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Amir

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$$ - $$$
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Copacabana
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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
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Santiago, Chile
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have never had Lebanese food before, then this is worth a try. However if you have tried Lebanese food in the past, don't get your hopes up as this is not authentic.

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Thank Jonathan L
Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful! Both my husband and I are vegetarians, and there were plenty of options. The babaganoush was deliciously smoky, and the vegetarian plates we ordered were huge! We could have shared there was so much food. The waiters were helpful and friendly, while efficient. The place was consistently busy when we were there, but I didn't see... More 

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Thank Amy J
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For friends who need halal food and can't do away without meat. Amir is an option serving some Lebanese food.

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Thank saif_al_din_Kuwait
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and tons of it. You could probably split a single dish between two people. I had to veggie plate which was fatoush, hummus, falafel, and lentil rice with onion. I ate until I was stuffed and I hardly made a dent. It ran me about $15 usd. The service was also exceptional. They were very accommodating of our... More 

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Thank Sarah G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Mellie V
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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.

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Thank William Y
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 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.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 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 .

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point pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

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

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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 / 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
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.
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