Daily: 12pm - 12am
Gulf Beach Restaurant & Zein Cafe is located at Arab Street and specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine.
The owner was pretty hands on, talking to the customers. Tried Falafel and it was crispy and piping hot. The shawarmas were delicious. Good quality meat. Sujuk was pretty well done.
I have just used on line Roomservice and that part went great.However when we opened the boxes, it looked like someone's left over food. Shawarma craving I had dissapeared after a bite as it was awful, other beach mixed mechawi was dry and my kids simply refused to eat it. There are no salad with meat, other then tiny amount of old lettuce under the meat. Portion wise, it was tiny. Really, I should have gone to the Mc donalds instead.
See the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2011/01/gulf-beach-lebanese-restaurant-cafe.html
The air-conditioning was obviously wonky that night, and even though the staff put out a couple of fans in the indoors dining area, it was barely cooler than sitting outdoors in the very humid and warm night.
1) Farrouj Mechwi ($15) is a boneless chicken thigh patty marinated with a medley Lebanese spices, garlic and lemon juice, char-grilled. This wasn't half bad, it was aromatic and exotic,while tender and juicy, even if a frozen piece of meat was used and it wasn't very impressive at all
2) Mushroom soup - free but it was a monstrosity of a soup, terribly watery and weak, starched up by plain cornflour.This is one instance I thought it was better for a restaurant not to have served a free dish