Venues with Middle
Eastern Dancing, Music, and/or Cuisine
last updated Jan. 4, 2009
Please Note: information is not checked regularly; call venue to confirm
Venues with Regular ME Dancing
Pruneyard Shopping Center
1875 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA
Bellydancing on Wednesday nights (Maria).
Mediterranean food, with strong Turkish influences, amid charming
Mediterranean decor and the quiet of the Pruneyard Center.
41 E. Gish Road, San Jose, CA
Dancing nightly. Dancers change nightly and include Sabiba, Alcina, ....
133 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
Bellydancing on Saturday nights.
2725 El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
404 Town and Country Village, Sunnyvale, CA
An "intimate, yet casual setting" with Caribbean
specialties. Paloma performs Saturday nights, 7:45 and 9pm
Arya Global Cuisine
19930 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (between Wolfe and DeAnza)
Excellent menu, with strong Persian and Italian influences.
"Live music Fridays and Saturdays with Bellydancers"
Kan Zeman Restaurant
274 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA
650-328-5245 / Reservations recommended
Belly dancing Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and 9pm. Dancers include
Authentic Mediterranean Restaurant & Night Club
260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
Reservations & Information: 650.321.6464
2421 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA
Moroccan cuisine. Live music and Bellydancers on Fridays and Saturdays.
837 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City, CA
Lebanese cuisine. Live music and Bellydancers on Fridays and Saturdays.
San Bruno, CA
Al Masri Restaurant
?? Balboa, San Francisco, CA
El Mansour Moroccan Restaurant
3123 Clement (at 32nd Avenue), San Francisco,
Dancing nightly. Dancers include the amazing Stasha (Fri/Sat).
Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant
418 O'Farrell, San Francisco, CA (at Taylor, next to
Opens for dinner at 5:30pm
2435 Clement St (at 25th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
Middle Eastern cuisine.
Joe Kandalaft, musician, & Belly Dancer, every Thursday at 8pm. No cover.
El Morocco Restaurant
2203 Morello Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA (at Taylor
4905 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA
open T-Sun 5pm-10:30pm
Belly dancing nightly; excellent Moroccan cuisine
39935 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA
Two belly dancing shows every Friday and Saturday (7:30 and 8:30pm).
5688 Lakeville Highway, Petaluma, CA
live Greek music, Greek folk dancing, and belly dancing
Saturday and Sunday
with Occasional ME Dancing
Giza Hookah Lounge
18 N. First Street, San Jose, CA
Hookah Nites Cafe
371 S. First Street, San Jose, CA
Bean Scene Coffee House
186 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale,
Hosts occasional dance evenings sponsored by Paloma
of Lunatic Fringe.
1317 San Pablo Avenue (at Gilman),
Dancing or music nightly except Mondays. Occasional
Middle Eastern dance or music.
Luna hosts Cafe Bellie
here every four months.
La Peņa Cultural
3105 Shattuck Ave. (near Prince St.), Berkeley, CA
Atlas Persian Cuisine
34787 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555
Los Olivos Restaurant
4500 Peralta Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536
911 41st Avenue, Santa Cruz/Pleasure Point
Owners Naomi and Ray offer occasional haflas.
last update 6/14/05
Parwana Afghan Restaurant
1209 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
6275 Highway 9, Felton, CA
with ME Music (Regular or Occasional)
Al Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant
460 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
M-Th 11am-11pm, Fri-Sun 11am-1am
offers hookahs; may include ME music, but not confirmed
1392 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose (same plaza as the now-defunct Zorba's Greek Restaurant)
has had weekly live music in the past, but not confirmed
Dance Party Info:
Restaurants with Mediterranean,
Persian, or Afghani cuisine (no dancing or music)
2180 S. Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA
1660 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino, CA
Greek fast food.
??? Hamilton Avenue, Campbell, CA (at Darrell)
1392 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA (next to Beverly's Fabrics)
Thea Mediterranean Restaurant
3090 Olsen Drive, San Jose, CA (Santana Row)
1108 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA
190 S. Murphy Street, Sunnyvale, CA
Excellent Mediterranean cuisine: Lunch/Dinner/Catering last
Off the Hookah
196 S. Murphy Street, Sunnyvale, CA
3132 Williams Road, San Jose, CA
341 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
M-Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 12-10pm
420 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA
Contemporary Hellenic cuisine.
425 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA (at El Camino Real)
New Kapadokia Restaurant
2399 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA
A La Turca
869 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA (at Larkin)
5800 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA (at 22nd Ave)
North African cuisine
1361 Church Street, San Francisco, CA
Middle Eastern cuisine.
??? Geary, San Francisco, CA
delicious Turkish cuisine in a relaxed cafe atmosphere
Third Street (Montecito Plaza), San Rafael, CA
Excellent cuisine, relaxed atmosphere, wonderful host!
1915 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA