Reservations are a must for this popular, great-value Lebanese restaurant.
If you’re looking to eat well without spending too much at lunchtime, Chez Nagi is the place. Unfortunately a lot of other people in the area know this too and by 12.30 there are no more tables. So it’s best to make a reservation. It may not look like anything special from the outside, nor inside, with its slightly old-fashioned, small interior. But what does it matter? That’s not why we’re here. The chef’s authentic, delicate Lebanese cuisine is what draws the crowd.
There’s a lot (and we mean a lot) to choose from on this menu so it’s best to go for the set menu (€14-18) which includes a wide choice of mezze dishes, skewers, tea and a dessert. We opted for their must-try hummus and the perfectly balanced baba ghanoush, accompanied by labneh (a delicious whipped white cheese - like Greek yogurt) and a tender, tasty chicken skewer (taouk). Then, ending things on a sweet note, two baklavas: absolutely delicious. The quick, friendly service is an added bonus and there’s a good choice of Lebanese wines to boot.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
|Venue name:||Chez Nagi|
120 rue de l’Université
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 12noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Invalides or Assemblée Nationale|