Amoura Restaurant Group
The Shihadeh family has been in the hospitality business in the Bay Area for over 50 years, spanning three generations. With a flagship restaurant, a quick-service outlet at SFO, a neighborhood deli and a successful catering business, Amoura has earned an esteemed reputation for serving high quality Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, rooted in the family’s Palestinian heritage. Known for going above and beyond to provide both restaurant guests and corporate partners with their ideal experience, the team’s warm and inviting spirit is at the core of their continued success.
Growing up in Palestine, our family lived off of the natural bounty of the land—pressing olives into oil, preparing salads from what was growing in the garden, and baking fresh bread from local grains. Amoura is inspired by this tradition of creating sumptuous food using the simple, high quality ingredients around you, and preparing them from scratch each day.
Our menu features dishes from across the Eastern Mediterranean, including recipes from our family table, as well as dishes incorporating the many complementary flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques used throughout this vibrant culinary region. Located in the heart of South San Francisco, we utilize the bounty of seasonal produce and organic ingredients available in Northern California in the spirit of eating the best of what’s available locally.
Amoura is a word for love in many languages, and proprietor Sam Shihadeh chose the restaurant’s name as a tribute to his daughter Serena, whom he nicknamed “Amoura” or “my love.”
Amoura at SFO
A fast-casual version of our restaurant and menu offering is located inside Terminal 3 at San Francisco International Airport. Inspired by the popular street stands and food stalls throughout Israel and Palestine, customers can select from an assortment of platters, wraps, kebabs, and sandwiches with classic fillings such as freshly made falafel or an assortment of rotisserie grilled meats (shawarma). They can customize their order with an assortment of traditional sauces, veggies, and condiments. Everything is freshly prepared from scratch daily using the best local and organic ingredients.
As an extension of our restaurant, Amoura Catering has been serving corporate and private customers throughout the Bay Area for over 30 years. From managing on-site corporate cafeterias, to delivering individual boxed lunches, and catering full-service high-end events, our experienced team works closely with you to meet your groups specific needs. Crowd-pleasing menus offer a wide variety to choose from, including a large selection of gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options. Click the link below to learn more, or place a catering order order.Order Catering
School House Grocery
Located in South San Francisco, School House Grocery is a neighborhood deli and grocery store that's been in our family for several generations. Opened in 1969, our corner store provides farm-fresh organic produce, a range of deli selections, good service and reasonable prices. School House Grocery also accommodates a variety of event and large party catering needs offering a range of subs, sandwiches and party platters in addition to a wide selection of liquor, wine and beer options. Click the link below to learn more, or place a catering order.Order Catering