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“Absolutely Amazing!”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,040 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Em Sherif is a distinguished Oriental-themed restaurant providing its guests with an unsurpassed first class dining experience. Em Sherif herself carefully takes food supervising matters into her own hands and makes sure clients are served delicious food that is adoringly cooked daily with the freshest and highest quality products. The restaurant is intent on providing guests with the finest entertainment provided by a nightly live band. This restaurant is the perfect place for those seeking to enjoy 'Tarab' and traditional Oriental music played by talented band members on the time-honored instrument, the 'kanun' that magically infuses a sense of musical euphoria. Fabulous Oriental lunches and dinners are offered in set menus and served in a luxurious setting. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of the best French, Italian and Lebanese wine and champagne, along with quality Lebanese "Arak" in beautiful blue glasses. Em Sherif is the perfect venue for corporate lunches, family dinners, lunch gatherings and romantic dinners with a capacity of around 100 people. Operating Hours: Daily from 12.30 P.M. To 4:00 p.M. And 8:30 p.M. To 12:00 a.M.
Reviewed January 6, 2016

I am a big Lebanese food fan, and a pretty critical one. I was advised to go to Em Sherif's by a close friend and made sure to reserve a table during my visit to Beirut. This place is nothing like the many many ones I visited before. First of all Em Sherif herself was there to greet us, also, the decoration and atmosphere were beautiful. As for food, well, it is basically a set menu were you get everything the restaurant serves! A heavenly taste of the best Lebanese mezza (appetizers) I have ever had and trust me I had many! Then you get the main dish and the dish of the day which both were mouthwatering. Not to mention having a waiter at your table at almost all times. Simply the best. I hope it comes to Amman!
Thank you Em Sherif!
Things you should know if you wanna go there:
1. Make sure to reserve ahead of time ( a week or so).
2. We were there for lunch but they have a program at night with musicians that I was told is super entertaining.
3. The kitchen closes between 4pm to 8pm so make sure to go before or after that time!
Enjoy!

Date of visit: January 2016
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Thank Mohammed A
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Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I can't ever express my love for this place. Food and service are superior and can't wait to visit again. It's a must try and you won't ever forget

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank uptown1984
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Reviewed December 29, 2015

Tops any & all restaurants that serve Lebanese food. Very varied numerous tasty dishes that you cannot stop eating. Excellent service, generous for the cost & warm atmosphere. Surely NOT to be missed.

Date of visit: November 2015
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Thank Sami S
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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Simply fascinating. The best lebanese food I ever tasted. I cannot count the number of tasty dishes I tasted that day.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank George G
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Reviewed December 25, 2015

If you have arrived in Beirut and are reading this, then it may already be too late to book, such is the popularity of Em Sharif. We managed to find a slot on Christmas Eve which meant there was a very mixed clientele; everyone from the well to do Beirutis dressed to the hilt and a big table of Syrian woman who were singling and clapping along to the musicians and having a ball. The whole scene was something like a cross between Casablanca and Indiana Jones with the waiters (black tie jackets with traditional baggy black trousers) hefting aloft trays of Lebanese delights in the mock Ottoman decor. The menu is set and the waiters bring bowl after mouthwatering bowl of delicious food. I loved the perfect the Kibbeh, the aromatic mini sausages the tender chicken livers. just one warning: pace yourself, there are a lot of dishes to sample! It was a special night and a magical combination of food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2015
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1  Thank RRamanan
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