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Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed December 26, 2020 via mobile

I love eating here since 3 years ago. The most delicious is the broiled fish. Also the festive seafood, lamb chops, mixed grill meat, and many dessert plus mango juice. The ambience look like walking through the ancient Egypt. Love eating here. Chef Samir is...truly a wonderful chef and host.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 29, 2020

Gorgeous dining room. Delicious food. Great menu selections. Very friendly Staff. You will enjoy your experience here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed July 12, 2020

After years of hearing good things about this place I finally went and got take out. What a delight. I got the Chef Samir salad, spicy potatoes, fried cauliflower and lentil soup. Delicious! The lentil soup is the best I have ever had. I will...be going back. Lots of veggie options!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

This is the best mediterranean in Greensboro! I give Chef Samir 5 stars for his cooking, every day of the week!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

I am confused. Chef Samir obviously puts a lot of pride in his kitchen and dishes and the food reflects that, always tasty and fresh. His dishes are top notch in quality! So how can a small business owner hire such a terrible wait staff....Untrained, unprofessional, these folks would not cut it in a fast food joint. Plus the attire of the wait staff is mind boggling, dressed like hoodlums from the seedy side of town... We have now skipped Samir's twice because of the service and I was going to take some business clients over, but no more. Service was never great but this is terrible, from bad to worse. I hope the owner comes to his senses.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 17, 2020

Beautifully decorated restaurant that is really reminiscent of Egypt. Food is amazing. I always got a garden salad and the fish with white sauce and rice. Extremely tasty and fresh. Appreciated these factors as a person with Diabetes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

Very disappointed in the professionalism in the OWNER and staff. After ordering dinner the server brought out a couple of plates to our table. A couple of minutes the owner came out and started hassling us about how those plates are not ours and now...we need to pay for them.. without even saying hello or apologizing for the mix up. My husband and I both stunned by how rude he was were speechless.. before we could say anything he walked away. After the our actual plates arrived the server did not apologize for the mix up but asked "So, you are paying for those other plate?" Again. STUNNED. I didn't realize now mistakes by the staff were the customers fault. Food wasn't anything special either. Obviously by my long post we are NOT coming back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

The food is five stars, the service is 3 stars, so if you aren’t in a hurry, definitely check this place out.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019

The menu is just about what one might expect at a top notch Mediterranean restaurant--varied and interesting, so we had high hopes. We started with the grape leave appetizer which was outstanding. My spouse's salad dressed with lamb kabob was generous and she was pleased....On the other hand, the lamb in the wrap I ordered, while tasting OK, came to the table lukewarm. Which brings us to the other limitation. Service is incredibly slow. That is not surprising given (1) the size of the room, (2) the number of patrons there at lunch time, and (3) the fact that there is only a single server to to handle the entire room. If you have but a short time for lunch, don't bother!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

This was my first visit and I loved everything about this place. It was beautiful inside. I ordered the chicken shawarma and the lamb chop dinner, can I just say super fantastic!!!! The lamb chops were so tender and delicious and didnt need any sauce....I took the first bite and my eyes rolled back in my head. I will definitely come back to this spot so that I can sample more of the menu items. The chicken and rice was divine and delicious...the salad was fresh and had just the right amount of seasonings and dressing. I loved it!!! Everyone should try Samir's food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

Located on Wendover in the shopping center with the bridal shop, across from Costco. Plenty of parking and updated interior made this a nice visit. Son got the okra with lamb dish and loved it. I got kabobs and they were very good, along with...the hibiscus tea which is always excellent. Good calamari and grape leaves for appetizers as well. Food was good, place was clean and service was just ok. A bit pricey, but very good.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

I visited a friend in Greensboro. He was having a shwarma craving. We searched and came up with chef Samir. Setting was authentic. Food was excellent, fresh, and very tasty. We had shwarma plate and combo shwarma and kabob plate. Really tasty. The setting was...excellent. One thing that could have better.: owner and chef should have made the rounds and said hello and thanked people for coming. Waiter and waitress were quiet or shy or just not trained in the greeting or the schmooze. Still 5 star.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

My family stays at a nearby hotel about twice a year and we stop at this restaurant every time we’re in town. The decor is stunning and the food is fresh and delicious. We feel transported to another place when walking in the door. You...can’t go wrong with any of the grilled meat platters. The dips and tea beverages are good, too.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way back from the beach while passing through Greensboro. The decor is inviting and colorful. It was Father's Day, so the place was packed and it took awhile for our food to arrive. The food seemed...to be more Lebanese or Turkish than Egyptian, but it was very good. If you're in a hurry, this probably isn't the place to go, but if you want some delicious ethnic cuisine, give it a try. Portions were big too.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

This is a great find in Greensboro. The authentic Egyptian food is excellent. Chef Samir is very personable, and prepares the best middle eastern dishes. My favorites are various appetizers including babaghanoush.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Chef Samir Restaurant and Catering is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5