To step into Marhaba's cozy dining room is to be immediately transported to another world: walking in, one gets the sense that one has left behind the busy traffic of Sunset Drive and the hustle and bustle of shoppers, and entered instead an intimate café in a far-off land.
The eye is dazzled by brightly colored swaths of fabric hanging canopy-like from the ceiling, and by an array of authentic Middle Eastern art, such as the traditional paintings and lamps that have been specially delivered from Lebanon. In the air hangs the sweet aroma of the sisha – a hookah-like water pipe – mingled with mouthwatering smells from the kitchen.
Those aromas come from the unique blend of spices Marhaba uses in a variety of signature Lebanese specialties, which are made from traditional family recipes. A particular favorite is Kibbeh Nayeh, made according to a recipe that has been traditionally passed on for generations. Other popular selections include Kababs of lamb, beef, chicken or shrimp, as well as a number of salads and vegetarian dishes.
The food is quite pricey, and because this is pretty much the only somewhat upscale place left in the Sunset Place mall after Dan Marino's sad demise, I...read more
Marhaba has now reopened up the street on Sunset Drive next to American Apparel. I could not be more excited. Went yesterday for a birthday lunch and the...read more
Service is super slow despite the restaurant not being busy. It took over 5 minutes for our server to take our drink order (meaning water) and he was not...read more
5701 Sunset Dr
South Miami, FL. 33143
- Serves Food
- Live Entertainment
- Serves Alcohol
- Outdoor Seating
Sun-Thu 11:30am to 10:00pm
Fri & Sat. 11:30am-11:30 pm