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Karam

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Downtown, Souk Bazerkane Street | The Atrium Building, Beirut, Lebanon
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Description: A wonderful Lebanese restaurant in downtown Beirut. The food was...
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
Excellent Lebanese cuisine in a nice environment

I was in Beirut on a business trip and we went twice to the place; it was really excellent authentic food, good service, really perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Wally B
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Merzig, Germany
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Merzig, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was in Beirut on a business trip and we went twice to the place; it was really excellent authentic food, good service, really perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

MeYes it's very expensive but it's worth, the sea food it's amazing specially the salt fish , the appetizers is amazing , the place is charming , very classy and wonderful place

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very good hummus but the lamb cutlets and the fattoush was average. Nothing to brag about. Service was fast. Place was empty as people eat late here.

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cairo
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

it's very nice restaurant if you stay in the ground floor. but it's terrible restaurant if you stay in the first floor with Shisha.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great authentic Lebanese food, Wide variety of Mezza All the main Lebanese protein options raw and cooked. Was a bit disappointed with the eggplant fatta.

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Beirut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you are looking for great Lebanese food, don't think twice. Go to Karam. Always crowded, and that's a good sign for a restaurant. Either for Lunch or Dinner you will have a treat there. Whatever you order, you will be rewarded with great food. The mezze, the grilled assortments, even raw meat dishes are great.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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113 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

that restaurant don’t have the patience to serve you. it would be better that you come in; pay and leave without eating. the second thing is that you expect from such a reputable restaurant to respect the law of smoking- unless you want to inhale the puffs of Nargile of close by diners and your kids to secondary smoke- dont... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Amazing lebanese food in the city. If you have a visitor or are in the mood for good lebanese food and dont want to go your village spot, go to Karam... One downside, the manager in downtown was a bit rude to us (lunch time)

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

One of the most popular traditional cuisine places, good food and nice service. Personally this is not one the best but for a business meal this is top selection. When in Beirut you need to search for the small corner restaurants they offer way more than big establishment, but if you have visitors or travelers over, this is one of... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Overall, the service and food was very good. This is close to Nejmeh square so it is very convenient to eat at during a visit to the downtown area. It is just unfortunate that from the three times that I have eaten here, it is relatively quiet due to the lack of visitors to the downtown area. But if you... More 

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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: Lebanese

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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