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“Good Lebanese food in a scenic setting”
Review of Samad Restaurant

Samad Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 106 Restaurants in Erbil
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Restaurant details
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Lebanese food in a scenic setting”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The food is more than decent with a large variety of arabic/lebanese variety. Enjoyed the salads, tabbouleh, fattoush, hummus, etc. Service is Ok but can be improved. Too bad there is no alcoholic beverages or smoothies!

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amman, Jordan
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“one of the best restaurants in Erbil”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

It is worth it to visit this Iraqi restaurant for the beautiful Arabian interior only - added to that the warm atmosphere, super service and above all, mouthwatering dishes. Make sure to order the Dolma - the taste alone will transport you to paradise, but all the food we ordered (about half the menu) is to write poetry about. A visit here should definitely be high on your to-do and to-eat list when traveling to Irbil.

  • Visited April 2014
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Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, superb ambiance”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Food is just good. Ambiance, people, service, tables, layout is just great. They did a good job. Do give your car to the valet, cause it aint easy to park there.

Visited June 2014
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Baghdad, Iraq
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food served by friendly smiling staff”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Great pomegranate juice with an order of lamb skewers (bottle of water and after dinner tea) ran just under $25.00. An assortment of salads before the meal included the magically appearing soup mentioned in another review, eggplant, hummus, sliced cucumber in a vinaigrette, some arugula lettuce and a mixed greens with dry pita pieces.
For me it was great food - rivaled only by the German Bar (Ainkawa).

Visited June 2014
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Muncie, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“High quality”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Excellent location, about a 5 minute walk west on Meter Street from the Royal Mall. The hosts and wait staff were friendly and efficient. The restaurant is nicely appointed, very clean, and well-lit. The menu is large, featuring a number of Kurdish and Iraqi dishes. As mentioned by others, soup magically appeared as we were being seated, followed shortly thereafter by a variety of appetizers (7 was the count). Taken with the exceptional Kurdish flatbread, just this much can be a fair meal. However, pace yourself. A main dish can easily serve two. Excellent quality food.

The parking lot is in front, well-lit, with good security and cabs are easily found. They now have a website: www.samadrestaurant.com. No text in Western languages, but a nice array of photos for those who want a look in advance. Bonus - English is spoken. About 24,000 IQD for a main course at this time.

  • Visited November 2013
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