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Almanara

#162 of 25,242 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Lebanese
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Rua Oscar Freire, 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(11) 3085-6916
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Delivery
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Lebanese food

Almanara essentially offers 'fast' middle-eastern / Lebanese food. Although the food comes fast it is of good quality. The service was professional but like others have observed is somewhat cold, utilitarian and lacks a personal approach. Whilst this was not the best restaurant I dined at in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Lee A
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Cham, Switzerland
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cham, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Almanara essentially offers 'fast' middle-eastern / Lebanese food. Although the food comes fast it is of good quality. The service was professional but like others have observed is somewhat cold, utilitarian and lacks a personal approach. Whilst this was not the best restaurant I dined at in Sao Paulo, it ticks all the boxes for a great place to grab... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Almanara is a local chain of Middle-Eastern casual dining. They have street as well as mall locations. This is one of their few street locations. It has been at this address for ages, with a loyal following. Their menu includes the usual items for this type of cuisine. This being a chain, there is a good standard of quality and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went here the other night with a co-worker. We had eaten at their other location in Morumbi mall last month. I didn't realize it was that there was a location so close to the Renaissance Sao Paulo. It's about a 10 min walk from the hotel (exit the hotel and turn right, take the first right onto Augusto, go about... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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175 reviews 175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Almanara brings the food very, very quickly and everything is delicious. Try the Salada Almanara and the Lentils Rice, both incredibly yummy. The esfihas are also great, and the Coalhada Seca is especially delicious here.

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Denver, CO
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292 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had meetings in downtown São Paulo and a group of us decided to have a meal here. We just ordered a salad, hummus, baba ganoush, and sfihas. It was all very delicious. Oh, we also had the baked kibe which was great! Very enjoyable.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very good food, with great cost x benefit, No matter the brunch you go, the food and service quality are always the same!

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

...went to the venue in Shopping Vila Lobos. Had the Kibe - was a little dry. Prefer lebanese food in London.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you wish for a nice honest arabian meal do go to one of the Almanaras. They are at almost all nice malls here in São Paulo. Good simple down to earth food with a eastern feel.The homus is one of the best I ever tasted.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Good service average food and very expensive The hummus and the Michui is nice. Portion sizes are large so order accordingly. The choices for vegetarians are very limited I wasn't impressed with the choices for non veg main courses either over all average

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Nice atmosphere and good food. Bundles are good but they should think of a "vegetarian" option as well. Besides these combos, veg can eat salads and some other very tasty typical dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo
  • Phone Number: (11) 3085-6916

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?