Negotiate the quirky wrought-iron-and-burlap revolving door at the entrance and you've made it into one of San José's few Middle Eastern restaurants. The Lebanese owners serve a wide variety of dishes from their native region, so if you can't decide, the mezza serves two people and gives you a little bit of everything. For your own individual dish, try the juicy shish kebab de cordero (of lamb), or, if you're feeling especially adventurous, the raw ground-meat kebbe naye (with wheat meal) and kafta naye (without wheat meal). A hip bar in the back serves the same menu. On Wednesday night there is live synthesizer music; on Thursday night check out the immensely popular 9 pm belly-dancing show.
May 17, 2012
I have been going to this restaurant for the past 20 years and have watched it mature like a bottle of good wine. The food, the service, and the atmosphere are awesome! Mario, the owner, is a jewel.
Feb 5, 2010
WE have been to the Lubnan several times over the past few years and we were very happy with the food and the belly dancing especially. WE just went again last night but the ligthing was so dark we could´t really see the dancer and her moves. Belly dancing is really an art and I was really disappointed and upset that we couldn´t see the dancer. The previous times we could clearly see the dancers and their wonderful dance but this time was a huge
Mar 30, 2008
As a lebanese woman, I was expecting to walk in the restaurant and critisize the lack of authenticity of the food. I was certainly caught of guard by how delicious and authentic the food was, not to forget the cozy entertaining club in the back and the most excellent music. One of the best bar-restaurants I've been to and I highly recommend it!