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Arab

Avenida Atlantica 1936, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
+55 21 2235-6698
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (13 reviews)
“kibbeh” (2 reviews)
“kebab” (5 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Moroccan, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Avenida Atlantica 1936, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several times during our stay on Copacabana. The food and service were very good. Middle Eastern food. We had kebabs, kibbeh, hummus and fattouche along with various desserts

Thank PPANZKY
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I went to Arab Restaurant at Copacabana together with a colleague in April 2017. We were welcomed friendly and offered a seat at the window. The drinks and the food arrived in adequate time and the taste of the food was really good. Also the...More

Thank Christoph B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here as it was close to our hotel. The service was satisfactory and the waiter was considerate and asked if the air con was too cold as we had sat inside. We had both ordered the kebab and it came without any sides...More

Thank BagpussMidlands
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Turned up there with a couple of hours to spare before jumping off to the airport. Very nice surprise....the buffet, as I was expecting a menu choice. The buffet had a very large assortment of Mediterranean style food with fresh baked flat bread. Nothing tasted...More

Thank Cav_on_tour_13
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We are here tonight and the food was not great. I think they really specialise in traditional meze food, whereas I ordered fish and my husband had a lamb dish from the menu. The fish was dry and the flavour was overpowered by the onion...More

Thank barbara2
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Inside is decorated like a Turkish restaurant. It was comfortable and cheerful. Loved the decorated plates that they served the food on. The bread they served with our hummus was hot and puffy. Really delicious. Would definitely recommend.

Thank MotiukK
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were handed our bill, 158.85 Real, the waiter wrote 150 for tip, when I questioned him on this, a really big guy comes to our table and starts getting aggressive. When I told him I don't have 150 real in cash, he actually demanded...More

Thank ShanghaiDenny2013
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Beware that the portions here can be huge. The food is authentic, well cooked and served by very friendly waiters. situated right opposite the cheap tacky kiosks on the beach.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offer during the day Lebanese food by weight. At night is a la carte. The food is very good. Have been there several times and have no problems. The price is very reasonable as well. A good option for lunch or dinner.

Thank cs0600
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great place for dinner, with a wide range of middle eastern and jewish food. Everything is done well and delicious. Setting is beautiful, either out or inside the restaurant. Decor is beautiful, although sort of touristy marocco…Service is great, waiters are efficient and helpful. There...More

Thank Cezartb
Nearby
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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Adarsh B
1 March 2017|
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Response from Cezartb | Reviewed this property |
There is a vegetarian option that combines all vegetarian dishes...however dishes may contain cheese and gluten.
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Hashim_515
31 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2235-6698
Description
Located on Copacabana beach and with a kiosk on the edge of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the Arab tradition carries in its essence tradition and creativity, characteristics of the house since its inauguration in 1996. With great passion and work, the result would not be otherwise: we became A reference of the Arab gastronomy in Rio de Janeiro! We offer traditional Mediterranean dishes and signature creations, developed by chef Vivian Arab.
An explosion of colors and flavors! We work for breakfast, lunch time with buffet and dinner a la carte menu. Open all day. More than a restaurant, the Arab is a place of celebration of life and Arab culture. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9pm, we have belly dance performances in the Copacabana unit. Welcome to the Arab!
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