Now that I am done with school, have some free time, and a little money to spend, I have been wanting to check out places in Savannah that I have not visited.

A couple days ago, I was biking around town not doing much besides enjoying the sun and getting some needed exercise. I got hungry, of course, after pedaling around for a couple hours. There is this small restaurant on Montgomery and Oglethorpe called “Middle Eastern Cuisine” that I’ve noticed it many times before, but have never gone inside. Well, I finally went there. I said hello to Ali (the owner, chef, etc. of the place that always sits at a table while watching TV.) and sat at one of the small tables by myself. I knew what I wanted, so I ordered the falafel and some fries. Delicious! It was amazing. Ali is the real deal. He told me that he bakes his falafel and that the balls of falafel that many people are accustomed to is the wrong way to go about it. The creation of the falafel, he told me, takes him three days. This guy puts his heart into the stuff. He gets fresh ingredients and makes sure everything is top quality. I don’t usually like tomatoes, but the ones on the sandwich were fresh and tasty. The meal was a little more than I would have liked to pay, but after eating, I felt like it was more than worth it.

If you like, gyros, falafel, Baba Ghanoush, and so on, then give the place a try. Tell Ali that Matt sent you.


If you like shisha, there is a hookah bar on the top floor above the restaurant. There are 1, 2, and three-hosed hookahs at various prices. The two-hosed hookah is $15. The shisha tobacco will last for about 2 hours on the 2-hosed hookah, I was told.