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Boteco Stambul Ipanema

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Rua Gomes Carneiro 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
+55 21 34351792
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of appetizers and entrees. The kibes are excellent, the rice with lentils and fried onions are great. Portion for two, serves three or four. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Franco C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

From the start, with excelente temperature draft beers, going through all Arabic specialties, Stambul is an excelente cost/benefit restaurant right in the frontier between Ipanema and Copacabana districts. Only 2 blocks from Ipanema Beach.

Thank JaderIpa
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We ordered the arabe mista that comes with kafta (ground beef) and steak tips for 2 people. Everything was full of flavor. It comes with rice mixed with lentils and tabbouleh (R$60ish). We ordered the roasted kibe for R$8 and it was DELICIOUS! There are tables on the street if you're just in for apps and drinks and tables inside... More 

Thank FPassos
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We were walking back to our hotel from happy hour at Caesar Park and we're feeling a bit hungry. Strambul was busy and we said why not and we stopped in for a bite. Our waiter was pleasant, the prices were great and the food was decent. We had the tabouli, kibbe and a bunch of appetizers only, but they... More 

Thank TedHatch
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We ordered Lebanese style kafta and hommous but we were greatly disappointed with what we got. Nice ambience and friendly staff but if you really want properly cooked middle eastern food, this is not the place.

1 Thank Mehmet D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Came for a drink ended up having chicken and beef on stick with read very tasty staff friendly and pour you a great vodka,would recommend and I dont do that lightly lol

Thank John M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We decided to eat something different. So saw this on list of arabic food on restaurant list's. Amazing food, fast and service. My fav the Kafta de Carneiro delicious served with lentil rice fried onions crispy and salad with minced lamb meat. We call this Seekh Kebab in India.

Thank vagabond9779
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The lamb dishes were recommended by the waiter as the house special which turned out to be rather mediocre. The other dishes left a lot to be desired! However, the ambience is great!

Thank crazy_k_2014
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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189 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Waiter was excellent, ordered 300R worth of food, IT WAS SHOCKING and an insult to Lebanese food, how do they get away with it? The lamb seemed boiled and tough on a bone, the hommous was inedible, the chicken mechoui was ok but seriously lacking seasoning. best thing was the stuffed vine leave. Rice and salad not nice, so disappointed.... More 

1 Thank princessofvisconde
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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We shared the lamb dish suggested by the waiter and shared it. It was delicious and still too much for us. The service was also great. I definetly recommend this place

Thank Ewan S

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Restaurant Details

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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Dinner, Lunch
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  • Address: Rua Gomes Carneiro 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-110, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 34351792

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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