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Restaurante Faraj

Rua Gomes Carneiro 131, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
23 Dec 2016
“Yummy food, great experience”
7 Jul 2017
“Perfect beer, great Kibe”
All hours
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
$$ - $$$
Rua Gomes Carneiro 131, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Very simple place, street bar style. One of the best cold draft beers I ever had. Try the fried kibe, esfihas, and the hummus. Talk to the owner, order the beer directly from the bar tender and be aware of a very gross/impolite waiter. Cheap...More

Thank Fair2014
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I ate here for our evening meal after reading so many good TripAdvisor reviews and walking past and seeing the restaurant very busy. After reading over the menu, we both opted for the deal of the day which was kofta with rice,...More

Thank Toni1493
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
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
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...More

Thank dweiss60
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...More

Thank kramesnyc
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
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....More

Thank brys911
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....More

Thank Busgirl206
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...More

Thank Julie G
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
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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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