al Amir Restaurant

★★★☆☆

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When to Sandhill location for take out on Friday and used a credit card. Several days later, I noticed that the total reported on my bank account did not match my $8 takeout purchase. I call Al Amir 3 times until 1 of the staff told me that someone had written in a $3 tip on my $8 takeout order. I got them to credit me, but what a problem over 1 of their employees stealing. I have been in a number of times bacause I work at Sandhill, but will not be back

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★☆☆☆☆

When to Sandhill location for take out on Friday and used a credit card. Several days later, I noticed that the total reported on my bank account did not match my $8 takeout purchase. I call Al Amir 3 times until 1 of the staff told me that someone had written in a $3 tip on my $8 takeout order. I got them to credit me, but what a problem over 1 of their employees stealing. I have been in a number of times bacause I work at Sandhill, but will not be back

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I don't know of any other Middle Eastern restaurants in Columbia, but if there were Al Amir would still be the best. Everything I've tried off the menu is great (Lamb Swarma - spelling? is highly recommended). All three of the salads are delicious and refreshing. Everything down to the iced tea is perfect. There is nothing to complain about with service and/or atmosphere. It is equipt with huge booths decorated with rugs and comfortable pillows. If I had to find one thing wrong with this place it would have to be lack of parking. Do not listen to any of these bad reviews because Al Amir is great!

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★★★★☆

I don't know of any other Middle Eastern restaurants in Columbia, but if there were Al Amir would still be the best. Everything I've tried off the menu is great (Lamb Swarma - spelling? is highly recommended). All three of the salads are delicious and refreshing. Everything down to the iced tea is perfect. There is nothing to complain about with service and/or atmosphere. It is equipt with huge booths decorated with rugs and comfortable pillows. If I had to find one thing wrong with this place it would have to be lack of parking. Do not listen to any of these bad reviews because Al Amir is great!

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The restaurant itself is lovely. There's just a hint of incense in the air, the walls in the dining area have been painted with a lovely motif, the table and seat decorations are great, and the music is nice and quiet, not this loud, thumping roar that you can barely hear yourself over. The food tastes very good, and the prices are around $10-$18 per meal. I know this sounds bad, but I can't put it anyway but the way it is. The service, if from a male server, is poor. We've been there 5 times, at least (myself and 2 female friends), and the male server always seems distracted and acts bored, though he does take care of our meal needs, and not in an incompetent manner. The service, from a female server, is grand. I know.. that sounds awful, but that's been our experience. The service is not poor to the point where we'll not go anymore, but we do know what to expect.

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★★★☆☆

The restaurant itself is lovely. There's just a hint of incense in the air, the walls in the dining area have been painted with a lovely motif, the table and seat decorations are great, and the music is nice and quiet, not this loud, thumping roar that you can barely hear yourself over. The food tastes very good, and the prices are around $10-$18 per meal. I know this sounds bad, but I can't put it anyway but the way it is. The service, if from a male server, is poor. We've been there 5 times, at least (myself and 2 female friends), and the male server always seems distracted and acts bored, though he does take care of our meal needs, and not in an incompetent manner. The service, from a female server, is grand. I know.. that sounds awful, but that's been our experience. The service is not poor to the point where we'll not go anymore, but we do know what to expect.

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We recently tried al Amir on the advice of a friend. We tried a few items off the menu and none were great. We were looking for more taste in our authenic food. The atmosphere was lacking and nothing seemed to be fitting together. If you are looking for a new place you may want to check it out but we probably won't be back.

PROS:
CONS: mediocre food

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★★☆☆☆

We recently tried al Amir on the advice of a friend. We tried a few items off the menu and none were great. We were looking for more taste in our authenic food. The atmosphere was lacking and nothing seemed to be fitting together. If you are looking for a new place you may want to check it out but we probably won't be back.

PROS:
CONS: mediocre food

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The food, quality, and service is excellent. Not many middle-easter restuarants in Columbia... so this is a rare find. I would definitely recommend the Damascus bread as an appetizer. Chicken Tawook or Lamb Shwarma is an excellent meal.

PROS: Quality of food, Service, location
CONS: In the $12-$16 per price range

5
★★★★★

The food, quality, and service is excellent. Not many middle-easter restuarants in Columbia... so this is a rare find. I would definitely recommend the Damascus bread as an appetizer. Chicken Tawook or Lamb Shwarma is an excellent meal.

PROS: Quality of food, Service, location
CONS: In the $12-$16 per price range

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