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Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2235-6698
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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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
Amazing Middle-Eastern Food

Do you like Arabic food? They have it! Ah, you prefer Jewish food? They have it too! Lost amongst the usual tourist traps of Copacabana beach, Arab has a fantastic lunch buffet. It's hard to go there and be controlled; small cheese bourekas, tasty falafels, mushroom beigales, fresh baked pita (flat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Davidlet
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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great place, staff were friendly and helpful and quick, food looks abit pricier than some other places but it was delicious and plentiful! If your there with two or more people we recommend the share dishes, great value and very nice food! Drinks were not the cheapest but the mixes were strong so worth it if you plan on having... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Do you like Arabic food? They have it! Ah, you prefer Jewish food? They have it too! Lost amongst the usual tourist traps of Copacabana beach, Arab has a fantastic lunch buffet. It's hard to go there and be controlled; small cheese bourekas, tasty falafels, mushroom beigales, fresh baked pita (flat bread), roasted palm hearts, lamb and pine nuts rice... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The only place so far in Rio where they brought what i asked... Good service and nice food!! The waiter was friendly and knew the menu!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was average for the price paid. Definitely better than Amir restaurant few blocks away. Green tea was decent, chicken kababs were OK nothing fancy about them.

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Dana Point, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very satisfied with the luncheon spread - Over 40 items - grilled meats, ;Lebanese style hot and cold mezzes, some traditional Arab items. Most everything is quite authentic. I must say that handful of items were not great but put in right context this is a great value because you are paying only for what you eat... Freshly baked Pao... More 

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Kanpur, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this restaurant is on the copacabana beach and has a good choice for vegetarian food the juice pitcher is something you should order and it has nonspicy lebanese food

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Brasilia, DF
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great lunch buffet per weight with tons of options (even for vegetarians)! Located right across the Copacabana beach with friendly staff and very good food. Only reason not to get 5 stars was the cost.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This little restaurant was a pleasant surprise after some disappointing dining experiences. We stumbled across this restaurant towards the end of our stay by chance and was so pleasantly surprised. I work very close to the Edgware Road in London therefore have been known to have the odd shawarma and this restaurant really did not fail to live up to... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Delicious food - we took kebab and sea food couscous. Staff was also really friendly, which is not so common at Copacabana. We were positively surprised about the restaurant so that for sure we go back there when we return to Rio.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

It was so nice to eat arabic food in Rio de Janeiro. After some bad experiences at the boulevard in Copacabana it was a nice surprise about the quality of the food. Really delicious, much choice and also friendly staf, which is not always common here in this touristic area. We are leaving soon, but next year, when we are... More 

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Additional Information about Arab

Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021/2235-6698
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenida Atlantica 1936 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 021/2235-6698

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?