Our History

Here at Salim's we have been perfecting our menu of authentic and delicious Middle Eastern foods since we first opened our doors in 1979. We are always on the look out for new and fresh ingredients to bring you new and interesting choices. Our great menu isn't the only thing that separates us from our competitors, as we have also committed ourselves to having the most genuinely friendly and helpful service that you can find in Pittsburgh. Everyone is a friend at Salim's!

A History of Excellence

Salim El-Tahch addresses customers as "my friend" and means it. His falafel sandwitch is friendly too: it might be the snappy tahini, mixed generously with garlic and lemon; or the way the pita runneth over, requiring the eater to gradually tear the foil away, rather than removing it at the start.  Or it might be both, plus the good vibes pervade Salim's.
- Pittsburgh Weekly
"The best takout food in Western Pennsylvania?" asked Chipper Monk of Highland Park, "No doubt about it, Salim's Mid Eastern on Centre Ave, Oakland, has the very finest anywhere.  Salim makes everything himself, using fresh ingredients and everything is made fresh daily.  This includes many vegetarian specialties, too, lighter and refreshing in hot weather.  Spinach pies are just fine served coldm as are grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice (or meat), meat pies, and cheese pies.  Hummus and baba ghanouge are the best anywhere and fresh pita bread or flat bread is available in white or while wheat."
Pittsburgh Post Ghazet favorite takeout places

Pittsburgh's 5 most delicious delis
"I went with my mom and tried the chicken pita sandwich, the kibbeh, and the tabbouleh. Everything was excellent and full of flavor. Price was very affordable, ingredients very fresh."

Let us serve you

Ordering is easy
Menus for every event.
Still in our original location
Free parking is available behind the building on Enfield Street

Come try our Middle Eastern Delights

Phone: 412-621-8110
Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
4705 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213