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Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb

12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
+961 1 448 129
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
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11 - 20 of 131 reviews

Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I went there today, the food is very normal, the place is very small and not interesting at all, the most thing that bothered me is when you're filling your dishes the mothers and workers don't stop starring at you untill you leave the kitchen,...More

1  Thank googi85
SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Hello, Thanks for taking time to offer your feedback of Tawlet. Here's the Tawlet Story: Tawlet is an extension of Souk El Tayeb, Lebanon's Farmers Market. Our vision is to celebrate the food and traditions that unite communities and support small-scale farmers and producers and...More

Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice Lebanese style all you can eat buffet with mostly vegetarian variety. However, try to get there early as they do not replenish when a dish is done and usually tasty dishes finish first. Today for example the stuffed vine leaves with...More

1  Thank Anbar C
SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Hello Anbar C, Thanks so much for visiting Tawlet. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the food. On average, we offer 13-14 different dishes, varying from cold to hot meat and vegetarian. Cooks replenish plates throughout the service (1-4 pm). Traditionally, stuffed grape leaf...More

Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

It was my first time trying the buffet this past Saturday. The food was outstanding. Definitely try the kibbeh nayeh and leave room for the knafe and desserts.

Thank Mood B
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

The Tawlet was recommended as a must try place, so we did try it and we were not disappointed. The place is homey very clean, the staff is very welcoming. More importantly the food was very tasty with a descent selection between the salads, main...More

Thank Riyad A
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant with local home made food. Fixed price and you eat as much as you want, beer included. Decorations were alao very beautiful!

1  Thank elsflpbnncs
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. A beautiful setting, with simple benches and large windows and casual self-service system. Staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious. Good location just off Armenia Street. We had salads, rice, lentils, beans, pastries,...More

2  Thank GeorgianaSMP
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2016

Thank you for the kind review!

Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Great food with different dishes every day, coming from different lebanese villages. Every plate is cooked to perfection. You ll be delighted to experience those amazing tastes. Must go

Thank psaab
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

Love your feedback!!

Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

A lot of reviews mention the price tag which is 50000 Lebanese Pounds per person (30 USD) without service or the customary tea or coffee at the end That is a lot by Beirut standards BUT when you remember that this is actually more like...More

Thank Sidji
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback! We do hope to see you soon again!

Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

What a feast for the soul and tastebuds! Outstanding place to eat the heart and soul of Lebanese cuisine! Highly recommend this award winning place

1  Thank widelytravelled2015
SoukElTayeb, Guest Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Ahla w Sahla w Sahtein! ~Translated to Welcome & Bon Appetit! Thanks for sharing and hope to see you again. Tawlet

Reviewed August 6, 2016

We visited this place on recommendation on Trip advisor. We were not disappointed at all. The food is wonderful the service was amazing. The place has a very positive vibe . Though it was a bit difficult to track the location. Few signs on Main...More

Thank Anjali Virendra D
SoukElTayeb, Public Relations Manager at Tawlet - Souk el Tayeb, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Hello Anjali! So glad to hear you enjoyed. Sahtein!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Beirut, sector 79, Naher st | Chaloub Building 22 - Ground floor, Beirut 0000, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 448 129
Description
This is a wonderful little restaurant ideal fro brunch or a wonderfully varied lunch. Souk el Tayeb started as a farmers market in 2004, and now offers a range of delicious regional Lebanese dishes and desserts, as well as preserves, jams and sweets that can be bought in the restaurant. The concept is to offer fresh, organic food, with dishes changing weekly, so that one can savour different dishes from around Lebanon. Brunch is offered on Saturday, and during the week a wonderful lunch buffet is offered at a set price, including main courses, appetizers and salads, as well as desserts.The food is nothing short of delicious and the service impeccable and very friendly. The space is light and laid back, with a mixed crowd of lunching ladies, young professionals and some business men, all seamlessly blending in together. There is also a little outside space with a couple of tables.
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