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Arabesque Dining & Bar

1-3 Carre St, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9523 1108
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Ranked #796 of 3,994 restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you crave Middle Eastern/Turkish flavours then this is the restaurant for you. With so many restaurents in Melbourne what makes one return to the same one? Simply - the food. Order some of the vegetable entree dishes as they are absolutely tastebud tingling and you will never had seen courses like these. The chef importantly likes food too or... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A small, popular, crowded restaurant. The fact that it's so buzy adds to the atmosphere and we did not find it too packed in. The waiters are very professional and friendly too, couldn't fault them. Service was unobtrusive and efficient even though they were flat out. The food was all delicious. Plenty of variety we had silverbeet, lamb, quail and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Hidden in a back Street of Elsternwick this place is a little gem. It’s bustling with dinners and the waiter is excellent. We choose the $65 ph banquet. Dips, Turkish bread, calamari, Tabouleh salad, mixed pickles, calamari and meat cigars. For mains a slow roasted lamb claypot, chicken shish and grilled fish. The meal is to die for. The mixed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The staff had fantastic customer service- its been a long time since ive received such great service while out for dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, we ordered the banquet which I highly recommend as you get heaps of meze size meals so you get to try bit of everything. All meals were delicious & we also loved their home... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

An absolute SHOCKER!!! Unfortunately I never had an experience like this before anywhere in Australia & around the world, even in the third world countries! I can’t restrain myself & simply writing this review to warn potential patrons what to expect from this business. I booked my Birthday Dinner Party with them approximately 1 week in advance for 12 people... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had a meal at Arabesque in Elsternwick last Saturday, 6:30. It turned out to be a good choice of time, because this place was full at 7 and easy to see why. The service here is outstanding: my BYO wine was decanted for me; the waiter was exceptionally knowledgeable about meal selection; there was no time waiting for water to... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Loved this place. Great food. Tasty and flavoursome. I would go there again. Love love love. Better then all the other Turkish restaurants iv been to and almost as good as mums cooking

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Getting the last table on a Saturday night was the first sign of good luck. A warm welcome and a sensible discussion of the menu led to a wonderful meal. Wonderful silver beet and upside down chicken. A restaurant obviously valued by its community and remaining relaxed and efficient despite the pressure. An impressive front of house team. We'll be... More

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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We can't understand what the fuss is. The menus are A4 sheets of paper enclosed in opaque plastic - meaning it is really hard to even read the menu . The Waitress informed us that three main dishes were not available (no calamari?!) and then could not tell us the ingredients of the resturants signature dishes and drinks. The owners... More

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Melbourne
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58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The food here is second to none, wonderful cuisine full of flavour and true to to middle eastern standards. We attended on a Saturday night and the place was buzzing. The only let down is the tables are too close together, loud atmosphere, we ordered a banquet which was served too quickly. There are 2 settings which I find annoying... More

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