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Amir

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Neighbourhood:
Copacabana
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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2275-5596
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Consistently top quality hot and cold mezze served quickly and by attendant but not overpowering staff. Nice atmosphere with outside seating. Great evening, so good we went back 2 nights later.

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Thank Plumdonut
London
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to try and find some spicy food, and we definitely did find it. Food is tasty and offers something different to what you usually find in South America. The portions are very large though so I would recommend you share and order more only if needed. It is also great for vegetarians. Staff were attentive and the ambience... More 

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London
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us went here for dinner last night. 3 of us are vegetarian and we were spoilt for choice! We ordered falafel and shawarma wraps and the veggies by Amir. There was so much food! The wraps were huge and 1 could have been shared between 2. The veggies platter which included humus, lentil rice, pitta, fatouch and... More 

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Thank RaniS74
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had walked past this restaurant many times in the past, but had never stopped to eat there. One of friends told us to give it a try. We should have kept walking and I shall now doubt my pal's judgement on culinary issues for ever. We ere treated to surly and unhelpful staff, slow and poor service, overpriced mini-bottles... More 

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Vanderbijlpark
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding veg meal. Falafel platter and bean soup. This was our second meal here. The meat dishes look outstanding as well. Didn't get a chance to sample

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Jhb
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best vegetarian meal you could have in Rio ... not exactly a city known for its vegetarian food! Service was also outstanding.

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Thank Parkhurst51
Naples, Campania, Italy
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Specially for vegetarians - Go for the falafel sandwich as well as the falafel plate by Amir !! Must go place !!

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Thank Tim_jansen1975
Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing by and decided to stop. Their 79 R$ lunch buffet offer is just perfect. You have a large variety of salads, meats and even deserts that you will need to walk through copacabana, ipanema and even leblon beaches (10km) to feel less guilty for eating that much. Great place to be...

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Santiago, Chile
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

If you have never had Lebanese food before, then this is worth a try. However if you have tried Lebanese food in the past, don't get your hopes up as this is not authentic.

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Thank Jonathan L
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The food was wonderful! Both my husband and I are vegetarians, and there were plenty of options. The babaganoush was deliciously smoky, and the vegetarian plates we ordered were huge! We could have shared there was so much food. The waiters were helpful and friendly, while efficient. The place was consistently busy when we were there, but I didn't see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 / loja C, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2275-5596
Description
Para voces entenderem um pouco da historia do Amir, ele era antes conhecido com o nome de Canadian Shop, uma Deli com produtos importados, que ao poucos foi virando restaurante. Mas a paixao dos proprietarios pela cozinha arabe falou mais alto. Aos poucos foram surgindo algumas mesinhas, kibes, esfihas, famosos pratos do dia. Bastou isso para dar um pulo! Hoje podemos afirmar que o AMIR e um dos mais tradicionais restaurantes arabes do Rio de Janeiro. Temos o maior cuidado de selecionar todos os nossos temperos e manter a qualidade de nossa cozinha. No Amir voce encontra deliciosos pratos como arroz com cordeiro, kibe cru, shawarma, sanduiche de falafel, homus e entre outros. Possui dois ambientes agradabilissimos onde se pode desfrutar o melhor da culinaria arabe!

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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