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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 #142 of 8,628 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
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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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 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a breath of fresh air in rio. as a vegetarian, i struggled in rio to find a nutritious and tasty meal. I can't wait to return. I especially loved the babaganoush, and you must order the watermelon juice in the jug!

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Brazil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was one of the first restaurants I went to in Rio de Janeiro and I'm still going back to this very day 6 years later, So its safe to say we like it. We go about once per month, always have the same thing which is the Lamb and the delicious salad they make, washed down with a cold... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Strolling the street found this spot! Food was great! Staff were friendly speak English and have English menus! We ordered the platter for two couldn't finish it!

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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 8 - 16
Cuisine: Lebanese

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