Olive Tree Restaurant

518 S. Brookhurst St.
Anaheim, CA 92804
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  • Daily 9am-11pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Olive Tree is a Middle Eastern restaurant in Anaheim. This Little Gaza dive differentiates itself from its county competition by serving meals you won't find anywhere else--Jordanian mansaf, lamb spleens, and weekly specials pulled from across the Levant. Eat inside, and be prepared to endure a little humidity because of everyone drinking their free mint tea.

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    Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7:41 a.m. by Gustavo Arellano

    “What the hell is jute leaves?” I asked Yasmin, my former editorial assistant who's now kicking ass at the Huffington Post, while we caught up in Anaheim's legendary Olive Tree restaurant. “I'm not sure,” she replied. “But they're g...

  • VIDEO: Middle Eastern Restaurant Owner Bans Loretta Sanchez, Rips Up Her Award to Him, Over Gaza Comments
    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:03 a.m. by Gabriel San Roman

    Anaheim's Little Arabia is heating up! As the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza continues, Olive Tree restaurant co-owner Alan Abdo is upset with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. The lawmaker sat down with KNBC-TV Channel Four's Conan N...

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    Friday, July 20, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. by Gustavo Arellano

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    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Gabriel San Roman

    An onshore flow sways the palm trees of Anaheim's Brookhurst Plaza, a cul-de-sac of one-story strip malls surrounding a parking lot. The breeze gently flaps through the flags of Egypt, Iraq, Palestine and other Middle Eastern countr...

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