Welcome to Kareem's Restaurant, Catering, and Classes.

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 for the Western palate. I think of it as Middle East meets West cuisine, to be found nowhere else in the world.

Ahmad Yasin, chef and owner of Kareem's Restaurant

Gourmet 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. We invite you to savor a glorious assortment of the best Syria has to offer.
All ingredients are fresh and prepared with the most treasured exotic spices. Many of our recipes are said to be handed down for a thousand years. We feel certain you will return again and again for more.

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!


Kareem’s offers catering services for parties and special occasions, both in my restaurant or at your home. We cater for all occasions, winter through autumn. For more information about catering, use the contact form on the catering services page, or contact Ahmad Yasin (Owner/Chef) at 617-393-1880 or email kareemsrestaurant@gmail.com.

Cooking Classes

Choose a class to fit your schedule. If you have 8 or more friends we can schedule a class for your group. Just choose a class from our current Recreational Class Calendar and we will take care of the rest! For more information please contact Ahmad Yasin (Owner/Chef) at 617-393-1880 or email kareemsrestaurant@gmail.com.

Cooking classes are available for 8 or more upon request. Call for more information!


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.

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