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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 #115 of 8,752 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $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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Reno, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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 - 15
Cuisine: Lebanese

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