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“Barbar BEST ice-cream in town” 4 of 5 stars
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Barbar Restaurant
Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon
01-747721
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Ranked #33 of 505 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
cairo
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Barbar BEST ice-cream in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Heir lemon abd citrus booza ( icecreM in lebanese) is so addictive ihad to go take my daily dose everyday try their mastic flavour and lemon and pineapple, Yummy and nice
The shop is next to the dinning one and prices are reasonable compared to other places in Beirut
This rating i gave is basicly for the icecream part
Rest of food is okay

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
“Great food 24 hours a day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Barbar never stopped to amaze me. I have know this place for years now - at least 15, and all this time it remained the same. Open 24/7 all year around, makes me always wonder if its roll down doors still work.

What amazes me about Barbar, is that it's always always full of people - morning, day, night... And I believe the only reason is the quality and taste of the food. Why? Because everything else about it is not so good.

Service: there is none. The cashiers employed are usually young men, generally rude or at least not pleasant.
Delivery service: same type of employees...

Dining in: the place (Hamra branch) hasn't been fixed up since probably the 90's. The metallic benches and tables have a not so hygienic feel to them.

Prices: a meal at one of the american fast food chains will cost you less than a sandwich at Barbar.

So given all that...why do people still go there? Why do I still go there? I believe it's just about the food - it's good!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“For a quick midnight snack.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Shawarma, falafel, tawouk? It's your call. Good place when you're in a hurry or just want something to munch on after a night out in Beirut.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I recommend this restaurant to all the food is very nice, fresh, beautiful restaurant, customer service excellent waiters, good flavors waoo smoking, quiet restaurant, the food tastes amazing .. thanks to this resaurant had a great time for great food and service

Visited July 2013
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Barbar is barbar. No less no more.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

When asking for examples of top Lebanese cooking, not many people will tell you Barbar is the place to go. But if you ask for the place to eat at 4:30am after a couple of drinks or more, Barbar is the only place to be. Everything at Barbar is of good standard, and has great health standards. I would recommend a Chicken Francisco (or 3).

Definitely a Beirut landmark and one of my favourite fast food locations.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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