Southeast Asian in Beirut

Jai is Beirut's first pan-Asian restaurant, and it remains a stalwart. The restaurant itself is minuscule, only large enough to house the kitchen and one eight-person table, but for dinner, the staff set up tables on the sidewalk and street outside (blocked off by a military checkpoint). The food can be hit-or-miss, but the green curry, nasi goreng and spinach salad with peanut dressing are knockouts.