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Amir

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Copacabana
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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2275-5596
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Manama, Bahrain
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70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant for dinner and ordered a lamb shawarma platter which comes with humus and Moroccan rice. The portion was big, especially the rice. The food was very tasty and the service was good although no waiter was speaking good English. However, the prices were inflated; I paid for a platter almost the same price that I would... More 

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London
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge portions of authentic Lebanese food served with a friendly smile. Good location just a minute from Copacabana beach.

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If u want a real authentic arabic restuarant - i m not sure this is your place... The kube is ok. Tabule is so so...

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Thank Moran L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty good middle eastern food with big portions, specially if your palate is tired of Brazilian food this is a welcomed change. Not the best food I have ever had but definitely good.

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Neston
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went to Amir's with friends. We all had excellent meals at a reasonable price. My wife and I are vegetarians, the veggie meals were enormous. They put what was left in plastic containers, we had a lovely lunch next day from it. Our meat eating friends also had large and tasty meals. Definitely worth a visit if in Rio.

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Thank Tim K
Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A place to try middle eastern food if you have never tasted the real thing. If you have, spend your money elsewhere. Moderately priced and service was ok.

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Thank Jonathan L
Woking, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Dined here for lunch and dinners. The shawarma wraps were huge and tasty with deliciously seasoned meat and veggies. Shared with hubby as too large for me. Dinner options for us was lamb koftas and lamb shawarma with rice . Very busy buzzy restaurant. Unpretentious and welcoming with good service and lovely food.

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Brasilia, DF
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food is really good and well served ! The service is good and the restaurant is nicely located in front of a small park. I tried several lebanese restaurants in Brazil and I ve been disappointed most of the time but Amir was a good surprise. I def recommend !!

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Thank Maj S
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Consistently top quality hot and cold mezze served quickly and by attendant but not overpowering staff. Nice atmosphere with outside seating. Great evening, so good we went back 2 nights later.

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Thank Plumdonut
London
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to try and find some spicy food, and we definitely did find it. Food is tasty and offers something different to what you usually find in South America. The portions are very large though so I would recommend you share and order more only if needed. It is also great for vegetarians. Staff were attentive and the ambience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2275-5596
Description
Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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