We are proud to introduce a distinguished culinary experience consisting of the infusion of authentic Lebanese cuisine and the exotic flavors of traditional Armenian dishes.
Established in Beirut in 1996, Almayass restaurants are also present in New York City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuwait City and Doha.
Over time, Almayass has attracted the attention of The New York Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine, Los Angeles Times and many other international publications as a "must go" destination for a Lebanese-Armenian dining experience.
There is a unique kind of connection to a person’s origins — a deep emotional bond of the soul to homeland, family memories and centuries-old traditions. Chant Alexandrian, of Armenian descent, always had that feeling of connection and a desire to maintain old and authentic culinary experiences.
The story of Almayass began in 1996, when the Alexandrian family decided to introduce their Lebanese à l’arménienne home recipes and certain Armenian specialties to food lovers in Beirut. The concept of Mediterranean cuisine, as one of the oldest and most versatile one can ever come across, was being interpreted differently. Mr. Alexandrian managed to perfectly blend the two ‘branches’ of the Mediterranean cuisine – Lebanese and Armenian – with unique and memorable ability.
Today, any guest visiting Almayass will find our tastes to be familiar yet traditional. The very notion of Almayass, reminiscing the sound of an ‘Al-Mays’ mountain tree gusting through a delicate Mediterranean breeze, embodies the home-like atmosphere of Almayass, where our guests will experience a culinary journey leaving them with heart-warming memories.
We love to transmit our passion for excellence in food!
Our aim is to have people worldwide experience our unique Lebanese-Armenian fusion cuisine and to expand around the world through a franchise system. We look for like-minded people with a passion to please through culinary journeys and a desire to spread awareness of the Almayass experience.
Almayass franchisee benefits:
Current Almayass franchisees may access their Almayass online space by clicking the link below
Almayass is built around a family of like-minded individuals with a love of premium cuisine and a distinct attention to high-level guest service and satisfaction. The Almayass teams tend to be professional, yet warm and relaxed. They go to great lengths to provide a memorable experience to each guest.
We welcome applications to join the Almayass family!