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“always a good experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sumac

Sumac
G/F, 8 Glenealy,Central, Hong Kong, China (Central)
852-21479191
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Ranked #559 of 4,640 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central
Hong Kong, China
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“always a good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

we have been to sumac a few times, and food is always good. The restaurant is small but very nicely decorated, and it is possibly the only good lebanese restaurant in town

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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“One of the last few restaurants that actually feel like they cook your food from scratch. Not industrial pre prepared stuff that”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Away from the mockery of lkf and soho... But stilk just around the corner in central, sumac is one of those places where you immediately feel pampered and at ease. Its not just tge great atmosphere, location, polite elegant service or the authentic middle eastern music... Its also the fact that their food is excellent. You immediately realize that its the authentic stuff and not pre made industrial quality stuff that the restaurant business is awash with.
Their shish taouk is amazing. So is the kebbah. Do try the mezza platters as starters. The baba ganoush is one of the nicer ones ive had in east asia.

A bit pricy but then i guess you pay for the authenticity and the effort that goes into it. We have a saying back home... The more sugar you put into it, the sweeter itll get. And this place is sweet :)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best not to say only Lebanese food in Hong Kong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you're in Hong Kong and craving for Lebanese food, Sumac is the place.
Very good food, excellent atmosphere and a rich wine list (including).
Sumac is where you can enjoy a nice mezze, mix grill (mashawi) and few authentic Lebanese dishes.
Falafel, hummus, grilled halloumi and chicken liver with pomegranate molasses are a must try.
Beef and chicken are essential for you main.
Ksara sunset rose will be a perfect match with the food unless you want to go for the heavy weight reds.
Lebanese food Place in Hong Kong is Sumac without any serious competition.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“High quality Arabic Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was so good to have tastes of home. Everything is good quality and it's a lovely restaurant.
The mezze should be scaled to size (1/2 portion for only 2 people) as we felt it was a wAste getting a huge bOwl of tabbouleh. The lamb, chicke. Liver, etc was great and we loved the Jerusalem couscous,
Which is hard to find.
It would be nice f they did something like maqluba.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Lebanese / Med Food in HK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Sumac offers very authentic Lebanese / Mediterranean cuisine in HK. Service is good and the atmosphere is decent. It's a stone throw away from the main drag and hence it can be overlooked. The menu was somewhat limited, which in my personal opinion, is a positive. There is always flexibility to tinker with the items being offered.

Decent wine selection, but nothing spectacular.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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