Fatoosh Salad at Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe in Oklahoma City

Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe and Market

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3131 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
405-751-7000
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Exterior of Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe in Oklahoma City

So I continue my search to find places to eat out with healthy food.  I’m always hearing about how the Mediterranean diet is supposed to be healthy, so I’m taking the advice and trying to include Nunu’s in my regular restaurant rotation.  The location is extremely convenient if you live in the Northwest part of OKC.  It’s just about a half-mile west from Quail Springs Mall right on Memorial.

I already have my regular Greek restaurant that I enjoy, so it has taken me a while to try another. The selection at Nunu’s is pretty well-rounded.  There are many salads, sandwiches, soups and specialty plates from which to choose.

The first time I went, I was struck dumb with my age 40-plus condition of not being able to make a decision.  So I played it safe and went with the Fatoosh, a Labanese toasted bread salad ($6.75, $10.75 with chicken – see a pic). I thought it was delicious with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, parsley and toasted pita chips.  It was sprinkled with Zahtar (a mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds), mint, lemon juice and olive oil.  It was very “herby,” light and tangy, which I loved.  It leaned just a touch on the dry side with all of the herbs and pita. I kept thinking I needed to go ask for a little more dressing, but didn’t.

Ever on the lookout for a palatable vegetarian dish, Mom went with the Veggie Sampler Plate ($9.95 – see a pic).  This was a lot of food, and she took more than half home for the next day.  It came with lentil soup, lentil and rice pilaf, a veggie cabbage roll, tabouli, hummus dip and pita bread.  The soup was steaming hot and tasty, and she said the hummus was the best she’s had in a long time.

The prices may seem a little high, especially for lunch, but you’re really getting two meals, in my opinion, because there is a lot of food.  One of their specialties is the Beef Tenderloin Kabob ($15.95), which they say is the best in the metro area.  Next time I go I will take my carnivore husband and see what he thinks.

The times I have been in, the small dining area has eventually filled up for lunch.  The owner and employees seem to enjoy talking to the customers about their experiences to see enjoying the food.  Nunu’s also caters, and from the conversation I overheard, it seems like they are most willing to work within whatever kind of price range you set for your event.  All of Nunu’s recipes have been handed down to her from her family.

There is a small Mediterranean market in the back of the dining area.   It is fun to look at the spices and candies they sell. Though it’s not as big as the market at Mediterranean Deli, it’s good to have another option in case I ever venture into this kind of cooking.

If you enjoy Mediterranean food, Nunu’s is definitely worth a try. Pricing may be a little higher than some but the portion sizes and delightful atmosphere are worth in, in my opinion. There is a lot to explore on the menu here. Leave us a comment and let us know what you’ve tried and what you think.

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  • Patrick says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 9:31 am   

    Nunu’s is great. I loved the Fatoosh salad and had plenty to take home with me. One thing worth trying is their Baklava; I think it was either pistachio or cashew and it was really amazing. And I don’t even like Baklava that much.

  • Mark says:
    April 28th, 2011 at 10:38 am   

    Love Nunu’s, I get the sampler, the rice is great

  • Daphne says:
    April 29th, 2011 at 10:31 pm   

    At my sister’s request, we had lunch at Nunu’s today. I had the sampler plate. It was delish! Everything was seasoned just right. The rice, kafta, cabbage roll, hummus and tabouleh. The sampler plate is enough to feed 3 people! I ate half for lunch and half dinner. If you love great food, try Nunu’s!

  • Kristi says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 5:47 pm   

    I have eaten at Nunu’s several times and have always had a great experience. Everything I’ve tried has been delicious and the staff is always pleasant and helpful. We tried to eat there again last week and got there right at 7 to find the door was already locked, so keep in mind they do close early on weeknights! We were not aware of the early closing time before then.

  • Megan says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 2:59 pm   

    Nunu’s might be a little overpriced, but I always get two meals out of it because of the big portions. The vegetarian options are all delicious. I particularly like the Greek salad, falafel, and rice with lentils. They are all flavored wonderfully, and the food is always fresh.

  • Megan says:
    May 12th, 2011 at 3:00 pm   

    Just FYI: they close at 8 during the summer months instead of 7, Kristi.

  • Caterer says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 2:50 pm   

    More importantly Sarah, what’s the name of the Greek restaurant you normally frequent?

  • Sarah says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm   

    Hi Caterer, well, I dine a lot at Athen’s just simply because I work five minutes away, and I think their gyros are fabulous. But, I have not had gyros at Nunu’s. Overall, I would rate Nunu’s food better. Athens has more American food, which is good if you’re dining with someone who doesn’t like Mediterranean. So there are advantages and disadvantages to both places.

  • Rick says:
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:02 am   

    Pretty good, but not spectacular. $13.00 for greek food? Wow, for that price I expect spectacular.

  • Janet "Nunu" Farhood says:
    July 8th, 2011 at 4:47 pm   

    This comment is in response to Rick’s comment, posted June 30. If your comment is referring to Nunu’s, thanks for coming in to our restaurant, but just to clarify, we are not a Greek restaurant. Our food is predominantly Lebanese. Yes, a little higher than some – - but we use only the finest ingredients such as clarified butter, extra virgin olive oil, and the freshest of meat and produce. Everything is homemade and from “scratch” and that is why you don’t see processed foods on our menu.

  • Taylor says:
    July 9th, 2011 at 7:56 pm   

    I love Nunu’s! It’s one of my new favorite places to eat. Everything is so fresh tasting and worth every penny!

  • David says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 8:35 pm   

    The review is right – the Beef Tenderloin Kabob is just incredible. My wife and I visited there last week in our quest to put more checkmarks on the EatAroundOkc top 100 list. The biggest struggle I had was that in my head I was trying to make this a Greek place, which it is not. So the flavor profiles were different, and I am not used to , so I need to learn more. But the food was fresh, the service was happy, and the place was filled with a good crowd that I could tell were regulars. I think the best part was seeing the family members behind the counter all working together and making a great life for themselves doing what they love. That is priceless, and I am thankful for this site to showcase them and give them some exposure!

  • Joanne Aoun Sablich says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:42 pm   

    I am Lebanese and recently moved to OKC… Honestly I can’t wait to go to your restaurant, to meet you and taste your amazing food… I know it’s amazing from all what I’ve been reading and hearing about your restaurant and about your story.
    I hope my hubby will take me there very soon I miss lebanese food so much! God bless et à très bientôt!

  • Leslie Young says:
    September 29th, 2013 at 6:53 pm   

    Absolutely delicious! The food took me back to my Sita’s table. I’ll return each time I visit OKC. Anyone, who thinks the prices at this restaurant are high, has clearly never rolled a yubra (cabbage roll or grape leaf).

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