Gabriel San Roman
Olive Tree, OC's Best Middle Eastern Restaurant, is Expanding With New Location!
Updated: Aug 20, 2020
Olive Tree Restaurant bustled with lunchtime patrons while tambourine-driven Arabic music blared in the background on a recent afternoon in Anaheim. It's even more hectic than usual, since the Middle Eastern eatery—a staple of the city's Little Arabia district since 2006—is moving this week right as Ramadan approaches. Owner Alan Abdo took a break from relaying an order to the kitchen to share the exciting news. The restaurant is taking over a shuttered Baja Fresh Mexican Grill nearby in the same plaza. "We're turning old Olive Tree into a more modern operation," he says. "I like to joke that my dad brought the cash register with him from Palestine in 1948!"
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