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San Jose, Costa Rica
2296 9622
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
high price but good food

I had a vegetarian plate for lunch that was tasty but I left hungry. I had intended to only visit the chocolate shop next door (Sibu) but was enticed into the restaurant by a shill outside. I was the only diner there tho it was lunch time. I always enjoy Lebanese food and the very small portions... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Dallas, Texas
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant over 10 years. It is absolutely the best lamb I have ever had. The owner raises his own lamb and the recipe has been in the family for generations. Have tried to get it many times without any luck. Will be back there soon. Appetizers are a must.

Thank JP E
Boca Raton
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love Lebanese/Greek food. My husband, son and I went for an early dinner. Owner bragged about the lamb. I asked for the kabob and was told grill was off but the wrap with lamb was about the same. OK, I ordered it. It was cold and chewy. My husband had the same his was chewy also. There was nothing... More 

Thank Joyce R
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had a vegetarian plate for lunch that was tasty but I left hungry. I had intended to only visit the chocolate shop next door (Sibu) but was enticed into the restaurant by a shill outside. I was the only diner there tho it was lunch time. I always enjoy Lebanese food and the very small portions that were served... More 

Thank starrw1
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Sadly we shared the experience that many habe described here: food is good but the prices of the specials are- once you See them on your Bill - shocking, cannot recommend this place and would never again go there.

Thank mackandmuck
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Expensive and not good... went twice: first and last (to be fair, lamb is the special dish and we are not too much into lamb... still the price hit us hard!)

Thank Gaby S
Nanaimo, Canada
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245 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My 3 girlfriends and I found this restaurant by our hotel, we walked in without reservations - no customers in restaurant but the owner welcomed us and we listened to him tell us the specialty .. he has a farm with baby lamb he raises for the restaurant (?) it has been marinating/cooking (can't recall) 5 hrs. - same as... More 

Thank S_Leach
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Some of the best middle eastern food I've had, anywhere. Is it a little pricey for San Jose? Yes, but probably not so much for the neighborhood it's in - it's a half block from the most expensive restaurant in the city. A selection of appetizers to start, each one beautifully spiced and delicious, and, of course, had to try... More 

Thank saltshaker
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Do not eat here under any circumstances! As many people have stated correctly, the owner will try and charm you and provide beautiful descriptions of the food you will be eating. The food is sub-par at best, and incredibly over priced! I had a lamb wrap for 8,000 Colones (approx. $16 Dollars!), with a very small side of tabule, and... More 

2 Thank Darren W
Wilmington, North Carolina
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ordering from the menu is acceptable, but the specials offered by the owner are the "wallet-rippers" at the place. He promotes these specials that are not on the menu for the simple reason that they make him a very rich man, they are so obscenely priced. He makes them sound like he is offering them to you as a favor... More 

2 Thank DontStayInOnePlace
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We purchased some coupons from an offer site to eat at this place, it was eat $16, pay $8. We wanted to celebrate my step father's bday in a nice place, so we went here with all my family (10 people), and this is what happened: • First the owner, a fat and nice guy, offered us TWO entrees, some... More 

1 Thank Nati M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2296 9622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions


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