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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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  • 37
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  • 11
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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
Wear elasticated pants!

Very good Middle eastern food, slightly salty for my taste but my partner Did not have an issue. Portions are HUGE so avoid getting a starter and a main dish each unless you are very hungry or you have a big appetite! Do not fret by other reviews saying the restaurant is in a bad neighbourhood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very good Middle eastern food, slightly salty for my taste but my partner Did not have an issue. Portions are HUGE so avoid getting a starter and a main dish each unless you are very hungry or you have a big appetite! Do not fret by other reviews saying the restaurant is in a bad neighbourhood, it was three blocks... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

that is a pleasant restaurant, with a decent service and very good food, served in fair portions. The drinks we got were also delicious. I took my friends there for a birthday lunch and everybody was quite pleased and happy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food here was spectacular. I can't say enough on the grilled mix and the shawarma. Every bite was perfect. Will definitely go again before I leave to go back home.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

In a city known for its meat this was a breath of fresh veggie options :-). My friend is a vegetarian so we had to look for places to eat and we went here twice. You get so much food for the money! Enjoy sitting outside and the waitstaff was attentive. Eat up!!!!

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Amir became one of our favourite restaurants in Rio during our one week stay. The food is delicious, the portions are big and the prices are very good. The waiters are attentive and nice, great service. We do not have any complaints what so ever about this restaurant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice little restaurant, eager and helpful staff, looked after us. Great falafal - I like it when they have crushed coriander seeds in them. Thanks!

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24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here last night; there were 6 of us so we ordered the combination dinner for 6. What a mistake...we could have fed probably 10 of us! We nearly cried when we realized we couldn't possibly eat everything! There was such an assortment of dishes, we didn't know where to start. The hummus and babaghanoush were fantastic. The chicken... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great arabic food! Must try the shawarma sanduiche but with "pão folha". Its big!! I normally share it! Portions are big and generous

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

great atmosphere , same staff since 2010, Food is soooooo Good!! I love the Belly dance show. And the Original anartaca

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Like many countries, Brazil doesn't consume much lamb so it's always good to find a restaurant that does. Just off Copacabana, Amir has a large menu of classic Lebanese dishes. I just went for a shawarma wrap, which was delicious and stuffed with salad and pickles, as well as sweet, tender chargrilled lamb. Yum!

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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 - 13
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?