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“Wow, how much food can you eat!”

Em Sherif Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 1,039 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $65
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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 October 27, 2016

The restaurant itself is lovely, it has great atmosphere and is decorated to make it feel homely and also cosy. There is nothing worse than a blank canvas in a restaurant, especially when the food is so colourful.
Onto the food. Go Hungry, there is lots, I think we had some 42 different dishes. First round is like the vegetarian course, then comes a meat course and then a desert course, bare in mind that the first two courses consist of about 16/16 different each! Small amounts from each dish is suggested, otherwise you just won't get round to tasting them all. In the main I really enjoyed the vast majority of dishes the ones I wasn't keen on only contained ingredients I didn't like, so nothing down to the actual dish itself, for example, I really don't like olives, so dishes with olives in wasn't for me.
They do tell you what each dish is, but they said things so quickly that we couldn't quite understand, but we are English, so I didn't expect to understand all of them. The only thing I would say, is that it might have been nice if they could have taken their time to explain it to us, we did after all look very English. Service was very good in the main. Took a long time to get the bill, but they were packed.
Be warned, if you don't like smokers at meal time, this is not the place for you, as all the locals not only seem to smoke, but are also into having shisha at meal times. It was a little overwhelming if I'm honest, as neither of us smoke.
All in all it is very much worth a visit and you must book. For true authentic food, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Em sherif offers tasty Lebanese food, classy restaurant setting, perfect service and lovely entertainment live music... at the same time. It is definitely a must try especially for visitors/tourists

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

best food a huge choices on ur table nice shisha and beautiful environment little expensive but it worth to try it

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Em Sherif is bar-none, the best Middle Eastern restaurant in Beirut. In addition to the exceptional cuisine, the surroundings are truly beautiful and the service is simply flawless. It is important to have an appetite as the "waves" of delicious plates seemingly keep showing up at the table, ending with some of the best desserts I've ever come across... If you have a special occasion, go to Em Sherif, as you won't regret the decision. This is bar-none, the best in town...

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

If you have not tried the food at Em Sherif then you have not tried the best dishes created and offered in Lebanon. No trip to Lebanon is complete without a nice dinner at this one of kind restaurant.

Try the set menu and try hard not to ask for second serving -hard to do but must restrict your urges- as the menu is very long and each new dish being served is tastier than the one before it. Should you feel stuffed before the main dishes are served then don't feel bad as you join the club.

The charm of this restaurant starts from the moment the front door is opened before you. The arabesque décor, along with the authentic Arabic music well set you on the road of desires and temptation to fill your tummy with the ingeniously modernized and improved Lebanese mezza and famous main dishes.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank Basil S
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