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Ashrafyah, Beirut, Lebanon
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

High quality food and service along with acceptable prices that are second to none in the Lebanon. Al-Mayas has a unique dining atmosphere in the Capital city of Beirut. Very cozy and helpful service. The menu should be tried entirely. They have the best Manti out of Armenia.

Thank Nagy Jack K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

To be fare it was good but not one of the best I've tried, there are better Armenia restaurants in Lebanon

Thank Vanessa D
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

One of the reasons I look forward to visiting Beirut, is to dine in Mayas. Best Armenian food and experience in town! The kabab karaz is a must!! So is everything else on their menu :p.

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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Holding so much history and experience in arminian cuisine. Reservation is required. A special experience by itself.

Thank Ray N
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Mayas is and will always be my favorite Armenian food place to be. Located in the heart of the city in a very rustic road/neighborhood. The venue is nicely decorated and you feel the warmth of the restaurant through its staff. very professional staff and alert. The food is mouth watering and generous. I recommend the mante and soubereg! Perfect... More 

Thank PatylK
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I cannot pay a visit to Beirut without going there. It's the best Armenian food. I love the kebe sagyeah, the bird egg on a toast, kofta with cherry, shish barak....... Etc everything is soooo delicious. You have to call and make a reservation in advance especially if you are a big group.

Thank NJimboos
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Can't be in Beirut without trying Mayas in Ashrafiyeh. Lebanese cuisine with an Armenian twist in a cozy setting. Try the Mante, and Kibbeh sajjiyeh, they're awesome. Even the olives special mix is so good with the appetizers, make sure you ask for it. The dice cut fillet hot appetizer is a must for sure. A very pleasant dining experience.... More 

Thank Rob Z
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We decided to leave it entirely to the super knowledgable waiter to chose the food and drinks. It was amazing and spot on. He answered all questions linked to what the different dishes contained and knew exactly what to pair. Happy to see that such high quality rests still exist in Lebanon and can compete with those in major cities... More 

Thank Hameed H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Really outstanding food here - and superb service. I have to confess that our host ordered everything, so I have absolutely no idea what to recommend - but it was a really awesome meal (and this in a country where substantial and impressive meals seem commonplace). Musical entertainment was very good too - I'm not normally a fan of the... More 

Thank IanJ_1649
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food was very good & ambiance better with 2 live guitarists & oud players. Good variety of plates with great taste!! I highly recommend trying it... Recommendations: Armenian Salad Soujouk with Quail eggs chicken liver Kefta with cherry & cherry molasess

Thank ZGabster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Armenian
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashrafyah, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 1215046

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