Portland >Food & Dining > Abu-Rasheed Lebenase Rstrnt
1921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720145.510092 -122.683656
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
WOW...AMAZING..I LOVE THIS PLACE.. – I do not typically write a review for a restaurant unless it left an impact on me..and this place did. It was truly amazing. I did not want to stop eating. I have been to plenty of lebanese restaurants around America during my buisness trips and came across this very authentic, moderm decorated lebanese restaurant in portland. I ordered hummus as an appitizer and the house special as the main dish. The waiter was very helpful and kept a smile on. The hummus was beyond amazing. It had just the right taste, and was the best I have ever tasted. My dinner came with a soup or a salad and I chose the lentil soup...YUMMY..then the main dish..more hummus..tabbouli...a delicious chicken sharwarma with garlicky taste..the most fresh falafel I have tasted in my life..and kafta. I cannot explain how great this food was. You can tell it was the real deal..not like the other restaurants Ive been to that act like they know what they are doing. The place was not very busy which suprised me after having such great food. I later learned this was due to the fact that they did not serve alcohol, which was okay since the food made me not care what there was to drink. I ordered a mango juice which was the perfect sweet drink to go along with my meal. Overall...An amazing lebanese restaurnat with friendly staff and amazing food. I cannot wait to go back to oregon to have more!!!!
Worst Middle Eastern Food I Have Had – I have eaten at a number of Middle Eastern places in Portland, and this was the worst. I would not got back. Everything was borderline bad. Hard to describe, it just did not taste fresh or that flavorful. Disappointing because it would be nice to have a good place to go to lunch downtown. I won’t be back.
Purely Amazing Lebanese Restaurant!!! – I went out a couple of days ago with my husband and young daughter for dinner at Abu Rasheed. I must say that from beginning to end, the experience was quite pleasant. The servers are very upbeat and helpful in explaining what each dish is. We ordered the hummus, salad, and falafel as appetizers. All three were freshly prepared. The Hummus was flavorful and is some of the best I have ever tasted. My husband and daughter loved the falafel- my daughter kept saying they were "yummy." Considering my child is a picky eater- I was quite impressed. The appetizers were so plentiful that we were stuffed even before the main course arrived. We had shish kabobs, rice, spinach and meat pies. The spices on the shish kabobs were just perfect and the rice was flavorful. The waitress was very attentive to us the whole time and they made us feel comfortable even when my daughter was getting rowdy. That's always a big plus! All in all- we had no complaints and will definitely be returning soon. I can honestly say that Abu Raheed has made it into my "top five" list of best Middle Eastern restaurants!! Two thumbs way up!!
Ayman and Suzanne
The best in town !!!!!! – Restaurant has an excellent variety of delicious foods. When I went there, I was welcomed by a friendly and helpful staff.
Some of the Best Food Ive ever experienced! – I went into Abu Rasheed today and ordered the Sahara Special! It was delicious, the chicken was amazing and seriously who ever says anything different has no idea what real shawarma or what real lebanese food is...because this place was great. The food was terrific and the waitress was the type that you hope to get when going to a restaurant. She was extremely helpful and was able to answer all our questions about the food. I love this place and will go back for sure.
Worst Food I have ever had – I went to the resturant today and it was the worst food that i have ever had. i had the chicken sharwama. first its not even sharwama. it was over priced nine dollars for food that tasted horrible. the serivce wasnt very good the employees kept on staring at us. Probably because they could tell that we didn't like it.
Absolutely Delicious – I came in with a group of 8 people. The restaurant was very accommodating. The servers were happy to serve, and offered to put drinks on the house when they made a mistake. The food was incredible. We had the Abu Rasheed special with: hummus, tabbouleh, baba ganooj, falafel, zaytoun & kabees, waraq enab, labneh, jebneh baydah, kafta kabab, shish kabab, shish tawook, tomatoes, onion salad, rice, and pita bread. All of that serves 4 for 60 bucks. Well worth it. Every morsel was absolutely delicious. The only mediocre dish was the kafta kabab, which was a little dry. Everything else was exquisite.
Very Tasty!! – I came into Abu Rasheed yesterday based on all of the wonderful reviews people had already written, and I just wanted to let everyone know... that the excellent reviews are TRUE! I came in because I wanted to see for myself what everyone was raving about and now I know. The food was excellen! I ordered the House special which was a good choice because it was a variety plate of everything. It also came with a large salad, which i later found out that they make and sell their own dressing for!!! I was very impressed. Two thumbs way up!
I also wanted to note that my waitress was extremely nice and made me feel very welcome.
This place has gone downhill – Service is fast and friendly, but the food has gone downhill. Both of us ordered a Sahara Salad mixed plate w/chicken. Mostly the plate was OK, but the chicken was the shredded boiled kind you get in cheap tacos. And the plate was overpriced for $9.
Best Lebanese food in town!! – I tried Abu Rasheed for my first time today and i was so impressed with how wonderful everything tasted!! I ordered the full mazza which came with many many dishes of wonderful different things ( i especially loved the baba ganooj and the hummus). I also ordered the dinner plate of chicken shwarma. Everything had so much flavor and the service was excellent! They were very attentive and extremly nice. Great atmosphere, good music and all around wonderful little restaurant!
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