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“Terrific Lebanese food! Wow!”
Review of Chez Sami

Chez Sami
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Ranked #153 of 1,685 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$62
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: En plein centre de Geneve, le restaurant CHEZ SAMI vous accueille pour vous faire decouvrir le meilleur de la gastronomie libanaise: Hommos, Falafel, Mezzes, Grillades, accompagne de grands vins de la vallee de la Bekaa. Le restaurant vous seduira pour ses prix accessibles : le menu du midi a partir de CHF 20 et la carte a partir de CHF 25. Pour finir, les vegetariens trouveront leur bonheur grace au menu concu expres pour leurs exigences. N'attendez plus, et profitez d'un decollage immediat pour le pays des cedres!
Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Terrific Lebanese food! Wow!”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This restaurant is located in the heart of the Paquis, the bohemian and ethnic neighborhood of Geneva. Really outstanding Lebanese food. Unfortunately the Lebanese wines served are not on par with the food.

  • Visited June 2013
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Beirut, Lebanon
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Authentic and delicious food!”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Chez Sami serves amazingly delicious and authentic food, the meal was even better than in some places I tried in the Middle East . Meat is cooked perfectly, chicken is perfectly marinated, and the tabouleh and hommos and all vegetarian mezzeh platters are excellent. We tried 14 different plates of Mezzeh and I can say that they were all fantastic. Service was very attentive and perfect in terms of timing. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Lebanese in Geneva”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

Great food, nice restaurant with puzdoor seating if you are licky with the weather in Geneva. Baklawa to die for. Good deal for lunch for real lebanese food. Feels like beirut.

  • Visited May 2013
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Where the Lebanese go when they want to go Lebanese!”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A handful Lebanese restaurants in Geneva, many are fine, and some quite good; however one is exceptionally authentic and exquisite: Chez Sami.

It is where we, the Lebanese, go when we crave our local cuisine.

Whenever there, and whatever you choose to try, make sure their signature "Fattoush", and the home-made-quality Hommos is on the table. A rich menu, and a splendid selection of Lebanese wines are two qualities to be highlighted. Shishas on the terrace (in the Terrace season of course) is another plus.

I used to be annoyed by the lack of parking spaces around, until I found out about the Migros parking just behind the building.

Totally recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Good food and thankfully some "characterless" decor”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Don't let the dodgy Paquis neighbourhood discourage you- its definitely worth the trip there. Unlike the outside and the competing Lebanese restaurants in the area- its surprisingly clean, quite modern looking and aesthetically put together (almost). The food is extremely good and warrants another visit. The chicken kebabs are excellent- both well marinated and succulent. The starters are pretty good too and give my favourite Lebanese restaurant in Geneva (Arabesque) a run for its money. They could do with some help on the service front- but the gentlemen serving us was helpful and polite which already puts the service leagues above the standard Geneva fare.

  • Visited April 2013
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