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Arabesque Dining & Bar

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

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly polite staff, reasonably good food.

We went to Arabesque for dinner. The lady and gentleman who did the service were extremely polite and friendly. Small little cosy place. We ordered mainly from amongTurkish dishes, Dolma was really great, however I was not satisfied with my main course and communicated this to waitress upon her... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mahsa m
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came tonite to eat some traditional Turkish food started off with the trio of dips no bad but not the best, then the entrées came out the dolma was from a tin and they were pickled not fresh as we we're expecting the meat cigars were cold and the rest of the food was all tomato Napoli sauce with yogurt... More 

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Thank Katherine I
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Arabesque for dinner. The lady and gentleman who did the service were extremely polite and friendly. Small little cosy place. We ordered mainly from amongTurkish dishes, Dolma was really great, however I was not satisfied with my main course and communicated this to waitress upon her question. She apologised and said she will let the chef know.... More 

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Thank mahsa m
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say the food was very good. Very tasty. I enjoyed the meal immensely. The service was good and the waiters attentive. The restaurant looked a little run down and I did find the prices to be quite high

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Thank Ash E
Brighton, Australia
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 8. We booked 2 months in advance due to the time of year and the popularity of the establishment. One week before I rang and confirmed our booking. 1 hour before our reservation I was rung buy the manager to confirm the booking and to inform us that due to the large number of bookings... More 

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Thank Rosie8302
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We chose this restaurant for a family dinner - in part because we had eaten here several years ago and it was a convenient location for everyone. Then I read the reviews on trip advisor, noting lost bookings and slow service and wondered whether we had made the right choice. Our booking had not been lost, despite most of the... More 

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Thank verge2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We are never disappointed at Arabesque, the food not only looks scrumptious, it is. The service is efficient and fast. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank marie l
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is a small,friendly eatery with predominantly Turkish flavour. Service is prompt and friendly. They let us come on 1/2 hour before opening time when we turned up too early.

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1 Thank Rosemarie193
Geelong, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great food however service can vary have been when it's top notch and on others, like on this occasion, despite being early and restaurant quiet it quickly became full and 3 of us received our meal and the 4 th person had to wait 15 minutes for theirs. Have been here probably about 5 or 6 times over the last... More 

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1 Thank baileybobs29
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Gosh, having now read the above reviews I could just cut and paste from nearly all of them. Starting with, the quizzical look on the greeters face when we said we had a booking, the confusion of where our table was, the small serve of dips and yet not enough bread to scrape them up off the breadboard and having... More 

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Thank Leahy-white
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Booked on Dimmi but on arrival waiters didn't cross off name. Sat at a formally set table Drink orders taken promptly by pleasant staff. Food took fifteen minutes to arrive in dribbs and drabs. Everything looked delicious but the felafels were too big so the outside was overcooked, the salads were over salted and overdressed, the slow cooked lamb made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, 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?