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“best Lebanese in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Byblos

Byblos
Cornich Street- Alhamra Dist, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
02 6697655
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Ranked #10 of 281 Restaurants in Jeddah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“best Lebanese in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

my favorite is the cherry kabab yum yum !
each dish is more delicious than the other
gotta try their mohamra and the shrimp knafa for deseret

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Expensive Non-Sense”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Good Lebanese food but Lebanese food is simple, fresh, and inexpensive. We were not dealing with salmon, caviar and oysters. Also be aware they will charge for a Pellegrino bottle same as champagne in Paris.

Also smoking indoor allowed against city regulations. That completely told us that they are above the law to cater a high en crowd. It was not normal cigarettes but shisha smoking. Very third world, very disgusting.

The food was good but at $60.00 per person I have had better Lebanese food in Paris with wine. Fortunately I travel often to Beirut so no need to visit this "gold" trap again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice place but possibly overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The traditional advantage of Byblos was that it was pretty much the only place in town that publicly played music, as far as I know. As the kingdom is slowly but surely opening up more and more that doesn't mean that much anymore and people notice that the atmosphere isn't totally making up for the ok food.

Come here if you like, you won't regret it, but it might be worth a try just as well elsewhere ...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews
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“one of the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

it is one of the best Lebanese restaurant in Jeddah but still you can not compare it to one of the best Lebanese restaurants in Lebanon !!
food is ok, decoration is nice, prices are expensive !!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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32 reviews
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“Nice Lebanese Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere, nice decorated, classy china & cutlery, tasty food, small tip, if you want to enjoy the meal, don't let Lebanese water serve you they are snobbish, they nake you feel as if you are eating on thier account, philipino are very friendly and hospitable

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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