Best Lebanese Restaurants

Winnipeg’s 10 Best Lebanese Restaurants

Having spent a significant part of my life in Winnipeg, I’ve seen our city’s dining scene flourish and diversify. And one remarkable transformation that has captivated both my palate and the hearts of fellow Winnipeggers is the burgeoning Lebanese dining scene. 

The infusion of Middle Eastern flavors, the warm hospitality, and the authentic charm of these Lebanese restaurants have made a profound impact on our food culture. 

In this article, I’m excited to take you on a journey through the top Lebanese restaurants in Winnipeg. These are not just places to eat; they are experiences, each offering a slice of Lebanon’s culinary richness. 

As I have personally savored the delectable dishes and experienced the welcoming atmosphere of these establishments, I can vouch for their authenticity and appeal. So, let’s embark on a culinary tour of Winnipeg’s Lebanese dining gems.

1. Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant

Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant
(Image from: Google Reviews)
Websitehttps://www.barakapitabakery.ca/
LocationAddress: 1783 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R2V 1Z9, Canada

Google Maps: Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant

Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-334-2004

Email: [email protected]

Operating HoursSunday 11 AM–6 PM

Monday 10 AM–8 PM

Tuesday 10 AM–8 PM

Wednesday 10 AM–8 PM

Thursday 10 AM–8 PM

Friday 10 AM–8 PM

Saturday 10 AM–8 PM

Must-order ItemsBeef Donair, Lamb Kabob, Beef Pita Pocket, Zitar Pita Pie, Spinach Pita Pie, Lamb Platter, Falafel Platter, Sun Dried Tomato Hummus, Baba Ghonush, Tzatziki, Baklawa, Harissa
Price$ (Cheap)

When it comes to savoring the flavors of Lebanon in Winnipeg, Baraka Pita Bakery & Restaurant undoubtedly stands out as a top choice. 

This hidden gem in the dining scene of the city offers a delightful blend of traditional Lebanese dishes and an inviting atmosphere that keeps patrons coming back for more.

The menu at Baraka is a culinary journey through the heart of Lebanon. Its shawarma, wrapped in soft, freshly baked pita bread, is a fan favorite, with tender slices of seasoned meat and a symphony of toppings that make every bite a savory delight. 

And if you’re a fan of vegetarian options, its falafel is a must-try, offering a crispy exterior and a moist, flavorful interior.

One of the things that set Baraka apart is its commitment to using the finest and freshest ingredients. 

You can taste the difference in every bite. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the restaurant, coupled with friendly staff, creates an atmosphere where you feel like you’re dining with friends and family.

Pro Tip: 

Don’t hesitate to ask for extra tahini sauce, it’s the perfect dip for their crispy falafel.

2. Taste of Mediterranean

Taste of Mediterranean
(Image from: Google Reviews)
Websitehttp://www.tasteofmediterranean.ca/
LocationAddress: 244 Kennedy St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1T1, Canada

Google Maps: Taste of Mediterranean

Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-942-2304

Email: [email protected]

Operating HoursSunday Closed

Monday 11 AM–8 PM

Tuesday 11 AM–8 PM

Wednesday 11 AM–8 PM

Thursday 11 AM–8 PM

Friday 11 AM–8 PM

Saturday 12–8 PM

Must-order ItemsHummus, Lebanese Platter, Tabouleh Salad, Falafel Pizza, The Bowl, Tzatziki with Pitas, Beef & Lamb Gyro, Chicken Souvlaki
Price$ (Cheap)

Nestled in the bustling streets of Winnipeg, Taste of Mediterranean has earned its place on our list for its commitment to serving authentic Lebanese dishes and providing a cozy dining experience.

From the first bite of its juicy kebabs, you’ll know you’ve embarked on a flavorful journey. 

The hummus, a staple of Lebanese cuisine, is smooth, creamy, and served with warm pita bread, making it a perfect appetizer. If you’re craving the flavors of the Mediterranean, this restaurant’s offerings are second to none.

Additionally, the restaurant’s cozy and welcoming atmosphere sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. The warm, attentive staff further enhances the ambiance, ensuring that every visit is an enjoyable one. 

Its commitment to quality and tradition shines through in every dish, making it a go-to destination for lovers of Lebanese cuisine.

Pro Tip: 

Save room for dessert! Their baklava is a sweet, flaky delight that’s not to be missed.

3. Beaurivage Bistro

Beaurivage Bistro
(Image from: Google Reviews)
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/BeaurivageBistro/
LocationAddress: 788 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1, Canada

Google Maps: Beaurivage Bistro

Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-691-6999
Operating HoursSunday Closed

Monday Closed

Tuesday 11:30 AM–8 PM

Wednesday 11:30 AM–8 PM

Thursday 11:30 AM–8 PM

Friday 11:30 AM–9 PM

Saturday 11:30 AM–9 PM

Must-order Items8 Stuffed Grape Leaves, Baba Ghanouj, Gourmet Spinach, Chef George Dinner Special, Lamb Kebab, Fruit de mer Dinner Extravaganza, Tabbouleh Salad, Kafta Rolls, Shawarma Wrap, Lentil Soup
Price$$ (Average)

Beaurivage Bistro is a welcoming haven for food enthusiasts seeking the most authentic Lebanese flavors.

The star of the restaurant is undoubtedly its owner, George, who is not only bubbly but also incredibly friendly and accommodating. His passion for Lebanese cuisine shines through, making the dining experience a memorable one.

The warm and inviting atmosphere begins with the charming proprietor, who ensures that every guest feels like part of the family. 

When it comes to the food, Beaurivage Bistro doesn’t cut any corners. Each dish is crafted with delicate care, using the freshest ingredients and precise seasoning. 

The result is food that is not only fresh but also bursting with flavor. Whether you’re savoring their shawarma or enjoying the creamy hummus, you’ll taste the authenticity of Lebanon in every bite.

What’s more, Beaurivage Bistro offers a fair price for the quality of food and service you receive. It’s a place where you can indulge in the rich flavors of Lebanon without breaking the bank.

Pro Tip: 

The lamb kebabs are a must-try, and if you’re unsure about your spice tolerance, don’t be afraid to ask for a milder seasoning.

4. Ramallah Cafe

Ramallah Cafe
(Image from: Google Reviews)
Websitehttps://www.ramallahcafe.ca/
LocationAddress:
  • 325 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2E3, Canada
  • 1111 Munroe Ave #108, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3Z5, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • 325 Pembina Hwy
  • 1111 Munroe Ave #108
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • 325 Pembina Hwy: +1 (204) 615-5535
  • 1111 Munroe Ave #108: +1 (204) 560-5220
  • Operating HoursSunday 12–11:30 PM

    Monday 11 AM–11:30 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–11:30 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–11:30 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–11:30 PM

    Friday 11 AM–11:30 PM

    Saturday 12–11:30 PM

    Must-order ItemsBaba Ghanoush, Falafel Plate, Mezze Appetizer Platter, Tabouli Salad, Beef Shawarma Wrap, Kafta Wrap, Lamb Donair Wrap, Shish Kabab, Chicken Shawarma, Baklava, Lentil Soup
    Price$ (Cheap)

    The hallmark of Ramallah Cafe is its mouthwatering cuisine. The food here is amazing, full of flavor, and offers a genuine taste of Lebanon and the Middle East. 

    Regardless if you’re indulging in their shawarma wraps or savoring their kebabs, every bite is a symphony of tastes that transports you to the heart of these regions.

    Another highlight is the generous portions served at Ramallah Cafe, and the best part is that it comes at an affordable price. This ensures that you not only enjoy an exceptional meal but also get great value for your money.

    The portions are so ample that you may even find yourself with some delicious leftovers to enjoy later.

    Ramallah Cafe offers many vegan and vegetarian options for those with dietary preferences. This diversity ensures that everyone, regardless of their dietary choices, can relish the rich and diverse flavors of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine.

    Pro Tip: 

    Make sure to try their mint tea; it’s a soothing and refreshing way to end your meal.

    5. Lamar Donair & Burgers

    Lamar Donair & Burgers
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.lamardonair.com/
    LocationAddress:
  • 17-160 Meadowood Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5L6, Canada
  • 120 Lowson Cres #2, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2H8, Canada
  • 333 St Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0P1, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • 17-160 Meadowood Dr
  • 120 Lowson Cres #2
  • 333 St Mary Ave
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • 17-160 Meadowood Dr: +1 (204) 421-7770
  • 120 Lowson Cres #2: +1 (431) 278-4424
  • 333 St Mary Ave: +1 (431) 336-8136

    Email: [email protected]

  • Operating HoursSunday 12–9 PM

    Monday 11 AM–10 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–10 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–10 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–10 PM

    Friday 11 AM–10 PM

    Saturday 11 AM–10 PM

    Must-order Items Jumbo Donair Wrap, Lamar Special Platter, Kebab Platter, Chicken Souvlaki Wrap, Shish Kabab Wrap, Donair Burger, Falafel Bowl, Chickpea Salad, Chicken Wings, Shawarma Poutine 
    Price$$ (Average)

    Lamar Donair & Burgers is a Lebanese eatery that excels not only in taste but also in convenience and friendliness, making it a cherished spot for food enthusiasts in Winnipeg.

    Regardless of whether you’re savoring their delectable shawarma or biting into a juicy burger, every dish is packed with flavor and served in generous portions. It’s the kind of place that leaves you content and craving more.

    Situated in a convenient location, Lamar Donair & Burgers is easily accessible, which makes it a go-to choice for a quick and tasty meal. The clean and well-maintained ambiance adds to the appeal, creating a welcoming atmosphere for all diners.

    What truly sets Lamar apart is the friendliness of the owner and staff. From the moment you walk in, you’re greeted with a warm smile and a welcoming attitude. 

    The personal touch and attentive service elevate the dining experience, making you feel like a valued guest.

    Pro Tip: 

    If you’re not a fan of spicy food, be sure to request your shawarma without the hot sauce for a milder flavor.

    6. Sultan’s Shawarma

    Sultan's Shawarma
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.sultansshawarma.com/
    LocationAddress: 540 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z4, Canada

    Google Maps: Sultan's Shawarma

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 204-504-8989

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursSunday 11 AM–12 AM

    Monday 11 AM–11 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–11 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–11 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–11 PM

    Friday 11 AM–12 AM

    Saturday 11 AM–12 AM

    Must-order ItemsArabic Shawarma Meal, Donair Plate, Falafel Plate, Chicken Kebob Plate, Poutine, Donair Pita, Saj, Chicken Burger, Beef Burger, Falafel, Chicken Pocket, Chicken Shawarma
    Price$$ (Average)

    Sultan’s Shawarma, a family-owned Lebanese restaurant, stands as a testament to the excellence that can come from dedicated management and ownership. 

    As a family business, Sultan’s Shawarma benefits from the owners’ meticulous attention, ensuring that every aspect of the restaurant runs smoothly. 

    From the name itself, “Sultan’s Shawarma,” suggests a focus on this beloved Lebanese dish, and they certainly do it justice. Its shawarma is a masterpiece of flavors, with perfectly seasoned meat and an array of delectable toppings. 

    Plus, the generous portions, especially when it comes to the meat, ensure that every bite is a succulent delight.

    A remarkable aspect of Sultan’s Shawarma is its steadfast commitment to maintaining impeccable cleanliness and sanitation.

    In an era where hygiene is of paramount importance, they go the extra mile to ensure that everything is constantly sanitized, providing a safe and worry-free dining environment.

    Pro Tip: 

    Order a side of their creamy garlic sauce – it’s a heavenly addition to your shawarma or kebab.

    7. Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Restaurant

    Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Restaurant
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.arabesquerestaurant.ca/
    LocationAddress: 201-659 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0W3, Canada

    Google Maps: Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Restaurant

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 (204) 615-5175

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursSunday 5 PM–12 AM

    Monday 5 PM–12 AM

    Tuesday 5 PM–12 AM

    Wednesday 5 PM–12 AM

    Thursday 5 PM–12 AM

    Friday 5 PM–12 AM

    Saturday 5 PM–12 AM

    Must-order ItemsArabian Burger, Baba Gannouj, Labneh, Falafel, Hummus, Arabesque Plate, Ground Beef Manakeesh, Maharama, Potato Wrap, Beef Shawarma Wrap, Arayees Plate, Shish Taouk Combo, Kunefa, Arabesque Lava Cake, Labneh Saj
    Price$$ (Average)

    Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Restaurant is a place where Middle Eastern vibes come to life, creating a unique and immersive experience for patrons who appreciate both hookah and Middle Eastern cuisine. 

    This restaurant offers a captivating view of Corydon Avenue and excels in providing an authentic blend of Middle Eastern flavors and the art of hookah.

    Now, stepping into Arabesque Hookah Cafe & Restaurant feels like you’ve been transported to the heart of the Middle East. 

    The ambiance is rich with Middle Eastern vibes, from the decor to the music, creating an atmosphere that’s both cozy and exotic. It’s the perfect spot for those who are enthusiasts of Middle Eastern culture.

    It’s a place where you can savor delicious food, puff on flavorful hookah, and soak in the ambiance.

    But its commitment to delivering an authentic experience is the cherry on top. The food is a delightful journey through Middle Eastern flavors, and the hookah offerings are both aromatic and true to tradition.

    Pro Tip: 

    Pair your hookah with a traditional mint tea for an authentic Middle Eastern experience.

    8. Les Saj Restaurant

    Les Saj Restaurant
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.lessaj.com/
    LocationAddress:
  • 1038 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0K5, Canada
  • 480 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E9, Canada

    Google Maps:

  • 1038 St James St
  • 480 Portage Ave
  • Contact DetailsPhone:
  • 1038 St James St: +1 (204) 219-8939
  • 480 Portage Ave: +1 (204) 788-4477

    Email: [email protected]

  • Operating HoursSunday 12–7 PM

    Monday 11 AM–10 PM

    Tuesday 11 AM–10 PM

    Wednesday 11 AM–10 PM

    Thursday 11 AM–10 PM

    Friday 11 AM–10 PM

    Saturday 11 AM–10 PM

    Must-order ItemsTraditional Arabic Shawarma, Beef Donair, Beef Shawarma, Lamb Kebab, Shish Tawouk, Middle Eastern Biryani Bowl, Tabbouleh, Fattoush, Chicken Poutine, Mediterranean House Salad
    Price$ (Cheap)

    Les Saj Restaurant has solidified its reputation as one of Winnipeg’s most highly recommended Lebanese-Middle Eastern restaurants, and it’s easy to see why. 

    The restaurant consistently excels in offering fresh, tasty ingredients, impeccable service, and an all-around exceptional experience.

    At Les Saj, freshness is the key to their success. Whether it’s the vegetables, the bread, or the meat, everything is consistently fresh and full of flavor. 

    Now, the meat, in particular, is prepared to perfection, ensuring a delightful dining experience with every bite.

    But the excellence of Les Saj extends beyond its food. It’s a place where you can’t help but notice the care and attention given to every detail. 

    From the service to the tables and chairs, the staff to the establishment itself, and even the restrooms, Les Saj consistently receives a 10 out of 10 rating from patrons.

    With a menu that is bursting with must-try items, Les Saj leaves you spoiled for choice. Whether you’re indulging in classic Lebanese dishes or exploring something new, the variety ensures that there’s something for every palate.

    Pro Tip: 

    Its Saj bread is a highlight, be sure to try it with a selection of dips for a delightful appetizer.

    9. Al Basha Restaurant & Cafe

    Al Basha Restaurant & Cafe
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.albashawpg.ca/
    LocationAddress: 1566 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2E9, Canada

    Google Maps: Al Basha Restaurant & Cafe

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 (204) 306-8544

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursSunday 10 AM–12 AM

    Monday 10 AM–12 AM

    Tuesday 10 AM–12 AM

    Wednesday 10 AM–12 AM

    Thursday 10 AM–12 AM

    Friday 10 AM–12 AM

    Saturday 10 AM–12 AM

    Must-order ItemsLabneh Phonenician, Salat Zaitoune, Hummus Bil Laham, Soujouk Lebanese Style, Petra Shawarma Bowl, Halloum Arayees Plate, Lamb Chop Plate, Chicken Escalope Panini
    Price$$ (Average)

    Al Basha Restaurant & Cafe is more than just a Lebanese-Middle Eastern dining destination; it’s a place where the ambiance, hospitality, and food create an unforgettable experience. 

    From the moment you step into Al Basha, you’ll be captivated by its warm and inviting ambiance. You can unwind, dine, and savor the essence of Lebanese cuisine in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere here.

    Now, one standout feature of Al Basha is its homemade hot sauce, which has become a beloved local staple. This zesty condiment adds an extra layer of flavor to their dishes and is a must-try for those who appreciate a spicy kick.

    For patrons with specific dietary preferences, Al Basha offers a variety of options. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free, the menu has something to cater to your tastes.

    The staff at Al Basha are not only attentive but also well-versed in their offerings. They’re quick to recommend complementary dishes that enhance your dining experience. 

    And following their suggestions is a choice you won’t regret.

    The service is consistently amazing. The staff ensures that you feel like a valued guest, and the attention to detail adds to the overall satisfaction.

    Additionally, one can’t ignore the generous portion sizes at Al Basha. You’ll leave with a full belly, and the leftovers are a delightful bonus. 

    The restaurant is definitely a place where you get great value for your money.

    Pro Tip: 

    If you have dietary allergies, don’t hesitate to inform the staff; they’re accommodating and can guide you to safe yet delicious options.

    10. Kings Restaurant Middle Eastern Cuisine

    Kings Restaurant Middle Eastern Cuisine
    (Image from: Google Reviews)
    Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/kingshookaah/
    LocationAddress: 3326 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0P7, Canada

    Google Maps: Kings Restaurant Middle Eastern Cuisine

    Contact DetailsPhone: +1 (204) 415-7170

    Email: [email protected]

    Operating HoursSunday 11 AM–12 AM

    Monday 11 AM–12 AM

    Tuesday 11 AM–12 AM

    Wednesday 11 AM–12 AM

    Thursday 11 AM–12 AM

    Friday 11 AM–12:30 AM

    Saturday 11 AM–12:30 AM

    Must-order ItemsShawarma Poutine, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Kebab Shawarma, Beef Platter, Beef Lamb Donair Platter, Shish Tawouk Platter, Lamb Beef Donair Wrap, Gyro Wrap
    Price$$ (Average)

    Kings Restaurant stands out for its delicious and tasty food. Each dish is a delightful exploration of Middle Eastern flavors, making it a favorite among food enthusiasts.

    Additionally, the staff at Kings Restaurant are not only accommodating but also fast in their service. They ensure that you are attended to promptly, and their welcoming attitude adds to the overall dining experience.

    The portion sizes are generous, ensuring that you leave with a satisfied appetite, and the price is reasonable considering the quality and quantity of food you receive.

    Also, Kings Restaurant is particularly accommodating to allergies, making it an excellent choice for those with specific dietary restrictions. You can enjoy a wide array of dishes with peace of mind, knowing that your dietary needs are taken care of.

    The restaurant maintains a clean and spacious atmosphere, providing an enjoyable and comfortable dining environment. Whether you’re dining alone or with a group, there’s ample space to relax and savor your meal.

    Pro Tip: 

    Don’t forget to ask for some extra pita bread, it’s perfect for sopping up the last of your flavorful sauces.