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Sin-El-Foret Tabet, Beirut, Lebanon
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Lebanon
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186 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I have heard a lot about this place but did not get the chance to try it before. As soon as you enter to the place you notice that the design is old but you feel that it is the old traditional restaurant. The good is delicious and the portions are fair. One of my favorite apetizers was the fresh... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Came here on the back of the positive reviews about the seafood. The roe had run out so the waiter offered to bring a selection of mezze to start. We were brought Dynamite shrimp and grilled octopus, both of which had clearly been reheated in the microwave. We were also given a salad with crab sticks and mango and apple,... More 

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Thank GeorgianaSMP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Welcoming and service excellent! Food was really good! Octopus provencal was soooo soft! The fish falafel were stg else! And same goes for the fish shawarma and the avocado and crab. As main dishes we had the paella that was really juicy and tasty! As well as a spaghetti with shrimps and creamy sauce to die for! Great place! Will... More 

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Aversa, Italy
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant.. All very good.. Seafood fresh and waiters attentive and polite.. but more expensive!

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Thank Ciro D
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were not impressed by neither the food nor the service. the fish didn't look fresh and the mezze's taste and presentation didnt meet our expectation

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Thank Assaad D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This was one of the most pleasant culinary experiences in recent memory. Le Phenicien in Beirut has a very innovative menu, with seafood versions of many classical Lebanese dishes that one will not find anywhere else because they were invented by the owner, Habib Hadid. The seafood falafel was a winner, as was the fish shawarma, the smoked pressed roe... More 

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Beirut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Since it is close to where we work , we decided to go there. It looks like an old restaurant but the welcoming is warm and authentic. We ordered a variety of mezza like shrimps, potatoes, calamri....they were good but ibfelt that for the price the portion is small so we requested some additional plates for some items. The main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent food buffet Mostly based on Fish dishes Many choices for everyone Arrive early at 1pm in order to be one of the firdt explorers of the buffet before everyone jumps on it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Owner is originally from Tyre, hence he has two of them, Old Tyre and Beirut (Sin el FIL). Seafood buffet on sundays, exquisite a la carte menu. Expect refined food!!

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Wonderful presentation, delicious food, excellent service and nice ambiance. The goat cheese shrimps are a must try. The bouillabaisse is perfect. Overall, an excellent dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sin-El-Foret Tabet, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?