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Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets

Al Garhoud | Opposite Dubai Creek Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 282 3388
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Ranked #290 of 5,560 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've tried several Lebanese restaurants in Dubai over the years and Al Hallab is by far the best and one of the most authentic. It's great value for money as well in a city were restaurants are generally overpriced. My wife and I go there every now and then. I love their Arayes and vine leaves! The service at Dubai... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant....it has excellent Lebanese food... Certainly the best hummus I have tasted in Dubai. The grilled meats very succulent & soft, and the freshly baked khaboos were a delight. The staff were also very polite & friendly. I was, however, disappointed with the shawarmas.... they were mediocre at best. C'mon guys... you certainly can make the shawarmas on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went to the Dubai Mall restaurant, seated immediately, order taken promptly. Food arrived much more quickly than we expected, and all of it was excellent. Plenty of choice for vegetarians, but not from the main meal menu - chose from the mezze selections, which is what we often do in Middle Eastern restaurants. Surprised at comments from other reviews about... More

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Ujjain, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went there to buy baklava,as suggested by a local friend,there is lot of variety in baklava,and they take really some time to pack it for you.looked tempting but we were really disappointed.Probably after having Turkish Baklavas,it's difficult to be impressed by these.

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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Hungry after wandering around, mostly lost, in the ginormous Mall of the Emirates we really wanted local cuisine. However, the mall is full of western chain-type eateries. Luckily we found Al Hallab which offers a good selection of Lebanese(?) and other ME dishes. We had our usual hot and cold mezze and then lamb and chicken sharmas and kebabs followed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The food was delicious but the service was awful. When we first went in we had to walk around to get someone's attention. When we did the waiter didn't acknowledge us and took his time getting the menus and guiding us to a table. Not being familiar with Lebanese food we tried asking for advice and were given curt one... More

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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Excellent everything except for service! We love the food, its the best in town. Restaurant decor is great, their sweets bakery section is out of thus world. The waiters and their manager are in their own world! You have to wait for them to look at you and only then they will attend you. Despite of pathetic service, we visit... More

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Groningen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal with friends at this restaurant in the Dubai Mall. We asked the waiter to bring us starters which represent the Lebanese kitchen best... Nour was very helpful and advised us not to take a full Lebanese mixed grill each after these starters (which filled the whole table). So we took two for four people! The... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I went there because a friend of mine told me. I usually go to Al Safadi but this is a little better. The food, the service and the place are great. Everything is perfect. It is also quite cheap.. Next time in Dubay I will go there more than once!

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Placentia, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

the food was excellent and the variety is huge. I tried this restaurant several times and was never disappointed

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