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“Home made and delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cedars Lebanese Restaurant

Cedars Lebanese Restaurant
120 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011
+1 540-761-3030
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Ranked #5 of 377 Restaurants in Roanoke
Cuisines: Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Madison, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Home made and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had the pleasure of eating at Cedars in dowtown Roanoke, VA last night and loved it. We shared 5 small plates and drank 2 beers and the tab was only $40. The babaganoush is excellent as were the tabouleh, fresh falafel, spinach fatayer and meat sambousek. The delightful waitress is a member of the family who own this spot, and was very helpful in describing how to prepare each dish so we can duplicate them at home. Worth a stop on a long north to south route.

  • 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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New England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Remarkable...really”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Passing through Roanoke, VA. and (mistakenly) not expecting a great variety of dinner options my wife and I checked Trip Advisor for restaurant reviews. Lebanese? Been awhile. A brief walk from the Tudorbethan palace that is the Hotel Roanoke, the Cedars is a recently opened restaurant with an entrepreneurial son out front and a talented mother cooking in the back. This is the real deal- generous with the lemon and parsley in several dishes, terrific falafel, wonderfully textured baba ghanouj...in the end we tried nine different vegetarian treats and that didn't even get us to the beef, chicken or lamb on the menu. Entirely satisfied with the decor and the price and delighted by the meal, we left with one of each of the five desserts which were supposed to last until morning. We didn't wait. They didn't last. 100% worth it. We'll skip a meal or two to feel better about the gluttony. The only regret is that we were just passing through.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, VA
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious, fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

What a tasty experience. Everything is fresh and the flavors are so interesting. If you like lemon and parsley this is the place for you. These seem to be used a lot in the food preparation. The humus is outstanding and everything was so good. I will go again soon.

  • Visited July 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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Ferrum, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was our first time dining here. The food was fresh and everything was delicious! Try the honey cake for dessert!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Deltona, FL
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went to this place based on reveiws and I have to say I was a little disappointed. We are vegan so we had the Vegetarian Sampler and substitued the spinach pie for the grape leaves. Over all everything was good but I found the spices on the dressing a little to overpowering. We did however love the date & walnut cookies.

  • Visited July 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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