Middle Eastern

  • 91
  • 2015 Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

From Iraqi master chef Yahya Salih, Jannah (also called YaYa from chef's beloved, prior SF restaurant) is an affordable Middle Eastern restaurant serving excitingly uncommon Iraqi dishes with home-cooked flare. In a humble, mellow neighborhood space in NoPa/Western Addition, try phyllo pastry-covered savory "pies" (lamb, chicken, vegetarian) or unusual dips like mama ghanoog (eggplant, carrot, tamarind) or hudhud ghanooge (eggplant, turnip, date) alongside more common hummus and baba ghanoog. Save room for kenafa for dessert: shredded, crispy phyllo stuffed with mild, savory Middle Eastern cheese and covered with pistachios and date syrup.

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  • "Best of the Bay" 2009 — SF Bay Guardian

Menu for Jannah

Dinner Menu


  • Grape Leaves
  • Grilled Italian Eggplant with pomegranate sauce and salata
  • Barbequed Quail with hummus
  • Badengan Parmesan marinated eggplant with fresh herbs and topped with roasted red bell and parmesan cheese


  • Lentil Soup
  • Chicken Barley Soup
  • Burma middle eastern chile


  • Variety Of Pickles
  • Mixed Green With Middle Eastern Salad cucumbers, tomato, green and red onion in feta vinaigrette
  • Salata diced cucumber, tomato, romaine lettuce, red onions, in feta vinaigrette
  • Jannah (heaven) marinated cucumber, eggplant, red and green onion, and roasted red bell pepper with pomegranate molasses
  • Lentil Salad lentil, bulgur, sumac, cumin, browned shallot, green and red onion and tomato
  • Tabouleh bulgur, parsley, mint, tomatoes and green onions

Safeeha (middle Eastern Version Of Pizza)

  • Safeehat Falafel garbanzo crust topped with pesto, eggplant, roasted red bell pepper, green and red onions, shitake mushrooms, tomato, feta, and goat cheese
  • Organic Cracked Wheat Pizza topped with tomato sauce mozzarella cheese, bastirma (middle eastern sausage) mushroom, onion, roasted red bell pepper, and tomato
  • Luham Eb Ageen thin crust topped with onion, mushroom, bell pepper and tomato sauce with diced chicken

Phyllo Dough Dishes

  • Perdaplow phyllo dough filled with shredded chicken, rice, almonds, golden raisins, and cardamom. served with apricot sauce
  • Kuzi phyllo dough filled with shredded lamb, rice, almonds, golden raisins, allspice, cinnamon, and ginger. served with pomegranate-rosemary sauce
  • Sambosak spinach, sumac, shitake mushroom, and feta cheese rolled in phyllo. served with puree of roasted red bell pepper, walnuts and cumin, served with vegetables
  • Biriani beef, rice, almonds, golden raisin, potato, and baharat (cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, ginger and nutmeg) served with potato, and garbanzo bean in yogurt sauce

Jannah Specialty Entrees

  • Dolmas stuffed eggplant, zucchini, onion, and wrapped in swiss chard with diced lamb, rice, tomato, allspices, and ginger. served with tamarind sauce
  • Vegetarian Dolmas stuffed tomato, zucchini, and eggplant, and wrapped in swiss chard with organic cracked wheat, bell and jalapeno peppers, tomato, italian parsley and cumin. surrounded with yogurt mint sauce
  • Maskoof slightly smoked, and marinate in allspice, curry, tomato paste, and sun-dried lime. served with rice, and fresh vegetables

1775 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Dive, Eclectic, Neighborhood Feel
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (415) 567-4400
  • Private Dining Room: No