Reviews

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Al Hawr is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 98 reviews!
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Very good food and nice environment

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Alhawr resturant is my favorite place in the city of Portland. Great food, service and atmosphere. They were nice to wait for us tonight even though we were there very close to their closing time after a long day. Appreciate it so much.

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Delicious food and excellent service. By far the best Lebanese restaurant on South Waterfront.

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Great food and a excellent atmosphere. I'd go there again for sure.

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Awesome place, clean and the food is amazing maybe a little bit high price but for overall experience its good and worth to try.

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The best Lebanese food I have ever tasted, in my life!

There is a full bar and the service was outstanding. The food...nothing was short of gourmet, and we ordered a huge spread.

The background music. The ambiance. The lighting. Everything was spot on.

I suggest you arrive early to snag a seat outside of the weather permits. There was no room for us two outside, but dining inside was not a let down.

Oh yeah, the menus are leather bound!

*****

we are hooked and now ruined for any other sub par Lebanese food we might end up at. Great food, great service. We went with friends from Lebanon (not the oregon Lebanon) and tried things we wouldnt have ordered and loved everything. They even confirmed this was authentic and we've been back multiple times!

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I can't wait to come back here. From the reviews it seems like this is real authentic Lebanese food. I just ordered hummus and wine but I would love to try the food. The hummus was great. The decor and ambiance is nice, and if you get there after, I think it's 7pm, then parking is free. I think it's street parking only. I didn't see a lot.

*****

Beautiful space, excellent nutritious food, friendly entrepreneurial family restaurant owners from
Lebanon. Such a great experience!

Tea comes in its own little kettle.

They even made gluten & dairy free pita bread for my princess self (I didnt ask for this, but it was so kind + delicious).

5 Stars all around.

*****

Upscale Lebanese food and run by a very nice family. We received free pita and Turkish coffee with our dinner.

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The best middle eastern restaurant so far in Portland,OR. Beautiful seating, clean & delicious hummus, kofta, rice , bread & lemonade juice! Yummy kanefah for dessert

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Very nice and professional service
Great food and Very beautiful place
I would give more than 5 stars

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This is the best Authentic Lebanese Food I ever had in Oregon. The hummus that comes with the fresh pita bread were amazing. We ordered tabbouli, kibbeh and baba ghannouj and they were fresh and delicious. This business was operated by a very nice family. Moreover, the restaurant is very clean and beautifully decorated. We definetly will come back again.

*****

We went to have dinner with my family and actually we were not disappointed. Everything we ordered were fresh and delicious especially the baba ghanoush and lamb kabab. The restaurant was clean and the location is very nice. I highly recommend this place.

*****

Let me just say - amazing !! My parents used to have a lebanese restaurant(we are 100% Lebanese) in downtown Portland ( 2004-2009 ) since then whenever I eat lebanese food I'm pretty much THAT critique. Al hawr is the real deal, from the food, to the bread, to the hummus, to the owner . Authentic, authentic , delicious .

This is worth the trip ! Loves the kafta and the lamb chop was out of this world . 10/10

*****

Absolutely spectacular ! Great service great people . I tried nearly everything . Absolutely no risk enjoy and have fun try it all . Just enjoy yourself and have an experience unforgettable .

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I went with seven other friends for the first time this evening to Al-Hawr Restaurant and we were very impressed by the place. The owner SHADI and his son were very friendly, the food was very very tasty because of the quality of ingredients including the olive oil that is added to a lot of appetizers. The drinks were so refreshing and the deserts would made your mouth melt. . We really enjoyed everything and the atmosphere was very relaxing. I personally would recommend this restaurant big time and I would definitely go back in the near future.

*****

Such an amazing place. Pita is delicious and I just learned what labneh is and I am obsessed. Highly recommend the Ras Asfour appetizer. I get it every time because the flavors are so delicious.

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The best hummus in town, hands down! The food is fresh and the service in this family owned restaurant is family-like. Highly recommend!!

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Great Food ,Great Service.

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Cool atmosphere. Food is good, too. I think it's kinda overpriced

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Love the food

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Exceptional food and service!! Best meal I have had on a long time.

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Been to most of the Lebanese and other Middle Eastern restaurants in Portland throughout the years and Al Hawr is by far my favorite for their quality in taste, authenticity (Lebanese family owned and operated), ingredients, service, and ambiance. Last time I went in, my server, Emad, was friendly, helpful, and attentive. Highly highly recommend!

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Amazing gyro. The hummus was home made and delicious

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Nice dinner. Very good service as well.

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Yes, please! A must-go in Portlandia. Yummmmmmmmmmmm.

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it is very delicious and have Arabic food .

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The BEST Mediterranean/Lebanese restaurant in all of Portland and possibly all of Oregon! Im in love. Im the luckiest eater on the planet, and a mean food critic, but I will recommend this place to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat.

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Food is deeeeeelicious! Get the lamb and mixed dough! Yum

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This place is as authentic as it gets. A little pricey but doesnt stop us from coming here. The staff is so friendly and the owner came and spoke to us personally. I highly recommend the Batata harra appetizer. Its one of my favorite dishes growing up and theirs are fantastic! Also their hummus is great. Chicken skewers were alright and the kofta was delicious!

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It's very good

*****

I absolutely love having dinner here whenever I visit Portland. This family-owned spot is warm and inviting and the food is absolutely delicious and fresh. We ordered the hot mint tea, lamb cocktail (hummus w/lamb), mezza (sampler platter), fattoush salad, lamb kafftah and EVERYTHING was prepared to perfection. Completely stuffed for less than 50 bucks for two. Sadly, we didn't have room for dessert. I highly recommend, if you enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine.

*****

I would show pictures of my food, but let's be honest- I scarfed it down. I usually try to avoid falafels because when they're not good, they're awful. These little tasty bits of heaven are INCREDIBLE. I had one last a few hours longer than the others. But when I woke up, I knew that little nugget of goodness was waiting in the fridge. You know it's amazing, when it's cold and still has a crispy, flavorful mmmm factor. It might be a bad thing I can walk there daily.

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This place is the best. The food is amazing. The chicken shawarma is the best Ive ever had. The staff are so kind and so personable. I love that its a family run restaurant. My friend and were eating there and our waiter came to check on how we were liking our food. We raved about one of the sauces and he told us his mom makes the sauce. I love that!!

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Excellent

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Absolutely amazing food and a truly unique eating experience. Family owned and some of the nicest folk I have ran into at a restaurant.

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Friendly, cozy, lovely decor, suited to distanced and outdoor dining. The food is great, the hummus is fantastic! The prices are reasonable. I love going to Al Hawr and it helps im in the neighborhood!

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Amazing hot, fresh food. Fabulous, courteous service!

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We had an amazing customer service and experience at Al-Hawr.
Food is incredible good, Stuff is extremely nice and professional and this is the cleanest restaurant in Portland!!
Good job guys, I highly recommend this restaurant

*****

The atmosphere,service and overall ambience is only rivald by the amazing food. Highly recommend this place.

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Herd alot about this place, went there and i was impressed the staff is very friendly the quality of the food is none other than 5 star
I will be back every week!

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This spot was an unexpected lunch gem

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Amazing food. Amazing service. A wonderful family runs Al-Hawr. Their lamb is phenomenal. They also were able to manage my food allergies super well. All their food is fresh and made in house. I will be back!

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Amazing food ! Super healthy too!

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Best Lebanese food in town. Very authentic and fantastic service. We had an absolutely fantastic experience and will be back.

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Wonderful Lebanese food experience. Amazing falafel, lamb and home made pita.

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The most authentic lebanese food in the PNW. My favorite dishes were the hummus with meat, sawda, sojok and the tabbouleh. The owner is extremely friendly and the server as well. Will definitely be back.

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Excellent spot for lebanese food. Don't fret if it's busy, it is worth the wait. The place has an awesome feel to it. Atmosphere is similar to a cafe in San Jose I loved.

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Getting my tastebuds blown again by the best Lebanese food on the west coast.

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Im so happy I found this wonderful spot today. The falafel sandwich, salad, and zaatar were superb. I cant wait to go back. Yaaaaaay!!!!!! Thank you for making such a wonderful lunch. It made my day. Ill happily return.

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Delicious Lebanese cuisine. The chicken and lamb were flavorful, and I loved their saffron rice. The staff was friendly and and very attentive. The ambiance is welcoming, and the lighting is great for dining. Check out this place, you wont be disappointed!

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Great food and service! Will be back again.

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Some of the best Lebanese food I've ever had in the US. Generous portions, well seasoned and tender meat, and clear high quality ingredients and service, all at very reasonable prices. Also, the space is beautiful!

Highly recommend Al Hawr for an upscale feeling dinner but without the upscale cost.

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I never had Lebanese food before. This place was very pleasant. Mom's the cook and her kids serve the food. Attractive decor. I would go back. I had lamb chops and they were excellent. The accompanying rice was the best. Very light and flavorful

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Outstanding spot for tasty Lebanese food.

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Eventhough there was no tent or heating provided for the cold and the rain.... the food was worth it.

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Amazing food! Fresh and excellent ingredients. The best hummus you can buy. Very friendly family.

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This place has great food! But for the price, given there is no service involved right now, its kind of expensive for take out, I mean $7 for a side of fries? I want to support local business down here, but this dinner will run you $25-30 just for take out. I wish they had some daily take out special or something - that would be great!

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The Best ever Mediterranean food in town ! 100 stars and above !!!

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Friendly staff, average wait time and GREAT food. This place checks all the boxes!

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Super delicious. I had the Chicken Shawarma and my boyfriend had the Chicken Breast Shish Tawook. We went here on a whim on the way to Bend, and are so glad we did. The service was outstanding, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was funky and comfortable. The family that owns it is so kind and very welcoming which was much appreciated on a particularly cold and rainy PNW day. Will be back the next time were in Portland.

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I'm on the road, so I didn't get the full atmosphere of dining in, but my takeout order was ready very quickly and was quite tasty.

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This place is authentic and a class act. The food is amazing. But what really makes the place is the friendly owners. I love it.

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Great food, great service. Great smiles. Highly recommend.

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Friendly environment. Amazing food

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This is a great place! The food is amazing! The people are friendly. We will definitely go back.

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Great food and great location. Very nice family restaurant

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Thank you.

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Best Authentic Lebanese food in Oregon, the food is beyond AMAZING, very tasteful, I felt like I was eating back home. Their bread Fattoush, all the appetizers, and the main courses were amazing, their portion is generous. The staff is friendly, helpful, and very welcoming. A MUST MUST MUST TRY, it will be my first to go option when looking for Lebanese/ Mediterranean food.

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Love love love this restaurant! Not only is the food the best Lebanese food you'll ever have, the owner and staff are so accommodating and kind. It's always a treat when we visit. Be sure to order their hummus! Best you'll find anywhere!! You really can't go wrong with any of the dishes. Be sure to visit if you are in Portland!

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Excellent Lebanese food everything is delicious

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Great food and friendly staff! The balsamic vinegar salad was delicious as well as the Ras Asfoor.

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Amazing place, food was super fresh and delicious.. great service, cant be happier. thank you

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First timer and very pleased!
What a wonderful experience, fresh and homemade ingredients, friendly and so nice staff.
This is only real Lebanese food restaurant in Oregon.
I will come back for sure.

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Best Lebanese food in Portland, The mezza, grills and salads rock. Service is amazing. Highly recomended.

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Amazing in all aspects! Food was fresh, flavorful, and perfectly cooked, especially the meat. The ambiance was comfortable and enjoyable, easy to visit in. The service was generous, kind and very responsive. Chadi the owner and his family were wonderful! We will be back!!!

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The best Lebanese food in town.
The owner and staff are so accommodating and welcoming.
The service was outstanding.
The food is beyond delicious everything was Yummy.
Warm atmosphere
We had
Appetizers:
Hummus, Falafel, Mtabel, fattoush, cheese rolls, kibbeh.
Main dish: Grilled lamb kafta, lamb shawarma.
Coffee
I recommend everyone to go and try their food.
We didnt wait to take photos

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Great cotton candy ice cream! Lamb Sharma is outstanding! Highly recommend! Oh and the mint lemonade is out of this world!

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If youre looking for authentic Middle Eastern ( Lebanese ) food in the Portland Metro area then thats definitely your to go restaurant. They have more than amazing food, the absolute best service and a perfect atmosphere. Also the owner and staff are super friendly and nice. If you are in Portland and still havent been to that place, youre just missing a lot.

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Last night I went to Al Hawr restaurant for the first time and food and service was fantastic. Definitely I will go back again and I do recommended to everyone. Shima S

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Outstanding food, perfectly cooked and high quality, the avocado hummus is to die for, take out is easy and quick, you will not be disappointed....

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Great authentic Lebanese food and super friendly staff.

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Friendly staff, great food, very nice place
- Ali A.

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Fantastic food, somehow even better dessert, which I didn't think was possible considering how great the food was. Fantastic service too, waiters were nice and took care of everything perfectly and also had great recommendations that did not disappoint. Go here, it's fantastic.
- Samuel N.

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The falafel was some of the best I've ever had, lebneh was outstanding, lamb shawarma excellent and to top it off they even had gluten free pita bread. I would definitely order again! It was a real treat. Yumm!
- Katie

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Very solid choice if you're looking to eat in the South Waterfront! I've had my fair share of Lebanese food in/about NYC and I was still excited to find unique menu items here. We went with the sojok and lamb shawarma. The sojok was new to me and my favorite. It is a hot appetizer but if you order with some pita on the side it can definitely be a main dish. It is amazingly flavorful and I will be going back for this alone. The shawarma was so-so, a bit tough and less flavorful in comparison but I was so blown away by the sojok I still left with a 5/5 impression. The restaurant was cute with indoor and outdoor seating currently. It was not crowded at all when I went and I felt safe eating indoors. Bonus for me was their lemon infused water! I look forward to trying their other menu items!
- Titas B.

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Excellent food! We had kibbi, tabouli, and kafta. They were all good. I like less lemon and more bulgar in my tabouli, but enjoyed it with the kibbi. Highly recommend!
- Ellen

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This place is the best. The food is amazing. The chicken shawarma is the best I’ve ever had. The staff are so kind and so personable. I love that it’s a family run restaurant. My friend and were eating there and our waiter came to check on how we were liking our food. We raved about one of the sauces and he told us his mom makes the sauce. I love that!!
- Pamela W.

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Food was excellent! Service was even better!! Highly recommend!!!
- May F.

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This is one of my favorite places in town. The food is authentic (a pal from Lebanon swears by it) and delicious, and the menu is the same as the proprietor’s other restaurant in Lebanon. The staff members (some are family) are kind and professional. Vegan options so my pals can join me. Check this place out!
- Laurie K.

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By far, one of the most elegant Lebanese restaurants that i have ever dined at in the states so far ?, located in a business district However they are open late, customer service is exceptional, the menu is huge and offers great authentic Lebanese cuisine items made with the freshest ingredients. Prices are reasonable. A must visit while in Portland
-Moe J.

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This is an amazing Lebanese restaurant! Both the food and the service are outstanding! It is one of our favorites!
- Jackie H.

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Lebanese food is one of my favorite foods of all times!
I Stumbled by this restaurant while on a waterfront walk.
I was their last lunch customer. They greeted me with so much kindness and were so welcoming!
These guys execute the culture so incredibly well!
The food... AMAZING!!
Flavorful dishes, wonderful ambiance and hospitality.
They even served me an off lunch menu dish per my request.
This is what I call special treatment! THANK YOU!
Highly recommend!
- Tatiane M.

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All and all was excellent, authentic Lebanese food, friendly and excellent service, and awesome family owners. It will be our restaurant to dine every time we are in Portland.
- Oussama A.

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I love this little family owned/run restaurant! My second time here, I brought an out of town friend for something a little different. Food is authentic, staff is so friendly and helpful. My guest and I shared a couple of items, and still had leftovers. I will definitely be back, and I recommend anyone to go for a unique experience!
-pjevans808

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Me and my friends were dining at Al-Hawr Restaurant and we were very happy and satisfied because they have best food, friendly and respectful staff, beautiful decor and very comfortable and cozy atmosphere. We love this place. Definitely we will come back.
- Zeina M.

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