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Amir

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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2275-5596
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido...
Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!
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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
Best Lebanese I've ever had

Situated a few metres from the Copacabana strip, Amir ha been highly recommended by several locals and I was not disappointed. That said, I don't eat lamb so you'll have to take my friends' word for it that their cutlets and shawarma are as good as the grilled chicken and the plethora of veggie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Marseille, France
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Marseille, France
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated a few metres from the Copacabana strip, Amir ha been highly recommended by several locals and I was not disappointed. That said, I don't eat lamb so you'll have to take my friends' word for it that their cutlets and shawarma are as good as the grilled chicken and the plethora of veggie dishes. The falafel was fresh, tasty... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious ! My friends and I ordered a mixture for 4 people which came with loads of different scrumptious Lebanese dishes to choose from! Best Lebanese I've had from a restaurant by far! Thank you!

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Thank Adrianna A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for different food, so we decided to eat lebanese food, to be my frst time, was not bad, i liked the snack Pita bread and baba ghanoush. We order shawarma and shish taouk, he first one was salty but the other one has juice chicken, delicious. About the service, they don't pay attention very well and it... More 

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Thank Mili P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good but for whatever reasons the meat shawrma and the tabouleh were very salty. On the other hand, The chicken and baba ghanouj were good.

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Thank Talal A
Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a combination platter for 2 people. The taboule salad had lots of fresh herbs and was very tasty. Both meat and chickpea falafels were delicious. Reasonably priced (~110R$ with drinks). Mint tea was also authentic and reminded me of precious travels. In summary, a surprisingly authentic Lebanese restaurant in Rio. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to eat dinner and found this lebanese restaurant. It was first time lebanese food for us and we must say the experience was good. The food was really good and tasty. We will go there again. The service was good and with that I mean that the waiter did not come all the time... More 

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Thank Tukano
London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may seem strange to eat Lebanese food whilst in Brazil but it makes a change when you have had enough grilled meat. This restaurant is decorated with a Middle eastern theme and serves authentic Lebanese food. Those used to smaller Lebanese mezze proportions beware as the dishes here are quite large and we over ordered. The Shish Taouk is... More 

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Thank William P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Amir twice, once for dinner and once for lunch and absolutely loved both of my meals. The prices were extremely reasonable. For lunch I got a sandwich which was plenty and for dinner I got the falafel dinner and the portion was HUGE. I don't even think I ate half. It came with falafel, hummus & pita bread,... More 

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Pesaro, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Go there only if you happen to be around. The salad was not fresh, kind of shoddy instead. The hummus was ok, falafel were good.

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Thank Filippo G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner. Huge delicious portions. Not a fancy place at all but really good food and a great change of pace from the usual tourist restaurants. Highly recommend the shish taouk, hummus, tabouli, lamb shwarma and fatuoush salad. Not touristy-- very very local.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2275-5596

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.