We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“expensive and not that tasety” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Semsom - CLOSED

Semsom
Price range: $20 - $30
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Semsom serves Traditional Lebanese cuisine with modern twist!Traditional since we serve authentic Lebanese food. Most of our recipes are coming from our grandmas! The modernity comes from our signature items like the Hommos with with Sumac & Zaatar, the chicken or cheese osmalieh, or the cheesecake with rahat.Perfect for a business lunch, a family outing or just a coffee on our amazing terraces!
Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“expensive and not that tasety”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

usually semsom is known for lebanese cuisine with a twist.. but recenty not so much!
expensive prices for ordinary taste and tiny portions

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank R0uba
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    16
    11
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“great lebanese food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

the portions here are very generous for starters, and the food is tasty. the oven baked chicken shawarma is a must and they now offer cheese rolls made of sh3iriyeh (spaghetti-like-looking noodles) which are devilishly tasty. the service here isn't consistent though but usually manageable.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank JKalmoni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Semsom, General Manager at Semsom, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear JKalmoni,
Thank you for your nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at Semsom :)
Should you have more details on the service, please email us at: info@semsom.com,.
We are aiming at a full grade on service too next time!
Best regards,
Semsom team :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another Lebanese restaurant trying to do it "the other way"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not bad as a concept, ... what can you create differently in country that ought to substitute the Hommos plate for the cedar on its flag??
Ok, so you want to try Lebanese mezze without the aftermath symptoms? Semson is for you then. A bit of everything and in non standard presentation.

Helpful?
Thank Zeeyoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Semsom, General Manager at Semsom, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear Zeeyou,
Thank you for your review :)
We are definitely combining the traditional and the modern style of Lebanese cuisine.
Some items are coming from Lebanese villages (like the mama ghannouge and the tabbouleh lentils) and some are created by our chefs (different hommos, chicken osmalieh..).
If you have more feedback, please send it to: info@semsom.com
We will do our best to take your rating to a 5!
Have a great day.
Semsom team :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
“Interesting lebanese cuisine style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

very unique way of serving lebanese cuisine , delicious food. i would certainly go again soon

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank sahar i
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Semsom, Manager at Semsom, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear Sahar,
Thank you for your review :)
We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience at Semsom.
Should you have any additional comments, don't hesitate to email us at:info@semsom.com
Have a lovely day.
Semsom team :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beirut
1 review
“Best Place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2012

Very nice place, great food and service. i love the variety of the menu and the modern look they give to our traditional food.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jennifer A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Semsom, Manager at Semsom, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for your nice review :)
We are very glad you enjoyed our concept.
Looking forward to seeing you back at Semsom.
Have a nice day,
Semsom team :)
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Semsom also viewed

 
Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 
Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing