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“Overpriced; not that special”
Review of Al Falamanki

Al Falamanki
Ranked #23 of 903 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Al Falamanki is a wonderfully bucolic and traditional Lebanese cafe located on a 25,000 sq ft piece of land in the heart of Beirut. Its doors are open 24/7 and feature a beautiful chicha garden in a typical Lebanese village setting.
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Honestly the rich people go to this place. Ferraris, Range Rovers, Porches, and all those fancy cars of the customers are parked by the valet in front of the cafe. In weekends, it is crowded, and most people come to eat here after a late night out at nearby prestigious and famous night clubs.

The design of the restaurant (old house with a front terrace) is nice and authentic of Lebanese atmosphere. The taste of the food is average; but there is a great variety of Lebanese dishes.

I think the prices are high, so that a certain class of people can afford to enter, and not the general public. Honestly, there are many Lebanese breakfast places to DINE at, where you pay a reasonable price for high quality food. Anyway, its more fun to visit it with friends or business colleagues or party acquaintances. It is not family oriented.

I think the special unique aspect of this restaurant cafe is that few places in Beirut have an outside cozy terrace with nature surrounding you.

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Thank Ameera D
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

it's a nice place bit crowded but I love the shisha pipes there it's a nice place to spend with your friends

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Thank Sananish
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The atmosphere is great, the mood is settled back in time, the chairs the music, the tables...everything reminds of the old Lebanon. Even the food. Simple everyday Manakish, foul, hommos, tabbouleh and all what comes with it. Tasty, as in many other places here. The only difference is that you pay twice or 3 or 4 times the food you can get anywhere else, just because you are at Falamanki... Nice to visit, once!

1  Thank tanyaawad
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

The last time i went i wanted to show this place to a friend of mine. When we parked, the valet parking ran to us and said it's obligatory that we give them the keys and they'll handle the parking. Their attitude was getting more aggressive when I was saying that the parking is literally empty, I don't want them to drive my car, will not give them my keys and i'm going to pay them anyway. They disagreed and insisted on taking the keys. I said that i'll leave if they insist on taking the keys and they did not mind!! so i left :)

So they do support this "mafiatic pappaz" of valet parking in leb, and allow them to be at the facade of the restaurant, the reception of the client!


Now from a previous visit:
The food is very good. I love the interior decoration of the place. Great location. However you could bump into a waiter with bad mood who could create some negative vibe.

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Thank Objectively
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

If you like noisy places and being crammed even when you're not in a Techno concert, then this is the place for you.

The place takes the meaning of 'kahwa' to another level with its crappy chairs and tables. It is super crammed and very noisy. With hubbly bubblies all over the place, and bad ventilation, it can get really disturbing.

The food is horrible, with not much variety.

Thank Ashraf B
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