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Kebabs, curries and biryanis: Here’s where to break your Ramadan fast in North Texas

North Texas iftar meals range from traditional to fusion, fast casual to elevated.

Ramadan is a time to fast, worship, gather with your community and recharge spiritually.

Throughout Ramadan, many Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, and in the evening, they break their fast with a meal known as iftar.

This year, Ramadan runs March 22 through April 21. North Texas spots are offering special meals, extended hours, traditional fare and modern fusion.


With a South Asian fusion menu, Adda opened in 2021 to much buzz in the Muslim community. The Richardson restaurant specializes in contemporary Desi street foods. There’s a nihari sandwich, flavorful beef stew cooked overnight and served on an Italian sub, and karahi tacos, thick masala chicken curry served on tortillas. Other favorites include the tandoori mac and cheese and a spicy chapli kebab burger. Open until 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 744 S. Central Expressway, #230, Richardson.

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The spicy chapli kebab burger at Adda in Richardson, with ground lamb, seasoning and a slice of raw onion on a sesame bun.


This popular Richardson spot offers traditional Middle Eastern fare like shawarmas and falafel, as well as pizzas, including the vegan za’atar pie with dried thyme, sumac and sesame. Or try the family feast, which comes with chicken, beef and kafta kebabs, rice, hummus, baba ghanoush and fattoush. Feasts serve six to eight people for $160 or 10 to 12 people for $200. Open daily until midnight. 318 E. Main St., Richardson.

Afrah offers traditional Middle Eastern fare like shawarmas and falafel, pizzas, kafta kabobs, rice and a variety of dips.

Al Markaz

North Texas’ Muslim community has flocked to this Indian-Pakistani restaurant for more than 20 years for grilled meats, curries, biryanis and vegetable dishes. In the attached market, shoppers can find South Asian snacks, juices, sodas and teas. Open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 1205 W Trinity Mills Road, #112, Carrollton.

Dallas Kabob House

From the corner of a Plano strip mall, Dallas Kabob House serves grilled chicken and beef tandoori wraps and kebabs served with rice or naan. The menu also features authentic goat or chicken kahari stews. Open until 10 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Tuesdays. 2040 W. Spring Creek Parkway, #134, Plano.


The Houston-based chain is known for its massive spread of heart-healthy delicacies. In 2019, it earned the title of top Mediterranean buffet in Texas by the American Heart Association. Its buffet includes a long list of soups, salads, dips, meats, rice dishes and vegetables. Dinner buffet is $17.99 Monday through Thursday and $20 Friday through Sunday. Kids are $8.99. Open until 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Locations in Fort Worth, Grapevine, Irving, Plano and Richardson.


Kebabs, wraps, dips, fish, rice and vegetables are served cafeteria style at Houston-based Fadi’s. Family meal offerings include a baked chicken dinner for $27.99, a gyro meal for $32.99, vegetarian meal with falafel for $26.99, and a kebab combo for $32.99. All family meals come with three sides and serve three to four people. Open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Locations in Dallas and Frisco.

Flying Carpet Cafe

Housed in a 114-year-old log cabin in Fort Worth’s historic South Side, this BYOB spot serves Turkish classics like Hünkar Begendi, also known as Sultan’s Delight, with tender pieces of beef simmered in tomato sauce and served over smoked eggplant puree. Its menu also features seasoned lamb chops, stuffed cabbage and a Turkish chicken soup. Open until 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Mondays. 1223 Washington Ave., Fort Worth.

Halal Bites

This fast casual restaurant tucked into an Irving strip mall serves gyros, rice bowls, pita wraps, falafel, salads and Philly cheesesteaks. Open until 10 p.m. daily and 11 p.m. for takeout. 8140 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving.

Jimmy’s Burger and Grill

Jimmy’s slings plenty of burgers and chicken sandwiches, but its menu goes far beyond basic American fare. The casual Plano restaurant also serves chicken, beef and goat biryani dishes, butter chicken, curries and kebabs. Every Thursday, diners can enjoy an all-you-can eat buffet for $14. Open until 10 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Mondays. 6300 Independence Parkway, Suite C, Plano.

Mai Colachi

Ramadan packages feature Lahori fried fish, chicken biryani, beef nihari and butter naan, with prices ranging from $39.99 to $49.99. The restaurant also serves housemade paneer, traditional Pakistani dishes like lahori cholay, an earthy chickpea curry, and fusion items, including masala fries and shrimp fried rice. Locations in Irving and Plano.


This lively Addison restaurant has a lengthy menu and regular live music. If you’re feeding a crew, try the Feast Tray, which comes with 16 meat skewers, a choice of five sides and rice for $150, or the popular chicken shawarma platter, with six sandwiches, mixed pickles and two sides. Open until 10:30 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Closed Mondays. 15107 Addison Road, Addison.

Sheesh Eatery & Lounge

Sheesh opened in 2022 and has captured a big following with its Indian-Pakistani fusion menu and a hookah lounge. Menu features items like butter chicken tacos, a Pakistani-style chicken sandwich, bang bang shrimp, and loaded french fries. Open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and will extend weekend hours to 5 a.m. during Ramadan. 4707 TX-121, The Colony.