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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil (Copacabana)
55 21 2275-5596
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Ranked #112 of 8,662 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Lebanese
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
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!
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Sao Paulo, SP
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Located in Copacabana in front the small park, the Amir Arabic Restaurant is very tradicional, I eat the Amir Vegetarian that is compost rise morocco style, homos, salad and eggplant. Amazing the meals! The service is good, the outside area is lovely. Fair prices!!!!

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Sevagram, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were craving for a spicy meal... Indian genes! Amir has a good buffet with delicate meats. Close to the beach. Liked the tasty veggie and non veg delights

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited in December on a busy Friday evening without a reservation and were pleased to have a lovely time. Service was great: fast, efficient and polite, without being overbearing. At no time were our glasses allowed to deplete, and this attentiveness was much appreciated. The food was likewise good. We opted for a sharing selection for two. The houmous... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You cannot beat the food here. What a little gem! The service wasn't amazing, but I didn't go for the service, I went for the food. Hookah is available but I think you have to get there an hour or more before closing. We sat outside on the sidewalk and it was great. They take reservations, we didn't have one... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Big portions and very good flavors. Atmosphere is good. I tried the all you can eat before. Guess I had a better time now ordering "a la carte" (from the menu). The eggplant dish is big enough to be shared... and very well prepared. I shared a Moroccan rice with lamb, very tasty too (probably enough for 3).

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

On weekends Amir offers a self service on the second floor. I have been to this restaurant quite a few times, and never had this option. And I do not recommend. At R$70,00 (price per person) some shared plates are much better. Parts of the dishes were not as good as I expected, specially the finger food, such as mini... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Following reviews from trip advisor, we decided to give this a try. How disappointing. Staff were almost civil (menu's were slapped on the table upon arrival, but questions were answered occasionally), food was mediocre at best. Given the time frame from ordering to food being served I am not sure any of it was freshly prepared and neither I, nor... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We recently went to Amir's for a work dinner and the food was fantastic! Plenty of choice and the service was fantastic! Our only complaint was that there was too much food!! I think we over ordered accidentally but we loved everything we tried. Based on this dinner we returned a couple of nights later and order the appetisers for... More 

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Lahti
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place serves lebanese food as buffet and a la carte. There is plenty to choose from the menu and the food is very tasty. Next day we tried the buffet and it was also very good. Would recommend!

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sydney
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you are craving some arab / Lebanese style food give this restaurant a go at least once. Although not the best Lebanese food I have ever eaten (this would be Jasmins restaurant in Lakemba Sydney Australia :) Amir's version is not too shabby. I went here 3 times during my stay in Copacabana.

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Additional Information about Amir

Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
Phone Number: 55 21 2275-5596
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Lebanese

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