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“Middle-Eastern Restaurant in Kuching”
Review of Little Lebanon - CLOSED

Little Lebanon
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Little Lebanon is the Middle-Eastern Restaurant in Kuching, located at the Old Courthouse Complex downtown. The restaurant occupies the arched walkway through the Courthouse complex connecting India Street and Carpenter Street. There is usually quite busy foot traffic through this public thoroughfare. The restaurant is tastefully set up in Lebanese concept with options for patrons to dine in air-conditioned comfort or in the open air verandah, surrounded by colonial buildings built by the White Rajahs in 1927.

The food itself was good. The Lamb Kebab was done very well. It had deep spicy flavours and the smoky charred taste coming through was really nice. The platter comes with rice and pita bread.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Actually had a pretty decent experience here. Staff were friendly and service was not slow.

We tried the brinjal salad as they had run out of baba ganoush and it was a bit of a waste of time. However when our mains came out (chicken kebab - cooked perfectly - and minced lamb - a little overdone - served as a burger) we were not disappointed! Lots of meat and sides, inc mashed potato and chips. The Turkish style dressing was odd, but so packed with garlic that I enjoyed it thoroughly!

Granted, a little more than we are usually aiming to spend, so saw this as a little treat, and luckily that's what it turned out to be. Happy to recommend.

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Thank Ben S
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Food at Little Lebanon may not be 5 star, but the fact, that during Ramadan, when most Malay Food outlets are closed during the day, you still get something to eat here. What is more, you can even have a Heineken or Tiger Beer. Last time we visited, they run out of prawns for the Laksa, Laksa without prawns is not Laksa. The staff are as always friendly and there is a nice athmosphere.

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Thank Hans Q
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We love middle eastern food so when we saw this place as we walked close to the Bazaar, we went for it even though the prices were a little high. The four of us ordered different dishes and shared a hummus. The hummus was the worst we've ever tried. They used vinegar instead of lemon juice and it had no garlic or flavour of any kind. My lamb Kebab was raw, not medium rare, but raw inside. On top of it was a thing they called "lebanese gravy" which was like a chicken gravy mixed with mayo. My wife's fattoush salad was the saddest looking thing we've ever seen. Think a small plate of romaine with one tomato and a heaping of overcooked croutons. It was obvious form our meal, as well as our friends who also didn't finish theirs, that the cook put in zero effort. It is also obvious that the cook has never had real Lebanese food before.

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Thank Tyrannosaurus_Ross
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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

After walking around the centre of Kuching for over an hour and finding very little open, we settled on what looked like it would be a slightly indulgent option but hopefully worthwhile! It was not! The four of us in the group had been travelling around Asia for roughly 8 months and we were all in agreement this was almost definitely the worst meal we had 'eaten'. We ordered the fatoush salad which was simply deep fried pitta bread on very sad looking pieces of lettuce. Lamb kebabs (supposedly a house special) which we flavorless and raw. A falafel sandwich which the eater said was not the worst falafel she had ever eaten...but that was all. We also ordered a portion on hummus to share which tasted of nothing more than chickpeas and vinegar! And a laksa which was essentially coconut milk pepper soup! The whole meal came to $20...not extortionate but one of the more expensive meals we had become used to eating and it definitely was not worth it! This was not a pleasant dining experience at all!

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Thank danigross88
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