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Manara, behind the amusement park, next to the sea.


Cafe Rawda – Manara

A Magical Place in the Heart of Beirut

3.92(12 votes)



Manara, Beirut


Between 13$ and 25$

Review by Souad

When you enter this restaurant, you are amazed that a place like this got away from Beirut’s crazy development. This restaurant has got it all: the garden, the sea, the children’s playground, the neighboring planes that will take your breath away. The beauty of this place lies within its simplicity: plastic chairs and tables under trees or by the sea side, no flashy design, the real basic in a charming environment.

You can meet in cafe Rawda elegant Beirutee ladies having their arguileh, families with their children, couples sitting in a quiet corner and if you’re lucky you will discover a table of intellectuals during their reinvention of the world.

The food is good especially the traditional plates and the service is basic.

Cafe Rawda is by far my favorite refuge in Beirut city. It is clear that the owners could never have found a better name for this restaurant.

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Saj, Lebanese mezze and grills in addition to some standard international plates like fajita and cordon bleu

Suitable for vegetarians.

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Has a garden, a terrace and an exceptional view. Recommended for large groups and families.


Manara, behind the amusement park, next to the sea.

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3 Reviews

  • by WM   1 review, 1 helpful vote.
    Aug 11, 2013 at 21:21

    The GOOD:
    + Food is good.
    + Views of the sea from tables.
    The BAD:
    - Pretty run down, could use an update.
    - Manager and staff were absolutely cold and unfriendly. shocked that these guys were Arabs who are notoriously hospitable. Felt like a funeral home.
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  • by Ali Jouzou   1 review, 0 helpful vote.
    Jun 25, 2014 at 14:21

    The best place to chill in Beirut. One of the most green locations by the sea. You may enjoy both at the same time. Very friendly and relaxed environment.
    Food is good with basic menu.
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  • by Aziz   25 reviews, 159 helpful votes.
    Feb 14, 2012 at 13:14

    Basic and Simple is the best way to describe there. Go with friends.. enjoy a warm sunny day by the sea. Don't go expecting much because you will not recieve it. Average food and drinks. Only reason to go there is to enjoy the sea and the fresh air. Service is very very poor and the food is the last thing I'd go there for.
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Phone Number: 01 74 33 48

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Manara, behind the amusement park, next to the sea.

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