Onno Bistro Badaro Beirut

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Onno Bistro Badaro – Cosy Armenian restaurant

Onno restaurant in Badaro is a little bit off the beaten track. Even for Beirutis, Badaro hasn’t yet gained the same status as hipster neighbourhoods Mar Mikhael and Gemmayze. It’s worth coming here though – Badaro is a first-rate Armenian restaurant. It has a cosy feel inside, with pomegranate murals and Armenian tapestries adorning the walls. There’s a big terrace out front for al fresco dining.

My favourite foods to order are the mouth-watering sweet and sour cherry (vishna) kebab, and a portion of manti, which are miniature dumplings stuffed with a choice of mincemeat, chicken or a vegetarian option, and served on a bed of yogurt.

Like Lebanese food, the dishes are made for sharing, so I usually order a selection of starters such as pumpkin kibbeh, an Armenian salad (itch) and the baked aubergine. Onno also caters to more exotic tastes, with delicacies such as pan-fried lamb brains, marinated frogs’ legs, marinated beef tongue and pan-fried sparrows. Dessert is on them, and changes daily.

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Details about this spot



Badaro Main Street, Beirut

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 00:00 daily


Per main dish: LBP 70,000

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)