April 19, 2013 Lebanon Middle East

Ahwak: Cheese Rolls With a Glass of Wine

Ahwak, a concept by Abdel Wahab, is one of the few Lebanese restaurants I like to eat at in a mall. It's clean, modern, friendly and very tasty. Often times, while at Le Mall in Dbayeh, my friends decide to grab a bite at Ahwak - one for its food, and two for its smoking (open air) area where smokers as well as arguilleh fans enjoy their time. 

The interior is very modern. A fresh take on the oriental feel. The benches are covered with colorful and comfortable pillows that come in various patterns.

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Their logo is based on a bird, which is found in most of the details around the restaurant. The sketches inside the menus, the napkin holders, the little bird accompanies you every where. It's nice and soothing...

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The menu includes typical Lebanese dishes yet they have platters that are interesting to try. My personal favorite is their grilled cheese rolls "rakakat". I go there just to order them.

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I can't tell you enough how tasty these bites are. I usually have a plate of these along with a dish of tabbouleh and a glass of wine. I know weird combination... but I love it.

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The staff is very welcoming... always smiling and not at any minute do they make you feel that you're a burden. Trust me, my friends are a handful.

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The things I liked:

  • Hot bread freshly baked in-house - delicious
  • Portions are very generous
  • Plate presentation
  • Personalized wet wipes
  • Leather menus -  stitched names
  • Warm wood furniture
  • Dangling modern chandeliers
  • Their glasses are really nice - wine and water glasses

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I may not have said too much about the place, but honestly compared to other Lebanese restaurants near Ahwak at Le Mall, this place really stands out...

   

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Suitable For: Casual Dining



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