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Amir

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Copacabana
Lebanese
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes...
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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Good for:
Romance

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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
Most recent review
Delicious food

We found this restaurant after consulting TripAdvisor for a good place to have dinner. This Arabic restaurant was highly recommended, so we decided to give it a try. We weren't disappointed! It was delicious! The food arrived so quickly after we ordered it, and there was so much of it! We ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
maritzaemma
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We found this restaurant after consulting TripAdvisor for a good place to have dinner. This Arabic restaurant was highly recommended, so we decided to give it a try. We weren't disappointed! It was delicious! The food arrived so quickly after we ordered it, and there was so much of it! We ordered the mixed grill, ate as much as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family (2 adults and two kids) really enjoyed the meal. It was carnival so atmosphere was amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yes yes yes! Myself and my partner visited Amir's last night (8:30pm) after reading many positive reviews, curious as to whether it would live up to the reputation and oh did it! We both ordered the Chicken Shish Tauk and were hugely impressed at the quality and taste of the dish, the portion size was huge and a bargain at... More 

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hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just off Copacobana beach, easy to find. We went on a weekday evening it was packed all night we were lucky to get a table. Shared 2x half portion starters and 1x main dish with salad and bread it was all absolutely delicious, big portions, we would happily go back. Lamb kofta, falafel and hummus the highlights.

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Edson, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just off Ave Atlantica, so really convenient location to Copacabana. I expected a street food type deal, but was pleasantly surprised. The had an English menu (thankfully) and waiters that spoke very decent English. We had wraps as the portion size of the entrees were HUGE! I asked the waiter about the size of the wrap vs the pita and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went for lunch today around 2:30 pm and was 1 of about 6 to 8 people eating. My waiter was very nice he spoke a little English I spoke a little Portuguese , we got a long fine. Decided to try this place after reading reviews here and the reviews were spot on ! I ordered two pita kafta sandwiches... More 

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MICHIGAN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love middle eastern food and we found Amir's to have good food, good service, at a very good value. We liked it so much we went there twice over our vacation in Rio. The hummous was as good as any I have had in the Middle East.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ate here a couple of times while staying in Copacabana, the restaurant is informal, relaxed and the food is really good! Went there for dinner so didn't eat the buffet.

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Birmingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant was recommended in a guide book however it had no atmosphere a bit tatty round the edges and the food was poor. I ordered chicken which was raw and they still tried to charge us for it. Not a great experience .

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?