Mediterranean King on Clifton Avenue: Great Food, Great Atmosphere

Mediterranean King is located at 3307 Clifton Ave., which is very near the corner of Clifton and Dixmyth, on the same side of Clifton Avenue as Bruegger’s Bagels. Because the storefront is small and inconspicuous, I was surprised to discover that on the inside the Middle Eastern restaurant was both spacious and attractive, with exotic music that’s just barely audible adding to the atmosphere.

In other words, if you want to sit down and experience a meal in an environment that’s relaxing and aesthetically pleasing, I recommend Mediterranean King. On the other hand, if you’re on the run, Mediterranean King can be counted on to deliver quick and affordable foods that are much tastier than you would expect when you read those adjectives.

I tried their chicken kabob and falafel sandwiches and loved them both. Typically I find falafel way too greasy, but with theirs all I tasted was falafel. They serve a buffet Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 2 pm (and Saurday from noon to 3 pm), and on Monday through Friday they also have a special that they announce on their Facebook page. Every day the special highlights food from a different country, including Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Jordan.

Their hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm; Friday, 3 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, noon to 10 pm; and Sunday, noon to 9 pm. Their phone number is 513.221.7222. The foods’ great, so’s the atmosphere, and the location is great for UC students, employees of Good Samaritan Hospital, and anyone who happens to be renting from any of the buildings that Gaslight Property owns in the Gaslight District of Clifton.

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