open for dinner 5-9 PM Saturdays and Sundays

Welcome to Kareem's Restaurant!

I am Chef Ahmad Yasin and I am most delighted to be your host! All my dishes blend the fresh healthful ingredients and exotic spices of gourmet Arabic cuisine with an original twist aimed at the Western palate. I think of it as Middle East meets West cuisine, to be found nowhere else in the world.

kareems restaurantGourmet Arabic Cuisine

My first restaurant, also called Kareem’s, won Best of Boston for Middle Eastern cuisine and Zagat’s Certificate of Distinction. I have built upon that original Kareem’s and am proud to present an even finer dining experience. My kibbeh, grape leaves, and other delicious Middle Eastern dishes have been a favorite of many Boston-area food lovers. (Read my Yelp reviews to meet some of them!)

Translated from the Arabic, Kareem means generous. Generous in spirit, in quality and in hospitality. That is my philosophy of life and in my kitchen. I look forward to meeting you!

Catering and Cooking Classes

Kareem’s also offers catering services for parties and special occasions, both in my restaurant or at your event. I have catered everything from a child's birthday party to corporate sales meetings and workshops. And, if you and friends would like a fun and fascinating two hours to learn how to make some exquisite Arabic dishes, please contact me about my cooking classes. Call 617-393-1880 to learn more or sign up for an upcoming class.

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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