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Al-Amir on Main

1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
+1 803-401-5882
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“falafel” (5 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

First time eating at this restaurant, having friends from the Middle East I've had my share of true middle eastern cuisine. This place made my stomach smile because it tasted so authentic. I ordered half the menu and was impressed with every dish. I will...More

Thank Wolfe T
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you're really into Middle-Eastern cuisine, you'll know that it does not fit the fast food industry. Food has to be slowly marinated and cooked. This was one of the few times I really had a great meal at a restaurant. It is just like...More

Thank OERamadan
Reviewed 31 March 2017

When our grandson comes home from college Al-Amir is on his must do list! Flavorful food, good portion size, fair prices.

Thank travelingrandma54
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times, but decided to write a review. This place has really good food with an authentic Mediterranean flavor. It's one of my favorite places to go. Also, the prices are pretty reasonable.

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Mediterranean food served in a casual manner - in plastic baskets. Great hummus and pita. The gyro pizza is great. Staff is friendly. Good for business lunches or just with friends. Located across from court house and city hall so expect to see local movers...More

Thank Ellenduffycleary
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We love Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, and this place is definitely the best place in Columbia for that. It's located on Main Street just blocks from the South Carolina State House. They have a wide variety of selections on their menu. We love their...More

Thank MathMomSC
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Originally, I had planned to order falafel when I visited, as it's been a long time since I've had it, but that changed when I saw that they had labneh. I haven't had labneh since I visited a friend attending Syracuse, and it was great...More

Thank Matthew O
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I don't understand the mixed reviews. We enjoyed creative delicious food and quick service from an attractive smiling waitress. I suggest you give it a try

Thank glennppppp
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Met with friends for dinner before a movie and all three of us were served terrible food. Two of us had a chicken curry dish; one lamb. The curry dish consisted mainly of zucchini floating in a watery sauce with virtually no flavor. The bits...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Fast service and the tastiest falafal I have ever had. Clean restaurant. Authentic taste and above all, it's halal.

1  Thank Imran L
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Tammy S
Does your restaurant serve adult beverages?
2 April 2016|
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Response from rorudupa | Reviewed this property |
I was there in April and they did not have alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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: 1734 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2820
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-401-5882
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