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Chez Sami

#138 of 1,497 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 901 03 33
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very special Restaurant where you should rely on Sami's recommendations. Excellent with top service.

Thank Michael M
Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner. Had the grillade menu (for 2 persons: 1 humus, 1 obergine caviar, 1 taboule, 8 falafel-like, 3 small portions of different meat) and desert (one orange-like flan with pistachios and 2 baklava). All was good and we were quite full. Price was in line with Geneva. Tried French rosé wine and red Lebanese wine, both not impressive... More 

Thank PeaceT77
London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good especially the lamb. The chicken was ok. The bill was eyewateringly high! We paid about 67 francs for for two lots of kebabs and fries but that's Geneva for you :)

Thank Leylahni
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent Lebanese food. Good prices for Geneva. Big portions. Busy and friendly. Need to book. We will definitely go again.

Thank seafarer101
Phoenix, Arizona
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102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. But is that worth it when the waiter is extremely rude to you when you arrive? A coupon was offered online, but we had to essentially implore the owner to let us use it. That's ridiculous. Plus, they kept adding aspects that were clearly just ways to cheat us out of money - they forced us... More 

Thank TravelLove717
Geneva, Switzerland
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171 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The mixed grilled lamb, chicken and kafta is very good, combined with pita and hommos. It is not a generous serving but but you can stuff. Yourself with unlimited supply of pita bread. Friendly servers were much appreciated.

1 Thank mangtemi
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food and service. Have been there on various occasions with work colleagues / friends at lunch. Great red wine - kefraya and the mezze platter. Probably one of the nicest sit down Lebanese in Geneva

Thank GVA_10
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

After a few dinners here, we have decided to organize our wedding dinner (for 42 people) at Sami's. It was an excellent choice! - The food is VERY, VERY good. Tasty, fresh ingredients, authentic Lebanese! - The place is cozy and clean - The staff is friendly and helpful So all in all, it was a perfect evening. Definetly a... More 

Thank pablo_the_sonar
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

If you like Lebanese food this has to be one of the best value options in Geneva. The experience is always made more pleasurable by the little seasonal twists put into an otherwise standard menu. The vegetable and meat dishes are good, but one might best exercise a little caution, as is usual in such a land locked location, when... More 

Thank Dick T
Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

First time here was a complete surprise. The place is very clean and uncluttered unlike some other middle eastern restaurants I've been before. The decor is simple and modern and you can see the people who are cooking in the kitchen. We chose the mix menu for 2 people and good to taste a little bit of everything. Everything came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 901 03 33
En plein centre de Geneve, le restaurant CHEZ SAMI vous accueille pour vous faire decouvrir le meilleur de la gastronomie libanaise: Hommos, Falafel, Mezzes, Grillades, accompagne de grands vins de la vallee de la Bekaa.
Le restaurant vous seduira pour ses prix accessibles : le menu du midi a partir de CHF 20 et la carte a partir de CHF 25. Pour finir, les vegetariens trouveront leur bonheur grace au menu concu expres pour leurs exigences.
N'attendez plus, et profitez d'un decollage immediat pour le pays des cedres!

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