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Chez Sami

rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 901 03 33
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“hummus” (8 reviews)
“fattoush” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
€€ - €€€
rue de Fribourg 11 | Fribourg Street 11, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant offers a nice selection of different mezzes, reasonably priced. Better to make a reservation as it was fully booked on a Monday evening. I had a selection of different mezzes on one plate and really enjoyed it. Service is quick and attentive.

Thank Automi
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I invited a friend for dinner and I ordered menu grillade for 2. Persons.for 49 francs. It comes with 6 plates of appetisers and 3 brochettes for both of us, one kafta, one shish tawok and one kebab.... I thought for each is one plate...More

Thank yasmineGeneva
Fares H, Manager at Chez Sami, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hello Yasmine, can you provide us with your number. We would like to talk you.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

By far the best place in Geneva to get authentic lebanese food. Go for the mezzés and grilled meat with a lebanese beer. Get a turkish coffee at the end if you're brave ;) Definitely recommended, I keep going back

Thank Phil_1017
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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...More

Thank PeaceT77
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank TravelLove717
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
Reviewed 3 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$63
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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