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Ashrafyah, Beirut, Lebanon
1215046
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favourites!

One of the reasons I look forward to visiting Beirut, is to dine in Mayas. Best Armenian food and experience in town! The kabab karaz is a must!! So is everything else on their menu :p.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
NELLYATTAR
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

One of the reasons I look forward to visiting Beirut, is to dine in Mayas. Best Armenian food and experience in town! The kabab karaz is a must!! So is everything else on their menu :p.

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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Holding so much history and experience in arminian cuisine. Reservation is required. A special experience by itself.

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Thank Ray N
Lebanon
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Mayas is and will always be my favorite Armenian food place to be. Located in the heart of the city in a very rustic road/neighborhood. The venue is nicely decorated and you feel the warmth of the restaurant through its staff. very professional staff and alert. The food is mouth watering and generous. I recommend the mante and soubereg! Perfect... More 

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Thank PatylK
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I cannot pay a visit to Beirut without going there. It's the best Armenian food. I love the kebe sagyeah, the bird egg on a toast, kofta with cherry, shish barak....... Etc everything is soooo delicious. You have to call and make a reservation in advance especially if you are a big group.

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Thank NJimboos
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Can't be in Beirut without trying Mayas in Ashrafiyeh. Lebanese cuisine with an Armenian twist in a cozy setting. Try the Mante, and Kibbeh sajjiyeh, they're awesome. Even the olives special mix is so good with the appetizers, make sure you ask for it. The dice cut fillet hot appetizer is a must for sure. A very pleasant dining experience.... More 

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Thank Rob Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We decided to leave it entirely to the super knowledgable waiter to chose the food and drinks. It was amazing and spot on. He answered all questions linked to what the different dishes contained and knew exactly what to pair. Happy to see that such high quality rests still exist in Lebanon and can compete with those in major cities... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Really outstanding food here - and superb service. I have to confess that our host ordered everything, so I have absolutely no idea what to recommend - but it was a really awesome meal (and this in a country where substantial and impressive meals seem commonplace). Musical entertainment was very good too - I'm not normally a fan of the... More 

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Thank IanJ_1649
Montreal
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food was very good & ambiance better with 2 live guitarists & oud players. Good variety of plates with great taste!! I highly recommend trying it... Recommendations: Armenian Salad Soujouk with Quail eggs chicken liver Kefta with cherry & cherry molasess

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Thank ZGabster
Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Friendly service, cozy atmosphere (small rooms with tables are close to each other but it never bothered over the couple of times I've been), excellent food, seriously good food in a relaxed setting. And don't tell your date, but it's quite good value for money too ;-)

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Thank Salam73
Manama, Bahrain
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a classic Armenian/Lebanese restaurant that everyone should try at least once when visiting Beirut, great food, very cosy ambiance, great food again.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ashrafyah, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 1215046

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  • Cuisine: Eastern European, Armenian

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