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About Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights is a Middle Eastern themed restaurant with Lebanese food. The decor and mood lighting will sweep you away to another place and time. There is a wine and beer bar in front with fine dining in the rear. Large parties are welcome. Catering is also available.

2345 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern, Lebanese

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday - Sunday; 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
19th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(415) 648-1444

Website:
http://www.arabiannightssf.com/

Entertainment:
Friday and Saturday there will be music and dancing available. Tickets will be available for purchase at $35 including dinner, and $15 for live music and dancing only.

Parking Details:
The Mission has plenty of street parking available. We will also be offering valet parking during the weekend.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Arabian Nights Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

3.7

ambience

4.1

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
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Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service was great. We got the appetizer platter and meat platter so we could sample a lot of things. the meat was a little dry but the flavors were great. Most of the patrons were eating out back and smoking hookahs. Dining room was pretty empty so easy to get a reservation. I would recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Came for boyfriends birthday. It was exactly what I wanted. Thank you!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was fantastic! Great marinated kabobs, but service was very slow and we waited over an hour and a half for our entrée. The waitress was apologetic but fact remains that we were starving when the food arrived. Luckily it was very tasty.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Excellent food!!!! The service was bad because they were understaffed the evening that we were there. We had a very early flight to catch the next morning so we wanted to leave quickly but it took forever to get our check and pay. But it really wasn't the waitresses fault, they were running around in this huge busy restaurant trying to deal with everything and they apologised to us. We would definitely go again. Best Arabic food in town!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything is beyond perfect

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Genuinely enjoyed our meal at Arabian Nights for a birthday dinner. The restaurant's food is excellent and it seems people have not yet discovered this space. It is huge and very pretty decor, but the service was just not that great. It seemed they were going through some menu changes as the wine list was non-existent and they only gave 5 people 2 menus. Will definitely come back in a few months to see how they've progressed.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Decided to have a last minute birthday dinner and found a last minute reservation for a large group. The food was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Arabian Nights hit the spot as exactly what we were looking for that evening - a tasty and relaxing meal with a menu that my out-of-town friend couldn't get just anywhere. Sitting outside under the patio is delightful if you don't mind hookah (or want to enjoy it yourself). Probably a 4-star in most circumstances, but my specific experience was 5-star.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Horrible Experience

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I love Arabian Nights! I went there with my girlfriend and her parents when we were in need of a last minute reservation and was blown away. I have been telling all my friends about the quality and authenticity of the food. Get the sampler platter if you're with a group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The restaurant doe not look very special, but the food is delicious and authentic, and the service is great. Fantastic value for money, definitely a restaurant I will go back to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Delicious food!! Middle eastern decor really sets the atmosphere. Look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

We need a last-minute reservations and they were able to accommodate us. There was another big party there and they handled us both well. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun. Great location in the heart of the mission.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Quiet location with great middle eastern food. Good value but not cheap.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 18, 2017

An oasis of great middle-eastern food in the Mission district. Everything was fresh and tasty. The ambiance was exotic but comfortable. A great spot for a relaxed and satisfying meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Food just as we had in Egypt! Authentic in large portions Love the falafel and koushari. The joy of eating in San Francisco the world is here.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Friendly, good service and the food was excellent. The neighborhood is a bit sketchy, but it's San Francisco.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The food was delicious! We really enjoyed dining here, we'll be back!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I had gone here for my birthday dinner. The food was great! They have the option of hookah with seating in the patio. It was really good. The hookah was prepared perfectly and they were changing the coal as and when needed. My friend is a vegetarian and he had a good number of options to select from. The quantity of food served was good too.

Overall a great experience and I would definitely want to go again. The place had a nice relaxed vibe so it's good for casual dinner and catching up with friends with some hookah!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by Arabian Nights. The food was very good - likely the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance. Nice people serving and just a perfect birthday dinner! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We had a great dining experience. We were celebrating

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

I had a lovely time at Arabian Nights. I went for my birthday and had a nice time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2017

The Food was really Good and the waitress reminded me of Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike) :) She was so cute and very friendly and patient to answer all our questions since there was a mixed crowd of staunch Vegans and staunch meat eaters on the table... Food was awesome, health friendly, pocket friendly, well cooked and tasty.. Overall an awesome treat with value for money!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was fine, nothing special. If you need to eat in the Mission on a Friday or Saturday night and don't have reservations, this works. Not worth a special trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Been to this restaurant a few times now and always love it. The food is well prepared and presented. It tastes great, too. They do a nice job with Middle Eastern fare. The staff is very polite and the space is quiet and roomy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Hookah and Almaza beer have always been the main draw for me at Arabian Nights, but the addition of kibbeh nayyeh to their menu of Lebanese delicacies has made it even better. It's easily the best food at any hookah spot in SF. The back patio is a hidden gem in the Mission.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fun, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in SF! Love getting the vegetarian platter to share.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Very slow service. Food was just average, but pricey for what it was. Would no come back.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2016

As Lebanese, I always like to go places that reminds me of Home. And it My 3rd time at Arabian nights. Very consistent in good service and great food quality. They. Serve the Top 20 best sellers Lebanese food. Very delicious and have great authentic flavors.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Service was excellent. They stayed late for our table of 9 without complaining or making us feel uncomfortable. The waitress knew the menu really well and was very helpful in curating the family style assortment for our large table. We were very happy to find a place after a movie at the Roxie with good food that wasn't too noisy so we could hold real conversations.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Food is consistently great. I have come to rely on the place because it is great. Especially if you like meat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Kibbeh and pita were great. A bit too much dressing on the salad.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 28, 2016

The falafel was the best I've ever had! We shared the app sampler... everything was good. I ordered the lamb and it was cooked perfectly. Hubby had the kafta, said he he's had better...meh... anyways, give it a try, the waitress was very attentive and the ambiance was pretty cool.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Food was ok. Service was lousyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
We waited for almost 35minutes just for bread and hummus. And then more 30 - 35 mi after we placed order for main course. They didn't bring food for everyone all at once, so my one friend had to just sit and look at our plates while we ate our ordered food. When her order was served, it was way salty. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone unless you have got absolutely nothing left to do. Ambiance could been better, they have got big place but not at all well arranged. Save your time and find other better options.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Lovely evening! Shrimp. were a bit tasteless... Everything else was delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Pity, we never got to eat at Arabian Nights. We drove around for 30 minutes looking for a parking spot. We called the restaurant and asked for suggestions on parking but they could not help us. We had to give up and drive on. In order to submit this comment, we had to rate this restaurant. We did not eat there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Excellent, good service.... amazing waiters ... food was excellent and very tasty. The service was top, professional and yet friendly. Fast service and the fresh bread is outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Food very good, service is a nightmare. Waiting to be seated when the restaurant was half empty. waiting to get the menu, waiting to someone to get our order, waiting for the food and no one even remove dirty empty plates. 15 minutes waiting for a cup of water to my 5 years daughter and then we used a bottle of mineral water we have in the stroller (good we remembered that we have one).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2016

When we first got here we weren't sure we would stay because it was a large restaurant which was fairly empty.boy are we glad we stayed! The food was outstanding for both the vegetarians and the meat eaters. We got treated to birthday dessert and the wine selections met everyone's requests. We were a large group with the restaurant was easily able to accommodate and the server got all out food orders perfect. They put up with our stragglers and our slightly hard to handle group graciously and made us plan to definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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