Karam Beirut

Good looking Lebanese restaurant in the M.O.T.E. Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

This is a good looking restaurant, with its stone wall carvings and beautifully laid tables. Unfortunately the service is a little erratic; we’ve known starters to arrive with main courses, and some dishes never turn up at all.

Thankfully, the tabbouleh is fresh and citrussy, and the kibbeh are perfectly crisp, packed with rich, fragrant mince. The shrimps are juicy and complemented by a creamy cocktail sauce. If you’re still hungry, order the ashta, a thick dollop of gooey clotted cream and sweet honey, or the halawet el jiben – semolina parcels with cream.

This Lebanese restaurant – a chain in its home country – is a good bet, and unlike some mall eateries has an alcohol licence.They just need to work on the service.

By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Mall of the Emirates, Barsha, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 341 2202
  • Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: lanalyssia on 06 Jan ' 13 at 14:36

Have been there before, but yesterday was EXTREMELY disappointed. 3 out of 7 mezze starters were disappointing. Then for the main dish, my son's lamb with rice was horrible. The lamb had been heated up so many times it was as tough as leather, and my daily dish was so cold, I had to send it back and it returned barely a bit warmer.And to top it off,the waiter didn't seem to care at all!
My husband is Lebanese and I know any self respecting Lebanese restaurant doesn't serve this poor quality food with such bad service.

Posted by: lanalyssia on 06 Jan ' 13 at 14:34
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Have been there before, but yesterday was EXTREMELY disappointed. 3 out of 7 mezze starters were disappointing. Then for the main dish, my son's lamb with rice was horrible. The lamb had been heated up so many times it was as tough as leather, and my daily dish was so cold, I had to send it back and it returned barely a bit warmer.And to top it off,the waiter didn't seem to care at all!
My husband is Lebanese and I know any self respecting Lebanese restaurant doesn't serve this poor quality food with such bad service.

Posted by: Mohammad on 07 Oct ' 11 at 06:42
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The view of Ski Dubai is the best of the restaurant. Service is decent, but the food is average at best.

Posted by: Elie on 10 Jul ' 11 at 11:45
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very good food. Excellent!
As a Lebanese I rarely ate such good hommos and kebbeh. The makanek are great and the mechoui excellent.

Posted by: Yaser Dajani on 23 Apr ' 11 at 09:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of the best Lebanese in Dubai. Fantastic food. Always fresh.

Posted by: Nat on 02 Jun ' 10 at 12:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I'm Lebanese and i find Karam Beirut the best Lebanese restaurant in all of Dubai. I've tried all the other well known Lebanese restaurants in Dubai and honestly nothing comes even close to it.
The food is superb!!

Posted by: N on 22 Feb ' 10 at 13:13
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Awful behavior of the tactless and rude doorkeeper, low service after all made us disappointed with this particular branch. First time we've been served so poorly and offensively since arrived to the UAE...

Posted by: GregE Sydney on 13 Jan ' 10 at 01:56
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Travelled to Dubai in October 2009. Travelled with very fussy chefs but all agreed the food was fantastic, so good we went there again the next night. Price a lot more reasonable than surrounding restaurants. We found service was good.

Posted by: francesca on 16 Feb ' 09 at 08:55
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Absolutely superby, the food here is to die for, sooo authentic and the backdrop is amazing, highly recommend it!

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