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Karam

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Mediterranean, Lebanese
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Downtown, Souk Bazerkane Street | The Atrium Building, Beirut, Lebanon
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A wonderful Lebanese restaurant in downtown Beirut. The food was wonderful,...
A wonderful Lebanese restaurant in downtown Beirut. The food was wonderful, our favourites were the grilled halloumi cheese, cheese rolls, fatoush salad and moutabel (as well as dessert with white coffee - hot rose water). The wine was also good.
The decor is quite simple and modern, not a great amount of atmosphere but it was all made up by the delicious food and wonderful service which constantly looked after us. You can also smoke shisa if you wish to.
Greatly located in downtown Beirut, near the central mosque. Prices are about average for a restaurant dinner in the centre of town. It was recommended to us by Hotel Albergo, and I was very much satisfied with my evening and will definitely go back.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Filled with locals, this is the best Lebanese restaurant I have been to. It's reasonable, fresh and delicious.

Auteur asking around as to where to grab a Lebanese dinner, we ended up at Karam. Lucky predicament. At first, we were clearly the 'tourists', but by the end of our meal, we felt like regular locals. The hummus is incredible, but I could eat the spicy potatoes all day long. We liked it so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
labonnevie
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san diego
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san diego
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265 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Auteur asking around as to where to grab a Lebanese dinner, we ended up at Karam. Lucky predicament. At first, we were clearly the 'tourists', but by the end of our meal, we felt like regular locals. The hummus is incredible, but I could eat the spicy potatoes all day long. We liked it so much, we nabbed some take-out... More 

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Thank labonnevie
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

lebanese food in downtown beirut, very clean place and friendly staff, good prices. highly recommended for lunch or dinner, friends couples families

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Thank Michel H
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

For me this is the best authentic Lebanies food in Beirut. I tried it a lot for several years now. Always the same EXCELLENT, even I tried it in Ramadan best Iftar. All meza is so good, the mashawi is super. A place I recommend to everyone.

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Thank NJimboos
Beirut, Lebanon
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Karam is one of the best authentic lebanese restaurants! Good variety and service ! It's in a dead area in beirut now sadly and the prices are quite elevated ! But overall.. i really like it!

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1 Thank Adnan B
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Location is so easy to get to! Just a few minutes walk away from the Beirut Souks, behind Herve Leger. Authentic Lebanese cuisine that tastes great!

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Thank Coco P
New York, New York, United States
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The reference Lebanese restaurant in Beirut. In a beautiful setting, they serve delicious mezzes but, over and above, very savoury different meals of the day. Their wineleaves were exceptional.

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Thank Aboudy G
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154 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I guess since this place is in an almost dead area its trying to get the monthly income from each customer that visits , that is if you find anyone else other than you there ! Paid this place a visit a while ago and was a bad decision from the moment i stepped in ! From the service to... More 

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1 Thank hani b
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Karam Beirut is my favorite place nowadays as i really enjoy every single dish i order,i visited this place so many times and each time is really a very good experience,the menu is rich and the dishes are really yummy. It is preferred of you book your table in advance..

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1 Thank Tdababneh
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just had to taste Lebanon food while in Beirut and this place was recommended .. food was very good and very tasty .. meze is a must at this restaurant .. and very reasonable price .. top class

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Thank Nollaigglas
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

I always like coming here for lebanese food to me its one of the best, the food service and staff is great, and will be coming back always, just one word to the management, please please redecorate, i think its time, otherwise great food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downtown, Souk Bazerkane Street | The Atrium Building, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

A wonderful Lebanese restaurant in downtown Beirut. The food was wonderful, our favourites were the grilled halloumi cheese, cheese rolls, fatoush salad and moutabel (as well as dessert with white coffee - hot rose water). The wine was also good.
The decor is quite simple and modern, not a great amount of atmosphere but it was all made up by the delicious food and wonderful service which constantly looked after us. You can also smoke shisa if you wish to.
Greatly located in downtown Beirut, near the central mosque. Prices are about average for a restaurant dinner in the centre of town. It was recommended to us by Hotel Albergo, and I was very much satisfied with my evening and will definitely go back.

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