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“Long Time Favorite” 4 of 5 stars
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Al-Amir
629 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201
+1 803-771-0515
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Ranked #478 of 840 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Columbia, South Carolina
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217 reviews 217 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Long Time Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Always good. I enjoy the sampler, which is a little bit of everything. I could almost become a vegetarian if I ate here everyday!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cayce, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“nice , friendly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

nice tiny restaurant... love their food and service!! very friendy people....and price is very reasonable!!!!!! ......... love to go back anytime....!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Jackson
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“It looked so promising!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Maybe I chose the wrong dish (curried veggies) but the food was not so impressive. Came with a Mediterranean salad that was also underwhelming. However, the waitress was very nice. Prices were inexpensive and the restaurant itself was warm and inviting ( once you get inside). It's one of those places I'd try again if I was in town longer but I'd obviously get a different dish.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great middle eastern food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is some of the best middle eastern food that we have had. I got the appetizer plate which was generous and enough for dinner. The hummus was homemade. The baba ghanoush. was delicious as were the dolmas. My husband got the daily special with lamb. It was tasty too. And then there is the hot bread. On another review site, people had mentioned slow service. Our service was attentive and friendly even though it was a busy night. Come here for the food and good value for money, not for the atmosphere. Liked being able to see the kitchen and that the owner came over. Wish we could go back more often but it is a few hours from home!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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