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Lebanese Taverna

5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
+1 703-241-8681
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (45 reviews)
“shawarma” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
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Reviews (217)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for really authentic mid-eastern food.Having lived in the Arabian Gulf for many years,I can say that the food here is as good as any local fare served there.Service good. Not a big amount of seating though and also the place not so big....More

Thank pkroychoudhury
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The shawarma was really good. I've been traveling to the middle east in my childhood and so far, among all Shawarmas I've had, this is the closest to the authentic. Their servings are really large. The hummus was great. They served us a lot of...More

Thank Clara M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My daughters enjoyed their chicken wraps and the hummus was outstanding. My wife's and my salads were average. She had shawarma and I had kafta. My kafta was very dry and my wife's shawarma was grainy and had an unpleasant flavor.

Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The hummus was quite good and I also had the best lamb kafta in a while. The service excellent. The atmosphere is also very Lebanese.

Thank syan0vich
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for joining us and sharing your review!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

It's always a pleasure to dine at the Lebanese Taverna in Westover. The day we went, the service was a bit slow compared to the dozen or so other times I've been there. Perhaps someone was out for lunch service. We were not in a...More

Thank CSfromFC
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for continuing to dine with us!

Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the original Lebanese Taverna, in the Westover section of Arlington, Virginia where we go when we have a hankering for authentic Lebanese food. I'm giving the original restaurant only three stars instead of five because its carryout off Lee Highway in zipcode 22207...More

Thank NavyJunior
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for leaving your review. We would like to know more about your experience. Feel free to privately message the page with your contact information if you are interested in giving further feedback about your visit.

Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had an outstanding meal for two on our recent visit. We shared a classic traditional hommus with wonderful warm bread. I was hoping for a schwarma, which was not available, but the recommended lamb kabob was perhaps the best I've had outside of the...More

Thank tjphilly
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

We are thrilled that you dined with us. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My husband & I met here on a blind date 20 years ago. The quality of the food & service have never disappointed us. My favorite is the Kibbeh & Lamb Fetteh. He loves their lamb anything, but especially the kebab. In all this time...More

Thank abrightrn
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

We are so glad that you are still joining us 20 years later! Thank you for your years of support and we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went here at the beginning of dinner hour on a Thursday evening to celebrate our anniversary and we were disappointed. There were other diners, but not too busy. It took a while to get menus, then our drink order and then to finally order....More

Thank Marcia74
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are sorry to hear about your visit and appreciate your review. We will be sure to share your experience with our team.

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lebanese Taverna is a staple in Washington Dc. It's our goto place. We love the appetizer platter and the kids always want an extra order of the tzatziki. My daughter loves the lamb shank - well of all of us love it. The dining room...More

Thank Sara_sakflva
Grace S, Owner at Lebanese Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you for dining with us. We look forward to having you back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5900 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-241-8681
The original location, opened in 1979, is a cozy family style restaurant known throughout the area for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. "Uncle Joe" is a fixture in the Westover neighborhood and can be counted on to make everyone feel comfortable and at home with his hospitality.
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