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Arabella

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Lebanese, Bar, Dessert, Middle Eastern
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489-491 King Street, Newtown | 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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fine but not so

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
Nouzab F
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Suva, Fiji
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Suva, Fiji
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202 reviews 202 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Arabella restaurant is believed to be one of the finest dine in spots in Syndey, because of its great environment and authentic food.

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Sydney
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A friend and I ate here on a quiet week night. We each ordered the mixed plate for $32pp and whilst the food was generally good, I felt it was a bit expensive. There was nothing particularly amazing, just your average lebanese selection - hommous, baba ganoush, a single falafel, tabouleh, a couple of skewers and bread. Being one of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant is disgusting. I am Lebanese and I eat lebanese food almost every day. It is the worst place I have ever eaten in. It is dirty and the food is not fresh, the service is bad and the manager, Mohammed, is not nice at all. Avoid this place, trust lebanese opinion, it is far away from the authentic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 489-491 King Street, Newtown | 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 20 - 39
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Bar, Dessert, 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

Questions & Answers

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