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515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
+1 503-223-0830
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Ranked #70 of 3,638 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Gresham, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are downtown Portland (near Southwest 4th and Morrison) and like Middle Eastern food (Lebanese and Syrian) food, I highly recommend you try this restaurant. The food is very good, and very reasonable. And the menu has a huge number of choices, so you can go back (which I will do). I had the Meat Meza which was excellent,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I really wanted to ask if I could kiss the chef. I almost did, but I was too shy. Maybe next time. ;) The cuisine was exceptional. We started off with the vegetable grape leaf. Wow, far exceeded what we tasted before in other restaurants. These little bundles of goodness were truly made with a warm heart and someone who... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Recently had dinner at Karam. Shared fried cauliflower and fried eggplant appetizers with a somewhat thin lemony sauce. Mains were lamb shank and goat stew with added bamia (okra), both very tender. Rice served on side plus a lettuce salad. Service was a bit hurried and dishes piled up on the table, so we were pleased we had a four... More 

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philadelphia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The food was excellent and reasonable. I had a Balela appetizer and the lamb shank, which was meaty and tender. They brought several loaves of hot fresh-baked bread for dipping. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I'd definitely return to try more of their dishes.

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Portland, OR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great atmosphere at their new location and the menu goes on for pages. Many dishes I have never heard of. The baba was tangy and smoky, just the way I like it. The quantity was sufficient to take home and have another meal for two! Friendly folks with the characteristic, middle eastern hospitality that allowed folks to survive in the... More 

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Additional Information about Karam Restaurant

Address: 515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine)
Phone Number: +1 503-223-0830
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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