One of the most popular Mediterranean cuisine restaurants in metro Detroit is close to opening a location in Canton Township.
Al Ameer, which currently has single restaurants in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, is scheduled to open as soon as early-February in a shopping complex located on the northwest corner of Canton Center and Hanford roads, a spokesperson for the restaurant disclosed.
The newest Al Ameer site is being remodeled in the space formerly occupied by Planet Fitness. Papaya Fruit Market, also based in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights, will open next door to Al Ameer sometime in early 2023, a Papaya representative said.
Unlike its two eateries in eastern Wayne County, the Canton Al Ameer will be take-out only, the spokesperson revealed; however, all the menu will be identical to the dine-in sites.
Al Ameer has a sterling reputation for its shawarama and shish kabob entrees. it also offers a premium juice bar, smoothies, raw juices and fresh-baked pita bread “made with only the freshest ingredients” its website said.
“For more than two decades, Al Ameer has served high quality, all natural ethnic cuisine to a dedicated customer base,” the website added. “The driving force behind Al Ameer is our chef-driven menu of made-to-order specialties.”
Al Ameer’s menu is robust, featuring fresh salads, entrees, sandwiches and seafood, among other offerings.
Al Ameer initially opened in 1989 in Dearborn by Khalil Ammar and partner Zaki Hashem, who with their sons and staff have provided their patrons with a genuine ethnic experience.
“The Al Ameer menu starts with farm freshness,” its website explains. “When possible, local farmers play an important role on the menu with offers of fruits and vegetables sourced at the local farm market. The owners control the supply chain for their meats to ensure only the freshest cuts make it from farm to table, and the original recipes chart the course for goodness.
“High quality, all natural ingredients are the reason for the enduring success of this restaurant.”