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“Great Lebanese food”

Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets
Ranked #214 of 9,818 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$5
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Al Hallab started out as a family business in 1881 in Tripoli, Lebanon and throughout generations evolved to be a renowned brand name in sweet manufacturing and retail. In 2002, Al Hallab Restaurants was founded in Dubai by Mr. Ghassan Hallab, a veteran in Lebanese cuisine and expert in the hospitality industry.Al Hallab Restaurants, headquartered in Dubai, is one of the leading brand names in Lebanese casual dining and events catering. Currently Al Hallab operates four full service Lebanese restaurants; three of which are Lebanese Grill specialty located at: Garhoud, The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates; and a new flagship Lebanese Fresh Seafood restaurant “Al Hallab BAB EL BAHR” located at MBR Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant....it has excellent Lebanese food... Certainly the best hummus I have tasted in Dubai. The grilled meats very succulent & soft, and the freshly baked khaboos were a delight. The staff were also very polite & friendly.
I was, however, disappointed with the shawarmas.... they were mediocre at best. C'mon guys... you certainly can make the shawarmas on par with the rest of your food. And sadly, unlike other Lebanese restaurants, they did not serve any greens or raw veggies with the food...
Other than those two points, the over experience was great! Certainly recommended!

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Thank neilcp
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Went to the Dubai Mall restaurant, seated immediately, order taken promptly. Food arrived much more quickly than we expected, and all of it was excellent.

Plenty of choice for vegetarians, but not from the main meal menu - chose from the mezze selections, which is what we often do in Middle Eastern restaurants.

Surprised at comments from other reviews about poor service - all of the tables around us were being served promptly by staff who seemed very switched on and professional. Don't confuse this restaurant with top-end silver service; it's more casual and relaxed, but a good experience for a nice meal in a pleasant setting.

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Thank RocketRog
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We went there to buy baklava,as suggested by a local friend,there is lot of variety in baklava,and they take really some time to pack it for you.looked tempting but we were really disappointed.Probably after having Turkish Baklavas,it's difficult to be impressed by these.

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Thank piyush69
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Hungry after wandering around, mostly lost, in the ginormous Mall of the Emirates we really wanted local cuisine. However, the mall is full of western chain-type eateries. Luckily we found Al Hallab which offers a good selection of Lebanese(?) and other ME dishes. We had our usual hot and cold mezze and then lamb and chicken sharmas and kebabs followed with Arabic ice-cream. All rather good and no complaints. A pretty good restaurant for a mall.

Thank T S
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The food was delicious but the service was awful. When we first went in we had to walk around to get someone's attention. When we did the waiter didn't acknowledge us and took his time getting the menus and guiding us to a table. Not being familiar with Lebanese food we tried asking for advice and were given curt one word replies. Not helpful. As our dishes arrived there was no sign of our drinks. When we pointed this out to our waiter there was no apology. He walked off and sent someone else back with the wrong drinks. It's a shame because the food was lovely but spoiled by surly service. We didn't complain to management as he appeared to be one of the senior staff.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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