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“Excellent Lebanese food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karam Restaurant

Karam Restaurant
515 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-2631 (Formerly Karam Lebanese Cuisine) (Downtown)
+1 503-223-0830
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Ranked #121 of 3,541 restaurants in Portland
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Alaska
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Lebanese food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We had lunch here and ordered fattoush, the falafel plate and the meat combo plate. The vegetables in the fattoush were very fresh and delicious. The falafel was great. It wasn't overcooked or bitter; it was just right and they gave us a generous serving. The meat combo was also excellent. We had mulberry and tamarind Lebanese soda and those were very good. For dessert, we tried the knafe (shredded filo with sweetened cheese and rose syrup) and it was very sweet and tasty. I thought the service was good; the servers were friendly, refilled our drinks and checked on us regularly. We would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I ordered the Meat Mezza and got a generous meal of various dishes - tabouleh, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, baba ghanoush and chicken and lamb shawarma...all for $14. We also tried the Baleela, a warm hummus made of whole chick peas in a tahini sauce. Everything was very tasty and the service was good.

  • Visited November 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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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Good food and friendly family owned restaurant. The best tabbouleh, hummus, and baba ganoush I've ever had. So fresh & tasty! Loved eating it with the yummy puffed and crispy pita bread.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montgomery, Alabama
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Decent food, spotty service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

After reading wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor, was disappointed with our meal. Food was fairly good but not spectacular. Service was definitely below par. Hummus was very good, and was the highlight of the meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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plano, tx
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Found this restaurant to have best kebabs along with best service. Liked it so much that I ate here twice in a row wile visiting Portland .

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