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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

Went there with my husband, had a great time. Service and food was great also. The only thing I didn't like was the shrimp was just plain and bland and I'm a person who loooves seafood. The host is very customer service oriented and he...greets everyone to make sure everything is ok.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

Pleasantly greeted by the door by the owner, friendly staff, experienced and patient servers who were able to enlighten us on the meals. Food was delicious. I recommend Joseph's signature lamb, succulent and well presented. The lemon and mint non-alcoholic drink was popular on our...table. If you love Mediterranean food, this is definitely the place for you!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

If you happen to be visiting Trinidad, make it a priority to have dinner at Joseph's. The prices are in line with many other restaurants, and the atmosphere is superior. The hummus with lamb and pine nuts was incredibly tasty, and the red snapper was...just superb. I think the best I've ever tasted. So tender. Joseph and his son both took the time to visit our table to check in.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

During a trip to Trinidad - we asked for a recommendation of some place to go for a nice dinner - several people quickly mentioned Joseph's - telling us we could get a nice steak or seafood dinner. We weren't disappointed in their food recommendation...and the restaurant atmosphere was very nice as well It was all in all a lovely evening and my husband decided he indeed liked baklava after having tried it for the first time that nightMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

This is probably my 3rd review of this restaurant over the past 12 years. The ambiance in Rookery Nook is superb (for Port of Spain) with seating available both inside and outside of the restaurant. Very friendly staff with Joseph and his family regularly making...sure that your are comfortable and welcome. Good range of food available, well prepared and presented. Definately a must visit.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

I went to josephs last night on an impromptu night out. What a treat it was. firstly to be greeted at the door by a friendly security guard and super friendly servers. I was impressed. Service throughout was excellent and they were mindful to be...attentive but not in the way. Food was superb. my guest had the shrimp for appetizer and the duck breast for entrée and it was great. now I must say I had the beef which was cooked to perfection and the sauce was to die for. what was actually funny is the chef came out afterwards to point out he made a little error and instead of wine added port to the sauce, all I can say is please add port to my sauce from now on. dessert was great and the Lebanese wine which was suggested was perfect. I will be back next week with more guests as I had forgotten how great this little gem is.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Definitely was impressed by the Mediterranean and N. African influences of their cuisine. Service was excellent and swift. Loved the Lamb made Moroccan style, will definitely visit again for this

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Every year on our visit to Trinidad we revisit Joseph’s in this hub for exotic food. If you are looking for an experience rather than just a meal; you must give Joseph’s a try for authentic Lebanese/ Middle Eastern food. To each its particularity, its...atmosphere, its charm. This restaurant is a family run friendly invite. Feel a warm welcome by the talented chef a man with infectious humility; “Joseph” his wife Helen and their enthusiastic son. There are those who prefer the unusual calm of a hidden gem, the sensation, so rare in Trinidad. A total renovation has revived the space the new decor is truly marvellous. A stone colour tiled floor, flanked by small tables with pendant light fixtures creating a warm halo over each table. It’s interior is reminiscent of Lebanon with its hanging display of pictures, contemporary furnishing and large glass paned doors leading outside to a lush and cool, modern furnished and sheltered terrace. A fully stocked bar with choice wines from Lebanon and the international front. This quiet secluded location ensures an unfailing, elegant and excellent dining experience with free on-site supervised parking. Talented Master Chef Joseph puts all his energy into his cuisine; all dishes are prepared daily by him. His dishes emphasizes fresh ingredients, a creative blend of Lebanese and Middle Eastern styles and influences; a gourmet’s paradise. These exquisite spices, the dominant feature, find their way into all dishes. To make it easier in this quest for the best Lebanese taste, here are some of our favourite selections.. of course classified accordingly to one’s desires: Appetizers: Labreh, Hummus, Fattouch, lamb/fish/chicken kibbeh, baba ghanoush Soup: pumpkin soup Entrees: Joseph’s Signature Lamb; A must!! Or the rack of lamb; Red Snapper Filet; Pan Seared Shrimp; Lobster tail and the succulent duck. Each entrée offers other surprises to complement the dish. The sauces with.. .. roasted garlic, chadon beni, pineapple tamarind chutney. Desserts include the legendary choice of crème caramel, crème brulee and of course baklava. Wine choice – Ask for a selected bottle of preferably Lebanese wine to compliment your meal. Great wine selection. The service – throughout the years Joseph’s waiters and waitress’ remain diligent in their friendliness, helpfulness, answers precisely questions about menus, clear plates, refill water, one never get the feeling of being rushed. The product is top notch, a fair price for quality and it is exceedingly comforting. A beautiful homage to the restaurant, Lebanon and times gone by. Brilliant. Joseph you are simply “a top notch chef in Trinidad”. Thank you; Valentine's dinner was exceptional!!.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

It was the final night of our sojourn in Trinidad and friends took us there for dinner. To say it simply, it was five stars on all counts. The wait staff were friendly and attentive, the food was superlative in presentation, flavour and spice. We...enjoyed the Lebanese wines, both red and white, finished with turkish coffee brought by Joseph himself. Such an endearing gentleman. What a pleasure it was to meet him. I look forward to going again on my next Trini visit.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful experience, delicious food, staff was very welcoming, highly on demand and very romantic ambience.

Date of visit: April 2017
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  • Joseph's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5