We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
TRAVEL ALERT: SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS More info

Chez Sami

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Maameltein - Jounieh Old Road | Keserwan, Jounieh, Lebanon
+961 3 910 520
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 78: English reviews
Level Contributor
74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most famous seafood restaurants in Lebanon , focusing mainly of fresh local fish. Serves also Lebanese mezze. Sea view with direct access to the sea. Nice decoration and outdoor terrace. Good service and excellent food. Known to be expensive.

Helpful?
Thank Fady J
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I love having fish for Sunday lunch, and believe me I've tried almost every fish restaurant in Lebanon. Chez Sami remains the best. Taste, generosity, service, presentation and setting are not to be compared.

Helpful?
Thank Colette H
Level Contributor
100 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Excellence is a combination of endless factors, especially in this domaine...over the years (and they are many) arround 4 Decades and this place is still maintaining and improving at all fronts..This is a real world class seafood restaurant that can proudly represent Lebanon to compare with the best Italian,Greek,Spanish and French Mediteranean Seafood restaurants topping the charts.

Helpful?
Thank Joe T
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been there almost every 10 - 15 days always good food and nice ambiance stuff is very good and friendly . It is a must see

Helpful?
Thank Isaactbeile
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Everything is perfect. The bill is on the high size, but at the end, I only remember the good quality of the service and the freshness of all fishes plates.

Helpful?
Thank oliver180
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place gets too much high ratings. It is god, but not outstanding. And too expensive. last I went, I found the bill excessive. Actually, someone remarked that the bill would still be too high if we removed the fish!

Helpful?
Thank N K
Level Contributor
101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to have the best fish in lebanon, you have to visit chez sami! Seating scenery is nice, well located, food is great at all levels, the only handicap is the high ticket you pay

Helpful?
Thank Christian N
Cairo, Egypt
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

I had been there once and i regreted that i went cause the food was poor then service was very slow while we were the only people in the resturants even the taste was not good . Very very expensive , dont know why ????

Helpful?
Thank Isis H
Level Contributor
99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great choice if wanting to try Lebanese sea food. It serves great dishes, well presented and served. Portions are ok and prices are a bit on the high side. Try both options, grilled and fried, they're both unforgettable. Make sure you enjoy home made Lebanese liquor made with aniseed and grapes, the raki. It flows in nicely... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hameed H
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Chez sami is a very nice fish and seafood restaurant. The service is very good and the staff are super friendly. Great place to go to

Helpful?
Thank Issam I

Travellers who viewed Chez Sami also viewed

Jounieh, Mount Lebanon Governorate
Jounieh, Mount Lebanon Governorate
 
Jounieh, Mount Lebanon Governorate
 

Been to Chez Sami? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maameltein - Jounieh Old Road | Keserwan, Jounieh, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Jounieh
  • Phone Number: +961 3 910 520

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Sami staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?