Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Lebanese
Birthday Promotion for the month of January , Diners will receive a Free Cocktail drink and dessert on the house, must show your ID.

Since 1999, Hoda's has been preparing fresh, flavorful and healthy specialty Lebanese Dishes . Inspired by Hoda and Hani from Beirut, Lebanon, Hoda's uses only local farm ingredients and local grass-fed beef and many other dishes to meet everyone's Dietary needs. Here you will find many MEZZA dishes, Kabobs, Shawarmas and our fresh baked pita bread to your table.
Hoda's accepts online reservations for up to 8 guests. If you have a large group reservation of 9 or more, please contact the restaurant directly. We are happy to accommodate you!

Specials

$5.00 Cocktail Drinks on Mondays

Enjoy $5.00 Cocktail drinks on Mondays

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 2, 2018

Ends: November 3, 2117

Availability: Mon 4:00PM-9:00PM 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 111 People Are Saying
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JB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for fresh authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine. Exemplary staff. I recommend Hoda's for anyone, but especially for those that enjoy a bit of a communal dining experience with friends. This is a wonderful kitchen experience. Enjoy. We have!

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, especially the warm pita bread which they delivered without having to ask.

SB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

First, they didn't have my reservation because they said something about them not being a part of open table right now or something like that.
They didn't not acknowledge me for quite awhile after arriving and I noticed with other people that entered after me. They served me a martini in a water glass. The falafal (sp) was dry. The food was just honestly, the worst I've ever eaten. It was edible, but not good.
The waitstaff seemed to not be very happy, but our waiter was very nice to me and my guests. I was truly disappointed because they wanted good mediterranean fare and I thought I was taking them to someplace special. I won't be back. But again, our waiter was good! No complaints about him at all.

KB
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just damn good middle eastern fare. Best hummous ever.

P
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with authentic Lebanese food.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and server. Very accommodating and attentive. Food was very fresh and flavorful, everyone at the table left satisfied! Second time at Hoda’s. Will be going again for sure!

WO
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I start? My family and I know Middle Eastern food well (my wife is Egyptian, after all), and Hoda’s gave us the BEST Middle Eastern food and dining experience we’ve ever had in the Portland area. We dined at Hoda’s for Mother’s Day and enjoyed their multi-course Mother’s Day special, and it was INCREDIBLE. We will be back, for sure.

D
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing. Attentive and pleasant. The Hostess/Manager, not sure which was a different story. Took my Mother there for her Birthday. We were enjoying dinner and visiting. The Hostess/ Manager on 2 occasions made comments to the effect of: “If we could get these 2 people to leave anytime soon”

1st off, it wasn’t busy. There was no waiting. There were 2 of us in a corner. We had, with our reservation, ordering and eating. Been there an hour and 15 minutes. I have been to Hoda before during the week and it has been packed! I have never experienced this from them before. Was very disappointed. Very unwelcoming.

B
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When our visitors return to Portland, they request another meal at Hoda's. The combination of great food and friendly ambiance make it always a pleasure.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely family owned restaurant! Our dinner was awesome, service was great..

T
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met up with friends and had a nice evening of eating, talking and laughing. Food was very good and Hodas was able to offer options that met our special dietary needs.

M
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely fanatic, there wasn't anything that we had that wasn't great. The service and attention we reciecved was just as good. This one restaurant we will definitely be coming back to.

RP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here since about 2005 and the food was every bit as good as I remembered. Split the Taste of the Middle East with my son, and we had a great experience. The staff was attentive and we will definitely return!

d
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Only hiccup was that they weren't really using OpenTable much that night ... so there was actually no table available when we walked in, and the place was slammed. They accommodated us at the back bar and we were quite fine with that. We had the Portland Dining Month prix-fixe menu and it was great, so much so that we had plenty to box up and take home. The lamb shank is ginormous. One of them could easily feed two. We'll be back, maybe on a quieter night though.

FU
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress is very honest, hard worker and friendly. I came with my wife and our 2 adult kids and their partners. The food is great from appetizers to desserts. And we didn't feel that we were rush. We had plenty of time to finish our food before we asked for the check. You don't get that quality of service anymore. Others will rush you to accommodate more customers.

LH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Loved all the gluten free options, even with Portland Dining Month options. Can't wait to return!

BM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. It got a little loud where we were sitting but the food made up for that. We are planning to go back and bring more family.

B
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a celebratory dinner with friends and were not disappointed. The food is always excellent, as is the service. A very enjoyable and welcoming place to dine!

JE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, wonderful meal at Hoda’s!

L
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Second time here feel on Valentine's. My just below perfect mark for service was based on two of us pals being seated in the backroom right next to a huge party...25-30. Server later saying she didn't know why they put is back there as there were tables out front. It's ok, they gave us lots of love. It's the food, though, that had been flawless & plentiful, both visits. Adore the owners appearance and hugs on the way out. I will go back again and again!

P
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delightful Valentine’s Day dinner

Great, flavorful options on the special menu

The heart shaped pita bread was a nice touch

Overall WELL DONE and festive

CS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a birthday celebration at the restaurant. The service was excellent and people friendly. The food was quite good and most enjoyable. The staff did everything in their power to make the celebration memorable.

NA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very impressive restaurant. From locally sourced everything, to excellent options for carnivores, vegetarians and vegans, to the great taste and service. This place is a definitely our our list of favorite restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely amazing

AK
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On of the better middle eastern restaurants we've tried. The fresh homemade pita bread was amazing and the service was friendly and efficient. Great find.

NW
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been dining here for over ten years now the food is always excellent. Can't wait to come back for more!

K
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my absolute favorite places to go for many years now. The lamb is to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Wonderful, friendly staff and owners, fresh and grass fed !!

JH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were sat in front of the bathroom. There were plenty of nicer tables available in the back. I had made this reservation several days in advance. I was greatly disappointed

F
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is some of the best Mediterranean on Portland. Recommend the multi course dinners or the message.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal full of a variety of fresh flavors

H
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made a reservation for 2 on Thursday, November 30th to celebrate a birthday. We showed up that night at 6:30 and they were closed for the day, as the sign on the door stated. Looked like a couple guys were doing so.e type of remodeling work.
Nice of the restaurant to Notify us, NOT!
So I wouldnt recommend Hoda's to anyone, I would recommend they go to a restaurant that cares about their customers and their reputation. Go to Ya Hala's instead, I know their food is great, they're just not open on Sunday, the day we were going out to celebrate a birthday.

B
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here! The food is consistently satisfying and the staff always welcoming.

LY
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Read great reviews about Hoda’s when we stayed in the neighborhood on a weekend getaway to Portland. The folks that worked there and the owner were all warm and helpful.. we felt well cared for. the food was quite good, and we

PD
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Hoda’s is always a great choice! The service is amazing and the food tastes like it’s home cooked. One of my faves and thank God it’s located right around the block!

B
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the quiet, friendly setting and savored their flavorful and satisfying food. Excellent taste and generous servings. We'll be back...

JB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My favorite restaurant in Portland! I take all my out of town friends here.

JE
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I love Lebonese food, and they make some great meze. The only reason I gave it less stars that I would have was that it was real, real noisy. That was mainly the fault of the obnoxiously loud table behind me. I was trapped in their world and had to shout to speak with my wife across from me.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and the food was quite good.

DA
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy!! Excellent selection for vegitarians and omnivores

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