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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Natasha K
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried the buffet option, which together with a soft drink turned out to be a bot more than 100 Reals. As I am a 'small' eater I feel that I probably overpaid for the meal, however it was excellent, had multiple chooses and all food was freshly made. A la carte menu dishes, which I saw on neighbouring tables,... More 

Thank Ilze2306
Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family whilst visiting Rio for the paralympics. Really glad we found Amir on here. Food was great and portions huge, we could hardly finish! We shared the stuffed grape leaves to start and the mixed combo for main and could recommend both. We will be back.

Thank Andrew B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Lebanese food, we order the beef plate to share, good for three. Kafta, lamb chops, sausage, beef and chicken, come with humus, fries and bread, probably baked in their kitchen. Open late

Thank Andre O
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely my favourite restaurant of my 11 day stay I went here every second day with out fail, either for a sit down meal or great take away wraps, perfect for vegetarians also. The combinations for a number of people are highly recommended to be able to try a few different things, if you have a few people... More 

Thank tim934
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for authentic arabic that will satisfy a hunger, then look no further. The shared platters are great value, and the dips are amazing. Baba Ghanoush that has a delicious smokey flavour is my favourite!

Thank adamontour

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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

Neighborhood Profile
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.