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Chez Sami

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Maameltein - Jounieh Old Road | Keserwan, Jounieh, Lebanon
+961 3 910 520
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Beirut, Lebanon
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my daughter will grow up and eventually she will marry a mechanic, I will ask him to be the chef to Chez Sami: he will certainly cook better. Gone the time with always fresh fish, gone the perfect fattouch salad famous in all Lebanon, gone most of the historical clients. My family too, gone!!!

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Thank miberno
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A classic in Lebanon,a monument in Lebanon Great food, location is ideal Fish is the main reason to go ,enjoy it ,it's worth it.

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Thank salem o
Egypt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish in town , don't miss the row fish it is a speciality , you can ask for advice of what to eat , they will tell you the fresh catch , it is on of the best restaurent of fish

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Thank Amoussa
Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, there are no surprises. Good Lebanese mezze with fresh ingredients. Fresh fish to your choice, but a little overpriced. The service is adequate. And that's it ... you would expect more uniqueness from a restaurant that is renowned to be the best fish restaurant in Lebanon.

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Thank Tony B
Amman, Jordan
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants in lebanon. Food is delicious, service is attentive, view is fantastic! We have tried almost everything. We were a party of 10 over lunch. Always keep some space for the desserts esp. their homemade Halawa! Superb. Distance: From beirut - Hamra area, driving to chez Sami would be around 40 minutes on a Saturday.... More 

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Thank Shifoz
Beirut, Lebanon
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Do not miss a lunch or dinner at Chez Sami whenever you are in Lebanon, many tried to compete and many others are good too But Chez Sami remains in a class of its own way above the rest. On the terrace if the weather permits, in the beach area in Summer and indoors in the no smoking area ig... More 

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Thank dina-753
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful setting. Fresh seafood presented at entrance so that you choose which fish you wish to have served. Fish very well prepared - particularly the small local sultan brahim (not sure I got that right - small red fish). Otherwise usual lebanese mezze of good quality. Service very good

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Thank BHW57
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Though expensive, but it remains the best fish restaurant. Better to go when the terrace is open. Food and service are always up to expectations. Recommended for Lebanese fish cuisine.

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Thank Walid M
Beirut, Lebanon
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It just isn't worth going there. The place is overpriced and food is not that special. They don't have anything that you can't make yourself at home. Also we went on a Sunday and was overcrowded and very loud to the point it became annoying. When u try to promote a taverna concept and crowd 500 people in one place,... More 

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Thank jooj123
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Chez Sami is a classic Best sea food restaurant in lebanon A must when you visit, Fresh fish Great service Beautiful views

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maameltein - Jounieh Old Road | Keserwan, Jounieh, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Mount Lebanon Governorate  >  Jounieh
  • Phone Number: +961 3 910 520

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