebanese restaurants in Boston. Very warm and inviting people.

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MariaC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Al Wadi was a terrific surprise. It’s all about the food. Go with friends, share, talk, enjoy!

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Luminance
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sampler plate was quite good, though the pita bread was subpar. The three entrees were very good. Portions were very generous, and we continued to enjoy them at home in the following days. The service was very good. The place was quiet Sunday evening, with few tables occupied. Don't know what the noise level is when this expansive restaurant is fully occupied. Greatly recommended!

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vipTess
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a fan and have been going to Al Wadi's for many years. The food is always fresh and delicious! The staff is responsive to dietary needs and there is a wide selection of vegetarian and meat options. People are always friendly and the atmosphere is lovely and comfortable. It's a great place to meet friends and relax for a delicious meal!

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MarciR
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was perfectly attentive but not hovering, we had a great evening!

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Julio
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent but the server and assistant where superb always there when we need something without intruding

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vipPaul
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to have a nice quiet dinner after a long week. Great "date night" place to go.
Food is awesome.

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vipBobbiS
New England
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Yummy!!! Really enjoyed!

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vipWendyB
New England
65 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here for the first time this Sunday and really enjoyed it. We shared the Meza platter. Haluomi and Chicken and Steak Kabobs. All the food was freshly prepared and tasty. Very nice ambience with white tableclothes and very good service. Would recommend and go back.

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BillSur
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic middle eastern food. Service was excellent. Limited cocktail menu some of the dishes were a little pricey but not enough to discourage I'll will be going back Nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food is amazin

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SophiaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was excellent very polite and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large graduation party and the staff was so attentive and helpful with ordering. The food was FABULOUS and the baklava is one of the best I have ever had. Thank you!

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Joanie
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend to friends and family. Large parties seemed to easily be served as well as the smaller ones. The wait staff are very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The service was horrible. But the food was good

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Keemman
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

While the food was good. Our server was stiff, rude and reluctant to our requests. The brought wrong orders all the time. And when we asked for tea, she brought us mint tea without really asking ask ! We kept asking for water all the time too!

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RobertD
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent middle eastern food. Service was very good, and had a very good arak, if u like it and the almazza beer.

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Al Wadi Boston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Wadi Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 325-3254.

Al Wadi Boston is rated 4.7 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.