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10 Great Restaurants In Tripoli, Lebanon

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Updated: 11 April 2017
Lebanon’s second city Tripoli sits on the country’s north coast, its unique Mamluk architecture hiding winding alleyways and medieval courtyards. The city is rich in local and international cuisines too; we’ve picked the 10 best restaurants to get a taste of things.

Baytna Restaurant

A grand and spacious restaurant in the heart of Tripoli, Baytna Restaurant is an ideal choice for experiencing traditional Lebanese food at an affordable prices. Besides serving some of the best mezze and arayes in town, the menu lines up a great variety of grills and other delectable dishes. The traditional yet chic interior design, with long windows and Lebanese ornaments, ensures an authentic local dining experience. Attentive and English-speaking staff are an extra bonus.

El-Shouf, Barouk, Main Road, Lebanon, +961 6 413 060

La Plaka

Located in the city’s new downtown area, the Dam Wal Farez, La Plaka has a menu full of European-inspired selections, including burgers, pizzas and sandwiches; the chicken with mushroom sandwich is definitely a must-try. La Plaka provides food from breakfast to late evening dining both indoor and out on the terrace.

La Plaka, Tripoli, Lebanon, +961 6 412 114

Silver Shore

Locals call it the best seafood restaurant in northern Lebanon, and Silver Shore is set in the perfect location, right by the sea. Stunning sea views are just one of the many attributes that make this restaurant attractive and adored by many. The main reason is the huge menu of fresh and well-cooked seafood specialties; the samke harra is something to try first. The friendly staff are on hand to help you choose if you get stuck.

Silver Shore, Street Corniche, Mina, Tripoli, Lebanon,: +961 6 601384


Driving down Tripoli’s Route 38 you’ll find Fifties, a vintage American diner that faithfully replicates the originals with pop-art decoration and posters along the walls, leather booths and a stainless steel bar section. This fun restaurant remains true to classic Americana in its menu as well, offering typical diner must-eats, from burgers, pizzas and pastas to milkshakes.

Fifties, Dam Wal Farez, Tripoli, Lebanon, +961 6 413 036

Lemon Garden Resto-Café

Lemon Garden Resto-Café has long opening hours and pleasant garden seating, surrounded by lemon trees. The menu is a basic if tasty selection of international dishes, including salads and burgers. All followed by drink and some shisha, an indispensable feature for any authentic Lebanese diner.

Lemon Garden Resto-Café, Dam Wal Farez Zone D, Tripoli, Lebanon, + 961 6 41 31 31

Shater Hassan Palace

A veteran venue on the culinary scene of Tripoli, Shater Hassan Palace is carved into a cliff, giving the restaurant a spectacular setting. Although the sea view is undeniably stunning from the wide-open terrace, Shater Hassan Palace earned its reputation through its excellent cuisine, which offers a great buffet selection of traditional Lebanese classics. Unsurprisingly, the spacious and elegant restaurant is very popular among locals.

Shater Hassan Palace, Rasmaska-Tripoli Highway Lebanon, +961 6 410 450


Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons 1881

For over 100 years, this sweet emporium has been a must-visit place in Tripoli and Abdula Rahman Hallab & Sons features a gift shop (delivering worldwide), a cafeteria and a restaurant that serves a great variety of Lebanese dishes and menus that change daily. Located in the city’s old souk, the complex is ideal for lunches or an afternoon refreshment, and is the perfect destination for sweet-toothed visitors.

Abdul Rahman Hallab & Sons 1881, Riad El Solh St., Tripoli, Lebanon, +961 6 444 445, or 1881

Ahwak ben Tafesh

Ahwak ben Tafesh is known as a liberal debate hub in the city for young, open-minded locals, who gather here to express their views on politics, religion and culture in a peaceful manner and setting. It is also among the best breakfast and coffee places in Tripoli, with carrot cake that is famous citywide. Besides the great sweets and excellent coffees, guests can enjoy soup and sandwich options inside or out on the pretty patio.

Ahwak ben Tafesh, Achir el Daye St. Facing Al Rahman Mosque, Tripoli, Lebanon,, +961 6 412 160


Located in the Lamunia Hotel, NORDSUD serves a good selection of international cuisine, complemented by the varying plat-du-jour menu and large Sunday buffets. Both the hotel and the restaurant-lounge are modern and stylish, and NORDSUD offers indoor or spacious outdoor seating with charming views of the seashore and surrounding mountains.

NORDSUD, Sea Road facing Miramar Tripoli, Lebanon, +961 6 400 801

Una Pizza

Una Pizza is a slice of little Italy in the heart of Tripoli. Small and cosy with simple but elegant interiors, friendly staff and the essential wood-fired pizza oven, Una Pizza is the locals’ favorite when it comes to Italian salads and pizza dough. The restaurant puts strong emphasis on using organic ingredients, many of which are grown in their own garden to ensure the freshest dishes.