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“Delicious food”

Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious food”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We really like the food at Karam's. There are many good middle-eastern restaurants in the area, but Karam's has the best pitas. The pitas are freshly made, hot and soft, and really enhance any meal. The restaurant has a few vegetarian choices, but not as many as some of the other middle-eastern restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Helena, MT
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good; worth another visit.”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We love food from this part of the world. Felt a couple of dishes could have been better but really loved the eggplant app. (the dressed grilled eggplant … wow). The eggplant we liked so well was a smaller portion, but other apps and dishes were made to be shared.

  • Visited October 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friends and I love Karam and eat here monthly - for lunch & for dinner. Service is always friendly & prompt. The food is wonderful, portions are large and sharable. Watch Groupon for deals!

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Service, Nicely Prepared, but...”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Being big fans of Lebanese and Syrian food we gave Karam a try. We liked the pleasant atmosphere which suggested a family run restaurant. Very nice staff and very friendly -- keen to serve. Overall, we would rate it above average but below very good.

Our ordering consisted of mezze and two meat plates. The baba ghanouj was lemony which we enjoyed with the tahineh not overpowering the flavours. The humous was smooth and creamy, perfect for the home baked khubz (pita). The chicken shawarma was tasty and moist, but the kibbeh saneeyah seemed too heavy and too salty. This could just be due to the burghul adding density.

The falafel was good -- not too heavy, not dried out -- suggesting cooked to order, but a bit too salty for my preference. The wariyneh (grape leaves) were tasty as was the cauliflower.

In general, the food was good and very satisfying. However for our preference, it was overall a tad too salty. Irrespective, it is a restaurant worth revisiting.

  • Visited October 2013
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london
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

It serves food that is edible.
The falafel isn't as good as the Iraqi food cart downtown. The salmon had no taste to it at all.
The salad at the beginning of the meal was quite nice.

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