Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets

Al Hallab Restaurant & Sweets

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Hours
Sun
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Al Hallab started out as a family business in 1881 in Tripoli, Lebanon and throughout generations evolved to be a renowned brand name in sweet manufacturing and retail. In 2002, Al Hallab Restaurants was founded in Dubai by Mr. Ghassan Hallab, a veteran in Lebanese cuisine and expert in the hospitality industry. Al Hallab Restaurants, headquartered in Dubai, is one of the leading brand names in Lebanese casual dining and events catering. Currently Al Hallab operates four full service Lebanese restaurants; three of which are Lebanese Grill specialty located at: Garhoud, The Dubai Mall, and Mall of the Emirates; and a new flagship Lebanese Fresh Seafood restaurant “Al Hallab BAB EL BAHR” located at MBR Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.
PRICE RANGE
HK$11.00 – HK$43.00
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Grill, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles492 reviews
Excellent
278
Very good
149
Average
38
Poor
9
Terrible
18
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

ukconnoisseur
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
I have just returned from Dubai after a week's stay at the nearby Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. Remarkably, three of these nights we ate at the Al Hallab restaurant in Al Garhoud. On each occasion we went in we were amazed by the organisation, efficiency and service at the restaurant. On the Friday night they were so busy that they were taking names for reservations. Initially we were told there would be a 40 minutes wait for a table but the staff were so keen to get us seated that we were at a table in about 15 mins. Having reviewed the menu, the order went in and the food was delivered very quickly. Despite being busy the ordering and delivery service is excellent. They seem to have an area dealing with starters, another area dealing with the grills and a third dealing with desserts. The waiters work as a team and often more than one waiter will come and check if you are happy/need anything. The service was outstanding and the food excellent, very reasonably priced and very fresh. The grilled kebabs were delicious and very well cooked. There are other restaurants nearby all empty but the Al Hallab is full with people queuing. These guys are experts at dealing with queues, getting diners through quickly and efficiently and without waiting. On all 3 occasions we went we were very happy and also found the bill to be very reasonable by Dubai standards - great food, great service and very well organised.
Written 3 November 2021
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Christine T
Dear Ukconnoisseur, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 13 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

G1790RVmartinr
Dubai43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
Another amazing meal we had at al hallab the chicken wings are so tasty I don't know that they are marinated in but delicious . I am so pleased we tried this place the food and service is excellent .we have lived in Dubai 30 years so are as you can say experts at finding good food at reasonable prices it's well worth a visit to this restaurant you won't be disappointed .
Written 1 May 2022
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Christine T
Hi G1790RVmartinr, Thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our guests. Al Hallab Team
Written 5 May 2022
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Missmonalisa
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
During a trip to Dubai Mall, hunger crept in and we walked for miles trying to find a restaurant. We spotted Al Hallab and headed there. The restaurant was full and we were told they’d need 30 minutes to seat us. We put our names down and less than 5 minutes later, they called us to be seated. All tables are socially distanced with screens between tables for extra precaution. Being from the UK, we were really glad to see this. There are no paper menus, but a quick scan of the QR code and we could view everything on our respective phones. Ordering was easy, food promptly arrived. The service is impeccable; the waiters refresh your hot bread basket regularly - we never ran out. They’re not overbearing but genuinely want to ensure you’re happy with what you have. The food is delicious and moreish. We went with hummus, kibbeh, shawarma, mixed grills and lamb cubes. The hummus was so smooth, the right balance of acidity. The kibbeh was crunchy on the outside and spiced well on the inside. The shawarma was the BEST I’ve had in the UAE. You can taste the orange running through the lamb - we have been searching forever for shawarma spiced in the right way. The mixed grills and lamb were really tasty. Portions are generous, I felt as though I needed to be rolled out of the restaurant. The juices are freshly pressed - we were all impressed. If you request an outdoor seat, your view is of Burj Khalifa & despite us sitting indoors, as soon as they draw the curtains, you’ve got the same backdrop! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough if you want authentic Lebanese cuisine. 11/10!!
Written 17 December 2021
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Christine T
Hi Missmonalisab, thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our guests. Al Hallab Team
Written 9 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mansour d
Dubai1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
I called in to ask if they have sayadia on Tuesday...and said yes they do ! And meal will cost 48 dhs. I brought my 2 members of my family and had sayadia with no taste and Chicken with potato cooked in water like hospital food ! Small quantities for sure.which tops it all , the waiter charging us for extra 13 dhs each for salad and soup without informing us prior! And different price than what the telephonist informed me. May be will go again for grills but not for home cooking.
Written 14 July 2020
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ChristineT2421
Dear Mansour, Thank you for the feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience. Please be informed that we have sayadia all week and the extra 13 DHS is always chargeable for the soup and salad. Please email us at wecare@alhallabrestaurant.com as we would like to discuss this matter in further detail. We hope you have a lovely day ahead and we look forward to hearing from you.
Written 12 August 2020
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Aneb2000
Dubai16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
It’s not the first time I have been to this restaurant and I have loved being here in the past. However, this time the service was so terrible that I am forced to write this review. My husband and I went to the restaurant on 20-June-2021. The receptionist welcomed us and seated us gracefully. When it came to order taking, the staff was least bothered. We ordered Hummus with meat, and a Full mixed grill and Pineapple juice. The Hummus was first served with freshly baked bread. It was a delight to eat that. Then at some point, the staff came and placed the mixed grill in an unpleasant manner. The sad part was the portion of the mixed grill served. It was nowhere comparable to the images shown in the menu. The kababs were really short and looked extremely skinny. The lamb chop was thinner than 1/4 cm and very small in size. The worst of all this was the lack of attention. The staff never came to ask whether we needed anything additional or how the food was. However, they were pouring attention across other tables which had new guests coming in. We had to ask 3 staff's to get us an additional basket of bread. Even when it came to the bill, no one came to us. We had to go and ask the waiter for the bill. Again, he placed the bill and we again had to wait for someone to collect the card for payment. After 5-10 minutes, the head in charge came and collected the card for payment. We highlighted the lack of service and attention. I felt writing a review is necessary, so that the team takes necessary steps to improve the service. I am sure, I will not recommend anyone to this restaurant any time soon.
Written 22 June 2021
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Christine T
Dear Karima, Thank you for the feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards of service. Please email us at wecare@alhallabrestaurant.com as we would like to discuss this matter in further detail. I hope you reach out as we take your input with serious consideration. We hope you have a lovely day and we look forward to hearing from you.
Written 27 June 2021
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karimag27
Singapore12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 family
We ordered some Lebanese sweets and cakes from Hallab international store and we’re extremely disappointed. The sweets arrived completely broken and the delivery box was damaged. When we tried to contact Hallab they completely ignored us and we’re very rude. What a disappointment!!!!!
Written 11 May 2020
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AlHallab
Dear Karima, Thank you for the feedback. We are very disappointed to hear of your experience. This does not come anywhere near our standards of service. Please email us at wecare@alhallabrestaurant.com as we would like to discuss this matter in further detail. I hope you reach out as we take your input with serious consideration. We hope you have a lovely day and we look forward to hearing from you.
Written 17 May 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Prithi M
Dubai78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
I've been lucky to have had my office right in Garhoud for years, so needless to say, my favorite lunch had to be from Al Hallab - they make a perfect shish tawook sandwich, with the perfect chicken and bread, just what you need while working. The Garhoud branch is also my favorite and only place I take visitors to for Lebanese food - usually right after they arrive at the airport! More recently, I was there during Ramadan, and we waited till the Iftar was over, and then got to indulge in some yummy, freshly made eggplant fatteh, mixed grills, hummus and tabouleh. The team was also very kind in helping me choose some baklavah - and its so great to eat it nice and warm right there in the restaurant. Go, and go often, you'll always leave happier :)
Written 30 May 2022
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Christine T
Hi prithim, thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our guests. Al Hallab Team
Written 31 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ismailbandook
Pune962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
The ambience of the Garhoud restaurant we visited is fabulous. Although it was a busy time being Thursday evening, the staff very kindly gave us a table after a few minutes wait. The hummus was so fresh and flavourful and the Arabic bread just of the stove and soft. The mutton cubes were grilled to perfection and the kebabs add oft and melt in the mouth. All this washed down with a glass of freshly pressed orange juice was heavenly.
Written 18 September 2021
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Christine T
Dear Ismail, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 2 October 2021
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Aly Dharani
Richmond Hill136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Having lunch hear was a delight!! You can not get more authentic than this, the food was very fresh and tasty. We first started with a bowl of Tabouleh, Hummus and freshly baked pita (Khubs) which was truly amazing and very fresh!! for our main dishes I had the lamb chops served with fries, the lamb chops were very tasty but overcooked and my wife had the Kebab Khashash which was very tasty!! as always Lemon Mint to drink!! The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated very modern and clean and the waiting staff very professional and friendly. You can also purchase fresh and prepackaged Baklava and prepackaged Turkish delights plus other pastries and cakes.
Written 9 October 2020
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ChristineT2421
Dear Aly, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 10 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

patkdj
London27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Al hallab is a chain, they have several branches, we tried the one in al gharoud and went there 3 times during our holiday. We went there initially for the sweets, but turned out that the food was really good and authentic, and variety very rich. Even fresh juices were excellent. The sweets are fabulous, you can go, pick and chose from the counter. Staff is very friendly. Prices are extremely reasonable, it's very good value P.S: portions are very big
Written 30 December 2020
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Christine T
Dear Patkdj, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AbouMehdi
Abu Dhabi18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Rude and unprofessional staff. Over cooked meat and so dry Cold kbab kheshkhash Gets the wrong order and forces you to pay for it and alooot more. Nothing like old hallab i believe its just about time and it loses all its customers if they stay like that.
Written 13 July 2022
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Christine T
Hello Aboumehdi2022, we're so sorry to hear about your experience. We want to know more to help resolve the situation. Please let us know how we can contact you: fdbck.me/i/4744005 Al Hallab Team
Written 13 July 2022
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Hany K
Cairo55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 family
The dinner food test is bad, very poor and the kitchen in general needs to be improved. The service and behavior of the staff is excellent and very supported Comparing the price to the quality and quantity is very high and there is a huge difference. It is also not as good as the famous Lebanese restaurants in Egypt ( so please please do more effort to improve the test )
Written 20 July 2023
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Christine Tawil
Hello Hany K, we're so sorry to hear about your experience. We want to know more to help resolve the situation. Please let us know how we can contact you: fdbck.me/i/6199094 Al Hallab Team
Written 24 July 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

guido d
Rome226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
I had dinner with my family to this lebanese restaurant. We all loved. Dishes are prevailing lebanese with International dishes and gluten free variants. All allergen are clearly indicated on the menu. I had a delicious lebanese salad with quinoa instradamento of cous cous to make it gluten free. The service is also excellent. As soon as we had all our bread they immediately brought a new basket of bread As soon as my wife complained about a/c they turned it off.
Written 3 January 2023
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Christine T
Hi guido d, thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our guests. Al Hallab Team
Written 5 January 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dyhx
6041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
Lebanese - this time at Al Hallab at the Mall of the Emirates. Hummus with Chicken Shawarma. Truly no bad hummus in Dubai. The Chicken Shawarma was a bit salty but an interesting combination with the hummus. Shish Taouk again, my preference over lamb. Generous portion here, in fact too much for one unless you are having it as a main without eating anything else. The Halloumi Cheese Rolls here are deep fried though I still prefer the grilled ones better. Service is excellent, to the point of them opening up the disposable wet wipes for you before handling it to you for use. Reasonable pricing too.
Written 3 February 2023
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Christine T
Hi dyhx, thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our guests. Al Hallab Team
Written 5 February 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Derya K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
Nice and clean restaurant with lay-out and everything. But main purpose to sit at a restaurant is to eat good food. I ordered trabolsi and it came cold while my friend's food (falafel) was steaming hot. Apparently mine was baked long ago and waited very long. It was very difficult to cut it with a knife or to poke a fork into it and the ground beef was very dry already. I am sure it would have been a plesant food if it were baked just before serving.
Written 9 March 2023
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Christine T
Hello Derya K, thank you for your feedback. If there's anything we can do to help, please let us know how we can contact you: fdbck.me/i/5668379 Al Hallab Team
Written 13 March 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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