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Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine, Orlando, FL

Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine

4.5
4.5
61 Reviews
$30 and under
Moroccan
Coming Soon! Escape to this hidden oasis in the heart of Orlando. our menu offers an aromatic dining experience to fully immerse the senses and simulate a night out in the exotic Moroccan/Lebanese flavors. With noteworthy dishes rooted in traditional Moroccan culture, we combine age-old cooking techniques and imported spices with a modern flair.

Inspired by the warm hospitality of the Atlas Mountains in north Africa—Our friendly staff are happy to assist you from the first to the last course. Ideal for parties, private events, date nights, and gatherings for all types of celebrations, we combine our love of showmanship and community for all walks of life to enjoy modern Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine by Chef Omar.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 412-5703
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Badre Oubaidah
  • Catering
    Contact us to host your next event,
  • Private party facilities
    Hidden Moroccan/Mediterranean exotic oasis with live belly dancer shows.
  • Private party contact
    Badre Oubaidah: (407) 433-4772
  • Neighbourhood
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Healthy

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Orlando

    Healthy

  • Orlando

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

61 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavorful food. Fast service.courteous staff Authentic Moroccan mint tea.

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  2. ElieElie

    Atlanta Metro

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, food, and experience. The server was efficient and friendly and provided welcome advice in selecting menu items for our group of 9. The food was delicious and healthy. A mix of Moroccan and Lebanese fare. Modest in its location and decor but really nice. Highly recommended.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and hospitality. Hummus with meat was the best we ever had.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location for a reasonably priced group dinner. Good mix of meat and vegetarian food. Service was a little inconsistent, and wine selection was very limited. But staff was nice and food was plentiful and fresh. Very happy to dine here!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, and quiet enough that we could all hear each other easily. I would definitely go again.

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  6. OrlandoDine

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem!!! I wish people would discover this place because the food was AMAZING and the service was excellent. I rarely do reviews but I want people to go and experience because the food was outstanding - great prices, great selection and even better service. Go!!!

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  7. DarnellJ

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect experience no complaints ! Service was impressive beyond expectations!!!! Food exquisite! Hookah was VIP quality I am now becoming a regular !!!!!

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  8. Towonna

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere.

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  9. Dcfoodhead

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Had high hopes. We were a group of 9. The service was friendly but there was one waiter for the entire restaurant. He forgot many items, it took over 90 min for everyone to get our food. The owner/manager was friends with many other local customers and obviously served them first despite us getting there when the restaurant was nearly empty initially. I ordered lamb tangine which had a great flavor despite the layer of oil I had to pour off. Pita was cold, rice was cold. The rest of the group said the food was average at best. Honestly we felt like we weren’t prioritized bc of our ethnicity. Decor and ambiance are clumsy and mismatched. Have never felt like this at a Mediterranean restaurant. Never again!!

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  10. NRaustin

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Meat was soft and tender ! Babaganoush and hummus had the correct texture and flavor. Kofta was awesome. Really authentic Lebanese/ Arabic food.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stop reading and go eat at Emerald. From a very friendly greeting by the owner to amazing cuisine, I could not have been more pleased, The staff did an amazing job of explaining the authentic dishes and deserts. We chose the Lamb Tangines. The flavor was terrific and the lamb was so tender that it fell off the bone. Finishing with Moroccan deserts and tea brought the evening to a perfect conclusion. We ate early, but next time we will stay for the live music and belly dancer,

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  12. JPeater

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An off the main drag gem for Mediterranean delights. The staff took great care of my large group of diners. Be patient as everything is prepared fresh.

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  13. KateL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic and our server Tarek was attentive and so professional.

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  14. happydiner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was small and cozy, but nice. The service was great and the food was wonderful. Looking forward to going there again.

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  15. DavefromIL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. We will be back.

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  16. Michael777

    Greater Boston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I ever had. This restaurant is a real hidden gem. Food was great, service outstanding. Will make a second stop while I am still in Orlando area it was that good

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  17. MattB

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! I had the lamb Tagine (a bit small but very very authentic) The Baba Ghanouj and Hummus were spot on and very fresh. My wife had the beef Shawarma which was spicy and delicious. I also tried their mint tea which was very fresh too. Would definitely eat there again. Service was a bit slow and had to ask for the same thing (ex. lemon) several times. Music was great but frankly too load for dinner (great if you wanted to go dancing but too loud for diners. ) I would definitely come back and eat here again as this is was as close to eating in Fez or Marrakech as I have found in the states.

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  18. Karen

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great restaurant with authentic Moroccan food! The same with the ambience. Service was outstanding! We will be back. Thank you

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  19. BelaidA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is fantastic from the atmosphere to the food and stuff. We went there the night before New year’s eve and ended up going again new year’s eve. They had special New year’s eve celebration and The owner was nice and added us without a reservation. We had great time and will definitely go back there next we visit Orlando.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant made accommodations to our needs. Very gracious hosts!

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  21. Johnny

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely go back. They had a belly dancer come out and entertain us. It was a pleasant surprise. The food is good and the service is excellent.

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  22. Pratik

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Looking for authentic Moroccan experience? This is the place to be. Staff is very courteous and makes you feel special. Badre, Omar and Juliana are terrific. When in Orlando, I will surely visit again. Saturday nights are energetic with live music and belly dancing!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, excellent food, the flavors of authentic Moroccan Cuisine, and the service top notch, a hidden gem! So glad I found them 😀

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and server were great! Music was a little loud.

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  25. Blakkat

    Georgia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Moroccan food I have ever had. We did the sample plate appetizer and some grape leaves. The grape leaves were warm and delicious. All of the items of the sample platter tasted like they were freshly made with perfectly ripe and fresh ingredients. The flavor of everything was outstanding. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes authentic middle eastern food.

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  26. KevinS

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was phenomenal. First time visitor and I would highly suggest the hummus with shawarma. Lamb chops were very delicious for my meal. Will revisit again.

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  27. RahuelR

    Miami - Dade

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience going to this restaurant. The food and services were excellent. We met the chef Omar who explained us with pride about the Lamb Tagine dish.

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  28. Alis

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food. Nice authentic ambiance and food. Host was extremely personable and paid great attention to the service.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great ambiance, fully recommended!!

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  30. HeatherWylde

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the falafel sandwich which was delicious. My friend let me try a bite of his chicken schawarma and it was divine. We split knafa for dessert...I'd never tried it and it was superb. What I loved was how expertly everything was seasoned...very flavorful but subtle at the same time. The restaurant was lovely and the family staff/owners all came out to greet us. I hate that I'm not a local and can only visit when I'm in Orlando. Sooooo goooood!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very authentic and the service outstanding

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful experience. I lived in Morocco and this food is authentic. The owner and waiter were so pleasant and attentive. Brought back wonderful memories for me!

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  33. ExBeret

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was great, and provided wonderful suggestions and info re cuisine

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  34. BigDogVegas

    Orange County

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was authentic and delicious. Service was attentive and our large party was well taken care of, definitely will return

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  35. LurdesA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner. Will definitely return!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and attentive service. Will be back!

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  37. BridgetB

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem! It looks pretty unassuming, and I was worried that I’d made a mistake … but the reviews were right. Delightful service, friendly staff, and the food was incredible. My daughter and I are still talking about the hummus! It was all delicious and a highlight of our trip!

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  38. NinaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best eastern Med food I’ve ever had. Superb service too. Highly recommend.

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  39. natalie

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Agree with all the gem comments!! The food was so good! In a sea of fast food chains this was authentic small owner restaurant who took care of his menu. Service is on the slow side but really pleasant.

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  40. JohnH

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a true gem. Very authentic with great service and wonderful dishes. It’s very unassuming from the outside, but once you walk inside it all changes. I could not recommend them more. Excellent all around.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine using the Order Online button. Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 412-5703.

Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine is rated 4.5 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Emerald Restaurant Mediterranean Cuisine

6427 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL 32821-8311

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    I Drive / Sand Lake
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Badre Oubaidah
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 412-5703
  • Catering
    Contact us to host your next event,
  • Private party facilities
    Hidden Moroccan/Mediterranean exotic oasis with live belly dancer shows.
  • Private party contact
    Badre Oubaidah: (407) 433-4772
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