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$42 - $65
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

Without hesitation, it's the best restaurant ever in the world. Best lebanese food, best service, best everything

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You So Much! We're pleased to see that you always enjoy your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you anytime soon! Best Regards.

Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Oily heavy food, but acceptable Claiming it is Lebanese, actually it is not authentic, mostly fusion and modern twist

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

Amazing oriental restaurant, where you can taste Lebanese food served by professional staff in an excellent atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2020

Dear sir, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and ambiance. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Fantastic chain Great choice of Lebanese food Good price and service Lots of branches in Beirut Good choice of foodMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Dear sir, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and ambiance. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

We decided to indulge at top end resturant Em Sherif while staying in Beirut. The resturant is very decorative and traditional yet fancy, and the set menu provides you with endless amounts of tasty food. I am lebanese and i would say the food is...authentic, yet i also had dishes ive never had before. The service was exceptional and all staff made you to feel special. Being a saturday night, there was a performance from a singer and band which added to the experience. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Dear, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and ambiance. We look forward to serving you anytime...More

Reviewed February 20, 2020

We were recommended by many people who had visited Beirut to book Em Sherif. I booked a month in advance and due to hearing about the troubles in Beirut (which we saw no unrest at all!) i wasnt really excited about the trip. If you...had one meal in Beirut this should be it!!!!! we went on a saturday night and booked for 8.30. its a set meal and we got 33 dishes. All were amazing and considering that this is the best restauarnt in Beirut, its half the price of a mayfair one. I can not explain the fun we had, live music, great food and drinks, friendly staff.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

How Wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and ambiance. We look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020

Tasty and diversity of lebaneese specialities. fare reasonnables with a little tendance to high but acceptable with verry and many choices. Many hot plate as home made delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your culinary journey with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food. We look forward to serving you anytime...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We visited the restaurant with friends for dinner and it was the best dining experience we had in a very long time. All the courses served were magnificent. There was a live band that played songs the diners requested which added a nice touch to...the experience. The only downside is that the waiters were very rude. One waiter spilled my glass of water on my purse and mobile and didn’t even apologize. However the manager was very accommodating and professional.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Sgr O, Guest Relations Manager at Em Sherif Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Hello there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your culinary journey with us at Em Sherif Restaurant and you loved our food and live band. We deeply apologized for...More

Reviewed February 2, 2020

this one is a difficult one to review, so allow me to cut this into sections: - food: fantastic, local, authentic, but way too much. I just hate to think how much goes to waste ! We might have managed to eat 30% of it?...- service: for that highly acclaimed place, very, very poor. Anywhere from the appearance (uniforms looked awful, wrong fits etc.), to very poor English (only two gentlemen spoke good English), lack of attention to details etc. - The worst was bringing all these wonderful dishes with no explanation what they are - kind of: here you go, next dishes arrived. - sommelier - non existent at all. Luckily, I knew two wineries in Lebanon and asked for these specific wines, as no one was able to explain / encourage / offer anything else - it is more of a local overall social experience vs purely a culinary one - nowhere close, with the current staff (matter of a lot of training, if aspiring at all) to get to a Michelin level placeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

I visited Em Sherif for a birthday meal with my partner. The food is outstanding, the best that I have eaten in Lebanon. Stand out dishes were the shrimp, chicken and raw meat. For the diversity & quality of the food I think the price...is fair. My one big issue with the restaurant is the amount of food that is served. There is just far too much of it for 2 people to eat. I was unable to eat much of the hot mezze and also had no room for dessert either. There were 4 hot mezze dishes that neither of us could eat - as we were too full and I asked one of the waiters if I could take it away, to prevent food waste- as it would just go in the bin otherwise. I was told Em Sherif has a ‘no take away policy’. This is quite frankly unacceptable, as that food would have just gone in the bin, and created a large amount of waste which I find distressing and sad. I was planning on coming back to Em Sherif when family come to stay in April but until I have a response on this issue of food waste, I will be reconsidering where to take them.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Hello. The terrace area is not that big but enough to host more than 15 people if I recall clearly. One thing you must made a reservation in advance otherwise will be very difficult to accommodate together a big group of... More
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