11m - Love it or hate it, Hamra street was and always will be the heart and soul...
Hurry up and book your table now at Onno!
This was the best-kept secret of Armenian cuisine. The original Onno, has always been a culinary destination exclusive to people in the know. The restaurant is now out in the open, in one the up-and-coming streets of Beirut. While its ancestor, open since 1985, could be likened to a homey kitchen rather than a full-on restaurant, the Badaro branch is everything you would expect for a delicious trendy Armenian eatery.
Founded by Karnigue Nigolian and remaining a family affair ever since, the place that has now become one of the worst-kept secrets in the city, is still serving up traditional home-cooked Armenian dishes to an ever-increasing crowd. Cooked with skill and passion, the restaurant and food is a reflection of Nigolian himself. "I'm not a cook, I'm self-trained, I didn't learn in a culinary school. I'm an artist and my food is my creation," he said. Well it seems experience is indeed the mother of all creations in this case. Do not miss the Ras Asfour karaz (meat with cherry glaze) or their Basterma with quail eggs, another classic.