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Le Chef

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Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was here in September and december of 2015 and then again in November 2016. Nothing changed, still same restaurant, always busy, bright and cozy,always something good on the menu. Always get the hummus here.. nice wines too. just a relaxing place and its in the middle of everything so once you leave here you can walk to any of... More 

Thank Bavavia
Doha, Qatar
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Small and old and the food is nice. In my opinion , any place where the chef prepars the food in plain sight , where anyone can go watch him, reflects confidence and mirrors trust. this is one of those places. The service is quite good and always with a smile. Food is not expensive and all meals are what... More 

Thank ralphselwanrs
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The owner seems like a friendly enough guy and the cheap is dirt cheap but really don't ruin your appetite on this restaurant. The place is not hygienic at all. First time I ate there I was excited to find out what the buzz was about. I found the food so so and I got a terrible stomach ache right... More 

1 Thank nynke b
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Was recommended this place by Khaled Bashashi who had taken me on a day trip. I had a soup and a main course and they were delicious and cheap. Menu was not in English but staff happy to translate.

Thank Paul A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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545 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the place. Very welcoming owner who has taken over the place from his father. Good set of meze which are very tasty. Simple list if mains daily which he explained ..had a rice with fish dish and was amazing ,great flavours and some good day fruits in it. Ray going and relaxed place and easy even if you aren't... More 

Thank PavRao
Beirut, Lebanon
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

It's a restaurant who makes good home made local traditional dishes. It's neat acceptable for an excellent price. Ideal to eat every day on a limited budget.

1 Thank zk0ussa
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We walked by this place and decided to go in.......packed with locals. The food was simple honest Lebanese....with only a few dishes but done well. The best thing was the tall waiter he kept us entertained throughout our lunch.

Thank Mrsdojack
Doha, Qatar
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After welcoming you a thousand times they will feed you with one of the most pure lebanese food in town. Loved it.

Thank seriously_happy_123
Beirut, Lebanon
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Cosy venue, unpretentious Lebanese cuisine, great atmosphere - and super friendly. Love you Charbel!

Thank Moufly
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

You must not miss out on the experience of great food that is Le Chef. Good was outstanding highly recommend the plate from hour that is always a home cooked dish that is special.

Thank widelytravelled2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: 00961445373

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