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In 2010, restaurateur and longtime south Orange County resident, Omar Chmait first conceived the idea of a restaurant honoring his Lebanese heritage. Two years later, with the support of his family, he opened The Olives Branch fine Lebanese Cuisine.The Olives Branch bringsthe Lebanese tradition of welcoming guests with endless hospitality, generosity, and delicious handcrafted food to the city of San Juan Capistrano.Generosity and hospitality are the hallmarks of Lebanese culture, where food, is a celebration of life, with endless varieties and magical tastes. At The Olives Branch, our food and service are refined by these traditions.

Enjoy Your Meal

At The Olives Branch Fine Lebanese Cuisine, you’ll enjoy the freshest, most flavorful entrees made famous by our signature blend of imported/authentic Mediterranean spices.

Enjoy Your Meal

At The Olives Branch Fine Lebanese Cuisine, you’ll enjoy the freshest, most flavorful entrees made famous by our signature blend of imported/authentic Mediterranean spices.

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Chicken Shawarma recipe

1. Make the shawarma spice mixture. Simply add the spices into a small bowl and mix to combine. 2. Cut... Read More

Sweet Potato Pear and leek soup with Spiced Croutons/

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Shrimp and prawn as food

Shrimp and prawn are important types of seafood that are consumed worldwide. Although shrimp and prawns belong to different suborders of Decapoda, they are very similar in... Read More