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Chez Sami

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Maameltein - Jounieh Old Road | Keserwan, Jounieh, Lebanon
+961 3 910 520
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the greatest seafood in Lebanon. Everything with delicious; the calamari (baby, fried, hot and spicy - many different kinds) was superb and the raw fish as well sultan Ibrahim- all excellent. Their desserts are also exceptional. Love it.

Thank Kamil5000
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Been going to this place for years and it never failed to please me. The seafood is fresh and the selection is wide.

Thank Lara F
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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.

Thank Fady J
Beirut, Lebanon
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Thank Colette H
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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.

Thank Joe T
Beirut, Lebanon
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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

Thank Isaactbeile
Lausanne, Switzerland
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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.

Thank oliver180
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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!

Thank N K
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106 reviews
83 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

Thank Christian N
Cairo, Egypt
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 ????

Thank Isis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?