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“Fantastic food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sanobar

Sanobar
Al Khan Road | Po Box 6858, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
06 528 3501
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Ranked #11 of 1,062 Restaurants in Sharjah
Cuisines: Lebanese, Seafood
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Margate, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Visited this restaurant after reading trip advisor guide to best restaurants in Sharjah. On entering the restaurant the staff were very friendly and informative. The food was outstanding and it just kept coming. A must is the speciality fish and mixed grill! Excellent service, food and value for money - you won't be disappointed.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fresh fish, simply prepared - a winning formula”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

An institution - my first visit was over 15 years ago - this family run small restaurant does one thing simply and well. The best of the catch is bought off the boats at the nearby fish market and then the seafood is grilled on large charcoal pits - a squeeze of lemon are you've good to go. Lebanese style, the table groans under the weight of salads, olives, dips and bread. You can jazz up your meal if you want but portions are generous and you'll want to leave space for the complimentary sweet desserts and tea. Prices are reasonable and the place is unpretentious and the staff helpful and friendly, with a large loyal clientele. The aquarium and beach are a couple of minutes' walk away.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Highly Expensive!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Ambiance was fine. It was near the beach, it's comfortable, typical arabic restaurant. you can enjoy indoor or outdoor seats.

prices were so high. though there was a good variety, mixed grill, seafood, even pasta. we tried out the mixed grill, mussel termidor and spag, it was ok - meaning its tasty enough but not superb that you would keep coming back. especially with its price.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Sharjah, UAE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

Me and my hubby always visit this restaurant,, We ate here just yesterday to celebrate Hearts Day,, still their food is very fresh.. I like the salad and grilled fish.. love it!! :-)

  • Visited February 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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30 restaurant reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
“Good food near the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

I have eaten in this restaurant many times over the years and recently went back after a one year lapse. The food is still good and the staff very friendly, so I would recommend it now that it is listed in Tripadvisor.

This Lebanese restaurant is a low rise building sited near the Sharjah aquarium walking distance from the seaside. It is frequented by guests from nearby beach hotels such as the Grand and Lou Lou'a hotels. It is more than 10km from Dubai so you will need to have own car if you are not staying in Sharjah.

Sanobar specialises in seafood so local fish is fresh and grilled simply on their outdoor BBQ and you can choose to sit on verandar for the atmosphere during winter (you will be mad to sit in 40 degree heat in summer). Hummus and toasted bread comes as complimentary starters together with the traditional fresh vegetables as side dish. The sardines are cooked to perfection here, so is their Tabboleh! Although most people come for the specialty fish dishes, you can have the usual Kibbeh and Kebab too and these are also good quality and nicely done. The setting is simple country style so please don't expect luxury and the place is generally nice for both family gathering or business talks. One big reminder: Sharjah is DRY: No Liquor! so don't expect any bar or drinking places in hotel for romantic evenings.

Sanobar also serves complimentary mint tea and a special desert to finish your meals but not everyone in my group is a fan of the soft glue like desert. Somehow, they also did not serve the sweet mint tea on my latest visit. Try it yourself!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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