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Lula by Darna

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Avenue Samuel Lewis | Plaza Obarrio, Panama City, Panama
+507 209-4820
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 20:30 - 23:00
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I am with my kosher friends I often complain about the small amount of choices. This place is super good. Get the chicken shawarma. We tried pretty much everything on the menu and it beats the rest by a lot.

Thank Theullrich
New York City, New York
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137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Very varied and tasty menu. Be warned that while chicken dishes are very reasonable, if you opt for beef, it can tend to be very pricey. Nice ambience and service.

1 Thank LarryRuth
Oundle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The teriyaki style beef was so good we had two platter! We had one of each of all the other appetizers and they were uniformly good. The mini hamburgers were very good too. Be aware this restaurant is kosher, so,sadly, no mini-cheeseburgers. Desserts were also well done.

Thank Tara K
Panama City, Panama
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

While the quality of the food wasn't bad, it wasn't - by any means - memorable. On the other hand, service was... memorably mediocre. If you are regular here, you should get good service; if you go for the first time, prepare to be ignored. Restaurant decor was an interesting rustic-classy style. Wine menu was very limited, but had the... More 

Thank eldisplicente
Teaneck, New Jersey
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

My family had such a good time here that we went twice. Its near the Sortis Hotel and Casino. Fantastic menu.

Thank Jonathan G
Brooklyn, New York
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

To me, this is one of the premier steakhouses in Panama City and to top it off, this restaurant is kosher as well. It has an excellent menu with a nice bar in the front. Service was excellent each of the three times we went. I met the owner there. You could see her concern for each of her guests.... More 

Thank schwekye
Valencian Country, Spain
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our visiting friends were so excited to find a Kosher restaurant during the holidays. Then the truth hit - no chilled white wine, corned beef sandwich served with over cooked, dried out, day-old sliced roast beef, chicken shawarma that was absolutely without taste, dry and day-old at least. Service cannot be rated as there was none. All-in-all a terrible experience... More 

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Modiin, Israel
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I was a bit down on Lula but not anymore. On my previous two visits to Panama, several of the menu items were not available. Now with a new menu and updated and expanded offerings, Lula has earned my confidence. A great perfectly grilled steak, fresh fish and bone marrow with a creative twist, Lula by Darna leave your mouth... More 

Thank Ari S
Edison, New Jersey
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The ambience is that of a kosher Manhattan restaurant (though it was very empty). The food was OK. But they charge even more then NYC prices. We had the Cowboy Steak, $80 and it wasn't as large as you would expect for that price The staff is borderline friendly and a little weak on English. Also, not very accommodating. We... More 

Thank zfeld
Westchester County, New York
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We had two fantastic meals at this restaurant. The steaks are great. The balance of the menu not to mention the wines are excellent. The service is very friendly and helpful. Although this place is not cheap, you will feel good (and very full) paying the bill. Enjoy!!

Thank Bruce S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 60
Steakhouse, International, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Samuel Lewis | Plaza Obarrio, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 209-4820
A fine dine restaurant who offers great lunch and elegant dinner. most of the meat products are imported. all the meat products are glatt kosher by the supervision of Shevet Ahim' panama. We also offer fish and Vegeterian dishes.

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