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Cousin's Lebanese Cuisine

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2612B Kirkman St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-437-1144
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Cousins was busy on a Friday night. It was so noisy that you could barely hear the person across the table. My lamb was terribly over cooked. Our waitress did her best but service was slow.

Thank kathygG2704WW
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Simply one of the best restaurants in town. Real Authentic Lebanese Food. Friendly atmosphere and the Owner Georges Homsi is the coolest guy you could meet. Must visit place👌🏻👌🏻

Thank Marwan B
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Previously, this had been one of our "go to" places for dinner out but we had not been in many months. What happened?.... they changed the menu! They removed many of the Lebanese dishes and sides in favor of "toned down" menu? Lebanese turned Cajun? All I can say is stay true to your roots. It was difficult finding those... More 

Thank Angela D
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch and ordered the hummus and a fatoush salad. Both were a huge disappointment. The salad (no meat) was $11.99 and was tasted like a package of 'spring mix' that I'd buy at the grocery. It had a few cucumber and onion pieces and was floating in a pungent oily dressing. No tomato, no bellpepper, no pita chips.... More 

Thank StellasHoney
Lake Charles, LA
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited tonight for an early dinner. Initially, when the restaurant was empty, service was reasonably good. But...as the restaurant became more busy, the service slowed dramatically. It always surprises me how "Lebanese" restaurants in lake Charles do not seem to know how to make Lebanese dishes. The kibbe was the standout winner tonight, but did not have much flavor.... More 

1 Thank GRtraveler_8
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Cousin's Lebanese Cuisine should be in the top 5 restaurants in Lake Charles. I'll agree that it isn't in the best part of town but it is locally owned and the owner is often there with a warm greeting. Cousin's has some amazing dishes. My favorites are the lamb kabobs, bacon wrapped figs and (it's only on the lunch special... More 

1 Thank JMurray71
Lafayette, Louisiana
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Delicious food,, great drinks, and wonderful service. Staff is very accommodating. Along with Lebanese dishes, they also serve delicious fried shrimp and hamburgers. Overall, an excellent experience.

Thank karlo
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I love hummus, and have a favorite place in my hometown that has the best ever. I am always disappointed when I try hummus at other places, but the hummus at Cousins was as good as my favorite place! I was so excited and my group wound up with multiple orders because nobody wanted to share. I had the shwarma... More 

Thank Aubree B
Baton Rouge
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem. I will be back for sure. I have a very low carb diet, no sugars or grains. Had a lamb and meat dish with wonderful steamed vegetables and loved it service was exceptional.

Thank dh2000dh
Prairieville, Louisiana
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152 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Visiting friends and this was supposed to be GREAT. Outside is plain but inside is nice. Eat Lebanese at home, Baton Rouge, all the time. Wanted a basic, chicken shwarma salad, not even on the menu. Odd I thought. Was told they add chicken to a salad. Asked it was a meal, told yes. Others ordered salad too. All quite... More 

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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, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2612B Kirkman St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-437-1144

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