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Chez Sami

#156 of 1,444 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 901 03 33
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Lebanese food this has to be one of the best value options in Geneva. The experience is always made more pleasurable by the little seasonal twists put into an otherwise standard menu. The vegetable and meat dishes are good, but one might best exercise a little caution, as is usual in such a land locked location, when... More 

Thank Dick T
Geneva, Switzerland
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here was a complete surprise. The place is very clean and uncluttered unlike some other middle eastern restaurants I've been before. The decor is simple and modern and you can see the people who are cooking in the kitchen. We chose the mix menu for 2 people and good to taste a little bit of everything. Everything came... More 

Thank Miaaa11
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first address in Geneva when it comes to eat Lebanese cuisine. Love the place, food, service. Located in a lively neighborhood which makes the experience even more appreciable. Try the Lebanese wine, I recommend!

Thank Markymaz
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent, very nice Lebanese wines (a total discovery for me...). The atmosphere is not typical but very nice, tables not too close to eachother so ok for business meals.

Thank salsaqueen176
Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a wonderful meal, fresh ingredients, very authentic lebanese cuisine, friendly service, even Sami himself came to greet us at our table and remembered what we had ordered...

Thank nado_11
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I tried this Lebanese restaurant for the 1st time for an early evening meal. Decor is quite modern and not over decorated as some Middle Eastern restaurants can be. Food was delicious and the staff friendly and efficient. A bit pricey, but that was to be expected.

Thank Cym62
New York City, New York
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572 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Chez Sami is an excellent Lebanese restaurant in the neighborhood of Le Paquis in Geneva. I usually go there when I stay at the Novotel nearby and want to eat a light dinner. Last time around I Ordered 3 appetizers and that was more than enough - really enjoyed my food authentic and tasty hummus, tabouleh and baked Aubergine. Lovely... More 

1 Thank Laurent G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The service was unfriendly and slow, the grillade menu expensive with small servings of below average food. To be avoided.

1 Thank mostarbridge
Ghent, Belgium
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I adore Lebanese food. It's fresh, it's tasty, it's recognisable and it instantly brings me in summer modus. I can even say I've tried my share of Lebanese dishes. So to be surprised by a 'simple' dish as fattouche, is something of a small miracle. Sami did. His fattouche no doubt was made with pomegranate melasse and is to die... More 

Thank Luyssaert
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Succulent grilled meats, varied Lebanese meze, fresh and atypical wines, unusually friendly waiters. The only area of improvement are the chairs where the seat is plastic; by the end of the meal my bum was wet from sweat. All in all, we enjoyed and will come again!

Thank hank12015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$59
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 901 03 33
En plein centre de Geneve, le restaurant CHEZ SAMI vous accueille pour vous faire decouvrir le meilleur de la gastronomie libanaise: Hommos, Falafel, Mezzes, Grillades, accompagne de grands vins de la vallee de la Bekaa.
Le restaurant vous seduira pour ses prix accessibles : le menu du midi a partir de CHF 20 et la carte a partir de CHF 25. Pour finir, les vegetariens trouveront leur bonheur grace au menu concu expres pour leurs exigences.
N'attendez plus, et profitez d'un decollage immediat pour le pays des cedres!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?