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Rua Ronald de Carvalho / Loja C 55, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2275-5596
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great evening. Eating outside, nice drinks, beer from Lebanon and the food was fantastic! The staff was very friendly.

Thank Mellie V
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Lido Square near Copacabana Beach, it's a restaurant worth paying a visit if you don't mind to spend a little bit more money for GREAT Arab food.

Thank William Y
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amir has not only a wonderful lebanese food but also de best "caipirinha" in Rio ! The price is very friendly and so are the servants.

Thank lprocopio
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to enjoy Lebanese cuisine . Service was initially slow as they were packed but once we ordered the food arrived quickly .

Thank maryamahmed
point pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food Very good staff Fast service Can handle large group Also many Vegetarian choices Fresh cooked for you.

Thank sureshagra
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make it a point to eat local whenever I'm visiting a foreign country, but it was my first evening in Rio and I was so sleepy and just followed the group to eat at Amir since it was only a couple of minutes walk away. While communication is a little tricky, the food was good and the portions are... More 

Thank nadiahkimie
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay. The bread however was specular. I wouldn't rush back anytime soon but I would go back in future.

1 Thank Natasha K
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife for dinner on recommendation from the concierge at the hotel. Located on copacabana it was a lovely walk to the restaurant. The food is Lebanese. It was delicious and the service was quick. The people were friendly. We had a great evening there. Highly recommended.

Thank Bashiradmani
Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Due to the reviews my family and I decided to try this restaurant and we were extremely please we did. We had a lamb meal for 2 and chicken sticks and it fed the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children over 10) great service and tasty meal.

Thank Vanessa C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My friend and I visited the restaurant in September 2016, after 7 weeks in Brazil. The food was delightful - very generous servings and tasted just as it does at home in Montreal! I ordered the vegetarian plate, which included a multitude of things amongst which delicious falafel and hummus servings. This is not a restaurant to visit for a... More 

Thank julielopez2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: Rua Ronald de Carvalho / Loja C 55, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2275-5596
Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!

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Staying in Copacabana

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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