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#13 of 1,891 Restaurants in Cologne
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Buttermarkt 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
221 258 15 39
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Here again. Every Photokina we're always get together and having a dinner in Beirut. People are so friendly. They even remember us after 2 years. They serve delicious food and outstanding arak every time. .. thank you guys...

Thank Mehmet O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional food, authentic experience and pleasant atmosphere. Finding a table during peak hour is a lucky event, be sure to make a reservation. Not for the most refined visitors - no air conditioning nor ventilation :)

Thank j1v78
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my friend had lunch there on Friday like 3 weeks ago or so. I read good stuff on the Internet about the place so I had expectations, and I wasn't disappointed the food was great and even reminded me home P: (I live in Israel so you can easily get here this kind of food). oh and the... More 

Thank Alex D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this place with high expectations given the excellent reviews. However, we came away disappointed. The place has the informal setting of a cafe, but prices like a sit down restaurant. It's evident that Beirut started life as a hole in the wall with a few seats, expanded to be a hole in the wall with... More 

Thank Sharan2711
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love middle eastern food, and it was pleasant surprise to find good quality halal food in Germany. Excellent service, great authentic Lebanese food. Lentil soup is the best, so is baklavah!

Thank Anna V
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Being a European Muslim, good quality halal food tends to be difficult to find. Especially when you’re your visiting a new country for the first time with your child and a work colleague. So when a trip advisor returned a halal restaurant as a top 20 restaurant, I was keen to pay it a visit. Beirut was busy on a... More 

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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Small place, can be very packed (and noisy). Good quality food, the 26eu menu is strongly suggested, as the best way to taste their cold/hot cuisine. Booking is recommended.

Thank ChrisItaly
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

when i'm homesick for a decent tabboule this is where i go if u're in the mood to experiment with lebanese food i recommend their menu which serves a selection of warm and cold meza (lebanese tapas) if not u can always opt for the classic sheesh tawook or grilled platters! dnt forget to try arak (lebanese alcohol) or ask... More 

Thank sarahwsalem
Dortmund, Germany
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Yes, the service is brusque, but also quick and efficient. Keep in mind that this is a very small place that fills up quickly and functions at a hectic pace, plus they do a parallel takeout "kiosk," so it gets really busy. Most importantly, the food is delicious, freshly prepared and super-filling. Although we were careful to order only one... More 

Thank ana_era
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We found this little place tucked away on Buttermarkt, easily missed by most, I would assume. The service was good all night, and upon enquiring about a table, we were asked to wait a moment whilst one was prepared. This was a Wednesday night at about 8pm, and it was heaving. A sign of quality, I always say. I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buttermarkt 3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 221 258 15 39

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?