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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

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12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
+961 1 448 129
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Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there today, the food is very normal, the place is very small and not interesting at all, the most thing that bothered me is when you're filling your dishes the mothers and workers don't stop starring at you untill you leave the kitchen, this is very bad and disturbing in self-service restaurant.

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Thank googi85
Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a nice Lebanese style all you can eat buffet with mostly vegetarian variety. However, try to get there early as they do not replenish when a dish is done and usually tasty dishes finish first. Today for example the stuffed vine leaves with cutlets had no more cutlets by the time we arrived which was 2:00 pm. Their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time trying the buffet this past Saturday. The food was outstanding. Definitely try the kibbeh nayeh and leave room for the knafe and desserts.

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Thank Mood B
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! More 

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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The Tawlet was recommended as a must try place, so we did try it and we were not disappointed. The place is homey very clean, the staff is very welcoming. More importantly the food was very tasty with a descent selection between the salads, main dishes and desserts. True home food quality. I highly recommend this place if you are... More 

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SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

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Sao Paulo, SP
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant with local home made food. Fixed price and you eat as much as you want, beer included. Decorations were alao very beautiful!

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SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. A beautiful setting, with simple benches and large windows and casual self-service system. Staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. Good location just off Armenia Street. We had salads, rice, lentils, beans, pastries, meatballs and sausages, all homemade and wonderfully flavoured. You sit quite close to other diners... More 

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SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great food with different dishes every day, coming from different lebanese villages. Every plate is cooked to perfection. You ll be delighted to experience those amazing tastes. Must go

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SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

Love your feedback!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A lot of reviews mention the price tag which is 50000 Lebanese Pounds per person (30 USD) without service or the customary tea or coffee at the end That is a lot by Beirut standards BUT when you remember that this is actually more like an NGO charity for farmers then it makes more sense The food is nice -... More 

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SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We do hope to see you soon again! More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What a feast for the soul and tastebuds! Outstanding place to eat the heart and soul of Lebanese cuisine! Highly recommend this award winning place

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SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this review

Ahla w Sahla w Sahtein! ~Translated to Welcome & Bon Appetit! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you again. Tawlet More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited this place on recommendation on Trip advisor. We were not disappointed at all. The food is wonderful the service was amazing. The place has a very positive vibe . Though it was a bit difficult to track the location. Few signs on Main road would help. Must try TAWLET when you are in Beirut.

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Hello Anjali! So glad to hear you enjoyed. Sahtein! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 448 129
Description
This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully varied lunch. Souk el Tayeb started as a farmers market in 2004, and now offers a range of delicious regional Lebanese dishes and desserts, as well as preserves, jams and sweets that can be bought in the restaurant. The concept is to offer fresh, organic food, with dishes changing weekly, so that one can savour different dishes from around Lebanon. Brunch is offered on Saturday, and during the week a wonderful lunch buffet is offered at a set price, including main courses, appetizers and salads, as well as desserts.The food is nothing short of delicious and the service impeccable and very friendly. The space is light and laid back, with a mixed crowd of lunching ladies, young professionals and some business men, all seamlessly blending in together. There is also a little outside space with a couple of tables.

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