In Lebanese culture, whenever you arrive as a guest, you are treated as a family member. You are served the best food available in the home and the preparation for the visit is planned for days. You are served specialty dishes and in abundance, as there is several courses in Lebanese cuisine. Our goal at Mashawi is to make sure every customer feels like family when they arrive. We want customers to enjoy their lunch or dinner knowing we use only the finest ingredients for a superb taste, but also strive for the highest degree of customer service.
Paul Maroun & Khalil Khalil
Brothers Khalil & Paul both came from Lebanon more than 15 years ago. They had a vision of opening their own restaurant one day using their vast knowledge of Lebanese cuisine. Coming from a family of food enthusiast, they were constantly inspired by food and encouraged to perfect famous Lebanese dishes.
Both brothers received culinary training in Lebanon, and upon arriving in America, worked as chefs making Lebanese food. Both started families and once the time was right, Khalil and Paul decided to take a chance and pursue their dream of having their own restaurant. They really wanted to make sure that Mashawi captured the same atmosphere as cooking in their mother’s kitchen, and sitting around the family table enjoying home-cooked meals. They were long time Queen Anne residents, and uptown was always their first choice! They are so pleased to bring their authentic home style cooking to old neighbors, as many friends and family kept asking when they were just going to open their own place and showcase the real style of cooking true Lebanese food!
We believe that guests must always feel they are appreciated and our food should always taste like you are eating true Lebanese home-cooked meals.