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1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
+1 803-401-5882
11:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time eating at this restaurant, having friends from the Middle East I've had my share of true middle eastern cuisine. This place made my stomach smile because it tasted so authentic. I ordered half the menu and was impressed with every dish. I will be back and spreading the word that this place is great!

Thank Wolfe T
Hoover, Alabama
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're really into Middle-Eastern cuisine, you'll know that it does not fit the fast food industry. Food has to be slowly marinated and cooked. This was one of the few times I really had a great meal at a restaurant. It is just like grandma's cooking. On top of that, the atmosphere will carry you across oceans into the... More 

Thank OERamadan
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our grandson comes home from college Al-Amir is on his must do list! Flavorful food, good portion size, fair prices.

Thank travelingrandma54
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times, but decided to write a review. This place has really good food with an authentic Mediterranean flavor. It's one of my favorite places to go. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable.

Thank Barry K
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Mediterranean food served in a casual manner - in plastic baskets. Great hummus and pita. The gyro pizza is great. Staff is friendly. Good for business lunches or just with friends. Located across from court house and city hall so expect to see local movers and shakers.

Thank Ellenduffycleary
Sumter, South Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, and this place is definitely the best place in Columbia for that. It's located on Main Street just blocks from the South Carolina State House. They have a wide variety of selections on their menu. We love their sampler appetizer platter, but be warned...is a ton of food! Too much for even one... More 

Thank MathMomSC
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Originally, I had planned to order falafel when I visited, as it's been a long time since I've had it, but that changed when I saw that they had labneh. I haven't had labneh since I visited a friend attending Syracuse, and it was great then, so I had to order it. The big difference here is that instead of... More 

Thank Matthew O
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I don't understand the mixed reviews. We enjoyed creative delicious food and quick service from an attractive smiling waitress. I suggest you give it a try

Thank glennppppp
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Met with friends for dinner before a movie and all three of us were served terrible food. Two of us had a chicken curry dish; one lamb. The curry dish consisted mainly of zucchini floating in a watery sauce with virtually no flavor. The bits of chicken were overcooked and rubbery with - to our amazement - pieces of grizzle.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast service and the tastiest falafal I have ever had. Clean restaurant. Authentic taste and above all, it's halal.

1 Thank Imran L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-401-5882

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Goose Creek, South Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?