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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 #126 of 8,564 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $17
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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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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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Danbury, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Fresh products, good cook, real Libanese family managing the restaurant and a nice terrace upstairs, what more could we ask for? I'm used to eat Libanese cuisine and enjoy it a lot, this place proved to be worthwhile. Just a block away from the beach, it is good to find a touristic address that doesn't serve another fried block of... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been having a hard time trying to find halal food in Brazil but through trip advisor, we read that it is halal. Have to say the 1st night we went, we were disappointed as food served were cold and not appetizing. Located near the FIFA Fan fest, it was not surprising that the restaurant is always full and hence... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went here based on Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. Waste of money, and if I could speak Portugese, I'd have told them I wasn't paying. Firstly the waiter made no attempt to be pleasant (even though we used our basic Portugese skills) and basic slapped menus on the table and disappeared to watch the soccer. We ordered bread and dips.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is some of the best Persian food I have ever had. We ordered the hummus, kafta sticks, chicken, and shredded chicken with garlic pate. The chicken and kafta sticks were very tender and juicy and the garlic pate was delicious! We also had a salad which was refreshing since fresh veggies are not easy to come by in Rio.... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The food is great, everything I have ever tried was delicious and the ambiance is nice too, very close to the beach and on a very cool spot in Copacabana. The down side: the food is very overpriced, the portions are not very big, so be prepared to spend some cash. Try to avoid it when it is busy, the... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

this place is at the bottom end of copacobana, and for a veged out traveller its a god send (literally - considering i just wonder past with friend and one of them found the halal cert on the wall). The food is good quality and fresh.

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Vancouver, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a craving for Lebanese food while visiting Rio de Janeiro (as you do), and found this great little place close to the beach in Copa. We had the shawarma mixed plate and it was SO. GOOD. Some of the best shawarma I have had in a while. Huge portions gave us some take away for the next day and... More

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Sint Nicolaasga, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a combination platter with shawarma and chicken. The shawarma tasted sour (seems it was supposed to) and the dish wasn't really hot anymore. It wasn't bad but we've definitely had better. The waiters spoke no English at all and weren't too friendly.

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Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant was mentionned in our guide and as our hotel was not very far from the place we tried it. We loved the food which was really great and we came back another day to have dinner and we would higly recommend this place to anybody travelling in Rio de Janeiro.

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