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Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets

#243 of 5,660 Restaurants in Dubai
#249 of 5,950 Places to Eat in Dubai
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Grill, Middle Eastern
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Al Garhoud | Al Hallab Building, Near Bank of Sharjah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 282 3388
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Al Hallab started out as a family business in 1881 in Tripoli, Lebanon and...
Al Hallab started out as a family business in 1881 in Tripoli, Lebanon and throughout generations evolved to be a renowned brand name in sweet manufacturing and retail. In 2002, Al Hallab Restaurants was founded in Dubai by Mr. Ghassan Hallab, a veteran in Lebanese cuisine and expert in the hospitality industry.Al Hallab Restaurants, headquartered in Dubai, is one of the leading brand names in Lebanese casual dining and events catering. Currently Al Hallab operates four full service Lebanese restaurants; three of which are Lebanese Grill specialty located at: Garhoud, The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates; and a new flagship Lebanese Fresh Seafood restaurant “Al Hallab BAB EL BAHR” located at MBR Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
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  • 68
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Shawarma in town

I stay next door..in fact i can hear people talking in their kitchen. We don't survive a week without having their Shawarma. I had tasted shawarma's all around the world..rate Hallab shawarma the best. Their chicken Tikka (Shish Tawouk) also pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I stay next door..in fact i can hear people talking in their kitchen. We don't survive a week without having their Shawarma. I had tasted shawarma's all around the world..rate Hallab shawarma the best. Their chicken Tikka (Shish Tawouk) also pretty good.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Huge place with great food. Must try the spicy potato sandwich. The staff is friendly and gives good service

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is by far the best Lebanese restaurant in town. It is so busy that you need to make reservation on weekends. It is one of those places that takes you to Beirut nights and atmosphere. The buzz, music, smell, everything. With all the crowd around you are served immediately, some times it feels like the staff outnumber the customers.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

very bad service and food i could have bought the same food from any arabic resturant for less than half the price i would never go back a

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Dear Muna, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. With regards to the issue you have brought to our attention we assure you that we are committed to keeping prices are competitive based on the Authentic Lebanese cuisine and premium casual family ambiance we offer in prime locations in Dubai. We hope you visit us again in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went there at about 5pm I opted for a table in the first floor View was nice from there Ambience is good Clean place Staff were helpful and prompt I chose a mix grill plate and and grill chicken with mashroom sauce for my wife The portions were good and properly cooked Prices were within average I recommend it for... More 

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review and we hope to welcome you again soon at any of our four branches in Dubai! More 

Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Nice and tasty oriental food. Appetizers are very tasty. Recommended: Hommos with Meat and Chicken Shawerma, Sogok, Taboula. Service is above average.

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Dear Mohamed, It has been a pleasure reading your review, we hope you continue to be a regular customer at Al Hallab. Warm regards, Al Hallab Restaurant Management More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Very good food. Tasty! Service is average. I would recommend the restaurant. The starters and deserts in particular. Try the hummus and cheesecake. Chicken was a little dry.

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review, we appreciate your feedback and will convey the message to the chef. We look forward to your future visits. Warm regards, Al Hallab Restaurant Management More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My experiences at Al Hallab have been very good. Great decor, good service and delicious food. Highly recommended!

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Dear MMishra, Thanks for posting a review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Al Hallab Restaurant Management More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If u want to eat good and tasty Arabic food without spending too much money. This restaurant is the best place to go! Maher the waitress was so polite and kind, made our stay comfortably and pleasant. I am sure everyone can find something tasty there.

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Dear Karina, Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent visit. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards, Al Hallab Restaurant Management More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner after Iftar time. No one look happy about it. But let me tell you: even though the food tasted just good, we will not go back, Ever. Our server was just terrible: three minutes after seated, he came and said "so? what is order".. We never received the menus. He seemed bodered when we asked for... More 

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RashaMinDubai, Public Relations Manager at Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets, responded to this review

Dear Jika, We apologize for your experience and hope you can provide us with your contact details via our social media channels for us to contact you. Warm regards, Al Hallab Restaurant Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Garhoud | Al Hallab Building, Near Bank of Sharjah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 282 3388

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Grill, Middle Eastern

Description

Al Hallab started out as a family business in 1881 in Tripoli, Lebanon and throughout generations evolved to be a renowned brand name in sweet manufacturing and retail. In 2002, Al Hallab Restaurants was founded in Dubai by Mr. Ghassan Hallab, a veteran in Lebanese cuisine and expert in the hospitality industry.Al Hallab Restaurants, headquartered in Dubai, is one of the leading brand names in Lebanese casual dining and events catering. Currently Al Hallab operates four full service Lebanese restaurants; three of which are Lebanese Grill specialty located at: Garhoud, The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates; and a new flagship Lebanese Fresh Seafood restaurant “Al Hallab BAB EL BAHR” located at MBR Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am

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