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Magic Lamp Grill

4.3
129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

Welcome to Magic Lamp Grill, a "little piece of Lebanon in Belmont Shore, California".

Here at Magic Lamp Grill, we invite you to sample our authentic Lebanese Mediterranean cuisine in a casual and relaxing environment. We only use the freshest ingredients in preparing our food and buy our produce, meat & seafood daily to provide you with the highest quality, made-from-scratch healthy cuisine you deserve. We are 100% Halal certified by the Halal Food Council.

Our menu features regional specialties including sizzling Kabobs, made-from-scratch humus, baba ganouj & Shawarma, as well as traditional Lebanese combination platters that include a variety of seafood, vegetarian & vegan choices.
Magic Lamp is also proud to feature a complete list of beers and award-winning wines from Lebanon, Europe, South America & California. We invite you to stop by and say Hello and look forward to earning your business.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:30PM
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Phone number
(562) 987-3080
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ghada Chiha
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Catering
Catering & banquets are our specialty and we have a professional staff ready to assist you at a moment's notice. Let us take the stress out of planning your event. We will work on getting you the best value that fits your budget.


Whether it's an office meeting, a birthday, a holiday party or a wedding, we will accommodate groups of 10 to 500 people. Call (562)987-3080 to request a quote or email us at Catering@MagicLampGrill.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Granada Ave
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Parking details
Parking in Belmont Shore is easy. There is a parking lot directly behind Magic Lamp on Granada Avenue and plenty of street parking within walking distance. Meter parking is enforced until 7 PM nightly except on official holidays.
Don't forget to feed your meter.
After 7 PM, it's always free.
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Entertainment


Every Wednesday, Live Guitar from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great authentic food from Lebanon - not the phony stuff. Great tasting just like Grandma used to make from the old country. We had the Magical Mezza - took some of it home for lunch the next day. The only item we don't care for are the potatoes - too spicy! Next time we will ask to replace it with another helping of Tabouleh.

We love Magic Lamp Grill and will keep coming back!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Love the food, the ambience and the service. My first time and I had a positive and great experience

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

First timers. Have seen the good reviews and always seems to be a good crowd. Food was very good. Very nice little restaurant. We will definitely be going back. They don't serve alcohol so next time will bring a bottle of wine along.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2017

We wanted to sample the Lebonese cuisine so we ordered the Prince Mezza for two with Kabobs. It was very filling and good. We also had the Spicy Kafta and the Dip Combo Platter. We finished off with incredible desserts and Turkish coffee. Wonderful!

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2017

This restaurant lost their liquor license. We sat down and asked for a glass of wine and were disappointed to learn that they don't have wine and beer anymore. The table next to us had a bottle of wine on the table but we were told they brought it themselves.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

We were about 10 minutes behind our reservation time and we called and they said no problem. They also met our request for booth seating and made us feel like VIPs. Our kids loved it thank you staff

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2017

One of the best middle Easter's restaurants around. Great atmosphere and really good food. Good service and prices are reasonable. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Best service and food

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

First time at the Magic Lamp - loved it! Delicious, good-size portions, and great service.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Very good Mediterranean food. Hummus and baba ganoush are both delicious as are chicken and mixed grill schwarma.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2017

Magic Lamp had one of their best tables reserved for us when we arrived. The service was prompt and the food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was very good as usual, but I think there was only one server working the entire restaurant on a Saturday night, so very slow service. Also, they lost their License to serve Beer and Wine, and you cannot BYOB/W. we wonder if they will stay in business...

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service. Amazing food like always. Waitress was really nice as well as the rest of the staff.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service . Delicious food , huge portions. Great atmosphere. Definitely will return!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Great place. Authentic Arabic/Lebanese cuisine with a very good menu selection. Serving sizes might seem to be small, but it all adds up. For a 2-person selection (they have 2 options to choose from), you'll end up eating the leftovers for a day or two after. Not overly pricey, a very fitting decor, the service is prompt and largely non-invasive, the noise level is moderate to low. They do not have private booths though. All in all, it is as authentic as they come, the staff is friendly and the food is awesome. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

We were super bummed to find out that the restaurant lost their liquor license. We couldn't open our bottle of wine or buy anything.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

The day we went in, they were not serving the liquor. That was a bummer and I wish they should have forefathers patrons before seating them. Don't most people expect a good drink on a Saturday night?

I feel every ethnic food place should welcome patrons with brief introduction of their speciality and make recommendations.

Hosts are very polite and courteous.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

No alcohol sales. Lost their license

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch with my fam at Magic Lamp Grill, the service is fast, friendly and the food are fresh.We will be there again next time.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Food and service is always fantastic! The hot pita bread right out of the oven, yummy.

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2016

I really enjoyed the food, I felt as though the service was outstanding and that they were very concerned about making sure that we enjoyed every aspect of our meal.

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2.0Dined on November 7, 2016

I hadn't been to Magic Lamp in quite a few months .. the food tasted different kind of plain. It took a while before we had a server come and offer us drinks and then after they hardly ever came to our table. I'm sad that my experience was nothing like I've had before.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2016

Our server, Aladin was fantastic! Very nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

As usual we walked out with doggie bags! The food is so good and the portions are great. It is the best Lebanese food in town. Always great service, great food and great value.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2016

Took my wife there for her birthday at her request. We were not disappointed. Overall very good experience. No deficiencies noted.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2016

Wonderful service, wonderful salmon

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Been a regular fan and customer.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

Our server was Junior and he was attentive and thoughtful and accommodated my gluten free friend. The food is always delicious and Magic Lamp is the best Lebanese restaurant on the block. Appetizers see a must...my favs are the arnabeet (fried cauliflower) and spicy potatoes. My go-to main dish is the Magic Lamp combo!

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2.0Dined on August 28, 2016

It appears they've changed ownership. The uniforms, people & food have changed. The staff was nice but very slow.

The food was not very good. We ordered lamb chops that were overlooked. The chicken schwarma was bland.

Don't think we'll be back

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food! Fun staff and amazing place. A little tight on space.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

The food was excellent and the staff was fabulous. Exceptional value, very generous portions and you will be over served with service!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

The salmon and the fabulous service!
And the ambience.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

This was the first time I ate here and I will definitely return when I am in the area. The food was fantastic and it was a lot of food for a lunch portion. The service was great and it was an overall great dining experience.

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent food, taste as anticipated, price is right, place needs air conditioning, seems theirs has been broken for some time, as luck would have it, on this day outside temps over 105F

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2016

The service was beautiful, friendly, professional and prompt.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2016

It was good here. I would go back and try something new even though we enjoyed our meal! Nice staff and great location.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Every time I come here, I wonder why I don't come more often! The food is amazing and the service is always great!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

We had dinner at the Magic Lamp celebrating my wife's birthday. We drove in from Whittier, CA looking to enjoy Lebanese food and must say it was all delicious. We will return with family and friends in the future....Great Choice

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

In Long Beach for a vacation from the East Coast and always look for a Mediterranean restaurant whenever we travel. So glad we found The Magic Grill. Excellent menu and service. My husband had the chicken kabob and appreciated the flavor and the moistness. (He often complains that chicken is dry -- not here!) I had the grilled trout -- very tasty. Excellent soup and vegetables too.

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