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1-3 Carre St | Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9523 1108
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

The place was jam packed when we arrived as they had a big birthday table. Made for a cosy night but lots of buzz. Despite concerns the service might have been stretched everything went smoothly and there is obviously an emphasis on checking that everyone was happy as we were asked a few times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Lyn&MarkfromOz
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The place was jam packed when we arrived as they had a big birthday table. Made for a cosy night but lots of buzz. Despite concerns the service might have been stretched everything went smoothly and there is obviously an emphasis on checking that everyone was happy as we were asked a few times throughout the evening. The menu covers... More 

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Melbourne
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117 reviews 117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We dined here on a warm night with friends. We had an electric fan near our table so I am uncertain whether Arabesque has air conditioning or not. I don't think I would like to dine here on a very warm night when the dining room is full. Aside from that, we were warmly greeted upon arrival and our young... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent and the staff is extremely attentive and friendly. We dine there a few times and we never had a bad experience. We tried quite a few of there dishes and had the banquet with quite a large group of guests and it was excellent value for money. We definitely recommend sharing a few dishes. Our all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I went there with my friends, foods were delicious and excellent customer service. Waitresses were professional and polite.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to this restaurant in the past and received excellent service and food. Took some old friends tonight and we decided to have banquet menu at $50 per head. Service was rushed, table far too small for four having a banquet menu and the closeness to other tables ridiculous. Food was fair but all came at same time... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Beautifully decorated cozy environment with attentive staff to complete the experience. The sultan lamb clay pot is by far one of the best meals I have had. Clay pots are renowned for the ability to hold the numerous flavors that are evident in this dish. For desert we had the baklava ice cream which perfectly blended ice cream with baklava.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love walking away from a meal feeling satisfied and that every cent I spent was well worth it. Arabesque provides that feeling. Arabesque provides some of the best middle eastern / turkish food. The place provides an authentic middle eastern ambience with plush red carpets, drapes etc. - almost making it feel like a bedouin tent. The food is... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow, what a popular restaurant! Its easy to see why - the food is delicious and the service is wonderful. It does get a bit squashy given it's popularity, so early bookings or weekday visits are better if you prefer a quieter atmosphere. After our selection of meze to start, my partner and I had the lamb shish and the... More 

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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Recently went for lunch for my Dad's special birthday. There were 15 of us & I couldn't express more, how excellent, tasty & fresh the food was. The timings were perfect. Catered for all our tastes. Later the staff told us they opened especially for lunch on Sunday. Couldn'd recommend it more.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I often come here when we have a middle eastern craving. We often recommend Arabesque to our friends. We travel over 40mins to come to this restaurant and yes whilst there are many restaurants closer to us, it is well worth the trip. The food here is some of the best middle eastern food on offer in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-3 Carre St | Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Melbourne, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9523 1108

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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