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Arabella

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Newtown
European, Turkish, Lebanese, Mediterranean, 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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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: Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Great Dinner

Are here recently for a friends birthday. Had the banquet menu which offered a great variety of food and was fantastic value for money. Live belly dancing on the weekend too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Damien G
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I recently went to Arabella on King Street for our Friday night date-night. We decided to be gluttonous and order the Chef's banquet. Each plate that came out was just as amazing as the one before it and there was certainly no shortage of food. We particularly enjoyed the dips platter and the lamb skewers. We didn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Are here recently for a friends birthday. Had the banquet menu which offered a great variety of food and was fantastic value for money. Live belly dancing on the weekend too.

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Thank Damien G
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I went to this place with a group of friends last weekend and we ordered 5 banquets and the quantity of entrees was good enough, but we didn't receive enough hot dishes and meat for the 5 people. The quantity of meat we received was ridiculous. Is the kind of place where you cannot trust as a customer. If you... More 

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Thank Henry W
New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

i work somewhere in town so most times when i;m done for the day i like to eat here. just for something different. it's good food, on time attendance and the environment is great. it's almost a regular for me

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Thank charles u
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I am taking the time to write this because i had a good time here. It's what you pay for. Good service and tasty meals

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Thank constantine h
New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

i take the time to visit different restaurants once in while. I am not a food connoisseur, I just like to have a good meal now and then. And it's something special for me every time I've been here. I like my vegan diet and their specials is something I like to eat when i go there. It's a lot... More 

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Thank charles g
New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

most of the meals were hot and were well seasoned and spiced. i'm a food person so i'm very selective. it's a place i'd like to hang out with friends from time to time. the ambiance is welcoming and the staff are courteous. i had myself some wine too - excellent selection. i had a little chit chat with the... More 

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Thank vince a
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

i'm a regular traveler to these parts and any time I'm in town i always stop by arabella to have me some of their tasty meals. i enjoy it because it's something different. I'm not much of a food person but sometimes I like to treat myself and a couple of friends to something good. service is fast, great ambiance,... More 

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Thank Bildermann
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I had a wonderful experience at Arabella, The food and ambiance was so good. I'd definitely like to go there every time i'm in Australia. Thins up guys (Y) !!

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Thank usman h
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This restaurant is simply awful. The worst lebanese food I have come across. The Tabouli was especially dry and seemed old. The Manager or owner also was extremely rude and was yelling a lot at his staff. Would not recommend.

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Thank Gary G

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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>  > Newtown
  • Neighborhood: Newtown
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9550 1119

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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?

Staying in Newtown

Neighborhood Profile
Newtown
A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theaters to the neighborhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighborhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.