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“always a good experience”
Review of Sumac

Sumac
Ranked #1,798 of 8,734 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“always a good experience”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

we have been to sumac a few times, and food is always good. The restaurant is small but very nicely decorated, and it is possibly the only good lebanese restaurant in town

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank faderosa
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Hong Kong
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One of the last few restaurants that actually feel like they cook your food from scratch. Not industrial pre prepared stuff that”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Away from the mockery of lkf and soho... But stilk just around the corner in central, sumac is one of those places where you immediately feel pampered and at ease. Its not just tge great atmosphere, location, polite elegant service or the authentic middle eastern music... Its also the fact that their food is excellent. You immediately realize that its the authentic stuff and not pre made industrial quality stuff that the restaurant business is awash with.
Their shish taouk is amazing. So is the kebbah. Do try the mezza platters as starters. The baba ganoush is one of the nicer ones ive had in east asia.

A bit pricy but then i guess you pay for the authenticity and the effort that goes into it. We have a saying back home... The more sugar you put into it, the sweeter itll get. And this place is sweet :)

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4 Thank S D
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best not to say only Lebanese food in Hong Kong”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you're in Hong Kong and craving for Lebanese food, Sumac is the place.
Very good food, excellent atmosphere and a rich wine list (including).
Sumac is where you can enjoy a nice mezze, mix grill (mashawi) and few authentic Lebanese dishes.
Falafel, hummus, grilled halloumi and chicken liver with pomegranate molasses are a must try.
Beef and chicken are essential for you main.
Ksara sunset rose will be a perfect match with the food unless you want to go for the heavy weight reds.
Lebanese food Place in Hong Kong is Sumac without any serious competition.

  • Visited July 2012
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5 Thank EAS777
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“High quality Arabic Cuisine”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

It was so good to have tastes of home. Everything is good quality and it's a lovely restaurant.
The mezze should be scaled to size (1/2 portion for only 2 people) as we felt it was a wAste getting a huge bOwl of tabbouleh. The lamb, chicke. Liver, etc was great and we loved the Jerusalem couscous,
Which is hard to find.
It would be nice f they did something like maqluba.

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4 Thank remarkable_travels
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Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Lebanese / Med Food in HK”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Sumac offers very authentic Lebanese / Mediterranean cuisine in HK. Service is good and the atmosphere is decent. It's a stone throw away from the main drag and hence it can be overlooked. The menu was somewhat limited, which in my personal opinion, is a positive. There is always flexibility to tinker with the items being offered.

Decent wine selection, but nothing spectacular.

  • Visited May 2012
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4 Thank RazNe
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