Lebanese Flower

Lebanese Flower’s fuss-free cuisine has earned it a good reputation among Abu Dhabi residents 20 Reviews

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Lebanese Flower’s fuss-free cuisine has earned it a good reputation among Abu Dhabi residents. Every night at about 8pm, a queue starts forming around the block until the road is gridlocked with stationary 4x4s, purring quietly, lying in wait for their takeaway.

But a visit to the restaurant is an infinitely more pleasurable experience and the perfect way to spend a mid-week evening. This place is all about the food, so décor is basic, with bare, tiled walls and just a few pot plants to add colour. Despite the relentless turnover of customers – some have barely left their table before more move in to replace them – the service is unfailingly enthusiastic and speedy.

Huge pillows of warm, fluffy bread from the adjoining bakery arrive within seconds of sitting down, along with a bowl of their creamy homous. The menu is refreshingly simple: just a selection of meat, fish and salads with none of the fanfare of more pretentious Lebanese establishments.

The falafels here are a must: crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they are best eaten after a dunk in the tangy tahini dip. The pick of the main courses is the tender and garlicky chicken on a plate (basically schwarma minus the bread) and the lamb khisha khash, which is deliciously spiced and juicy, coming nestled in a fragrant tomato and parsley salad.

The selection of fresh juices is mind boggling; perfect for washing down some of the spicier dishes. Portion sizes make your chances of making it to pudding slim, but a slice of watermelon is a great way to round off an impressive and reasonably priced meal. Lebanese Flower is just the ticket if you can’t muster the energy to cook, but fancy something hassle-free and hearty.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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Details

  • Location: Al Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 665 8700
  • Travel: Behind Electra and 26th Street

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User reviews

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: May on 07 Jan ' 13 at 14:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Lebanese flower restaurant is a Lebanese heritage, with excellent food quality as stated from the ministry of health, very proud to see this thread of restaurants expanding more and more over time, went there several times, everything seemed wonderful except that service is slow due to the busy ques awaiting for their orders. I think they must have more branches hence the quantity of people visiting the restaurant is much more than service could handle which could affect their service quality and atmosphere. I highly recommend this place for family and friends looking forward to see you in London very soon. Thank you!

Posted by: Ces on 08 Nov ' 12 at 05:48
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

actually, i just called them to order for take away, however, these people doesnt have manners, doesnt have customer service at all....so sad that the food of the restaurant is good but the manners of their employees are very bad...it will affect the reputation of your restaurant...i hope the management will send them for training...

Posted by: Ken Hines on 10 Oct ' 12 at 18:25
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Fantastic food,try the hamour fish.

Posted by: Glenn on 01 Sep ' 12 at 19:23
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

No pretention, just good food. If one wants fancy, go to the mall Lebanese eatery or to a fancy hotel. This is the real deal, whether in Khalidiya or the branch on 11th Street.

Posted by: A & E on 13 Jul ' 12 at 19:12
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

This place has good Lebanese taste and quality of food is OK, however service staff has no sense of ethics or professional manner. Plus place looks dirty as a place for dining.

You can not go there with your lady or girl friend as staff has no shame to stare at your lady...

Although I am an open minded person but my girlfriend felt very embarrassed for their strange attitude

Place is not recommended for families at all

Posted by: Ania on 23 Apr ' 12 at 05:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Husam on 12 Oct ' 11 at 09:44
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Posted by: Husam on 12 Oct ' 11 at 09:44
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Posted by: Sarah on 04 Oct ' 11 at 12:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went there 3 times and the visits were a great experience so this place deserves a good review.
Love the delicious vine leaves (and I usually don't eat them)
very professional looking kind waiters who were patient when we took a while to order unlike other places we've went to.

Posted by: syed hussain on 19 Aug ' 11 at 10:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food is served with care and respect irespective of any............................................

Posted by: Hazem Mardini on 24 Jun ' 11 at 10:09
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Saba on 26 May ' 11 at 16:45
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Lebanese Flower is tradition. It is comfort food, that you can drive over to at midnight and still be served from your car window, you are not even subjected to a drive thru window with a standardized 'welcome to mcdonalds'. This place has character, and REAL food!

I agree the whole dine in experience is quite lacklusture, but it was never targeted to be that way. It's the popularity that has forced them to expand so much and encompass people who want to hv their food off the grill and onto the plate, cuz they just cant wait to take it home and eat it! 10 yrs ago Lebanese Flower used to look like a corner arab cafe/cafetaria!

Have you had their shawarmas? You can't write this article without having their signature stand on the curb (yes, I know it's 40 C...in the evening!), and wolf down in 10 seconds shawerma.....and don't forget to ask for extra tahini sauce or grilled tomato in it, to make it juicy . It is to die for. ;)

And for a little addition to the plaque already building up on the inside of our frail arteries, have their fruit cocktail juice. I'm sure it's only got 10 spoons of sugar or so (only...lol), but it's so colorful, and an amazing complement to that shawerma I was talking about earlier....yes the same one you can wolf down in 10 seconds flat..rewrite please, this review needs a revamp.....!

Posted by: suneeth afsalhan on 11 May ' 11 at 14:16
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Gala Marseiile on 21 Nov ' 10 at 16:12
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great place... service is not the best (same as the decoration), but I enjoy the atmosfere and the food with very cheap prices... what else for lebaneese? is my choice

Posted by: chinese on 04 Sep ' 10 at 06:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The food is quite nice and the grill is juicy and tasty. Pretty good food.

Posted by: Ben on 31 Aug ' 10 at 15:34
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We got takeaway from here the other night. Food was flying out of this busy establishment and after a short wait we left with a platter and some steaming bags of food.

A generous serving of a mixed grill, salad, vine leaves, humus, and fatoush had our mouths watering while serving up. The produce seemed fresh and cooked well and the humus was delicious. We were sufficed halfway through it and had the rest for lunch the next day.

Definitely a good option for takeway - maybe not the most atmospheic dine in option although I'm sure the food is fantastic.

Posted by: a on 09 Feb ' 10 at 22:50
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GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Posted by: 7eba on 09 Feb ' 10 at 13:45
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Saad Rabia on 23 Dec ' 09 at 09:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

One of the best restaurants to visit in Abu Dhabi.

Posted by: Sarah on 20 May ' 09 at 07:59
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great will be back

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