Kareems Lebanese Kitchen

4.5
409 reviews
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Lebanese
Kareem is the Arabic Word for Generous - A perfect reflection of Chef Rachids philosophy and cuisine. Enjoy the generosity of Kareem's Lebanese Kitchen through a plethora of delicious flavors. Experience the core value of hospitality, for which the Lebanese culture is well known.
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Naples
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food as usual, but service was a bit unattentive this time.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

I think that place is so clean you could eat off the floor. Excellent service however my chicken kabob was very dry and did not taste like it was freshly made.

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MH
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

BEST LEBANESE FOOD I HAVE HAD OUTSIDE OF LEBANON. CHEF RASHID DOES AN OUTSTANDING JOB. OUR SERVER WAS SOPHIA WHO KNOWS THE MENU AS SHE HAS BEEN THEIR SINCE THEY OPENED. SHE MADE GOOD RECOMMENDATI0NS AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 47th wedding anniversary. We were greeted professionally and courteously at the door. Our waiter was prompt and pleasant. The food was outstanding and then the chef sent out a dessert for us, on the house. Kareem’s is one of our favorite restaurants. We will definitely return.

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HW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reserved table for 8 was ready and very comfortable. The food was INCREDIBLE. Service was WONDERFUL. Will return often and recommend to all friends and family.

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FF
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful flavors & spices with superb service! We’ll definitely be back.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all , Chef Rachid is a charming, friendly gentleman...it was a pleasure to chat with him about cooking and his dishes. Our meze appetizers and the entrés were flavorful and delicious. We enjoyed our meal very much.
Regarding the noise level - we sat outside where it was calm and almost quiet. I can’t comment on the inside noise level.
Whenever we return to Naples we shall be sure to return to Kareem’s .

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a treat to dine at Kareem’s. The classic hummus is outstanding along with the babaganoush and Chef Rachid’s eggplant salad.

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LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server spilled my wine and said she’d bring a napkin to clean but never did. My husband and my main came out before our friends by at least 10 minutes. And we weren’t given plates to share our dinner as asked. Also no serving utensils. Bread great as always but really spotty service.

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Naples
30 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We LOVE the food...but the service on Sunday was not great. Entrees arrived 5 minutes after large appetizer platter, no refresh on rolls even after we asked, no sharing plates provided, just not up to par. But the food is sooo good we'll return anyway.

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CW
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Kareems for the second time recently and it was every bit as good as the first time, when we celebrated a birthday. Every dish was delicious and the staff made the birthday meal special and all around awesome. The last time we went, we ordered an eggplant dish and the roasted chicken. Both were great but the chicken dish....wow. Best chicken I've had in 25 years. It was over the top terrific. The Chef moves around the dining room, in and out of the kitchen, showing how wonderfully connected he is to the food and the people who eat it. Bravo!

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DM
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night and meal at Kareems!!! The first thing we ordered was the iced tea, which is a mint based one- different and delicious. We then had the chef's sampler and tabbouleh as appetizers. The tabbouleh was fresh and bright flavored- perfect lemony seasoning and a great balance to the sampler. The sampler was a dozen little dips and bites that were all fantastic- perfectly seasoned and balanced, plus a great way to try many middle eastern tastes at once. For the main meal, we had the lamb shank special. It was like middle eastern pot roast- slow cooked and tender, again with perfectly balanced spices. Dessert was the coconut cake with fresh blueberries. Moist cake with the pop of blueberries in every bite and generous whipped cream over the entire dish. It was a wonderful meal, and we are definitely going to go back sometime soon!!!

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w
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was so flavorful and delicious! This is our new "go to" in Naples. Everything on the menu looked so good but we couldn't order all of it. We will be going back to order the rest of the menu. We got the large appetizer platter - it was so colorful with the variety of foods. The fresh pita bread was hot, soft and crunchy at the same time. Everyone's entrees came out perfect. Dinner ended with the best baklava I've ever had. The baklava is made from scratch - not too sweet, filled with chopped pistachios between layers of phyllo.

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DP
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They advertise a lunch menu but upon arrival none was available.

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B
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent menu of Lebanese food from which to choose. Well-prepared and colorful dishes are nicely presented.

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b
New York Area
421 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the first time we have ever been to this restaurant and we were very pleased with the dinner. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. We started with a couple of mezes, stuffed grape leaves and moussaka. For a main course I had the Chicken Farouj, which was excellent. My friend had the chicken kebabs and also liked it very much. The men ordered Stuffed Vegetables and the Grilled Kofta. We look forward to coming back again. By the way, the Lebanese red wine was quite good.

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AS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We made a mistake by not following the suggestion of our server. The baba ganoush was excellent as were the lamb shanks. The dish two of us got was a stewed lamb dish with rice. The lamb was overcooked and dry but the rice was tasty. Our server was pleasant but never came back to check on us . She also brought our check without offering dessert. Overall the restaurant was okay but I don’t think I would return.

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l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food is outstanding but we sat need kitchen line and exhaust fan was not working so area was smokey with a variety of smells. Service and food was really good though.

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Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Very good service. Accomodating to our low carb diners and willingly provided lettuce leaves in lieu of the pita bread.

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d
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was our first time going to Kareems. the food was delicious and our wait staff was great. will definitely be back very soon..too many things on the menu that we need to try.

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FL
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, we were so happy with our overall experience at Kareem’s. Chef Rashid, personally greeted us and made two super special dishes, in addition to a full table of mezze. We brought a friend, who had never eaten Middle Eastern food. He is a local and is excited to bring more friends to try it. Edith’s service was attentive and proactive. She was especially good, and we look forward to working with her again!

Thank you for yet another beautiful experience, Chef Rashid!

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OT
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Because of food allergy I expected they could grill and piece of chicken or salmon.....was told could not be done. I had some humus and wine....will not recommend or return.

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r
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food , well prepared. Well rounded wine list .Nice contemporary decor . Perhaps only downside is the pita bread . Given the freshness of the dishes , one would expect warm , freshly made pitas

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NF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed when I go there. The food and service is excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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PL
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Deboned chicken was delicious. The sample platter is wonderful. Everything was great

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FL
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food, perfect service - We love Monica!!! Thank you for your authentic Middle Eastern food. Just like eating at home ❤️

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k
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding authentic lebanese cuisine at a reasonable price and in a lovely setting.

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Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The appetizers are all superb and we enjoyed the wine. Fresh hot bread is brought before the order is taken, but by the time the food arrived the bread was cold. When we asked for fresh hot bread, the old bread was removed and the replacement only arrived after we had virtually finished. The food is terrific but someone has to oversee the service.

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EK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food in popular, noisy restaurant. A few errors occurred with order, but server was apologetic and accommodating in righting errors.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something different. I was not familiar with Lebonese food. Nice change. Very nice decor and excellent service.

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H
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Good portion. Quiet at lunch.
Pretty place.
Loved it.

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RM
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to go if you want authentic Middle Eastern food. Kareem is from Beirut and brought his Lebanese recipes with him. Everything is prepared from scratch and is delicious. We especially enjoy the lamb dishes. The dining room is attractive, and the wait staff is well trained and attentive. You'll enjoy eating at this restaurant.

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L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delious fresh food!

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Totally recommend the garlic hummus!

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

After seated , it was 10 min before our server asked what we would like to drink. I had unsweetened ice tea and asked for a sweetener pack. She never came back to bring it. Had to get up 15 min later to get it. App finally arrived, then our dinners.
dinners. We were never approached again to ask if we wanted another drink or if our food was satisfactory. I had ordered regular pilaf and I was specific when ordering, I got the red pilaf. The food is always good here but the service is terrible.

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CR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious but the service was a bit slow

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GM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic with good sized portions. Had the sliced lamb loin. Highly recommended. Ask for Garlic paste for bread if your a garlic lover, you will be in heaven.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Outstanding service. Well managed.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!! Service was outstanding! The Anniversary special dessert buffet was filled with homemade pastries and other desserts. Incredible dinner!!!

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MB
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Lebanese food! Fantastic flavors! You'll wish you were Lebanese!

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