Friday, February 17, 2012

Beirut Lebanese Restaurant

I used to go to the Ploenchit building to see my clients and in the basement was a really good Lebanese restaurant called….well, Beirut. It had the most amazing chicken wrap sandwich. I was always anticipating one of those wrapped sandwiches when I went to see my client.

To my surprise; Lebanon now opened a branch on Thonglor at The 8. We wanted a light lunch so we decided to try it out.

Lebanon is situated on the second floor of The 8 mini-shopping complex. They have both terrace and inside dinning areas. We sat outside. It was decorated with large sofas, which is not very comfortable to eat on but it was relaxing.

The amuse bouche of pickles, cucumbers & tomatoes with some dips.

We shared a Babaganoush (120 baht). The babaganoush was of good texture and flavor. We ordered pita bread to accompany the babaganoush; but we were disappointed that they were microwaved rather than toasted. I am not sure if that is how it is eaten in Lebanon; but next time, I am going to ask the staff to toast pita bread.

I had a Mango lasso (120 baht). The lassi had a good richness & dense texture. It had a good mango taste. It was refreshing and tasty.

My friend and I ordered the Sharwarma Chicken wrap sandwich (140 baht) set which was accompanied with french fries and cold slaw.

Overall; Lebanon was not bad at all. We need to go back next time when we are more hungry so that we can try more dishes. But what we had was good. This type of food for sure is something new to the Thonglor area (which is a good thing).

The service was good and professional. The prices are very reasonable. The ambiance was good outside but I found the decor inside to be over-the-top. I am not sure if this type of place will do well for dinner but for lunch I am sure it will do fine.

Address: Eight Thonglor (second floor)
Thonglor 8, Sukhumvit 55
Bangkok, 10110


Oh Jiraporn said...

Indeed the price is very reasonable. I will definitely have a try!

Oh Jiraporn said...

Indeed the price is very reasonable. I will definitely have a try!

Palmqvist i Bangkok said...

After moving to Bangkok some time ago, I stumbled across your blog and have been following it ever since.

Just wanted to let you know that you're doing a good job!

In regards to Beirut, I think it is great (dinner too). Especially if you have kids, there is a great play ground just outside the restaurant...