Restaurant Salaam

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Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

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We are currently welcoming guests for dine-in Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:00.  We would appreciate it if you bring your mask and wear it until seated at your table.  Click the Menu tab at the top of the page to see our regular menu, as these items are also available. We have a small but nice selection of beers and wines to accompany our food. 

RESERVATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED EXCEPT FOR PARTIES OF 7 OR MORE. (Please note that We've had a problem with the very small minority of our patrons that tell us they have a party of 7 or more on busy nights, in order to reserve a table, then show up with a smaller party. We reserve the right to cancel reservations in this instance.) 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid, we have been doing lots of contactless carryout, and sometimes get jammed with phone orders right around 5-6 pm.  Keri begins taking orders for the evening by phone when she arrives around 2-3 pm, so if you leave a message before that, expect a callback after 3. Ordering early helps the kitchen staff to plan and prepare for your order, so when you can, please order early! (you may Pick up anytime you choose between  5:00 pm and 8:30 pm.) The number to call is the restaurant's land line: (740) 594-3800.   If it rings busy, we're fielding other calls or returning calls to those who have left a voicemail.  Please do leave a message and we'll return your call.

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The following are our specials for Wednesday November 30 through Saturday, December 3.


SOUP special: Roasted Red Pepper - Coconut
A Salaam favorite; Smooth, flavorful, and vegan!  cup 5, bowl 8 cup 5, bowl 8

main course special:  Greek Shrimp on Lemon Rice Pilaf
Our beautiful Oishii shrimp, sauteed with garlic, heirloom grape tomatoes, fresh spinach and herbs, served on a mound of lemony rice pilaf and topped with goat feta and kalamata olives.  28

main course special: HUMMOUS KAWARMA
A generous portion of ground lamb sauteed with spices, served on our creamy hummous and topped with pine nuts.  It’s served with a side of grilled onions, zucchini and peppers and plenty of flatbread.  26

Butternut-stuffed ravioli, sauteed in fragrant brown butter sauce with fresh sizzled sage.  It’s served with a side of sauteed zucchini, topped with shaved parmesan cheese.  26

Featured Item from our regular menu: Salmon Taratour
Impeccably fresh 60 South salmon topped with a lemon tahini sauce and a salata of herbs, walnuts and sumac, dressed with olive oil and lemon; it's served with rice and your choice of a grilled vegetable medley or oven-fried sweet potatoes.  26

featured vegetable: Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes
served with a Sriracha mayo dipping sauce

Featured desserts:  Large dates stuffed with pecans, tiramisu, Limoncello cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Drizzle


You may order specials or regular menu items for pickup until 8:30, and can phone in your order as early as 2:00 pm for your choice of pickup time starting at 5:00. (Ordering early helps us with workflow in the kitchen and is always appreciated! DO leave a voicemail; we will call  you back in the order that calls are received.) You are welcome to pay by phone (use the restaurant number: 740-594-3800) and take advantage of our contactless pickup in the REAR of the restaurant.  To do this, please proceed in the direction of travel on South Congress Street. Don't turn left onto Washington Street... just pass it and then turn left to enter the parking lot behind the restaurant.  You will see  a big blue shelf unit on our rear patio, where we will place your bags of food as soon as they are ready. No need to call when picking up, unless there's a problem with your order.