Dating back to 1988, Al Meshwar claims to be the first Lebanese restaurant in Fujairah. Fast forward to 2021 and it is still one of Fujairah’s best – talk about consistency and longevity. Like the new branch it opened on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai last year, the original too is built to look like the Lebanese Citadel. And that being the case, its interior hasn’t dated much. It simply looks more lived-in than the one in Dubai.
The food is surprisingly good, starting with the chicken soup (yes really) which tastes like it is made with proper stock. Obviously, it has been thickened but there’s plenty of shredded chicken in there too. I slurped through two bowls. The felafels were fresh, and the salads didn’t make me cringe from being over sour. The lamb chops in our massive mixed grill tasted ok but were so tough we could have used them as little tomahawks. Thankfully the rest of the kababs were tender and delicious.
If you’re in Fujairah and looking for the whole Arabic shebang; meal, ambiance, shisha, etc. – you can’t go wrong at Al Meshwar on Hamad Bin Abdullah Road, Town Centre.
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