Kareem's restaurant is open for dinner on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 PM.

I am Chef Ahmad Yasin, and I am most delighted to be your host! My dishes blend fresh, healthy ingredients and a palette of exotic Arabic spices with an original twist for the Western palate. I think of it as "Middle East meets West" cuisine, found nowhere else in the world.

Ahmad Yasin, chef and owner of Kareem's Restaurant

Gourmet Arabic Cuisine

My first restaurant won Best of Boston for Middle Eastern cuisine and Zagat’s Certificate of Distinction. I have since built an even finer dining experience. I invite you to savor a glorious assortment of the best Syria has to offer.

"... a small 3-table place with an open kitchen, and it feels like you are home. I like that idea."
(Yelp review, March 2016)

All ingredients are fresh and prepared with treasured exotic spices. Many of my recipes are said to be handed down for a thousand years. Translated from the Arabic, Kareem means incredibly delicious. Generous in spirit, in quality and in hospitality. That is my philosophy of life and in my kitchen. I look forward to meeting you!

"We love when good things return to a neighborhood" (Boston Globe)

Catering and Cooking Classes

Kareem’s also offers catering services for parties and special occasions. And, if you and friends would like a fun and fascinating two hours to learn how to make exquisite Arabic dishes, please contact me about my cooking classes at 617-393-1880.


"It was a unique experience for all of my foodie friends to cook with spices we hadn't tried before. The food was unbelievable... I highly recommend it." (Yelp review, April 2016)


Learn about Arabic recipes and ingredients, and discover delicious combinations of healthful and colorful foods.


From small parties to large corporate events, delight your guests with selections from Kareem's catering menu, customized just for you!


Kareem's Restaurant is available for rentals for parties and private dinners, with menus tailored for your event.

-- gift certificates available --
99 Common Street, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 393-1880