Taste Of The Middle East

26850 W Oasis Srv Rd, Mettawa
(847) 234-1201

Recent Reviews

Greg Poplin

Grabbed a kefta plate today, really good. Liked the stores veg and cucumber salad. The rice was excellent, and with the sauces paired great with the kefta. Also got the side of hummus with pita, and honestly, some of the absolute best hummus I’ve ever had.Staff is great, had a customer all but screaming at them, and they handled it great.You don’t expect the place to be great, but it’s a knock your socks off situation. If you eat McDonald’s at this stop, please go back to Wisconsin. ?

Jennifer Huber

Best falafel in Chicago or Milwaukee. I stop here every time I pass through.


The kefta is good if you get there early enough to snag some. I haven't gotten sick yet but sometimes the chicken is a little pink, but don't kid yourself: you're no better off waiting in line at Panda Express. The trucker special is 3 or 4 meals for me, and I'm not skinny.

Jack Hall

Fast service, authentic food, affordable, big portions. Hard to find a place like this in an Oasis. Keep up the good work.

Kyle McHugh

I got so sick after this. Also the kitchen is like 12 feet away from a truck stop bathroom. Wish I would have seen that before i ate it...

Olga Famina

The worst shawarma I have ever eaten. Also I saw how the man touched the meat with dirty hands ! Don't even try food here! Disgusting!!!

Edward Vizcaino

Kinda what you'd expect for shawarma from a highway oasis


The worst place I have ever been! People who work there touch food with dirty hands! The food was disgusting!

Cheryl D.

Stopped at the Oasis because we wanted Panda but they were still not open so i figured I would give it a try. What a waste of 8 dollars. The rice was mediocre but cold and the falafel was burnt and hard. How is your rice cold when it's 1030 in the morning. Literally threw it away.

Tim M.

Best Middle Eastern Food in at least 3 states! I went there on a whim and it's incredible. This place should be a franchise!

Denise Stettner

Awesome and most delicious food!! Fresh and authentic! 5 stars!


Make sure you take your receipt,they will try to overcharge you!

Raymond E. Mingle

Some food just tastes wonderful, and every dish I ate here did just that. Highly recommended.

Jason Barton

Go the trucker combo. Only issue i had was the gristle in the meat. Other than that the flavor was amazing. Rice was well cooked, flavorful, and creamy. The meat wasn't dry and very well seasoned. Only issue was the gristle.


My family and I stopped at Lake Forest, IL Tollway Oasis Sun., 1/10/21 at about 6pm to quickly use restrooms and grab food to take out. None of the staff at Taste of Middle East were wearing masks. Masks were not even hanging on their chins, so it did not seem like they were making any attempt to mask at all. There were 3 or 4 staff. The staff at the other restaurant stands were all wearing masks, properly.

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