$8 for $16 Worth of Middle Eastern Cuisine at Dar Salam


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Alberta Street eatery with authentic Iraqi cuisine lauded by Mix Magazine and Willamette Week

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Reservations required Friday or Saturday night. Not open Sundays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Dar Salam

Ghaith Sahib and Maath Hamed grew up in Baghdad. But after the war began, they were eventually forced to leave at different times. The two close friends reunited in Portland, where Ghaith had started a successful food cart called Aladdin’s Castle Café. Together, they parlayed the success of the food cart into Dar Salam. Here, beneath dark wooden rafters, and surrounded by curtains, cushions, and pictures of their homeland, visitors get a taste of Iraqi culture by way of authentic Iraqi food. They bite into grape leaves stuffed with rice, vegetables, and spices, or dig into the marga––a puréed chickpea stew with garam masala and cardamom, which was described as a Mix Magazine reviewer as "incredible." The restaurant’s food has certainly made waves around the city; in fact, Willamette Week has included Dar Salam on its "Portland’s Best Places to Eat" list for two years running, dubbing the eatery "Portland’s best Middle Eastern restaurant, period."

Customer Reviews

Great place & Service. Very Polite people. I loved the food, also.
Artur M. · September 26, 2014
Very friendly service good food and most menu items priced right.
Heather H. · August 21, 2014
The food was delicious, and we had excellent service from very pleasant wait staff. The menu had just enough diversity that we could find what we wanted, but it was not overwhelming. Thank you; we will be visiting again in the future with friends and family.
Debby B. · July 13, 2014
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    2921 NE Alberta St.

    Portland, OR 97211


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