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“Fake & Overpriced”
Review of Byblos

Byblos
Ranked #5 of 502 Restaurants in Jeddah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: If you're looking for an authentic Lebanese Restaurant, look no further. Byblos, a modern lebanese Restaurant will take you to the heart of Lebanon with each bite of its authentic Lebanese specials. The restaurant delivers on excellence through food preperation, presentation, and services. Byblos is one of the market leaders in its market segment due to its commitment to sourcing the best ingredients from Lebanon to guarantee exceptional food quality prepared by a team of expert chefs. Leylaty Group Of Restaurants
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Fake & Overpriced”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was recommended to me as the best Lebanese restaurant in Jeddah, so expectations were high. Not sure it's the best one, but probably it is the most expensive.

Good things first: good location, nice view of the corniche, dedicated parking and nice décor.

Food is not on par with setup. Hommus is an acid test for Lebanese place and this one was bland and tasteless with meat pieces of chewing gum texture and consistency, one that's been chewed for few days, that is.

Fattoush was OK, the best part being ripe ingredients used.

Kebab kashkash was bad, too soft and tasteless, looked and tasted like McDonalds patty. It was obvious concentrated tomatoes were used for the sauce, complete disgrace.

Service is untrained and slow. For prices asked, you don't expect servers to drop plates from the other side of the table. Servers brought tray next to my table (located in the middle of a nearly empty restaurant) and started preparing food for another table at least 5 meters away. Completely clueless.

Definitely not the place I would visit for food. Or service. Hmmmm.

  • Visited January 2014
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Minneapolis
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6 reviews
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“Very nice but overpriced”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great setting. Beautiful decor. Had a wide range of appetizers and entrees that we shared. The date drink infused with orange was not to my taste. Overall cost of dinner experience is high.

Visited January 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't!!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Too many lousy girls .. The got me confused & i even talked to the mangment team they said its normal .. Never ever go there with your family ever , its a filth hole.

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3 Thank Ahmad M
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A flood of food to stimulate your tastes buds!”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

An endless stream of well cooked food flooded the table, so watch out or you will combust on the bread an hummus alone. The service is attentive and well placed, as soon as you loom like you have finished, another plate of grilled meat this there before you! One to eat on an empty stomach, and enjoy! No alcohol..

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Winstone7
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Jeddah
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Real Leabnese”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Byblos is a luxury Lebanese fine diner. Its a real typical Lebanese food, but in an excellent quality and service. Tastes are hardly found in any other restaurant in Jeddah and the consistency they have in keeping their quality is great. Strongly recommended and will for sure visit it more and more.

  • Visited July 2013
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