Welcome to the Sheikh Restaurant of Canton MI. Since 2006 the we have served the finest middle eastern food available in the Plymouth / Canton area.
Our chefs begin every morning by preparing the finest and freshest fruits and vegetables, dicing, mincing, chopping and grinding to perfection, the ingredients that will flavor your meal.
Lunch is a very busy time for us as people from local businesses desend on our restaurant for lunch items with a savory balance of flavor that is consistently perfected by our staff.
Dinner at the Sheikh can be described as a reliable and relaxing place which is meticulously cleaned and arranged for your evening experience. Whether a pre-movie meal, afternoon dinner with the family, business lunch or an elegant place to take your first date, you will leave full and satisfied with the food and service from our well trained staff.
Sheikh, also rendered as Sheik, Shaykh or Shaikh, is a word in the Arabic Language, which means elder of a tribe, lord, revered wise man, or Islamic Scholar. The term literally means a man of old age, and it is used in that sense in Qur’anic Arabic. Later it came to be a title meaning leader, elder, or noble, specially in the Arabian Peninsula, where Sheikh became a traditional title of a Bedouin tribal leader in recent centuries. The title is not only used by Muslims; it is also used by Arab Christians for elder men of stature, showing that it is independent of religion. Its usage and meaning is similar to the Latin senex meaning old man, from which the English “Senator” is derived.
In the Persian Gulf States the title is used for men of stature, whether they are managers in high posts, wealthy business owner, or local rulers. In Lebanon, the title and its equivalent female form are commonly used when addressing members of the traditional Christian Feudal families such as in chronological order of the Maronite families who first had this title bestowed upon them: Hobeiche (since 1515, ruled Ftouh Keerwan and the city of Ghazir), El-Khazen (since 1545, ruled the Keserwan area and held the title of Consul of France), and El-Dahdah (since early XVIth Century, also ruled certain areas of Keserwan). The Persian word “Shah” (King) is linguistically related to “Sheikh”.
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