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“A gem in Geneva!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez Sami

Chez Sami
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Ranked #172 of 1,668 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$61
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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!
North Yorkshire
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A gem in Geneva!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It's hard to decide where to eat in Geneva at a reasonable rate. This is a really good place, a few streets from the main rail station that provides a very good quality meal and enjoyable evening. As always, the manager switched to English as fast as we opened our mouths and could not have been more helpful explaining the dishes, the menu was excellent and hummus fantastic. Just be aware that we only had 5 meze between two and it was plenty and we could not have eaten any more- so their set dish of 7 dishes for two would have been impossible. Lots of Lebanese in the restaurant, always a good sign. Geneva is expensive! but the cost of this meal was very good value. You'll pay this and more in lots of places for average meals and this was a really enjoyable evening with great food.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank moatpeople
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointed ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Was looking forward for an evening out last night Sunday only to find the restaurant closed.
I hope we did not miss a warning 'closed on Sunday'!
Scored 0

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2 Thank MickeyMike12
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Fares H, Public Relations Manager at Chez Sami, responded to this review, 30 September 2014
there was a paper at the door, on our Facebook page, our website all they claim that we don't open on sunday.

but soon, Chez sami will be opened every sunday.

Regards,
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Libanese restaurant in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

You will not be disappointed with this charming and friendly Libanese restaurant. Order the mezzé and let the chef surprise you. A great choice specially for vegetarians as the menu plays a lot with eggplant, humus, taboule etc. Simply delicious!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lorrayne P
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Lebanese in the heart of Geneva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

A great selection of hot and cold meze. If you're with a group, try the meze selection (14 dishes for four people). The Lebanese rosé wine we tried was very decent. But as everywhere round here, the prices still come as a shock.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank StreathamVoyager
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Houston, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese food in Geneva”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This was a comfortable restaurant with good service and really good Lebanese food. After 3 days of Swiss and French food, we were ready to change it up and started trying restaurants in the ethnic area of Geneva and, thanks to TripAdvisor, we were not disappointed. We started with hummus balameh (with meat), and cheese samosas (jubneh). They were both excellent. The hummus was smoothly whipped and creamy just the way I like it. I was disappointed that they did not offer fresh baked hot bread which is usually a staple of a good Lebanese restaurant. Instead they had sliced pita Arabic bread which I could have bought in any grocery store. May be because it was off-peak season and a Tuesday night......maybe the bread chef was on vacation. Other than the bread disappointment, everything else was delicious and I would definitely go back. Prices were reasonable for Geneva.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PalmTree1221
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