Owners: Paul and Khalil


Paul and Khalil both came from Lebanon more than 20 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 owners received culinary training in Lebanon, and upon arriving in America, worked as Executive Chefs making Lebanese food. Both started families and once the time was right, Paul and Khalil decided to take a chance and pursue their dream of running their own restaurant. The vision was to make sure that Mashawi captured the same atmosphere and taste, as cooking in their family kitchen's; enjoying handmade and healthy choice foods. They are long time Queen Anne residents, and it was always their first choice on location. They are so pleased to serve authentic home-style Lebanese cooking to old neighbors, and new friends in the Queen Anne neighborhoods!