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“Ma & Pa Middle Eastern Food w/ Excellent Service”
Review of Al Aqsa LLC

Al Aqsa LLC
Ranked #47 of 612 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

When we entered we are unsure whether to order at the counter or take a seat at a table, but the very nice lady (owner) behind the counter told us we could take a seat anywhere. As we sat down, we kept quiet as we noticed her husband praying on his prayer mat in the corner of the dining area.
This place has great food, great service in a nice relaxed setting (we almost felt as if we were in their house as they too began eating dinner at another table). Falafel, hummus, Shawarma, mint tea, Turkish coffee and Shawarma plate over rice are all four excellent choices. I sampled bites of the whole family's food. You cannot go wrong with either the lamb or the chicken. Very good pita bread.
Fun fact: Al Aqsa is a Mosque and is the third holiest site in Islam and is located in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Spices used are perfectly balanced for this Lamb Shank dish. The hummus was freshly made and the flatbread was the best ever. I ate the last piece and almost licked the hummus plate. Incredibly good food. The place is a bit simple and needs some TLC but that was soon forgotten at the end of our meal. We will return for a great meal, but if it's a special night for us we'll pass because of the ambiance. We like good food and a romantic setting!

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1  Thank Goosefarm
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Very flavorful and refreshing food. The service is excellent and staff are very friendly. This is the kind of place everyone should try at least once in their life....

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Don't go here for the ambiance, go for the food. There's going to be something on the stove that you really like if you like Lebanese cooking. Nothing fancy, just good home cooking. The couple that runs the place is really nice. Everything on the menu looked good, and the food at the other tables smelled great. I couldn't order everything, so I ordered the Lamb Kafta. It was tender and perfectly spiced, for someone who doesn't want too much spice. The rice was perfect, as well.

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2  Thank caylworth
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This place is awesome! small and casual but excellent food and service. Run by a family that takes care in the preparation of authentic Lebanese style offerings.

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