Reem Al Bawadi

Longstanding Lebanese eatery
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Time Out Says

This popular Lebanese chain is busy day or night – but for the most authentic experience it’s best visited late at night.

Head here post midnight and you’ll find the place buzzing, with people playing board games, chatting and settling down with an authentic mezze banquet.

It adds a homely feel to the huge Sheikh Zayed Road restaurant, which has an abundance greenery and vine leaves adorning the walls.

A quirky touch is the wall of photos of celebrities at the entrance, showing famous faces who have visited the restaurant, including many of the Middle Eastern actors and even American rapper Nelly.

The service here is swift, with plate after plate of of delicious smelling food soon appearing on our table shortly after we order.

We start off with a traditional cheese manakish, which is fantastically gooey and moreish, before trying a selection of Lebanese favourites that we manage to narrow down from the vast menu.

The best by far is the hot pepper muhammara, which is fragrant and rich, ground down into a smooth, spicy paste.

The cheese sambousek are perhaps a little too oily on the outside, but the meal is picked up by the delicious moutabal – grilled aubergine and tahini with a splash of tangy lemon and crunchy walnuts.

If you’re looking for somewhere with a quirky yet authentic Arabian atmosphere, then you can’t go far wrong with Reem
Al Bawadi.

WHAT IS IT...
Longstanding Lebanese eatery

WHY GO...
For the manakish

VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY
5/5

VEGAN-FRIENDLY
4/5

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 28 Apr 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesArabic
Features
11:00 AM to 2:30 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMMonday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMTuesday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMWednesday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMThursday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMFriday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AMSaturday: 11:00 AM to 2:30 AM
Show number 800 697 336
Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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