Typical Armenian cuisine, the kind of food you’d have at the home of an Armenian friend, from a small tiny little restaurant in Bourj Hammoud to a bigger scale, several restaurants in Lebanon and yet the food is as great as I left it four years ago.
Onno has been feeding its customers authentic Armenian specialties in its charming 24 seat restaurant in Burj Hammoud since the year 1990. Now bigger and trendier, food is still as good. With its fairly priced menu, Onno serves items hailing from Armenian and Lebanese mezze in a simple, unsophisticated manner, using premium ingredients you would buy for your home kitchen. After visiting Onno more than four years ago, I decided to come back and indulge in the best of the best: An authentic Armenian cuisine prepared with love and passion.
The awesome food:
- The hummus is served hot, different from all other Lebanese restaurants. It is soft and tender and tastier than any other hummus in town. Grilled warm fried pine nuts and almonds are poured on top of it with their fried juices adding a perfect, heavenly touch. You will enjoy softness and a crunchy feel in one bite that will make you close your eyes and moan. I fell in love with this dish.
- You really have to taste it to understand. Soubereg is "THE" Armenian dish each and everyone has to taste it at least once in their life. This is a mouthwatering piece of magic. In my opinion, it is an award-winning dish - creative, tasty, and innovative. I’m simply in love with it, and Onno does it perfectly. Thin layers of puff pastry cooked with butter, cream, and cheese.
- Manti: I’m out of words… Close your eyes and feel every piece of tiny meat coated in crunchy bread, all floating in a bowl of laban. Wow! Small bits of meat and dough, cooked to perfection and bathing in a fresh Armenian laban bowl.
- Quail eggs and basturma: Heaven on a plate
Onno is Onno. Onno offers perfectly tasty food where passion, dedication, and love is enjoyed in every bite. You leave Onno happy and satisfied... You feel that all your senses have been attended to, with care and dedication. Onno is a must-try...
Just imagine how much you are missing if you still haven't tried Onno. Before leaving, the waiter noticed that I was shooting too many pictures and taking notes. Smart guy, he insisted I try a piece of Zeytov Dolma (Stuffed baby eggplants, rice, olive oil, served with yogurt). I just tasted it and started moaning unintentionally: Mmmmm! Onno's food is even more than awesome. Bravo!
Desserts: Mouhallabiyah and Meghle, both awesome! Bravo again.