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Restaurante Faraj

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Rua Gomes Carneiro 131, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden jewel. Very nice food and friendly staff. I had a chicken scewer, taboule and humus - everything delicous.

Thank Coriini
Trench Town
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 April 2016

didnt speak the language so i mostly order what i am used to , maybe fish or chicken . but it was perfect .. appitizer hummmm , food just great ,

Thank donnette d
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Happened on this somewhat inconspicuous restaurant last minute on a Sunday. On the waiters recommendation we had the leg of lamb - it was amazing, and a huge serving - more than enough for two, including various sides. This was literally some of the best lamb I have had - can't recommend enough. Good price for the quantity. They only... More 

Thank dweiss60
New York
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Although it looks like a hole in the wall, great food. we thought we'd have a light lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Instead, the server suggested the lamb that was only available on the weekends. I think it was enough to serve a family of 6... But the two of us gobbled it down. We were very surprised by the... More 

Thank kramesnyc
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Just go there and ask Vinicius for a draft beer! You won't regret it! While you're there try the Kibe with spinach! My mouth waters just thinking of it!

1 Thank Francisco P
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Cozy, Arabic eatery, with a Brazilian touch, in the heart of Ipanema. Easy on your wallet for eat-in or take out snacks; vegetarian/vegan friendly. Extensive menu, quick, friendly service and super clean (and modern) washroom. Good selection of the daily Executive Plate for R$ 25.90. Being vegetarian, we can' wait to go back for more delicious esfiras, kibes, falafel, rice... More 

Thank brys911
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

We came across Restaurant Faraj by accident but stopped because the food looked and smelled so good - and it tasted as good as we hoped. The kibbeh are a must as are the little honey apricot pastries for desert. Service was great as well. The only thing lacking was atmosphere although we may have just been on a quiet... More 

Thank Busgirl206
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

I warmly recommend this small and charming place, with an arabian cuisine. I have tried the Mix Faraj Especial, which is a dish you can share 3-4 people for 45 reales. You can choose to get this dish vegetarian if you want. The staff is really nice and friendly and there is always a lot of people. One of the... More 

Thank Julie G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2013 via mobile

Family owned small restaurant. Good food, cold draft beer but sometimes the owners are in a very bad mood

Thank Marcelo D

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Gomes Carneiro 131, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema

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

Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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