Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine

4.6
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121 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 meet all dietary restrictions such as VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE & more

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!

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Complimentary specials

4 course meal for $34 for the month of March

21ST ANNIVERSARY 4 COURSE MEAL FOR $34 VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS.

$5.00 Cocktail Drinks on Mondays

Enjoy $5.00 Cocktail drinks on Mondays

What 121 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends get together! Always enjoyable when we come into Hoda’s. Amazing food and service. They really treat you like family.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations and they were busy; they sat us at the bar while we waited for our table.

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vipMary
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at Hoda's. The food was SO fantastic and there was SO MUCH of it (I ordered the vegetarian mezza and vegetarian stuffed grape leaves). I did not leave hungry. Our server had a wonderful sense of humor and she took good care of us. I live 90 miles away from Portland otherwise I'd be back at Hoda's every week.

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vipKurtB
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. My go to while in Portland for Mediterranean food. None better.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration

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NicH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. I love this place!

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TreeK
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wanted to try another middle e

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vipPaulD
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and portion sizes were generous. The warmth and conviviality of the staff made dining at Hoda an absolute pleasure.

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RisaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I would only recommend Honda’s for takeout. The noise level was off the charts. I’ve been in plenty of busy restaurants, with no noticeable noise problem. There are easy steps to take to reduce noise levels. Also, I waited for more than 1/2 hour just to get a cup of tea, before our order was taken.

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MattandMelanieK
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh, heathy food with lots of vegetarian options. Exceptional service!

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JeffreyB
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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EdwardH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SarahB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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.

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vipKurtB
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just damn good middle eastern fare. Best hummous ever.

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vipPosh
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with authentic Lebanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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WayneO
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Disappointeddiner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

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.

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Bevaru
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Tara
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Marty
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RosaleaP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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dgs1
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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FerdinandU
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LuvHH
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BlaineM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Bevaru
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JodiE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, wonderful meal at Hoda’s!

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Lisa
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Patiodining
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ClifS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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NouryA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely amazing

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AnnK
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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NadiaW
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JoelleH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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

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Fred
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

FAQs

Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 236-8325.

Hoda's Middle Eastern Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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