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DESTINATIONS lebanon beirut Dining Makan


If Makan's rotating menu of international (most often Asian) specialities and an aesthetically pleasing interior of a historic Levantine villa (with an incredibly atmospheric courtyard) weren't enough, Makan also operates on a rather unusual concept of allowing guests to pay what they please (or "what they think is fair") for the meal. The same goes for Motto, Makan's sister establishment a few blocks down Armenia Street - the primary culinary focus here is on Indian flavours, with different regions featured every week.


Eating out in Beirut is a foodie's holy grail: culinary influences mix and mingle in the Levantine cuisine, and so do international restaurants along the city streets. You are equally as free to tuck into a manakish (Levantine "pizza" of sorts) while taking puffs from the ubiquitous shisha as you are to put away a trendy poke bowl. Lebanese cuisine is the definition of comfort food, featuring delicious specialities like kibbeh (made with ground beef or lamb), everyone's favourite hummus, falafel, and kunafeh - for dessert. Here's a list with the top restaurants in Beirut, Lebanon: