Al Wadi Boston

4.8
121 Reviews
$31 to $50
Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 121 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So very happy this gem of a Lebanese restaurant survived and continues to make incredible authentic Lebanese food.

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MyrnaR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the prix fixe sampler plate for two, it would have served three amply! The fatoush salad was so fresh it might have been harvested from the garden the moment we ordered.
The chicken soup was a lesson in how chicken soup should be made. Our server was perfect; cordial and helpful, we would have been happy to have her join us. If you are not familiar with Lebanese food, I highly recommend getting this excellent platter of rice, chicken kabob, lamb, and 2 other types of meat, perfectly cooked rice, stuffed grape leaves. Dessert and Turkish coffee were also delicious.
I have eaten at Al Wadi quite a few times and chose it as a treat for a special friend.

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williamk
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We chose the meal for two. The amount of food was very generous. Multiple courses starting with soup and ending with dessert. Each dish was very flavorful. Highly recommend.

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jamesd
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been here 4-5 times. The food is incredible. We had the prix fix meal to have an assortment of appetizers, main and dessert. It's a great choice, and pretty inexpensive. While we were there a table broke out in spontaneous Lebanese songs which was incredible. The staff is very attentive and helpful. I can't say enough about the food...if you like Middle Eastern / Lebanese you will not be disappointed, easily the best in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty, a great variety of vegetarian options

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HossepA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good. This wasn't our first time there, and it will definitely not be the last.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here. Service was quick and simple (we’re still in covid times so I appreciate that). Wife had wine and I had a Lebanese beer which was nice. Overall a very nice date night.

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DorisS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and variety. The ambience was fantastic.

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TinaM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and authentic and healthy..
The service was outstanding.

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SusanB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared an appetizer and entree. Plenty of delicious food at a reasonable price.

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Fadi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. If you want a good taste of what Middle Eastern food is this is the place to go in Boston

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

He went above and beyond what they needed to do. Food was great service was great. attentive without being overbearing

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vipDMBoston
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the combo platter, more than enough for 2 people.

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vipGood
New England
71 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everything was amazing we will return

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vipFormerNHresident
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I go here frequently, because it is so close to home, never crowded, staffed by wonderful people, and they always seem to have exotic and delicious Middle Eastern dinner specials. Each item features a flavorful combination of spices that I have, on occasion, tried to recreate at home...

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic food and cool, relaxing environment. Great beer selection for Lebanese beer.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Don’t leave without trying the baklava

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jofa480
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food. A must try if you're in the Dedham/West Roxbury area!

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vipAiredale
New York Area
370 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time and found it to be very friendly, comfortable, and with very good, traditional Lebanese cuisine. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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vipBrianW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner as always!

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FarzanaR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! We will definitely be going back!

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ucratbo
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did all mezza with no entrees. The dressing on the Mediterranean salad is so simple yet so delicious. (I think the sumac in it elevates it.) Fried cauliflower with tahini sauce and cabbage stuffed with meats and pine nuts were standouts. Grilled halloumi, meat stuffed pastries--everything was tasty.

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KristenR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delish! We chose the prix fixe which was a ton of food for two of us. I can't wait to go back and get my own dish!

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ArleneL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by all. Thank you!

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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
25 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
7 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!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Al Wadi Boston using the Order Online button. Al Wadi Boston also offers 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 4.8 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.