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Rua Oscar Freire 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01426-001, Brazil
(11) 3085-6916
11:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service was excellent. Warm and welcoming. The food.. Ah wonderful. Being Lebanese I ordered the kibbe Nayye which is raw kibbi. Never had a better one outside Lebanon. The grilled fish, falafel, and mezze (hummus, babghannouj, and labneh) were also excellent. The pita bread was HOT, apparently just baked fresh. The general atmosphere was quiet and conversation-friendly. The witers... More 

Thank Raja S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

If you want great Arab food go to Almanara because the food comes quickly and the service is great! Waiters remember you and if you have any thing to say the manager is always available. Great food. Great service!

Thank alextP8567UM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This arabic restaurant is totally worth and you wont feel waste of money. Kafta is one of the best i have ever tried. Ask for baked kibe is also good! Falafel is good too. Everything os good tooo :)

Thank Matheus S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Not my favorite dining experience. The food was ok, and we waited 30 minutes for our drink orders. We ordered wine, but had to wait because something had happened with the wine glasses...?? The manager did apologize, but only after we'd paid the bill. The manager offered to give us complimentary coffees, but we'd already had our coffees and paid... More 

Thank JacqConn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

What I like the most in here is that nothing is really fancy. The place is quite express and fulfills its purpose: to serve with a lot of quality and fast. The Mezze is wonderful, and the Sirian bread is really amazing. I really like it here.

Thank mcorassa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

A type o luxurious a la carte Arabic Food Chain. Very good food and atmosfere. International Arabic dishes.

Thank FABIO457
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Probably the best mediterranean restaurant in Sao Paulo. It's a family owned chain. The location on this one is great. Service is always very god and food is well prepared. On this visit I had a kafta and couscous. The couscous is tasty, served cold and very balanced. Kafta is sort of a burger on a stick with fresh herbs.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This is supposedly the 2nd best Lebanese restaurant in Sao Paulo, so based on my experience there must be low Lebanese culture in Brazil, as the quality of the food was very simple and flavorless. Would not recommend to any Lebanon food enthusiast. For me it was unfortunately a waste of time.

Thank Lou B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

I was surprised to find a Lebanese restaurant chain in Brazil. Nicely cooked and delicious appetisers. Main dishes were quite good too but not an extensive list of options. The staff was very attentive and the place was busy both times I went.

Thank maramrashid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

The meal, atmosphere, service etc are wonderful, but the price range is way too expensive. I recently ordered food, not much, and it came around R$ 150. I think the price could drop down a little, also in the state of the recent Brasil crisis, as we are not made of money.

Thank Alexia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Oscar Freire 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01426-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighbourhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: (11) 3085-6916

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Staying in Jardins

Neighbourhood Profile
Located just below important Paulista Avenue, Jardins is the junction of four smaller neighbourhoods: Jardim Paulista, Jardim América, Jardim Europa and Jardim Paulistano. It is an upper-class area, offering a variety of things to do, including shopping, museums and parks. The neighbourhood is well known for “Oscar Freire”– the most luxurious street in the city, packed with high-end boutiques. In Jardins you will also find a trendy museum, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), which people often line up for hours to visit. If green space is what you're after, take time to relax at Trianon Park, a refuge in the heart of Paulista Avenue.
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