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Semsom - CLOSED

Sodeco Main Street | City Mall Seaside, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
+961 3 466 646
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
20 Apr 2017
10 Aug 2016
“New experience ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Sodeco Main Street | City Mall Seaside, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Semsom was a pleasant surprise for me, when I visited Beirut last summer. It's traditional Lebanese food, without the excessive meza, which can take 2-3 hours to get through the meal. At Semsom, you get all the food they would offer at a meza, but...More

Thank R B
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Lebanese cuisine with a modern hint. I love this place but some of its plates are strange, especially when you mix fetta with tabbouli which some would interpret this as tasty. The atmosphere is nice and the service is good.

Thank ChristianeNSW
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Semsom is not bad as a restaurant. However, adding "exotic ideas" to the food might sometime ruin the real taste. We went a couple of times

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed January 6, 2013

A nice place to visit but not a great one for service and food. Tiny portions and regular taste.. Trying to do a twist but didn't turn out to be Avery successful one...

Thank Noura B
Reviewed October 31, 2012

very healthy food and excellent service. nice choice of Lebanese Mezza... atmosphere was great as well.

Thank Pascale D
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Good value for money. Tried it in City Center. Try the pink hommos for a change. The 3osmallieh breading is a cool twist as well. Very decent main courses. Delivery is also available.

Thank Jil A
Reviewed August 16, 2012

usually semsom is known for lebanese cuisine with a twist.. but recenty not so much! expensive prices for ordinary taste and tiny portions

Thank R0uba
Reviewed July 19, 2012

the portions here are very generous for starters, and the food is tasty. the oven baked chicken shawarma is a must and they now offer cheese rolls made of sh3iriyeh (spaghetti-like-looking noodles) which are devilishly tasty. the service here isn't consistent though but usually manageable.More

1  Thank JKalmoni
Semsom, General Manager at Semsom, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Dear JKalmoni, Thank you for your nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at Semsom :) Should you have more details on the service, please email us at: info@semsom.com,. We are aiming at a full grade on service too next time! Best...More

Reviewed July 10, 2012

Not bad as a concept, ... what can you create differently in country that ought to substitute the Hommos plate for the cedar on its flag?? Ok, so you want to try Lebanese mezze without the aftermath symptoms? Semson is for you then. A bit...More

Thank Zeeyoo
Semsom, General Manager at Semsom, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Dear Zeeyou, Thank you for your review :) We are definitely combining the traditional and the modern style of Lebanese cuisine. Some items are coming from Lebanese villages (like the mama ghannouge and the tabbouleh lentils) and some are created by our chefs (different hommos,...More

Reviewed May 23, 2012

very unique way of serving lebanese cuisine , delicious food. i would certainly go again soon

Thank sahar i
Semsom, Manager at Semsom, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2012

Dear Sahar, Thank you for your review :) We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience at Semsom. Should you have any additional comments, don't hesitate to email us at:info@semsom.com Have a lovely day. Semsom team :)

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sodeco Main Street | City Mall Seaside, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 3 466 646
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Semsom serves Traditional Lebanese cuisine with modern twist!Traditional since we serve authentic Lebanese food. Most of our recipes are coming from our grandmas! The modernity comes from our signature items like the Hommos with with Sumac & Zaatar, the chicken or cheese osmalieh, or the cheesecake with rahat.Perfect for a business lunch, a family outing or just a coffee on our amazing terraces!
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