August 05, 2018 North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Assad el Baher: Tasty Homey Food in Anfeh

4.15 out of 5 based on 1 professional review.

RATING:83/100

Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 8.5/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 27/30

Architecture / Interior: 8/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 8/10

Value for money: 9/10

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Usually enjoying good food in a touristic destination is not easy to find; “Assad el Baher” changed the rule by serving a delicious homey cuisine on the waterfront down at Ta7et el Ri7. In one of Lebanon’s sexiest destinations which some call “Anforini” for Santorini, Assaad el Baher is a family owned restaurant preparing locally sourced fish and homemade food for the pleasure of their guests.

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Seated on the terrace with a great view on the blue waters, lunch started with a seafood salad, loaded with mussels, shrimp and crab sticks followed by a raw fish from Anfeh’s sea. 

The appetizers combo is only made with seafood: fried shrimp, crab, calamari rolls, mussels and fresh shrimp. Dip them in cocktail sauce and enjoy. Calamari with carrots, shrimp Provençal, a big grilled fish and finished on my own, fried fish and two things that left an impression.

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I loved everything, but two items stood out; the homemade things;

  • Green sea pickles some call “sea zaatar” or “7ashishet el Ba7er”. Green algae pickled in vinegar and salt. 
  • Sardine preserved in salt. An intense taste of the sea.

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Lunch ended with a basket of fruits and “Tamriyyeh” fingers. “Assaad el Baher” is an excellent choice for your weekend venture to the beach city of Anfeh. 

Suitable For: Family Get Together

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