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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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12:00 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: 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Every one must visit Arabella...!!!

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..!!.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
caitlinlily01
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Blue Mountains, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
42 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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Sydney, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Lovely food with a good selection of tasting plates - all very authentic. Belly dancer was a lot of fun and everyone in the restaurant got into the swing of things. Service was attentive and very quick - our waiter could not have tried harder to make our meal an enjoyable one. The restaurant was busy with two large groups.

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Sydney, Australia
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62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a Friday night, it was quiet when we first arrived but it soon filled up with couples, friends and a birthday party. Our waitress was a little inexperienced, must have been her first night but one of the managers/owners soon came to her rescue. We had the best hummus we have ever had and the... 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 19 - 39
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Bar, Dessert, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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?