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109 Elgin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
(03) 9347 0006
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6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Transported back to my childhood lovely simple well made Lebanese food, simple menu great service enjoyed it immensely. Will try and do again on my next Melbourne trip and spend a a bit more time

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Transported back to my childhood lovely simple well made Lebanese food, simple menu great service enjoyed it immensely. Will try and do again on my next Melbourne trip and spend a a bit more time

Thank Dgam007
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew we were in good hands when we were greeted by the friendly, efficient and calm daughter-in-law of Abla, who instantly made us feel welcome and relaxed. This restaurant has been running for a long, long time and it shows, they have mastered the art of hospitality and serving their guests flawless Lebanese food. We ordered the banquet, and... More 

Thank Kiwifoodfusspot
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having cooked from Abla's Lebanese Cookbook for many years, I was very excited to be in Melbourne to get to experience the cuisine. Having Lebanese Grandparents, my expectations of Lebanese food are very high, and I was not disappointed. The food here is amazing. It is fresh, authentic, and delicious. The service was wonderful, and our waitress was very happy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We were excited to eat here from all the fantastic reviews, however the food was very disappointing. A lot of the meals all taste the same and are made up with minced lamb or minced chicken. I ordered a lemon lime bitters drink and it was a from a pre mixed bottle not what you would expect when you are... More 

Thank Kate T
Sydney, Australia
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451 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Abla's never fails to excite. The food is fabulous - there are so many standouts, chicken and rice, ladies fingers, chicken wings (best I've ever eaten - they just melt in the mouth), loubieh, the fried fish or the samke harra, delicious dips. It's BYO and the quality and quantity of the food makes the banquets great value.

Thank Riddoch88
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Being local residents of Carlton, this is our favourite. The decor is not fancy but the food is consistently amazing. Abla herself is in the kitchen most nights. The rice and chicken dish is out of this world. Go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Andrew S
Camberwell, Australia
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135 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

4 of us booked for 6:30pm and it was full to capacity by 730pm. We were upstairs with a single waitress and she had about 30 diners to look after. We never had to wait long for anything. The meal was a selection of share items from dips to chicken livers, koftas, tabouli, chicken and rice, falafel, coffee and baklava.... More 

Thank Gingermegs55
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Had a wonderful banquet birthday dinner with friends. Delicious tasty real food and oh so generous. The food just kept coming. Really appreciated all that was on offer. And 5 out of 5 for service. Highly recommend it.

Thank LBigic
Wodonga, Australia
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199 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Average entry but once inside this place was buzzing. Apparently they are in business for 27 years so things must be done right here. Great menu,yummy food, plenty on your plate, a bit noisy but not too bad....i enjoyed my night with my friends very much. Would go back...

Thank ozitis
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place has been on my list for a very long time. Finally visited this place with a few friends. Going to this restaurant is like visiting a Lebanese household. The decor is minimal but warm and homely. The food is like having your Lebanese friend's mum cook a feast. We had the banquet and nothing disappointed. A great balance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Elgin Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9347 0006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?