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“Exceptionally Good Banquet But The Need For Speed”
Review of El Karim

El Karim
Ranked #2 of 25 Restaurants in Roseville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $36
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Description: Lebanese and mediterranean cuisine that mixes the traditional with the contemporary Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday in a relaxed, bright but warm atmosphere From light meals and small dishes to share, to full on banquets ideal for large parties that will keep you going for a day or two New fit-out means you could grab a drink at the bar before heading to your table and take advantage of our wine, beer and cocktails list Outdoors dining is also available We welcome families with children. Our dips are usually a big hit with the little ones, and they can get messy, no problem
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Our group loved every bit of this banquet... Fresh and all the usual Lebanese favorites. The portions are reasonably robust, but not overly so. I'd rate El Karim five stars IF it did one thing, namely, slow down the service. In every part of the meal, we had only just managed to share the dish and the next dish/dishes appeared. Thus, most of the "hot" dishes ended up warm(ish) with not enough time to thoroughly enjoy. Oh, a bit noisy so come prepared for that.

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Thank Dave_Guia
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

After hearing good reviews about this restaurant from locals we decided to give it a go. Parking was difficult to start with. The restaurant is very basic in terms of decor. Our food was very disappointing. Our chicken breast fillets were raw in the thicker part of the breast. They weren't pink - RED! When I told the waitress she took it to the kitchen and they cooked it more. I think they could have been a little more apologetic or concerned.

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Reviewed February 14, 2014

The food and service was fine but the place lacked atmosphere.Meal overpriced for location. Not worth the drive there if you are not a local. Very difficult to find parking on a Friday night. Would not return.

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Thank Sheila H
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We went as a group of 10 during the week. Restaurant was quite busy. Food was very tasty, lots to choose from and meals came out quickly. Good prices. Staff were great with letting us know which meals were gluten free, but otherwise service was only average. Some challenges with parking.

Thank Tanollie
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a popular local restaurant & convenient if you also want to see a movie at the Roseville cinema. We have eaten here a number of times & have enjoyed every meal. My favourite is the chicken with the garlic whipped oil.(can't remember the exact title) OMG it is delicious. Just make sure your partner has some too as it really is garlicky!! The falafels are good too. It is always packed out & can be quite noisy but not enough to be off putting.

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1  Thank peegeeSydney
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