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Amir

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Copacabana
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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2275-5596
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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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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While in Rio this place is a must visit and eat at. Great fast service with friendly staff. And the food, so so yummy! Large servings, lots of bread, no need to order a second round! The Falafel was so, good and fresh. Brought home so much for the next day. Good prices!

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Thank Louisa Helene S
Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good service and authentic Lebanese food. The Bourekkas were nice and the fish is good too. Must try at least once for a nice meal

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Thank Shumail S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amir is within easy walking distance of some of the good hotels overlooking the Copocabana beach and well worth the walk. The food is As genuine as any thing you will eat in the Middle East or Morocco. Sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere, food and good service. Avoid over ordering as is so easy and enjoy a combo platter.

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Thank Douglas C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most delicious food, every dish was cooked to perfection. Only problem we way over-ordered! We were 5 adults and the 6 person banquet was enough for 10! Select a few delicious dishes here

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Thank Sarah C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was quite close to Copacabana beach and walking distance from this amazing Arabic restaurant. Prior to our visit, I did some research and read great reviews about this place, so it was on my "to do list" and I am glad I did. My friend and I are vegetarian so we tried the Falafel Platter (cost about 46... More 

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Thank Asha M
Guadalajara, Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in Rio less than a week and already had dinner here twice. It's one block from Av. Atlántica (the one that has the big promenade and then the beach). Restaurant is clean, it has tasty food, a varied menu and good service. Might return before I leave! Oh! Pick a table on the outside if you can. This... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good time. Great staff, Defo returning before I leave Rio. Nice atmosphere, I had beef and rice l. Was cooked to perfection. The staff were very helpful and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first dinner in town after a very, very long trip. The quality of the food and pleasant outdoor atmosphere was just what the doctor ordered. Spiced beef and chicken, hummus, cucumber salad, almond rice, pitas and crisps, and 3 delicious sauces: 2 picante and one garlic. All washed down with caparinhas. We will definitely go back here on our... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to Amir with my girlfriend and her mom. We enjoyed different kinds of Arabic dishes, most of them were really good. Worth a visit if you like Arabic food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Great Arabian. Visit on Friday nights for live show. Great variety. Usually easy to find parking spots on Av Atlantica.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $21
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, 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
Description
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

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
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.