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“Lebanese with lovely outdoor seating area opposite Emirates Tower”
Review of Al Mandaloun

Al Mandaloun
Ranked #347 of 9,977 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Dining options: Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Al Mandaloun is an authentic Lebanese restaurant born and raised in Dubai. We were first established in the heart of Deira in the mid eighties, and moved to the heart of Dubai International Financial Center in 2005. From our beginnings, we have sought to purely reflect the warmth of Arabian hospitality and to proudly showcase the traditions and tastes of Lebanon. The ambience at Al Mandaloun during lunchtime targets the busy type of clientele that typically enjoys high quality food and efficient service. For the evening, we offer a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy dinner with friends and the whole family. The concave design of the restaurant resembled by the arches seen in our logo, symbolizes the design found in traditional Lebanese homes. Our passion is to serve our guests authentic and fresh Lebanese food in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our menu is designed to satisfy your appetite in a way that only home cooked food can. We offer a wide selection of cold and hot mezzeh, freshly baked breads, an endless variety of fresh raw meats and grills, traditional shawarma with our own mix of spices, and a range of desserts, coffee and herbal teas. We offer our guests an option of dining indoors in a stylish yet warm decor, or outdoors at our atmospheric Lounge terrace overlooking the water falls and gardens of DIFC, in a soothing and calm environment with an exquisite selection of shishas, delectable delights, flavorful teas, and lounge music to help relax your mind and soul. Al Mandaloun also offers an attached section for catering, take-away and home delivery to ensure we can always serve you our homemade food at your own convenience in your office or in the comfort of your home. From a single order for one person to a party for 100.
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Really good informal Lebanese, buzzing at lunchtime due to its location in the DIFC, but by evening a quiet oasis of peace and calm. Had a great lunch, all the usual favorites and all very enjoyable. The star is their turkish coffee which is presented beautifully and served with a cardamom biscuit. As we were staying at the Emirates towers accross the road, kept going back in the evenings for their coffee after dinners elsewhere.

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Tammy F, Public Relations Manager at Al Mandaloun, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2013

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Al Mandaloun, especially the Turkish coffee! We also thank you for your kind review and we certainly look forward to welcoming you again and again at Al Mandaloun. Wishing you a lovely day and week ahead!

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Al Mandaloun is where I take many of my meals in the DIFC. If your craving is for Lebanese then this is your place. Always packed and lively at lunchtime, the foods comes quickly and it is hot and very tasty. No better value. Great for networking as undoubtedly you will see someone you know or someone you wish you did.

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Tammy F, Public Relations Manager at Al Mandaloun, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2012

We are delighted to hear you enjoy dining with us at Al Mandaloun and we thank you for your kind review. Have a lovely day and we look forward to welcoming you again and again!

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My home from home - working in the DIFC, Mandaloun serves up authentic and delicious Lebanese dishes so tasty you would think they just flew in from Beirut! In addition to their standard menu, they do a couple of special dishes every day which are typically those that people would cook in their own homes. Also, there is a separate breakfast menu for manakeesh lovers (basically anyone who lives in Dubai) plus the tastiest Foul and Hummus Balila this side of Hamra. To top everything off, they even deliver to your office if you are too busy to catch a table on their outdoor terrace and have a chat with Mohammed the maitre'd or the friendly head chef. Mandoloun has too many plusses to mention, but the standout item on their menu for me, the one for which they hold the undisputed title of "Best In Dubai" is their Arayes...flattened spiced ground meat sandwiched between two large petals of lebanese bread and grilled over charcoal. Every Dubai Lebanese joint does this dish, but Mandaloun's interpretation even puts their Beirut cousins away.

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Tammy F, Owner at Al Mandaloun, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Thank you very much for your detailed review and kind comments. We certainly aim to make our customers happy by consistently serving the best quality Lebanese food that tastes just as good as what you'll find in Beirut. Look forward to your continued patronage.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Been here several times for business lunches.

The food is always of very good quality and services very fast & effecient.

Due to its location, most of the patrons are from DIFC offices so lunch time are usually busy & at times hard to get a table.

Nonetheless, a very good place to taste some of the best Lebanese food!

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Tammy F, Owner at Al Mandaloun, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2012

Thanks so much for your kind review and visiting our restaurant. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and the experience! We look forward to welcoming you to Al Mandaloun again soon!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Lebanese restaurant located in the financial center of Dubai (DIFC) with terrace in autumn / winter to smoke shisha. The restaurant also offers non-stop delivery to the offices of companies in the financial, service very popular and appreciated especially in hot weather.

The cuisine is mainly Lebanese with a great selection of hot and cold mezze, soups, grilled meats or fish.

I went several times and find a selection of plates tested in this restaurant.

- Mix Grill ((Lamb Brochette, Shish Taouk, Kofta Kebab & Arayess)) servi avec salades et frites
- Houmous
- « Grilled Arayess » à savoir des morceaux d’agneaux avec oignons dans un pain « Pita » finalement passé au grill
- Fried Kebbeh (4 pièces). Mezze chaud à base d’agneaux, onions et amandes
- "Shich Taouk" (tendres morceaux de poulets)
- mohammara (mélange de chapelure de chilis, molasses et noix)
- "Lamb Brochettes" sandwich

Bon rapport qualité-prix, service sympathique

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Nikolas M, Marketing Manager at Al Mandaloun, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2014

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write the review about Al Mandaloun.
Our mission is to provide our customers with the best hospitality and service and of course the most authentic lebanese cuisine.
However, we value your opinion and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations regarding the service. We would like to let you know that we have addressed the issue with our staff.
We are looking forward to welcome you again to Al Mandaloun soon.

Sincerely,
Nikolas Margaritis

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