Kareem's Restaurant

1208 S. Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA 92804
Critics' Pick
Kareem's Restaurant +

Mary Bell


  • Sun-Mon 11am-5pm, Tue-Sat 11am-9pm
  • $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Seemingly half of Little Gaza visits Kareem's three times a day, taking comfort in one of the few Orange County Middle Eastern restaurants to offer distinctive breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Owners Mike and Nancy Hawari are the sole employees of the tiny place, and the waiters/cooks/hosts coddle their customers from entrance to exit with wondrous hummus and a smile rounder than a pregnant woman's belly.

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