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“Best arab food in Rio by far” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amir

Amir
Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil (Copacabana)
55 21 2275-5596
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Ranked #108 of 9,040 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Description: Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Best arab food in Rio by far”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Good variety of arab food. Excellent shawarma, kibbe and makanek. The shawarma sandwich on arab bread is the best I've eaten. There are both cheaper dishes (that are still very satisfying) and more expensive ones, so it accounts for different budgets.

They offer a buffet for lunch. For about R$ 50. Worth every penny.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great arab food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

This place has great arab food (falafel, kibe, esfiha, pita bread, shawarma), great menu selection, good ambiance, good location (right in the heart of copacabana, one block away from the beach!), good service...

if you like arab food, you will LOVE IT. If you don`t, then probably you won`t.

It is not cheap, but it is definitely worth the pricing.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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“Good Arab food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The buffet has a good variety of Arab dishes: grape rolls, lamb, rice and lentils, homus, kibbeh, falafel. The shawarma and the kafta are specially good. The service is good and the location is very convenient if you are in Copacabana.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Arab cousine at Copacabana beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great place to eat authentic arab dishes, right in front of Copacabana beach, near Copacabana Palace Hotel. Frequented by locals and tourists alike, it's definitely a good choice for lunch or dinner at Copacabana.

Visited August 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Lunch buffet delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I had lunch at Amir during the weekend. Good atmosphere, very good food. Chopp is OK. They also had options a la carte and portions are big. I really liked the buffet variety and quality, will definitely come here again. Good option if you are in a group, they have big round tables, very nice for friends hanging out.

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