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Ave. Abel Bravo & Calle 54 Este, Panama City, Panama
+507 263-2680
07:30 - 02:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 02:30
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Africa
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288 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Visited this restaurant twice, it is not as busy as the other Lebanese restaurant close by. Mezze offerings were tasty, served with hot pita bread. Shish taouk was fine and the shish kebab was tender and juicy. Service was ok, food did take a while, even though restaurant was fairly empty at the times we visited.

Thank Nomad422
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

very good place to eat food was great neat and clean place staff was good only problem is they hardly understand english.

Thank Seema B
Panama City, Panama
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I worked in the Middle East for eight years, so I know good regional food when I get it. Every dish we've ever eaten here has been excellent. What makes it extra enjoyable is the fantastic interior design; dine in an ambiance that makes you feel like you're living 1001 Arabian Nights. Add to that excellent belly dancing and it's... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Panama City, Panama
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109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

It is rare for me to give 5 stars across the board, but Al Basha deserves it. First impression is that this restaurant looks great. The decoration, seating, air conditioning and ventilation are great. With the nargilas lit up there was no overhanging smoke whatsoever. No residual smoke small either upon entering. The temperature was perfect also. The service exemplary!... More 

Thank ldfalco
Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We want tonight with a friend who suggested it. We have always enjoyed Beirut but tonight was even better. We had the sampler with everything included such as hummus, fatouche, kibbitz, etc. The service was good and the atmosphere relaxed. I highly recommend.

Thank Sean H
Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

This is for the location in Buena Vista. Place empty at 7:30pm on a Tuesday night. Little English. Wine choice is red and white. Just ok, have had much better Lebanese food. At least the Kabobs weren't Hezbollah ones as they didn't blow up in our face. Rice dry as the Sahara. Didn't dare order dessert nor coffee. My mistake... More 

Thank Joseph M
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This was our first experience Lebanese food. The waitress didn't speak English but we had no trouble getting her to understand that we wanted to try some native foods. Her recommendation of a sampler was a perfect introduction. There were several different types of hummus and some other dishes that came out first with hot fluffy pitas. She took pleasure... More 

Thank dcb4scuba
Boston, Massachusetts
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331 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

There's nothing better but great food and friendly staff. Knowing we didn't speak Spanish, the server sent over another server who was fluent in English without us even asking. Even though we didn't need her help that much, we appreciated the offer and beer recommendation. I had a falafel and hummus plate that came with hot pita bread. The falafel... More 

Thank FlyAaron
Grenoble, France
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

nicely decorated original restaurant. good wifi available also. the food was great and good servings. I dont know libanese so well but the recommendation from the waiter was great.

Thank Bill M
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We ate here on our first evening in Panama (July 24) and 7 days later, I can say this was the very best food of our entire trip. The wait staff does not speak English, but they were very kind and friendly and we got by with just the few tourist phrases I had learned (thank you google!), plus some... More 

Thank Gina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
07:30 - 02:30
07:30 - 02:30
07:30 - 02:30
07:30 - 02:30
07:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave. Abel Bravo & Calle 54 Este, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 263-2680

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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?