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Abou Jihad: Serving Premium Lebanese Meat & Mezze Since 1962
You enter into a clean and neat restaurant where fresh aromas welcome you into Abou Jihad, a Lebanese restaurant like none you are used to...
I have been here before and every time I enjoy Abou Jihad's food in Jal el Dib. A must try! I love this restaurant. I appreciate its cleanliness, how tables are set, the placemats, the table napkins, the bread baskets, the smoking and non smoking areas, the arabesque decor, the purple colors and the relaxing chairs.
I ordered tabbouleh without onions, homemade crunchy crispy yellow fries, tangy stuffed grapevine leaves and amazing light bodied hummus. The raw meat plancha followed; you can't imagine how tasty and fresh the meat is, the liver cubes, the meat and the kebbeh. I loved the makanek, tender and richly flavorful. I enjoyed the amourette (marrow) in their lemon juice and everything else.
Wait! You can't leave without trying their "Daran", cubes of the most tender meat ever embraced with pure goat fat (liyyeh). It's all about the meat that melts under your teeth like butter, so juicy and so rich in taste. Kabab with eggplant... Oh my goodness!
Now for dessert. We are offered dessert, Mouhallabiya, watermelon, Halawa, biscuit and Raha and jam. The Mouhallabiya is my favorite, firm and enjoyable.
Bravo! What else can be said: It's clean, professional and the taste is mastered to perfection. It's where I come to enjoy a sumptuous Lebanese lunch in a positive atmosphere. It is part of my Top10 Lebanese restaurants for sure!