I have to admit that I prefer oriental restaurants in their home country to Asian ones in Europe. Probably because there they are much more authentic. This is why I’m always super happy when I discover a new place. A couple of weeks ago I’ve showed you my favourite oriental food stall Sababa on Viktualienmarkt. A review of my favourite Afghan restaurant Chopan at Münchner Freiheit is still missing up here.
But today I’ll introduce you to Lemar – a small oriental palace in the heart of Schwabing. Palace may be a little bit too exaggerated but the various seating areas remind me of that.
Afghan restaurant Munich Lemar
Entering Lemar you may smell the scents of the Orient – cinnamon, cardamom, fresh mint and coriander. I felt at ease: pastel coloured walls, colourful pillows and tables decorated with mosaic. The ambience is comfortable and inviting.
Lemar Food & Drinks
The menu is clearly presented and next to meat and fish dishes you’ll also find a great variation of vegetarian ones. I chose the braised lamb with eggplant, rice with vegetables and raisins. The lamb was tender and the eggplants melted on my tongue. Along with the dinner I chose a glass of Primitivo red wine, which is always a good choice.
Especially on weekends the restaurant is always packed. Therefore, I highly recommend booking a table in advance. I absolutely loved the small booth, which you can book with a bigger group. If you’re not located in Schwabing they have one restaurant in the old town and another one at the Isartor.
I hope you liked this recommendation and I wish you a wonderful day!