Zahr El-Laymoun

A scenic new healthy Lebanese spot at Souk Al Bahar 15 Reviews

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Zahr El-Laymoun offers healthy Lebanese fare (nothing is fried). The decor is eclectic; the inside exudes a homely touch, while the outdoor terrace area is similarly decorated with plush pillows and mismatched colours – not forgetting spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa. Service ranges from attentive to indifferent – it is possible to enter the restaurant and wait for five minutes to be seated. However, the staff are friendly once they notice you. The choice of dishes on offer is simple and makes it easy to choose what to order – the kababs deserve a special mention for their succulence and tenderness. Prices for some dishes are higher than elsewhere but that’s what you pay for the prime location. For guilt-free grilled Lebanese fare, a scenic setting and an unhurried meal, Zahr El-Laymoun is a good bet.

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  • Location: Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 448 6060
  • Travel: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Heitham on 24 Jun ' 13 at 16:39
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Love the place old songs which I like fresh grilled food service is the best

Posted by: Charlotte on 14 Apr ' 13 at 08:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I often come to this place for lunch, the food is very fresh and tasty! Their kebabs especially, are very good!

Posted by: Anni on 26 Mar ' 13 at 11:32
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Worst service, took them ages to take our order. The food was bad, the shawarma platter was very disappointing.

Posted by: Foodlover on 16 Aug ' 12 at 13:06
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I recently went to this very good Lebanese restaurant and i found the food to be very well prepared, very tasty and accompanied by a good and attentive service. The setting is really relaxing and i truly enjoyed my experience.
The home made lemonades were to die for and special note go to the Hummus and kebabs...Delicious. I recommend this venue for lunch or dinner anytime.

Posted by: Neda on 06 Aug ' 12 at 06:35
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

suprisingly i went to this restaurant in dubai mall before couple of years and the food tasted good. so this Rmadan, i took the kids and we went to their branch in sharjah.. and they said it is set menu 3 dishes only to choose from. the food had no taste at all...no spices no salt nothing at all...the bread is cold and not fresh. so i decided to order shawerma from the menu...and it was burned and old...it was disappointing.

Posted by: Mike on 30 Jul ' 12 at 08:45
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went for iftar with 2 friends. The service was great our waitress was knowledgeable and explained the dished to us. The mezzas we had before the main course were very filling and delicious, we almost did not have the main course but tried as well, also very nice and then came dessert, each dessert had a subtle taste of rose water. Will definitely go back. We sat outside and enjoyed the warm air and a bit of the fountain show.

Posted by: dora on 18 Feb ' 12 at 09:05
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

A great place !!!!!!!!!! great service and food . Very friendly staff ; you can't compare it to other Lebanese restaurants , in every traditional dish you find something original and a unique touch . I definitely recommend it !!

Posted by: Nouf on 29 Dec ' 11 at 14:12
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Awful service, took an hour to serve the food though it wasn't packed.
Very poor value of money. Overpriced meals and the beverages were room temp. served 40 mins before food!
Will never come back..
Do not recommend this place.

Posted by: Ozzie Blue on 15 Nov ' 11 at 07:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Great location, but only just overlooking the end of the Dubai Fountain. Very tourisy spot, right next the the very noisy and busy footbridge to the Dubai Mall.

Meal sizes were medium and overcooked. The arabic breads were dry and served cold. They did not serve any complimentary pickled vegatables. The mint lemonade was very good, as was the Fatoush salad.

Had noisy young children running around the outdoor area.

Posted by: Talal on 02 Nov ' 11 at 12:27
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Compared to all the other lebanese Restaurants around the fountain on Dubai Mall side like Al Hallab, Burj Al Hammam or Wafi Gourmet this one is not recommendable at all. Bread was not fresh and a bit dry - the grill not good and te starters ok - the service ok aswell.
If you want the best Lebanese Food go to Al Hallab - for the best fountain view and also good Lebanese food go to Wafi Gourmet and for something inbetween the two i recomment Burj Al Hammam.

Posted by: GULNAZ on 24 Aug ' 11 at 23:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

FOOD IS DELICIOUS, AND PROFESSIONAL DONE

Posted by: Lana Ballout on 08 Aug ' 11 at 10:53
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

BEST RESTAURANT IN DUBAI! I LOVE IT!

Posted by: Polly on 18 Apr ' 11 at 09:51
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Terrible service with unhelpful staff and badly run.
Food ok, much better restaurants close by.
Such a shame as the setting is fantastic, but will never go back there again.

Posted by: N/A on 20 Jan ' 10 at 07:58
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I've been to the restaurant yesterday.. The food is really good except for the kebab.. I had a refreshing Rose Drink.. Highly recommended

Posted by: hasan on 18 Jan ' 10 at 22:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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