Restaurant Noy is a Syrian Armenian restaurant in the neighbourhood of Bourj Hammoud, just over the river from Beirut. We went there after a long day wandering, and while we were hungry, everyone was too tired for a full-course Lebanese meal. In the end, we ordered some arayess, a couple of salads, and mante, a dumpling dish that’s served with yogurt over top.
Arayess is a type of sandwich where raw ground lamb or beef is mixed with spices, put inside a pita, and then grilled. In fact, we also had two other kinds of the same sandwich, called Toshka, which has a difference spice mix, and Maria, where they also add cheese. All three look the same, so I didn’t bother to take pictures, not least because I was too busy stuffing my face.
My significant other is a big fan of mante, and insisted on getting it almost everywhere it was available. Restaurant Noy has a pretty fantastic version of it.
To pretend that we were being healthy, we also got fattoush, a salad with toasted pita and sumach, and something called Armenian salad, which was also pretty delicious.
Restaurant Noy has two entrances, one from the Harboyan Trade Centre and one from the alley behind it. It’s just behind Armenia St., not too far from the main roundabout, so if you can’t find it, just ask someone and they’ll probably point the way.
Restaurant Noy, Harboyan Trade Center, GF, Moutraniye Street, Bourj Hammoud, Metn, Lebanon