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Arabella

#1,993 of 4,241 Restaurants in Sydney
#2,204 of 4,662 Places to Eat in Sydney
$$$
Lebanese, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Middle Eastern
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489-491 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
+61 2 9550 1119
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Arabella was established in 2002. The man behind the burners in Arabella's...
Arabella was established in 2002. The man behind the burners in Arabella's open kitchen is head chef Mohamad Zouhour. Mohamad has over 22 years experience & has shared his talent in some of the world's greatest kitchens in Beirut, Canada & Dubai. Mohamad's finishing touches to his Lebanese cuisine menu is what has labeled Arabella the tastiest Lebanese Restaurant in Australia. Arabella is a sleek, discreet restaurant, bathed in muted chocolate browns & warm greys. It has a modern & funky fit out with banquettes & a luxurious cushion corner among the alcoves secreting Middle Eastern artifacts. Along with the finest dishes served Arabella offers exceptional & welcoming service & is suitable for any event including birthdays, hens nights, engagements, corporate functions & many more. Arabella strives for all it's diners leaving the restaurant with a "WOW" impression. For a true Beirut night life experience right here in the heart of Sydney, Arabella is the place to be.
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food

I like the open kitchen, food was quite good and delicious, I'm not a fan of lebenise cousin but one of my friend took me there and I absolutely loved it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Maria G
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Sydney, Australia
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sri lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

First about the food. Below Average taste. The waiting staff were friendly. However, there was the head waiter or probably the owner who played a trick on us. we were very disappointed when we saw the bill. Whilst we were having our ordered meal, this guy came to us and put a salad and a Hormuz dish on our table... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I like the open kitchen, food was quite good and delicious, I'm not a fan of lebenise cousin but one of my friend took me there and I absolutely loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Pushy manager wanted us to over order, food took FOREVER to come out, got ripped off when the bill came out (they over charge you on extra stuff that you never ordered plus bump up the meal price if you don't check bill) I'm NEVER going back there again! Awful restaurant, awful staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A late business dinner and experience was mixed. Atmosphere was great with friendly customer but food & beverages did not meet our expectation.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Six of us shared a regular banquet for four plus a vegetarian banquet for two. We were carefully warned not to eat too much of the delightfully light, fresh pita bread as there were many courses to come. We didn't but the variety and amount of food was overwhelming, and very, very tasty. One of the best Lebanese meals I've... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

DO NOT GO HERE! Unless you want to be treated awfully!!!! I went last night for my birthday excited to see what it was like, I had high hopes as I love Lebanese cuisine. Unfortunately, my party of 11 were treated terribly especially by the manager. 7 of us ordered the banquet which took forever to come out, they brought... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

i recommend all of you to visit Arabella the best Lebanese restaurant in Sydney once in a life..They are providing the best food quality with great environment..!!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Trippers, we randomly popped in to this restaurant and we were greeted with an amazing hi by im guessing was the head waitress AL, and we are doing the banquet tonight etc. to our surprise there was a table at no notice. There was 5 of us. The mezes which consisted of typical lebanese baba ganoush, hoummus, garlic dip, leb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Always a fun night with the Friday night belly dancer getting people up to dance. The host is excellent and always makes everyone feel like family. Great food too. The banquet is always more than you can eat.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had a great experience at Arabella, my ultimate favourite dish would be the falafel! Most recommended, it falls apart like a cookie in your mouth! You can read more about my experience here: http://journey-fromwithin.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/arabella-newtown.html

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489-491 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 1119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 36
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Bar, Mediterranean, Pub, Middle Eastern

Description

Arabella was established in 2002. The man behind the burners in Arabella's open kitchen is head chef Mohamad Zouhour. Mohamad has over 22 years experience & has shared his talent in some of the world's greatest kitchens in Beirut, Canada & Dubai. Mohamad's finishing touches to his Lebanese cuisine menu is what has labeled Arabella the tastiest Lebanese Restaurant in Australia. Arabella is a sleek, discreet restaurant, bathed in muted chocolate browns & warm greys. It has a modern & funky fit out with banquettes & a luxurious cushion corner among the alcoves secreting Middle Eastern artifacts. Along with the finest dishes served Arabella offers exceptional & welcoming service & is suitable for any event including birthdays, hens nights, engagements, corporate functions & many more. Arabella strives for all it's diners leaving the restaurant with a "WOW" impression. For a true Beirut night life experience right here in the heart of Sydney, Arabella is the place to be.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?