Wahib's Middle East Restaurant
Price Range: $$
Parking: Street, Private Lot
Credit Card: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Alcohol: Beer Wine Only
by Eve R.
Wahibs reminds me of my childhood.. It doesn't get any better than this (In my opinion).. I love their Okra stew w/ a side of rice and means Their Sharwarma is amazing! gosh my mouth is watering as I type. Lately we've been going for their buffet b/c its so reasonable and so much variety (lunch till 4pm) Early dinner!.. Pitas, lentil soup w/ a squeeze of lemon, hummus, flafel, grape leaves, baklava, fruit, assorted main dishes: fish w/ tahini, grilled chicken, stewed potatoes, curry veggies, tabulli, green salad and much more.. I am NEVER disappointed. BEST MIDDLE EASTERN IN THE SGV!!PS: sorry for any errors on the names of the dishes :)
by Haleynicole H.
I have been wanting to try Wahib's, and last week a group of my wonderful students took me! I teach belly dance, so they wanted to take me to a belly dance dinner and show. It was fantastic. So the place seems to be divided into 3 sections: The front dining room, the back patio, and the banquet hall. We had reservations but were waiting for the banquet hall -which I didn't understand. The dining room had lots of open tables. I asked the lady in front (I assume she's one of the owners, because she was wonderful) if there was a bar where we could wait (I had a backache, and needed a martini, ok?) She brought me a big fat martini to sip on while we waited. It turns out that if you want to see the show, you have to sit in the banquet hall -but we didn't know that. It felt like we were crashing a wedding -especially when all of this delicious food started coming out before we had ordered anything. Pickled vegetables, peppers and olives, Tabbouleh, humus, pitas, salad, tzatziki, different felafel's, at the end, some skewers of meat came out on a huge plate of rice with broiled tomatoes, but by then, I was so stuffed, it was all I could do to taste each one. There was chicken, and 2 red meats I couldn't quite identify. I think a lamb and a lulu. They were tasty, spicy and tender. Belch, oh god, no more please. :-OAmongst this food orgie the belly dancers came out. There was 3 of them, and they put on a flashy show -about an hour, and they were pretty great. Jillina's dancers. She seems to run the racket on belly dance shows around here. I recommend seeing them at least once. After the show, the Lebanese people got up and did some debke steps around the floor, and there was one older woman doing belly dance movements who was more fun to watch than the professionals. The bill came to about $200 for 4 people. We each had a cocktail, saw a show, gorged ourselves and finished off with coffee and baklava, all served up by our waiter who was such a cutie and very accommodating. Pretty good deal in my opinion. If you have guests in town, Wahib's would be a great place to entertain them. If you do decide to go with the banquet and show, plan on making an evening of it. We were there for three hours!
by Anonymous S.
Great food, good prices. If you like middle eastern food, you'll love this. I have enjoyed every dish I have ordered. I usually eat vegetarian, but have liked the chicken the few times I ordered it. Sometimes at lunch the service is slow because they are busy. They have easy parking and great deserts.
by betty c.
being here twice already for their lunch buffetthe price is like 9.95 with great selection of persian food everything you can think of except kabob, I believe they include the kabob on the weekend buffet which then cost 14.95 per person.anyhow with or without the kabob this place serve great food and their fruits ( grapes, melons) are so sweet and yummy. yes i would recommend this place
by Roni R.noel s.Teak L.Janice L.Stephanie K.
This place was really good for local middle eastern food. Theyre buffet was actually really decent -- I was really impressed w/the quality of food. I'm big on middle eastern salads and they're taboule and fattoush was not bad. The varying grapeleaves were also very nice ... you could get veggie or meat. Stuffed squash -- incredibly good.The staff is a little oblivious and it's probably b/c they're understaffed. Either running around or completely lost. Still, on the food alone I'd highly rec'd this place. =)PS - I tried the Lebonese wine they have ... it was okay. Not much option if you want to booze it up. PPS - If you like hookah, you can go out to the patio to have it w/some mint tea. Always very nice after a meal!This place is awesome! If you're tired of having Asian food over and over, then this is a great place for some Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern style food. How am I qualified to be able to judge this? I was married to a Turkish girl for 8 years and I've also had home-made Lebanese food many times cooked by a good friend's mom.I've had the stuff on their dinner menu which was good but lately I've going there for the $9.95 lunch buffet. You can't beat it for middle eastern comfort food. Fresh fresh fresh! I love the hummus and tabbouleh. The fish in tahini sauce is yummy. The roast chicken and french fries are a great combo. The stuffed grape leaves are yummy. And the rice is perfectly cooked. The service is friendly and responsive. The owner takes pride in his food and it shows. One of my favorite restaurants here in the SGV.Final Decision: Really Just okay...not worthy of the overall rating...So me and the crew want hankering for something new to eat and decided to check this place out. After checking out the menu, we decided to go with the dinner buffet since may be more "bang for our buck". Got here and got seated right away as the spot wasn't close to capacity, but was so after we left. Decor: Really high ceilings with interesting unique artwork on the walls, some of a descending fountain and other scenery from nature. Service: The waiters were cool, made sure our plates were removed when we were done and made sure we had plenty of beverage to drink. Food: This was the make or break. The curries were spiced very nicely. The rice with meat was just okay. The grape leaves and cabbage rolls were on par, there were some unique flavors, but nothing that really stuck out, almost on the bland side of things. The rotisserie roasted chicken was a little dry. Probably the highlights were the hummus and the pita chips which were really nicely flavored. Their Baklava-like dessert was not bad, not overly too sweet, but just felt like there was something missing. Overall the meal was just okay. So far, we've struck out quite a few times on our adventures to places around here for food. Maybe next time we'll just try some of the food on the menu instead.I've been here twice and got take out once. What makes this place worth it is the portion size, you also get a lot of hummus and pita bread. I've tried the buffet and I thought it was decent, the lamb was a little fatty, there are a lot of side choices (the egg plant was my favorite), lentil soup, and the Baklava was delicious...I had a few. I came with my family and relatives from out of state and they all enjoyed it. The service is great, everyone is friendly.Wow! This place was a pleasant surprise. My bf was planning to meet me for lunch and we were craving Greek food and you yelpers led me here. I wasn't expecting much, just some tabbouleh and kabob plates. We walked in and there was a lunch buffet for only $9.95! That is a steal! They have veggie and meat grape leaves which were delicious! Soup, pita chips, all the standard medi spreads, and so much more! Their green beans are so delicious, I had a plate for just that. Even though it's buffet style, everything is fresh and perfectly spiced. They know how to do mediterranean food right! And they had fresh fruit and baklava for dessert. No matter how much I ate I couldn't resist the grapes and baklava!Very attentive service with pitchers of water and constant refills. They're awesome!
by m c.
I've been wanting to try this place for sometime now. Tried the lunch buffet the other day. It was okay. The chicken was a little too dry as so was the pita bread. Didn't like the grape leaves. I wish they had falafels on the buffet :( The curry was flavorful. I love the fresh cucumbers :) For the price, I would return. The staff definitely were great. Very attentive! My husband loved this place!
by Kien V.
In case you don't know, they just started a daily buffet here, lunch and dinner. If I remember right, weekday lunch buffet is $10, weekday dinner buffet is $15. Weekends is $17.50 all day. I have known of this place since my teen years, but never tried it until last weekend. The buffet sign must of sealed the deal for me. The buffet food was fresh, meat super tender and not dry. I had the weekend dinner buffet, lots of different meat choices including lamb shank, beef roast, chicken, and other misc items. I recommend a side of the garlic cream sauce (looks like mayo) at the salad section, damn good with meat. I tried yogurt sauce on top of my rice as suggested in one of the other reviews, and it was really good. Overall a great addition to the buffet selection in the san gabriel valley.PS , individuals in your party may choose to have the buffet or order entrees from the menu, COOL!
by noel s.
This place is awesome! If you're tired of having Asian food over and over, then this is a great place for some Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern style food. How am I qualified to be able to judge this? I was married to a Turkish girl for 8 years and I've also had home-made Lebanese food many times cooked by a good friend's mom.I've had the stuff on their dinner menu which was good but lately I've going there for the $9.95 lunch buffet. You can't beat it for middle eastern comfort food. Fresh fresh fresh! I love the hummus and tabbouleh. The fish in tahini sauce is yummy. The roast chicken and french fries are a great combo. The stuffed grape leaves are yummy. And the rice is perfectly cooked. The service is friendly and responsive. The owner takes pride in his food and it shows. One of my favorite restaurants here in the SGV.
by Ron L.
Boy ooh Boy..meee is so lucky to have so many good friends. I'm really not cheap, but my friends treated me to Wahib's. I've never tried their buffet, but it looked so good and tempting. (see daa photos) Let's see...get my normal two skewers etc...etc...or should I take the challenge and get the buffet? Yeppers everyone talked me into the buffet and then I packed my plate with hummus, chicken, beef, lamb shank, rice like a big piggie. I sat it down and went and used the bathroom and washed up. When I came back, those so-called friends had munched most of it all down. They thought that I was going to share it with everyone! Come on guys! WHY ME? I went up a second time (starving of course) and picked up more food and came back with a very watchful eagle eye over my plate. I went up again and I even got some chicken with this very unusual tasty sauce on it........that tasted fantastic and smelled great. So, I took the chicken sauce only (that was green with spices) and poured it on my roast beef. Geeez, I thought that sauce had a familiar taste to it....and it brought back some very old great memories of when my grandma made home made roast beef and that's the flavorable sauce she put on it.....uuuummm...so...good.....so....good. Finally, I saw a oicture of the original Wahib's and took a picture of the picture and posted the photos for you to see. Kinda dumb...but whatever.... Hard to believe I've been coming here so many years...and you can't beat the price for the quanity and quality that you get.. Again, how will I ever start my diet....no wonder why I'm gaining the weight...Gotta go....munch.....munch.....munch.....munch.....burp ...........some coffee please...... I've been coming to Wahib's for years and you can't beat the quality of food for the great price…
by Chris L.
Hookah AND Mediterranean food? YES!I don't come here as often anymore as it's a little bit farther out of the way now.It's a nice little spot to go have a hookah session with friends and some flavorful, but light grub.They have a nice patio area that's tucked away in the back where you can sit outside but also stay out of the elements (there's an overhead cover and screened in walls surrounded by plants). It's nice during colder nights when you want to dine/smoke outside and they bust out the portable propane heaters. They also have Christmas-style rope lights wrapped around the entire patio area. Nice touch.I'd recommend parking around the back and entering the restaurant through the patio seating area. In the actual restaurant inside is very gaudy looking so I prefer to sit outside.The food here is pretty good with good portions all for a decent price. I don't think I've ever been here where I didn't have to take my food to go because I couldn't finish it on the spot. The garlic sauce with the plate is killer.