Food is an essential part of all family and social interactions in the Middle East where people grow up with intense flavors, colorful, vibrant foods fresh from the marketplace, prepared simply and with a lot of passion. Aromatic herbs fill the streets and a spirit of warmth and generosity exudes welcome at any table.
Here at Mamnoon, we share these strengths brought with us from Lebanon and Syria to the new world of Seattle – where modern curiosity, compassion, progressive values and tolerance are paving the way for harmonious integration and celebration of cultures and flavors.
What Insiders Are Saying
Mamnoon in Capitol Hill makes the best Mediterranean food in Seattle, and also works for just about any dining situation.
Food was amazing .. love the Eggplant dish !!
Wish we had room for desert !! Next time !!
The food is wonderful, the service great. I had to ask if they could turn down the "surround sound" music as none of us could hear ourselves talk. They did honor this request but I'm sure I'm not the only to ask this.
Absolutely fantastic food and service. My only "complaint" is that whomever was controlling the music that evening had a bizarre taste in music haha (very aggressive euro lounge)
Visited for the first time on the recommendation of a friend and was not disappointed. Beautiful venue with food to match. The service was exceptional as well.
This is a culinary gem! The flavors were unique and memorable. I can't recall ever eating chicken so delicious. Definitely recommend this restaurant for foodies wanting a new and outstanding food experience.
The food is so delicious and prepared in a way that makes it seem very fancy
Simply awesome food. We come down from BC, just to eat here!
We celebrated our anniversary at Mamnoon.
Shared some small plates which were all wonderful. Shared the salmon with green beans. Really unusual Ice cream for dessert.The food is really tasty and interesting Middle Eastern food. They treated us with special care for our anniversary a great night out!
I love this place. The food is very authentic. The owners really care about your experience there. Worth trying.
A great place overall, we have been a long time customer... the only thing we have experienced is awkward and sometimes poor service. The server is normally elusive and we tend to wait a long time to order drinks and food. Timing of food and dishes are a bit off and our drink typically doesn’t arrive until a few appetizers in. Food is delicious and restaurant design is great.
Delicious! Shared everything! The eggplant and cauliflower dishes were very good! And the chicken very moist and flavorful!
We had such an enjoyable experience at Mamnoon. Our food was excellent and we received wonderful service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
First time there for three of us, everything was exceptional !!
Can’t wait to go back
Great food. Prompt and excellent service. Great vibe.
Friendly staff will help guide you through the menu, we were a little ignorant of the cuisine but enjoyed everything we got! Cocktails great as well.
Great food as usual, love their cauliflower dish and the salmon
The quality of the food combined with the delicious flavors took us all by surprise. This cuisine was absolutely stunning and I highly recommend this excellent restaurant and I would go back in a heartbeat but as we live near Boston, we'll heave to be satisfied with the memories of our wonderful experience at Mamnoon. Thank you for doing everything right.
Great food and some of the best service I have had in years. Definitely going back!
Exquisite exotic food. Waiter was a skilled guide who set forth dishes that illuminated our unfamiliar palettes giving us variety and value. So delicious even my seven year old grandson loved it. We’ll be back.
Maybe it was just an off night, service was definitely lacking. Lots of waitstaff hanging around the kitchen, I guess waiting for dishes to come out. Just took a long time for each ordered item to come out. One small plate was forgotten and came out after we finished the main dish. On the bright side the food was really good, but that’s not what we’ll remember.
Absolutely fabulous restaurant! Food is always consistent, wait staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the food and wine list. Atmosphere can’t be beat... a bit loud so difficult to have an intimate conversation.
Mamnoon is one of our favourite restaurants in Seattle. The food is amazing, and they’re very happy to arrange a vegan option for me. It’s one of the few places we can go where my husband can get meat, and I can get plants, and nobody gives us a hard time.
The fresh pita brings the concept of pita to a whole new level. It’s soft and fragrant and so delicious! Perfect for scooping muhumarra or hummus, or corralling errant chickpeas that roll around on my plate. I also like the mocktails, and my husband likes the cocktails.
We love that it’s super queer-friendly, too. In fact, we got engaged here, AND they catered our small wedding, easily making gluten-free, soy-free, vegan falafels so all our guests could eat.
The restaurant itself is pretty loud, with conversation more than music. It takes some getting used to. And I find it challenging when the host/ess wears perfume or cologne; it’s not usually a problem with waiters, but one of the usual hostesses can often be smelled from 5 feet away. That’s a bit much for a place where I’m trying to taste food. Sitting outside makes both of these problems much smaller, but is weather-dependent.
I can’t wait to bring my in-laws here when they come to town. Honestly, this is a place I enjoy bringing folks to because the service and the food are so excellent. Keep it up, Mamnoon!
We absolutely LOVE their food! The food is always spot on. And their service is just right. We love going there for date nights and get together’s. Highly recommend Mamnoon.
Not your grandmother's "middle-Eastern" with things like pomegranate honey hummus and Oregon sourced lamb swimming in herbed yogurt but with enough recognizable elements - raw vegetable accompaniments - to keep it recognizable if not authentic.
This is one of my go-to places when friends are in town. They're always friendly, the food always arrives fast (definitely at lunch), and everything is so good. I'm a fan of the falafels, but the muhammara is my favorite. They can do no wrong, really!
Loud energy level. We had a hard time conversing over the boisterous younger crowd. The foud was over-salted, and no better than the less expensive, more ethnic versions we have had in other cities. This was over-hyped, and under-delivered. Our server was amazing, to be clear.
Went with a small group. Great food. Pleasant ambiance. Good service.
We came to Mamnoon during a girls trip visit to Seattle and we loved it !! Highly recommend it! The food was amazing! The atmosphere was great with lots of fun art as well. Our server, Willow was probably one of the best servers I have had. She was so lovely and genuine. Would def come back!
Amazing food, great service. Will be back for sure!
The first time we went to Mamnoon it immediately became one of the best Lebanese restaurants I have encountered. Fast forward to 9 months later on a return visit to Seattle, it was a must on the list and wow things have gone bad.
First the menu online is not what the menu in restaurant is using. One of their best dishes Kibbeh, is now gone, and they were even out of the meat pies that were on menu.
The server was inept and didn't know the dishes well enough to make a case for any of them. Quality was low on the dishes they did offer.
So very disappointed. I never write reviews but felt compelled this time.
Great food as always. I’ve never had a bad meal here.
We wanted to love it. The appetizers were good. the rest of the menu "different". Portions small. Look at the menu. Spices very middle eastern. Only real minus is that the tables in the back room are tiny and the plates too big to accommodate a multitude if you order lots of different things. The restaurant is broken up into several spaces. Each one different.
Conclusion: wife felt it was ok. Husband really liked it.
What an amazing find. We picked this restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed. The server (Anthony) was amazing. He took time to go through the menu with us and made fabulous recommendations. The food was outstanding. The servings were plentiful. We can’t wait to return. The only disappointment was how close we were to seating at the bar. We had trouble hearing each other due to loud talking with the people at the bar.
For anyone who is from the Middle East, has visited the Middle East, or has ever had decent Middle Eastern food, Mamnoon is a joke. One can easily cook pretty much anything that's on the menu at home, even better and with more generous portions! The food is incredibly over-priced. What's worse is that the service is so inflexible! They cannot make adjustments to your order, and have arbitrary rules about what part of the menu they will serve in what part of the restaurant that simply do not make sense. The servers and cooks do not ever seem to smile, which suggests an unhappy workplace. We really tried hard to love Mamnoon, since we miss the good food from back home, but it has disappointed us time and again. We will not be returning.
The food was good, but it was just ok for me
Delicious food. Unique flavorings. Everyone who works there clearly loves the place and the food. We love going there for dinner, but recently tried brunch. The egg sandwich is amazing.
Everything was awesome, food was fantastic and staff were very friendly and welcoming. But we ate outside and there were a surprising number of vehicles with sirens going by. But it was pride weekend, and perhaps the extra volume of people around created extra emergencies. Still a great experience though. Will definitely go back!
Excellent restaurant for enjoying Middle Eastern cuisine with flair. Service was very good and the food was delicious.
First time enjoying a meal at Mamnoon. We started with the dip sampler. The baba was wildly delicious. Our cocktails were extra tasty too. We enjoyed our meal immensely!