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Karam Lebanese & Syrian Cuisine
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
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Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Karam is my favorite Lebanese in Portland. The chicken schwarma is to die for. The hummus is outstanding, as is their bread - which they bring a never-ending supply of. They take reservations. Ask for a window table. We keep going back and back and the quality and taste is always great.

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Thank R&DAshland
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

It's always a promising sign when you're entering a restaurant for the first time as the people exiting are compelled to give you rave reviews about the place. That was the case with our first visit to Karam a couple of weeks ago. And both the food and the experience lived up to the praise. Our group ordered a pretty wide selection of items from the menu and everything was delicious. And the service was top-notch. The family who owns and runs the restaurant are welcoming, fun, generous, and just seem to be very, very nice folks. Karam will be a regular destination for us from now on.

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Thank T C
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

First timer on a good friends recommendation. Food is truly authentic, and delicious. My appetizer sampler plates were all vegan but non-veg is equally available. I'm returning for some Lamb Kabobs. The eggplant humus is extraordinary! I enjoyed the Turkish Coffee (served in traditional pot) and balklava I had for dessert
The only thing missing were dancers but I think they may be coming! :-)
You will not leave hungry, and your re ain't desire will be to return soon! Five Stars.

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Thank Capt_Musubi
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

We have lived in Portland for years, but this was our first time to Karam. It will become one of our more frequented eateries now. It is a smaller restaurant, quaint and cozy, although they do have space in the back for larger parties. The food was truly delicious but the family that owns the business and the waitresses were SO WONDERFUL that we felt like we were part of their family! They were sooooo nice!!! We have to go back over and over now! We sampled beef, chicken and lamb...although my entree could have been a little hotter when it arrived at my table. We also got a Greek salad to start and the portion was humongous. We also were served huge portions of hot flat bread with every course. At the end, we tried two different desserts, knafe and knafe-b-kaak. Both were delicious, but the knafe-b-kaak was over-the-top to-die-for. It is a warm, sweetened cheese and bread type food, and it was just the best thing we have tasted in years. Karam means "generous" and they aren't lieing about that! There was so much food and we were so eager to try different things that we brought a lot of food home with us. Even with a large salad, two entrees, wine, and dessert, our meal was still well under $100. Incredible!

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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Not only was the food very good, but we were made to feel like family both times we ate at Karam. The fattee was beyond compare and the baklava some of the best we have ever tasted. All in all, a great place.

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