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“Food not so great.Points for Service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Samaras

Samaras
Shop 3 123-125 Corrimal Street, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 4229 6950
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Ranked #5 of 258 Restaurants in Wollongong
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Food not so great.Points for Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Very mixed with the high reviews of this place.We had the mixed platter for 2. The bread was definitely not fresh, dips and tabouli as quoted by another reviewer " Better from Woolworths" is actually true. Falafel and chicken very dry and needed the dips to enhance the taste and flavor.
The service was really good as the staff were very polite and friendly which is why we didn't rate this place as terrible.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Slowly going downhill”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been coming here for years, but have found over the last 12 months service and food falling short. Smaller serving sizes, dismissive staff, and food not as good as it used to be. Not sure if there has been a change in ownership or chefs, but the gradual deterioration of quality is definitely evident

  • Visited October 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“What a feast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Discovering this place was the best find in Wollongong. The food is delicious. The herbs and spices used in their food is the difference between good and great!

Visited December 2014
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“Wonoona.!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We Love everything about samaras.! We drive from windang to wonoona just for lunch.! Staff are amazing and food is even better.!! 10/12/14

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wollongong, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice place to sit and watch Wollongong pass by”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Haven't been here for a couple of years and was a little disappointed. The food was extremely salty for mine though my husband thought it was quite nice. Good variety of dishes and good size servings. It is nice to sit outside and watch Wollongong pass by on a warm night. A bottle shop is close if you wish to enjoy a drink while there. Service could lift their game a little there is a lot of competition in the area these days.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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