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Al Falamanki

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Damascus Road | Sodeco, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 323 456
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Wembley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was fantastic and it had a nice, chilled out vibe. The seating was a bit basic and ventilation was worrying but apart from that, it was a nice atmosphere and would go here again.

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Thank KeZman5123
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for sharing. We're so glad you enjoyed hanging out at Al Falamanki. Sometimes it does get smoky when it's too crowded but our ventilation systems are customised to secure proper ventilation in the space, nothing to worry about! Hope to see you soon, maybe during the day:) More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't travelled to Lebanon to eat is a chain Burger restaurant so asked some locals where to go to eat good Lebanese food. We ordered the set meal which consisted of many dished coming out at various times, they were nearly all great from super salads to lovely Kebabs. Just sit back and soak up the atmosphere as locals... More 

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Thank fishcakebreadcake
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

We're so glad you visited us too! Thank you for sharing:) More 

Cairo, Egypt
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was really good and the speed of food arriving was great.. But the actual choice of food was not all present.. For example we couldn't find muhammara, or sawdit chicken which are available everywhere else...

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Thank agdayem
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for sharing! Glad you enjoyed our service. We hope you had the chance to taste some other authentic Lebanese dishes offered at Al Falamanki, from the wide range of mezzas to traditional hot dishes. More 

Berlin, Germany
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very good Shisha and very good location and very good service and very friendly staff but it's pricey place.

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Thank Eyad76
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Eyad, and thank you for appreciating all what we serve! More 

Wroclaw, Poland
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The atmosphere of this place is just wow - local people smoking shisha, talking, playing backgammon. Comfy sofas everyone, so just order you r food, tea, a shisha and enjoy feeling like a local!

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Thank AlvenAikanaro
Handson-MS, Public Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Such a lovely review! Welcome home Alven:) More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's almost like you've never eaten Lebanese food before now... which, of course I have - many many times. But WOW - Falamanki sure know what they're doing. Seriously the most ridiculous fattoush ever and you simply have to order the kofta with cherry - it will change your life. Can't wait for my next trip to Beirut!

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Thank FrequentTravellerUAE
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

And that's a Blow your mind review! We can't thank you enough, will be waiting for your next visit when you're in town. Also, make sure to pass by Al Falamanki Dubai in Jumeirah, Sharraftouna :) More 

lebanon
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very lovely place. , it's an old house turned into a restaurant , love their lazy sofas in the garden where u can enjoy a nice relaxing evening under the stars , great delicious food , it's a great place for breakfast also 👍

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Thank leylakoussa
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

We sure do love those "lazy sofas" too! Thank you for sharing, we're absolutely so glad you enjoy hanging out at Al Falamanki. See you soon, maybe for a Saturday Brunch :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Old house turned into a restaurant. Delicious food. Really good foul. Great atmosphere. Seems popular with people who enjoy Shisha. A little overpriced but worth a visit.

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Thank atmcc
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed, especially our foul :) Hope to see you again soon. More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Al Falamanki for our last breakfast in Beirut, if you don't go and try their cheese fatayer you don't know what you are missing.. the place is quite cosy or i must say at home type of feeling .. sofas or tables its a traditional Lebanese old fashioned house .. just try not to go late hours... More 

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Thank imanmarafie
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Hello there Iman, thank you for your honest review. We sure do love our Al Falamanki in the mornings, you got that homey feeling just right! Hope to see you again soon... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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187 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Beirut is know for its amazing night life and after partying (4-5 am) most people head to the Falamanki for breakfast and last minute sheisha prior hitting the bed. The food and services are good but the place is bit expensive

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Thank AOmeiri
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing! Al Falamanki sure is an early morning hub. We're glad you enjoyed it! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damascus Road | Sodeco, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 323 456
Description
Al Falamanki is a wonderfully bucolic and traditional Lebanese cafe located on a 25,000 sqft piece of land in the heart of Beirut. Its doors are open 24/7 and feature a beautiful chicha garden in a typical Lebanese village setting.

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