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Finding genuine (and affordable ) Lebanese cuisine can be challenging in a city dominated by traditional Romanian and popular international eateries. Food lovers often find themselves wandering through countless restaurants, seeking that one place where flavor meets authenticity without breaking the bank.

However, there are places where the vibrant flavors of Lebanon are brought to life through traditional recipes handed down through generations, all available right in your local neighborhood. Wouldn’t it be frustrating if such a culinary treasure remained unexplored just because it’s a bit hidden from the usual dining hotspots?

Nestled among the bustling blocks of Bucharest lies a hidden gem that offers a unique culinary experience to those in search of authentic Lebanese cuisine—Om Hani. It is not a restaurant as it doesn’t have any tables, but more of a Lebanese Deli Shop, that also prepares wonderful sandwiches you can enjoy on the street, and foods you can take away.

Don’t let the look of the place put you off, this establishment is becoming a beacon for foodies who crave a taste of the Middle East in the capital city of Romania!

The name of the place: Om Hani

Led by the passionate chef Said, who has over two decades of culinary experience, Om Hani offers an array of dishes that promise to transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Beirut.

Prices That Please

From the creamy and rich hummus to the fresh cheese and mint, from the hearty lentil soup and even the perfectly seasoned falafel sandwiches, everything we tried from Om Hani was crafted with care and authenticity. Not to forget the luscious baklava and kașta desserts, each bite at Om Hani is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Lebanon.

check their schedule during holidays and special events to make the most of your visit. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, this hidden gem is sure to offer a memorable culinary adventure.

Another significant aspect of Om Hani is its affordability. With dishes priced between 10 to 20 lei(less than 4 euro), you can indulge in a variety of flavors without any guilt. Whether you are looking to satisfy your craving or picking a quick lunch, on the go, Om Hani ensures that you get the best value for your money.

Om Hani is not a restaurant; but it certainly is a culinary journey that offers a real slice of Lebanon in Bucharest. This hidden gem deserves a spot on every food lover’s list, not just for its delicious meals but also for the authentic experience it provides. So next time you’re in Herastrau Area, make sure to consider going one more bus stop, to get to Om Hani—where every dish tells a story, and every bite is a celebration of Lebanese culture.

A Call to Culinary Adventure

Do not let the location deter you. Seek out Om Hani, tucked away among the urban landscape of Bucharest, and give yourself the chance to explore one of the city’s best-kept culinary secrets. Your palate will thank you, and you’ll find yourself returning, time and again, for that genuine taste of Lebanon.

Plan Your Visit: Location and Hours

1-3 Amiral Horia Măcelariu Street, Bucharest, 013932

Weekly Opening Hours:

  • Wednesday to Friday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Dive into the delights of mid-week dining with extended hours that are perfect for both lunch and a relaxed evening meal.

Special Note on Weekend Availability:

  • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Make the most out of your Saturday morning with a visit to this culinary haven. Note that they close early, so an early lunch is a great way to enjoy their offerings without the rush.
  • Sunday: Closed
    The restaurant takes a break on Sundays, but this pause ensures that every dish served during the week is crafted with the utmost care and creativity.

Resuming Regular Hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    Start your week right with exceptional flavors that promise to inspire and delight.

Remember to check their schedule during holidays and special events to make the most of your visit. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, this hidden gem is sure to offer a memorable culinary adventure!

Enjoy! (We certainly did)

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