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Yes it’s a straight dive

Maybe only few restaurants have scored 5 across all our food journey on zomato but there is certainly a reason here why evade sursoxk deserves a full roaring

First the service is impeccable, worthies a full 5 stars rating, we were elegantly served, discretely watched out for all our needs and professionally answered to all our queries

Second for the taste right from the first bite of aide bread until the last dessert spoon, all what you order here is meticulously prepared with deep know hows of several cuisines;: we had tartare salmon tuna and sea bass - all super yum - wish we had ordered a second plate ; we also had a filet MB2 peine cut of a succulent angus that was marvelously grilled to medium rare

Their mini burgers were also good , their merguez were absolutely good and their desserts were a real palatable pleasure.

Last , Ecafe sursoxk is not an expensive place , check the prices and see it yourself
You come , you taste , and you decide by yourself
But be informed before that this place is surely a straight REDOMMENDATION for us 👍👍
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A newbie in the area with lot of potential for perfection and growth

We would like to start our review by thanking the B world management for having us around to taste their burgers as well as their marvelous appetizers.

the menu is very well made , only one page has it all from appetizers, to burgers to desserts. Nearly everything is baked and fried in house , and when it's not, no one feels ashamed to tell it to you.

We were welcomed in the 1st floor seating area, a very well managed one with an explosion of blue and red, the main theme of B World. Once there try not to miss their 3D ceiling.
Seating was very comfortable and foodies are given all the time and help to take whatever photos they want, however they would like to.

we started with jalapeno cheese balls that were really very good, then we moved to their succulent and crunchy  chicken tenders (both are not to be missed by the way)

then we were served 4 types of burgers as per our choice: 
• chicken ,burger with Lebanese mayo sauce: a really good and enjoyable one

• Wild  west, was one of the best and not to be missed at all

• sumo with teriyaki sauce - this one is very famous here with a fried egg literately sleeping on top of the patty: however the whole remained non homogeneous in taste: leaving one's taste buds in a totally perplex situation- one with the bun and teriyaki and the other with meat and eggs - we recommended here a linking Asian sumo ingredient to be added to better join the two tastes , and the manager was positive about it.

• and italian job with pesto sauce: we had this one with non creamy pesto which kept it a bit dry with minimal palatable pesto. 

their fries are very special ranging between thick french fries and wedges with all what it takes of frying know hows to keep it hot till the end of your burger.

their bun is homemade, a very special one slightly  varying around the taste of milk bread (pain au lait)  

we tasted all three coleslaw prepared in house and ended up liking the old school and light slaw 

We ended our journey with their infamous nutella burger : with bananas and nuts - very yummy and a rocking special pain perdu - the B world way - to be included in the new menu and to be tried by you guys.

In conclusion: B world is not meant to be another burger joint that comes to add up on the tons of burger places already existing in the country. Here burgers are prepared with twist and with a very creative one yet minor detailed still need to be fixed - and they are already worked on - to make out the burgers served here a different story right from the first bite.
A traditional Lebanese style snack in Dekwaneh

Tried a classic Taouk sandwich and a hot dog 🌭 ; they looked like home-style sandwiches and tasted really good 👍

Each sandwich is sold for 4 bucks for a relatively regular portion size prices - not bad at all for the price 👌🏼

To be done again and again
This review concerns a Delivery made from JUMBO BURGER BY ATYAB TABKHA

Ordered from Jumbo Burger by Atyab Tabkha an American Jumbo Burger for 8,000 and a side coke. The female operator taking the call was very polite and professional

Delivery arrived on time in a large flat box, a little bit thicker than a mini pizza box. Upon opening the box, a large burger was cut into to halves on a carton plate not rolled in any paper, tissue paper, aluminum foil ... nothing at all . , it was a burger pie, with its flat bun.

On the first bite the whole was cold but the patty was still a bit mild. The first bite makes you regret ordering it at work and not at home; this burger was soaking in sauce to the point that we couldn’t eat in front of anybody else.

Taste was so meh, and ingredients were basic, iceberg, tomatoes pickles and lot of sauce cocktail (usually made of mayo, ketchup and mustard) . This made us review our order, it is impossible that we ordered that faded burger! When reviewing what we ordered versus what was delivered, we discovered that cheddar was lacking to the burger we got or , more precisely, cheddar cheese was lacking and replaced (maybe) by a cheddar sauce (in very small and un -proportional doses) that was completely lost in cocktail sauce. Again, because cocktail sauce took over ALL the taste. Patty was fine though when tasted alone.

Final verdict; we think we need lot of time before re-ordering from Jumbo, to give this pace time to improve their conception of burgers – giant burgers are good,  still burgers and burgers must:
• be served hot
• be very well packed
• respect listed ingredients
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very pleasant environment with #1 margaritas and Super tasty quality Mexican food

Jounieh and its suburbs has got it's reference Mexican cuisine: as it is undoubtedly LA COMIDA

from the very first tortilla  bite until the last dessert spoon , all what this restaurant / pub cooks and grills is literally very enjoyable and tasty all the way.

We had a delectable selection of appetizers, fajitas, burger, pulled beef and were VERY satisfied with all what was served and among all with their tasty and unprecedented MARGARITAS - a pitcher was not enough so we ordered TWO .

Should be definitely coming back for more

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Lovely setting for this bartartine outlet

Stopped by after dinner at SAINT NICHOLAS RESTAURANTS complex and bought for take away traditional bread 🥖 mini croissants 🥐 , and chaussons au pommes 🍏 🍎

At the time we were buying all these, the waiter informs us that they are sold at half price after 9 pm , 👌🏼 a genuine idea to minimize waste of bread

Should be coming back for more as their place is really very welcoming
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A super good lunch cuisine with many choices

La Tabkha is a lunch delivery cuisine that works under tight food and hygiene principles with very professional delivery service.

We have received a Delivery meals of sayadiyeh and noujaddata and they were both very well presented , in good portions and taste like home 😍

Both plates came with desserts and salad making it a consistent meal.

With such high value for money, quality ingredients and tasty food , la Tabkha is today an ultimate place to order from for lunch Whenever you are in Beirut and it’s suburbs

Must start ordering from la Tabkha 👍👍
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Specials are a very average order , even slightly below average

There is for sure no industry standard for what is allowed to be called a small, medium, large or even family pizza; so tomatomatic goes like:
Small 20 cm
Medium 26 cm
Large 33 cm
and family 40 cm

Even below pizzahhut and dominos' who go by inches 10,12,14,16 from small to family 
where :
small = 10 ' = 25.5 cm
medium = 12' = 30.5 cm
large = 14; = 35.5 cm
family (or X-Large) ) = 16 ' = 40.5 cm

So basically Tomatomatic is selling smaller pizzas for relatively lower prices for smaller sizes where the consumer would bare eating a small (any small size known to be served cut into 4 pieces) What's wrong about it ? nothing , its their choice and its still legal

So following the logic of tasting Tomatomatic offer , and to assess whats being offered at launch we ordered one medium pizza (9,500 LBP) that we didn't forget to measure upon arrival: ( = 21 cm) a small size tomatomatic pizza and not a medium one ; however our supposedly medium pizza came cut into 6 pieces .So even sizes are shrinked down further on delivery.

Our small-sold-as-medium pizza arrived with no sauce so we had to recall to ask what happened to the sauce and knew that they removed it from orders and made it a payable item to be ordered separately : HELL WHY ! it was the only acceptable thing that could render their sand-like dough softer 

last, pizza was bloody salty ! salt came from either the sauce or the dough , we seriously couldn't differentiate which had more salt than the other due to the salt hit.

 Not to be repeated at least not on the short run
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This is still among the best places in the area that grills burgers. We got to hamburguru on a hurry and asked the chef to make any Burger that he choses .
So he went for the raclette burger, a signature and gourmet one with its caramelized onions, bacon, drooling and a generous portion of raclette cheese 🧀
The result was mar-ve -lous and elegantly served with a cup of to die for French fries 🍟
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Good morning everyone
Today is a special one in Lebanon 🇱🇧 - it's Saint Barbara day where people wear their costumes and make ups in commemoration of this Saint that has one day to change her look to save her life.
Celebrations 🎉 include partys and visits among families while food and sweets take a big part of the fiesta .
One of the most prepared sweets is this atayef (here featured with “achta” a sort of ancestral way of preparation like cottage cheese laying on a small loaf of baked crepe like dough and topped with prime pistachio , dried orange flower , and sugar syrup - the result is a marvelous sweet that takes the body and soul 👌🏼
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Leon snack

A very pleasant delivery

Ordered a chicken taouk with fries and coke from Leon for lunch 
Order arrived on time with no delays, The sandwich was stuffed and tasted very good; taouk was grilled adequately, sandwich ingredients were OK and their fires were marvelously yummy.
Prices were very affordable starting with Taouk that cost only 5,000 LBP for a generous portion.

So in all, Leon offers good value food for money and delivers within time making it a very good option for deliveries.
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Not the first time at La creperie and the setting is still amazing!

The place is still charming and a first choice for romantic, cozy evenings
Staff here are still responsive and provide a very professional and elegant table service

This time we had a crepe speculose with its succulent dough, their cider was also amazing – try not to miss it on your next visit.
Still RECOMMENDED and definitely we’re keeping it on the list of restaurants to be visited from time to time
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Jal El Dib bakery has all dough works Ready made in front of one’s eyes.
From manakish to mini pizzas to pizzas to fatayer. Ingredients are fairly chosen and prices are average.
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Veggie, noodles and chicken stew , is a traditional platter prepared in lebanese mountains during winter for it is so consistent and warming
The preparation is easy, oil , onions, garlic, carrots, celery are first cocked for almost 10 minutes , water is added later then already boiled chicken , potatoes, zucchini's, and tomato cubes and bay leaves on low cooking
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Ladies and gents let us present to you one of the yummiest desserts in the whole region : cheese halawa
Being one of the hard ones to prepare it's always better to purchase it ready made
Actually no one does it better in lebanon than al douaihy sweets, always fresh, made of prime ingredients and yummy all the way
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This few square meters outlet shows that there is lot of work done in the background:  from taste, to marketing, to servicing line, to management of the massive amount of orders that Sandwish w Noss receives daily. On our n’th visit o the place we ordered saroukh kafta, and it was still excellent. From taste to ingredients to price
.. just remember that a free Soda drink is offered for free with any sandwich purchase for dine in at SWN
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This is the type of dessert parlors that grabs your nose the first you enter to the food court area .
Cinnabon serves the best cinnamon rolls and choco bons in town , everything is freshly prepared , cooked and served in front of ones pan eyes
A perfect choice 👍👍🤝
Definitely a good dough and the service is super fast.
We shipped Bh doe a fast launch and ordered cheese manakish and thyme, both were good and super delicious.
We also had a taste of his mini pieces sold by dozens , peices are super fair
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Definitely needs a revamping
Stopped by Burger King for a fast fast food break and ordered the double XXL big king combo that is maybe the biggest burger offered there.
Service was fine and burger tasted also fine however this outlet certainly needs revamping - a must
Prime location and delectable food
The setting at Lea malins ABC Verdun is a very nice one , doe a minute you forget that you are on an elevated floor in a shopping center.
We were invited by les malins management to taste their winter and visit their ABC outlet and our visit was extremely enjoyable due to the nice setting, the excellent service, and the marvelous and tasty food.
At les malins plates are named following a non conventional nomenclature from the menu we had:
A succulent Coco merguez , a beautifully selected and cut and marinated tartare saumon , a chicken Cordon bleu and a grass fed Australian beef filet
We ended up with a Pain Perdue and a pavlova , both out of earth in terms of presentation and tasting very fine with the pavlova scoring very very high in terms of preparation and taste.
At the end we want to thank lea malins management for having us and for sure it will not remain a unique event 👍👍
Definitely a RECOMMENDATION 👌🏻
An ultimate bread specialist.
We have tried quite different things from keyrouz's menu over a period of time: manakish, rolls, sandwiches, croissants, and plats du jour.
The food was always good, Yesterday we bough a dozen of dough rolls, fatayer, mini pizzas and mini hod dogs and found them fade in taste with safayeh meat to be less than average.
Dunno whats happening newly here but an improvement is surely needed at this level
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As the name suggest “Al Hindi” or the Indian, is an Indian cuisine in Ras Beirut area serving the most authentic Indian tastes from around all India.

Tastes here are authentic and the restaurant doses level of how hot the food is by customizing plates to play for ones ability to afford hot.

We tried their nem bread with potato , and with garlic and they were both good.

We also tried red curry with prawns , malabar chicken with coconut , malabar lamb, and chicken tikka masala and found them really good.

The atmosphere is not pure indian if it's not for the chairs’ color , no indian music was playing and no special indian decoration was applied.

Portions were fair , Prices however remain a little bit elevated although indian is known to be not so expensive.
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Delivery is getting smoother and their plat du jour is a good affair
Ordered from 7elo w meleh a siyadiyeh plat du jour and a chicken alfredo for lunch. Siyyadiyeh was very acceptable and the alfredo was very nice.
Delivery was speedy, arrived in short time with no delays in a good packaging.
Not our last time order for sure, 

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Stopped by by midnight for a chilling gathering after we had dinner in Badaro,
seating was made available under the large mirror decorating the inside area. 
Staff maintain little interaction with clients, be it by choice or because they were already tired by midnight. 
Choice of music was fine for us although tunes that were played are uncommon to most pubs..
We had a round of gin basils and martini passion fruit and no h were good, very well dosed and enjoyable
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A nice bakery that is out of its context
Located on the suburb of the capital city Bread Butiq importa their own organic flour, mainly stone milled and prepares their bread with sourdough.

They have special bread of the day spread on all weekdays
To bake Timilia (Ancient Grain), Oat & wholewheat, Brioche Pur Beurre,sucre perle,raisins & chocolat, Kamut with seeds, Pain de mie, Miche du Chef,, and Wholewheat with bread crumbs.

Prices are relatively high even if the processes are much complicated .
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Ordered for lunch their combo that consists of 1 taouk, 1 keshkhesh kebab , a fries box and a soda drink.

Delivery arived on time, very well packed, and hot
Sandwiches were fine with taouk tasting like taouk and keshkhesh tasting more like kafta than kheshkhesh.
Sandwiches are of 20 cm length and exactly 3 cm diameter (relatively small portions) - fries were very good.

Price is interesting: the whole is for 8 $ and delivery is paid an extra dollar .
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Starbucks coffee is Lebanon used to be much better in terms of taste. Yesterday we passed by for a pm chilling with a group of friends , and ordered a caramelized machiato and an american Black coffee.
Plain black hot coffee was literally inedible , with an awful bitter aftertaste that makes one stop drinking from the very second sip.
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A very good place to eat shawarma while in Jal El Dib antelias area - their Chicken is really good and their meat too .
They offer two sizes of shawarmas - small and medium with small b big sold for only 2 dollars 💵
Should be coming back soon
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It’s a fine place after all
Gathered with a group of friends at four seasons for a dinner where we had smoked salmon entrées , a fine filet de bœuf and a dessert.
Service was excellent and taste of food and presentation was worth a 5 stars ✨ experience.
A good experience.that should be repeated often
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Taste of Lebanese food is there and the service is remarkable!

tried a Sunday Lebanese lunch at l'os and we were very satisfied with the quality of food we were served and served.

This place hosts an indoor and an outdoor playing area for kids that are both very well secured. We had an à la carte order and ended up paying as if we took the formula after we ended up paying our alcoholic drinks the thing that we did not like too much.

Although we ordered less than what the formula had to offer but at least here we had marinated frogs. 

In all we had a good lunch and we will be coming back in winter.
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A well stuffed pain d’or outlet on mkalles-hayek Boulevard
Smell of cleanliness and goodies grab at this pain d’or outlet from the moment you step in. Pastries, bread, croissants, muffins, donuts, cakes .. are all freshly baked and prepared.
This time we tried a fraisier for 10 persons that was freshly prepared and all food .
Worth trying.
Tried Chopsticks city center over a take away and found the whole experience to be slightly above average.

We were actually craning some noodles or more precisely asian style food, so we stopped by the foodcourt while at city center and took away a combo chicken veggies and cashew nuts.

It's been a while we didn't eat from chopsticks since our last visit to sin el fil. Food here is losing alot in terms of taste although their combo is sold for a very reasonable price.

Can't say we will not be stopping again but at least. not on the short run.
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Inconsistency in service and long waiting times is what best describes this French bistro style restaurant in badaro - a capital suburb.
We have gathered with a group of friends and ordered three appetizers , two salads , 6 main dishes (including this burger).
It took them on a on crowded Saturday night 30 minutes to show up the appetizers and another 50 to serve the plates that arrived mild for some.
Although taste was good, we went out with a certainty that their problems lie in their kitchen and internal organization .
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With their 23 outlets all around lebanon, McDonalds’ business is surely doing very well with lot of room for expansion.
However eating at McDonalds is somehow controversial ;
Often we hear about people claiming that the food is of very low value however, nearly everyone has at least a one time per month slip into one of the outlets for a small sin.
This could be right if one is trying this Mc series of burgers 🍔 , double Mac, Mac chicken and so on .
However there are two burgers that stand out of the rest giving a totally different experience in terms of quality and taste at McDonald's and those are the spicy mc Chicken (photo) and the big tasty 😋
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Another local pizza Delivery series of outlets that deliver quality dough and ingredients within very reasonable time.
We tried their family pepperoni and found it good in taste.
What distinguishes Tomatomatic from others is their side tomato based dip that is also good.
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All that goodness in one menu, Crepaway is still largely the best diner style restaurants in terms of choice, taste and quality/cost

We have been recently hearing a lot about their new menu and decided to give it a try and BOY ! We were literally amazed by how creative this place can get.

In two words, it's recommended .. in all it's outlets
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The J's is a burger house serving above average different kind of burgers. We visited on a Saturday night where all Hamra restaurants are supposed to be nearly full and found it quite empty.
We ordered a selection of six burgers 🍔 and found the taste slightly above average. One major beta I've point is that they don't serve alcohol and beer 🍺 🙄
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Visited several time this restaurant At night to try their chicken wings however this time we have tried it’s breakfast menu since it was newly launched and we found it average.
They serve eggs in all their forms with morning pancakes and waffles but still lot of work should be done regarding taste.
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One of Lebanon's most tried on Taouk sandwiches National wide snack restaurants with more than 30 outlets all across the country.

Their sandwiches are all tasty, and come in huge portions.
For a lunch or dinner, this local street food style chain never disappoints and is a straight Must Try. 👌🏻
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Sandwich Oumoume:

Their delivery is professional and the packaging is pro.
We ordered;
a chicken sandwich: chicken could handle more on fire, garlic was excessive
a makanek sandwich: slightly dry from the inside but makanek were fabulous
a hamburger: taste was very good , bun could be better especially to make it via delivery
Roast beef : very enjoyable
a kafta sandwich in pita bread: A recommended one
a fattet shrimp with eggplant
a Humos and shawarma plate

prices on the menu were VERY affordable.
The concept has lot of room for expansion 
Its definitely a recommendation for us
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A very contemporary modern decoration and furniture for this .CO group Restaurant and a prime location in the central shopping hub of the capital.
We visited Deli..Co on a weekday lunchtime and ordered a smoked meat sandwich that we found marvelous on taste, regular in portion size and reflecting the area in terms of price.
We were on a hurry so we rated fast and moved out but the place does necessitate a calmer schedule where we would definitely take it time to get other items from their so appetizing list / menu.
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