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“different thing to try” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of awtar

awtar
Ranked #359 of 791 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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100 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“different thing to try”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Nice place to spend the night
They have a Lebanese set menu include appetizers (tabola, coba, labna, homos, chicken liver), main course (mixed grill chicken and beef) and desserts (fruits and Arabic sweets) the price is 75$ per person excluding Hably Bubly (argela) and alcoholic drinks
They have Arabic singer and belly dancer
The food portions are very generous and have a good taste
Note: make booking before you go and ask them to have a good table (close to the singer)
dont go before 11:30 pm since the show starts at 11:30 pm

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Kent
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Horrendous”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

We asked the reception to book us dinner for 9pm as we wanted to go out afterwards. The restaurant wanted us to come at 11pm but compromised for 10 pm. We checked the reservation later and it had been moved to 1030pm! We arrived and were the only people in the restaurant apart from2 other tables. We asked the waiter what he recommends and he explains that there is a mezze which we agree to have. Our menus are left on the table and we sit for 1.5 hours waiting to see some arrival of food. It is absolutly freezing and the restaurant is starting to fill up with some people arriving an hour after us, being served food. It was only when I asked when our food would be coming that the waiter officially took our order."Oh, you are ready to order now?" I have no idea why they were so outright rude. Maybe because we were 2 women by ourselves or because we western?
We left the restaurant at 1am having had just 2 courses of the mezze. We ended up paying $78 for some pitta bread and hummous. By this time, the restaurant was raving with everyone singing, dancing, clapping etc but if you wanted a conversation with anyone, forget it!
I had only 1 night in Beirut and utterly wasted it in this restaurant! We found everyone extremely polite and helpful the whole time apart from here where they excelled themselves in poor manners.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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“used to be better before”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2008

used to be better before

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“for dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2008

for dinner

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