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Karam Restaurant

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515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
+1 503-223-0830
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mediterranean food

The Foul Medames was great, and so was the Mansaf Ghanam (rice with beef and lamb). The homemade pita bread was out of this world delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Marcia C
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Foul Medames was great, and so was the Mansaf Ghanam (rice with beef and lamb). The homemade pita bread was out of this world delicious.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great food! Had lam kebabs with couscous, it was tasty. The restaurant was clean and welcoming. Service was also great and fast.

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Hawaii
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244 reviews 244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have eaten here several times in the past, always enjoyed it, and looked forward to this visit. We were greatly disappointed. They moved to a new location. Did they also get a new chef? The Ful Madamas appetizer was extremely lemony and mushy. My wife said that her Chicken Fatte was not flavorful. My Okra Casserole was bland with... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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356 reviews 356 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to Karam and the owner helped us out. He made a recommendation to order a meat sampler with 5 or 6 different dips and it was wonderful. They he said we had to try the dessert and am I glad I did. I don't know what it was but it was soooo good. I will definitely be going... More 

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Monmouth, Oregon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food is fresh and plentiful. My husband and I split the vegetarian mezze, which came with hummus, baba ganouj, taboli, and fallafel. Everything was outstanding. My husband had the lamb shank as an entree; the meat was seasoned beautifully and just melted off the bone. I had the tawouk sandwich: tender chunks of marinated chicken wrapped up in pita.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best Mediterranean restaurant that I have been in my entire life. And I've already visited and worked in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa... The setting is simple and very beautiful. The music brings a nice exotic vibe while you are enjoying your meal. I have a devious portion of kibbeh made... More 

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Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This restaurant happened to be around the corner from our hotel and the Yelp reviews were high so we tried it for lunch. Truly makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Wonderful food. Everything was fresh. Yum!

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Eugene, OR
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great menu for a restaurant full of native middle eastern guests. The good restaurants have nationals of the countries whose food they claim to serve. This place was one of them. Service was good and the menu was very diverse. They were helpful in picking out the best entrees. Be prepared for a lot of food, so consider sharing or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

i don't know what is wrong with the people there. I am just visiting this town and non of the servent smiled or said welcome or even talked beside taking the order. Believe it or not not even thanks for comming. The guy was actualy okay average but when you look around you, you will mention the different in treating... More 

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Gresham, Oregon
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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was my first time going to this restaurant, (we bought a groupon for it). It was a date night for my husband and I, (we don't drive the 12 miles to go down town often) and we made a night of it - movie and dinner at this restaurant. It felt like an intimate, cozy restaurant. We visited with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-0830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?