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Amir

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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amir restaurant servers traditional Lebanese food with homemade rustic approach. The service is good and stuff is friendly. Highly recommend!

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London, UK
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This friendly restaurant just by Copacabana beach was a real find. We were staying at the Windsor Atlantica and while the food there is excellent, we wanted a bit of variety so found this place on TripAdvisor. Probably can't add much to what previous reviewers have said except to reiterate that the food and service is first - class. We... More 

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Thank Chris E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and good lebanese (arabic) meal. As appetizers we took the small "esfirras". They have lots of typical dishes from Lebanon, including some of their local beer. My son took kafta and I order kibe cooked in "coalhada". Both tastefull. We do recommend it. For a fast meal, they have their wrapps, look nice. Price is on the average... More 

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Haarlemmerliede, The Netherlands
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During the Olympics it is here always crowded. But the service is quick and friendly. A lot of choice and of a good quality. Loved the baklava.

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here in Rio for the Olympics read the review and this was two blocks from our hotel so we give it a go. As my wife is vegetarian this looked good and did not disappoint. Great food... And my vege platter was so big it was enough for two people... Great selection of food. Loved it and the Arabian mint... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is what steals the show. The restaurant is simple. The service mediocre.. but I'd go back for the food. I had lots of things, but loved the kibe crudo.. just wonderful and no one made sick. I'd definitely go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite meal during our four days in Copacabana was at Amir. We are two vegetarians (one gluten-free vegan) and they had lots of options for us. In fact we ordered way too much food and were stuffed. (But it was so good we couldn't stop eating!) The best humus we've ever had. Try the veggie platter which includes baba... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a vegetarian there is not much choice in Rio apart from your standard pizza and pasta. This lebanese restaurant is a great choice for vegetarians. Good tasty and healthy Lebanese food. Make sure to ask for the hot pitta breads.... yummy! This with humous, babaganush, falafel, chilli paste, garlic paste is a real treat. Highly recommended.

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Thank PrashShah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is pretty! The food is well cooked, Lebanese style and in good portions. Service could improve a little bit

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Thank Nacibe C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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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 - $22
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, 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 / 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.