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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 14
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  • 5
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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
Very nice (by weight) lunch spread ...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Dana Point, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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london
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Do not go to this restaurant. Tourist trap. Food actually bad. We were not able to eat the chicken shish, it was so bad ...

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Right on the main avenue, close to most of the other action. Have a couple of drinks on the beach and then walk across to the restaurant for a sumptuous meal. My colleagues had lamb and they liked it (although not typical middle-eastern taste). I had a bunch of vegetarian stuff (although not that great, I happy that I was... More 

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Orlando
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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My friends had eaten here before and this was my first visit while staying in Rio. I wish I had discovered this place sooner as I probably would go back. The service was very good and he explained each selection and brought us extra bread (nan) since we ordered much more than we realized! Every dish was quite flavorful as... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?