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“Best Fish Restaurant”
Review of Chez Sami

Chez Sami
Ranked #2 of 81 Restaurants in Jounieh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Chez Sami is the best fish restaurant in Lebanon. Very nice romantic location and atmosphere. Excellent service and food, their quality never changed and everything is fresh (the fattoush is a must). One of the very few places where you can find fresh alive lebanese shrimps, homard and crabs. Also it's one of the few places where you have a wide choice how to cook your seafood (steamed, grilled, fried, cooked with a sauce...).

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I have been to Chez Sami countless times over the years and the restaurant has been able to maintain its excellent standard over time. The fish and assorted seafood (shrimps, crab, etc...) is always fresh and the side dishes are all excellent. The restaurant is famous for its fattoush salad which is a must if you decide to visit. The dessert and fruits are the usual Lebanese restaurant fare. As with most (if not all) Lebanese seafood restaurants, water pipes (popularly known as shisha or argileh) are available. The restaurant is considered one of the top restaurants in Lebanon and it is not uncommon to be in the company of prominent businessmen and / or politicians (the president of Lebanon was dining there on two of my visits). Do not expect a cheap dining experience here. A great outdoor terrace is available in the spring/summer and fall months ensuring a meal by the water. The price per head can go up to over $100 USD per head depending on the quantity of fish you order as well as the wine and alcohol you select. Chez Sami is a top seafood venue in Lebanon.

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Reviewed May 13, 2012

i preferred the new sultan brahim next o vanda hotel

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Reviewed April 9, 2012

We enjoyed a lot our lunch at "Chez Sami" during our trip in Lebanon in March 2012.
Our friends had booked a large table (unfortunately no outside terrace tables installed yet ... as spring days are still a bit fresh) and we spend our lunch from 2pm to 5pm enjoying the excellent seafood and a great amount of different grilled fishes.

The food is of excellent quality:
- very tasty lebanese mezze,
- very tasty seafood,
- Very tasty mediterranean fishes (we discovered species we did not know and dared test it!)

The service is absolutely perfect.
The professional and very kind waiters are always making sure that plates and glasses are filled in, and the successive dishes are brought in a timely way.

We appreciated the fact that no loud music was disturbing our conversations, unlike some other restaurants in Lebanon.

The restaurant was full and we were right to book 2 weeks ahead of our visit.
I cannot imagine the same happening during summer season: I guess you'd better book 2 months before.

This has really been a unique gastronomic experience.

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Reviewed April 8, 2012

good fish dishes n presentation, affordable price if you wanna invite friends

Thank Jose L
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