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“great for a special occasion”
Review of So

So
Ranked #375 of 826 Restaurants in Beirut
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“great for a special occasion”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

great.food, is good service is great and it has a huge variety.so obviously i will recommend this place

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good casual restaurant”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A great place for bunches, late dinners, business dinners and even dates. This restaurant is frequented by young professionals as well as middle aged couples from the area. Good food, specially the salad bar always fresh and replenished, good staff. Tends to be crowded all the time so reservation required.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Ever "So" Delicious!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorite places in Beirut, mainly because of the atmosphere, the food and service provided. Located one block away from the busy streets of Achrafieh, it can be a bit difficult to find if you haven't gone before. You don't have to worry about parking your car with their courteous valet service. Upon entering the restaurant, you have the option of dining either on the floor above or in a small space one flight of stairs below the main entrance. I'd recommend asking for a table in the former. If no tables are available, trying the Sushi bar is a great option, where you'll enjoy colorful and sizable sushi pieces passing by you.

In fact, at the Sushi bar, you can chat with the nearby fellow diners or the chef creating those delicious sushi pieces. You can even make your own requests to the chef and you'll see it realized right in front of you!
My favorite sushi pieces are Crazy California, the Shake and the pieces enrolled with broccoli, edamame, or avocado. They have few choices of platters, with several kinds of sushi. However, no rolls are provided and I have to admit that they are a bit overpriced.

If you're not a sushi fan, the menu has a relatively wide variety of options, from burgers, frankfurters, pizzas, pasta, meat and fish dishes. You can also opt for the salad bar, which is pretty good too. I happen to like their thin-crust pizzas (not the best I've tasted, but very decent).
If you have room for desserts, you won't regret the fondant au chocolat, which I have to order every time I dine at So. Yes, it's that good!
The service is usually quick and the waiters courteous & professional.

I've been to the So numerous times, giving me fond memories of my family, friends and relatives. Also, most of the people working there have been the same over the years. Never been disappointed and plan to return there many times more.

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beirut
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“always crowded”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

so is a mix of international food restaurant, you should book ahead of time for lunch or dinner

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Beirut
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

What i love about So is that you could go with a bunch of friends with different tastes and each could order whatever he wants, from sushi to pizza, to meat, or salad bar... and its all tasty!
The atmosphere is nice and laid back.

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Thank Dina K
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