If you wish to eat traditional Lebanese food, Abou Jihad is one of the good spots to visit. This restaurant has been operational for more than half a century and is known for its kebabs and grilled meat and chicken. I am a vegetarian and going to a Lebanese diner is never an issue: half of the mezze does not contain meat or poultry, and several dishes are even vegan. Both the hearty tabbouleh and fattoush are good to have here.
Since it was also lent when I ate there last time, I relished the stuffed grape leaves (8 pieces for 240.000 LBP), some hindbeh (200.000 LBP), a portion of seasoned potatoes (210.000 LBP) with some hummus Beiruty (220.000 LBP), and pumpkin kibbe (about 60.000 LBP by large piece). If you are a meat-eating person, Abou Jihad is also known for its sandwiches. It also serves oriental desserts, which I usually avoid because I don’t fancy sweets. The tab is average and the service is swift. All in all, a satisfactory experience to try out.