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Al Falamanki

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Damascus Road | Sodeco, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 323 456
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Beirut, Lebanon
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What I liked about Al Falamanki when I first entered it was the fact that they had several types of settings to sit in, yet, the old Lebanese style was prevelant in all! Also, the interior design and decorations really impressed me, especially the vitréen with various old cameras and little trinkets in one of the indoor settings. My friends... More 

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Thank Samar Jade T
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy Lebanese specialties and hookah in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Popular with both backgammon - playing locals and visitors. Good for bigger groups.

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Thank Damir S
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and great food! Hope to see you again soon:) More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you can go in sweatpants, formal,casual anything u love to wear, u'll find a mix of people coming from a wedding or from home or from an outing, good shisha and food, but you'll find many items on the menu not available

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Thank Laila F
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Lovely description Laila :) Glad you enjoy Al Falamanki's variety! Please note that all our menu items are available during the day and in the evening, it is only after hours that we offer a reduced menu. See you soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Actually it offers great location and service when it is not crowded But usually it is full with people who party and certain type of show off style The quality of food not as before and the prices are extremely high But in Beirut it is one of the best

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for sharing! We're glad you enjoy hanging around at Al Falamanki. Rest assured that we serve premium food quality with the freshest ingredients and excellent food safety standards and have been doing so since the beginning. Hope you'll get a better taste of our all time authentic food on your next visit :) More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Al Falamanki is a really fancy place but you can feel the east atmosphere at the same time. They have good decorations and people are so kind. Prices are high normally but you can award yourself while in Beirut.

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Thank Sevilay Y
Handson-MS, Public Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Sevilay, glad you know you consider Al Falamanki "the best for Lebanese cuisine!" Always a pleasure to have you when in town! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice food and a nice place to visit. Most of the dishes i tried were tasty. Was a bit surprised from the bill at the end. A bit on the expensive side.

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Thank Robert M
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing Robert! We're glad you enjoyed our tasty dishes. Rest assured that we offer premium food quality with excellent food safety standards. Hope to see you again soon:) More 

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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Bad in service and food. Not recommended. There are a lot of restaurants and coffee shops in Hamra area that are way better.

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Thank Anass S
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. However, it would be helpful if you could share what was it exactly, that was "bad" about our service and food, in order for us to better understand your experience. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place has a very nice garden that cuts you off the noisy street of sodeco in Beirut, charmy lebanese tiles all over the floor, couches and sofas where to sit and have some shisha or some lebanese dishes. The food is good, it is pricey but what you pay here, my friends, is not just the food, but the... More 

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Thank Marcello D
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

Glad to know you enjoy hanging out at Al Falamanki Marcello. Thank you for your honest review, we'd love to see you again soon:) More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were looking for an authentic and lively place our last night and this really was it! Good food and nice service - and the place seemed to be filled with locals! Love the front/bar area with all the patrons playing games/cards/backgammon etc. Charming place I would return and recommend.

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Thank petitmot
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed hanging out at Al Falamanki! Thank you for sharing:) Would definitely love to see you again soon More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I came here craving Lebanese food, and I was definitely not disappointed. We choose the set menu. It was more than enough food. The cold appetizers were all excellent especially the Labaneh and the eggplant salad. The mixed grill was also great, but it was a bit of a bummer that they do not serve any raw meats (kibeh nayeh).... More 

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Thank Samsonite911
Handson-MS, Guest Relations Manager at Al Falamanki, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our set formula at Al Falamanki:) Thank you for sharing! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Damascus Road | Sodeco, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 323 456
Description
Al Falamanki is a wonderfully bucolic and traditional Lebanese cafe located on a 25,000 sqft piece of land in the heart of Beirut. Its doors are open 24/7 and feature a beautiful chicha garden in a typical Lebanese village setting.

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