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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: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Best in town!

This was the best meal during our stay at Portland. Service was great and the food was scrumptious, even the kids enjoyed the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was the best meal during our stay at Portland. Service was great and the food was scrumptious, even the kids enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I came here last night with my wife and 2 kids and the food was great! The staff were nice, attendant, and fast serving, I was very happy with their service. The food was on time and the chicken was moist and very tender; even my kids liked it and they are picky eaters! My family loved how authentic, clean,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant in the world Best service and most delicious food in Portland I would recommend all of you to visit it and give your opinions

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Having just relocated from Dubai to the United States, the family was craving Lebanese food. During a short trip to Portland, we stumbled on Karam Restaurant and decided to give it a try. We sampled all of our favorite dishes: Shish taouk, Taboule, Fatoush, hummus, Baba Ganouj and finished with some Baklava.....we were brought back to the middle east !... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were fortunate to find Karam Restaurant on a recent visit during Portland's Rose Festival. Inside seating looked inviting, but we decided to eat outside (sidewalk seating), and were glad we did. It was a bit like a European vacation: enjoying delicious food with relaxed, but attentive service, while viewing local culture. We nibbled our way through Pumpkin Kibbee -... More 

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Philadelphia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I haven't had middle eastern foo in a long time so this was definitely a treat. We shared a few plates. Lots of food, excellent naan and I found a new favorite in the rose soda. Thinking about this meal is making me hungry. :) Service was very abrupt and not super friendly- maybe a cultural thing and didn't bother... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not all Mediterranean restaurants are equal, not in quality and not referencing geography. Karam has Syrian-inspired cuisine, which departs a bit from others in the same general category. The servings are ample, the quality of the food is very good. The service is fine.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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359 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 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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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 $30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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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 $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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?