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$12 - $28
CUISINES
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here overlooking the water. The food was great (especially the oven baked sea bass) and the Arabic mezze, and the service was delightful. The restaurant overlooks the water and has a lovely breeze coming in. Overall a wonderful experience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and excellent resturant. The welcome from MR. Tawfeek the resturant owner is wonderful. I like everything in the resturant staff, food is excellent, location, view. We will come again when visit lebanon again :) Don’t forget to ask about their distinct dessert. Thank...you Ziad Reda our tour guide who suggest us this resturant.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant after a long day of tourism and adventures in and around Byblos. This restaurant is a very easy walk down the street from the Byblos fort. The waiters seated me and took my order right away. The dishes and drinks did...not take much time to arrive at all, and the food was absolutely delicious. The views from the balcony were spectacular and refreshing, and the ambiance was great. The ONLY reason I did not give this a 5 star rating is because of the slightly overpriced drinks and dishes, and spotty WiFi. I STRONGLY recommend this place to anybody in the Byblos area looking to quell their hunger and thirst with some authentic Lebanese food and drinks.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful setting for a relaxed lunch after exploring Byblos castle. Definitely recommend the fattouch and shawarma. Was traveling solo and the staff were super kind and welcoming, gave me a table with a great view of the sea

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022

This is our 3rd time in Lebanon and we would never miss sunset time at the best place in byblos @Malena. Great food, great atmosphere and great service.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022

Amazing place and a very very delicious food ❤️❤️❤️❤️everyone should visit this place, I highly recommend it⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Great modern place with good vibes, good food and nice location - with a nice view over the harbour. Nice and friendly owner and staff. Recommended for both lunch, drinks and dinner.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022 via mobile

I travelled to Byblos alone to discover this beautiful city. One morning the owner of Malena opened his restaurant for me so I could have some breakfast. I received a warm welcome and some great food. The surroundings were amazing and I look forward to...my next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

I don't recommend this restaurant. We had a family dinner, there were a variety of food but the quantity was very few, no one on table felt full. The texture of some food was not pleasant, for ex meat and chicken were not well done....Least but not last, people serving tables showed unpleasant behavior.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

If you’re looking for a place with a beautiful view of the sea, delicious food, and a warm, welcoming host, look no further than Malena. Had a wonderful lunch there after exploring the Jeita grotto and Byblos. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 10, 2022 via mobile

Amazing food with equal amazing atmosphere. The food was plenty for 1 person but you cannot beat the scenic view you will get here. Food is just sumptuous. And they are super attentive to you!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

Great food, wonderful service and a superb view!!! I would highly recommended this restaurant if you are visiting Byblos. We had a range of food and it was all delicious!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

The food was tasty, perfectly seasoned and the fish was wonderfully cooked. The service was great and very professional ☺️ I would definitely recommend and revisit the restaurant again

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

At the end of happy, friendly suq. A good place to eat and relax. Five stars! The best wine in Leban. Not expensive and good service. Lovely terrace.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 13, 2021

Excellent and plentiful mezze with huge variety of Lebanese dishes. We had fish to round up excellent meal. We recommend mint lemonade to go with the meal.

Date of visit: October 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5