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Sodeco Main Street | City Mall Seaside, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
+961 3 466 646
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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256 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I chose to retry Semsom after they relocated withing the citymall itself only to be shocked! The food is diverse with many new items that deserve to be tried. The service was good. The setting is calm and for a minute you forget you are in a busy mall. The bbq was ok but their 'fatte' is to die for!!... More 

Thank Elie Z
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

It has been a while (more than 1 year) since i last visited this restaurant, the food variety is still excellent, the taste also and the ambiance are good. The big problem was the poorness of the service, there was only 1 waiter to serve the whole restaurant and of course he wasn't able to satisfy all the guests...... i... More 

Thank Rachid A
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

the food is average, prices too. friendly staff. good to spend time with friends and chat. recommended for friends or couples

Thank Michel H
Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Terrible, hygiene, hygiene, hygiene, need to take a close look at his overall hygiene issue, need to step up their portion per plate.

Thank bassramy
SemsomCuisine, Semsom Digital Team at Semsom, responded to this review

Dear Ramy, we are really interested to find out more information concerning the issues mentioned in your review. Kindly could you provide us with the best way to message you via our facebook page or tripadvisor. Thank you in advance. More 

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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256 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I tried Semsom a couple of months ago. I had higher expectations actually. The food was average but took a while to be presented. They tried to twist some of the Lebanese classic plates. The waiters are friendly but not always free to serve you so might take you a while to get your voice heard. The prices are not... More 

Thank Elie Z
SemsomCuisine, Manager at Semsom, responded to this review

Dear Elie, thank you for your detailed feedback of Semsom. We aim to be ambassadors of Lebanese food around the world with Semsom now open in Kuwait, KSA, Oman, Beirut and NYC, with traditional Lebanese dishes and modern twists. More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Really disappointed! The food was tasteless.. I expected the bread will be hot and new .. They gave me bread looks old .. Manageesh also was not perfect

Thank Sultan A
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

I like semsom because it gives a twist to the traditional lebanese cuisine. Tasty hummus, french fries and cheese osmaliyeh. I always enjoy my meals there!

Thank Nour N
Erbil, Iraq
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Semsom would have easily got a top rating if it had updated its website. We had a quick snack at the City Mall Branch, and we simply loved it. A couple of days later we decided to give it another try, and the website showed another branch closer to where we stayed. We went there, but it seems it had... More 

Thank Ahmed75149
Beirut, Lebanon
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

It's not 100% Lebanese food they add their own twist. In general it's tasty, they increased prices a bit the last time i visited them. The Decor is OK, not fancy.

Thank Said_Abi_Nader
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279 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Wide menu and nice staff, this restaurant has great dishes to serve. Smoking might be a problem but you can still find a good spot.

Thank Mikysf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Fusion, Middle Eastern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sodeco Main Street | City Mall Seaside, Beirut 166206, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 3 466 646
Semsom serves Traditional Lebanese cuisine with modern twist!Traditional since we serve authentic Lebanese food. Most of our recipes are coming from our grandmas! The modernity comes from our signature items like the Hommos with with Sumac & Zaatar, the chicken or cheese osmalieh, or the cheesecake with rahat.Perfect for a business lunch, a family outing or just a coffee on our amazing terraces!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?