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“My favourite restaurant in Rio” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amir

Amir
Ranked #63 of 13,531 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Copacabana
Description: Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“My favourite restaurant in Rio”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Amir is a lovely place in Copacabana. They serve some incredible arabian food (most of them from Lebanon), with delicious vegan and vegetarian choices. The portions are very generous, although the price can be a little bit high depending on what you order. The juices are also amazing. I really, really recommend it.

  • Visited May 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jhessica R
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Arabian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

Authentic Lebanese food and in very generous portions. We couldn't finish the platter we had to share. It's a family-suited restaurant and gets quite noisy on the weekends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amir Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

One of the very few places in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro to eat real arab food. If you need just a snack, try another one in Copacabana at Galeria Menescal, also a Historical Site in Rio.

Visited December 2012
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Thank RNaar_13
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Niteroi, RJ
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Good food, but i am actually not into that kind of food....
But the people who work there are very atentious and caring.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Maria Fernanda G
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College Station, Texas
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Easy great meal in Copacabana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

This is a very nice little Lebanese place in the heart of Copacabana. Plenty of outdoor seating, great service, and great food. We had a combination platter and the lamb kebob for a party of five. The kibbeh is awesome, grape leaves were excellent. Everything else was good with the exception of the shawarma, which was poor -- overcooked and a bit sour.

If you are tired of Brazilian, and you want to chill with something low key, this could be the ticket.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank George W
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