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1-3 Carre St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
(03) 9523 1108
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time we had been to this restaurant but it wont be the last. The aromas when you walk in are amazing. We were booked for 8.00pm and arrived a little early but no problem we were seated straight away. The service was very good and out orders were taken quickly. The food was very good with... More 

Thank Bellendj
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is floor-less, The staff, the serves and the Amazing flavors is something your rarely fined in the suburbs of today. 5 star is an understatement You must try it for your self

1 Thank Mem A
Dingley Village, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 1 month in advance for a table of 9 - booking was made for 8.00 - not seated till 8.40 pm and on a table for 7 - two of our party had nowhere to sit - when the staff were advised they looked at us blankly - needless to say walked out and went to find another place... More 

2 Thank Monkeys1
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is usually pretty good and the waiters pleasant. However, when having booked a table for 3 we are shown to tables near the doorway and draught whilst people related to the restaurant are sat at the very table I requested - not happy. The food is generally good and tasty but the restaurant is too crowded. Accepting large... More 

Thank YLM2014
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

What a treat last Wednesday with the fresh and innovative entrees - especially loved the delicately spices prawns and the charcoal-smoky babaganoush. Our waiter Ergan was wonderfully friendly and helpful with excellent service. The decor and ambience is beautiful - and is much improved since our last visit a few years ago... not noisy now - the carpet is a... More 

2 Thank ursulabetka
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I've been here about 6 times over the last couple of years and my guests and I have had a wonderful experience every time. My most recent visit last night included a bottle of wine, meat cigars, dumplings, braised silverbeet and the Turkish bread all from the Mezze menu. All the food was beautiful! Great flavours, plated really nicely and... More 

2 Thank mishajl
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Saw this restaurant first on Food Safari on SBS 2 years ago and been coming on Monthly basis ever since. My fiance got sick so there was a period we stopped going but we had a craving for a good winter hearty meal. Honest hardworking owner / team. Would probably just say it was a little cramped. Not enough to... More 

1 Thank ConniieStav
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Where to start? I can only echo the negative comments of others here. The noise is unbelievable. Way too many people crammed in for the space. I was literally jostling with the people sitting around me on other tables. I couldn't hear the others at our table of six. Having any conversation except with the person next to me (by... More 

Thank Marc S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We adored their lamb Claypot. The fusion of the flavours were scintillating. The service was exemplary testament to this was their trust that our entertainment app with the discount voucher was taken on face value as our phone was 'dying'. The service was highly personalised with our names being acknowledged in the final saluting of farewell. Thank you Bryant and... More 

3 Thank Caryl H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Good food, but crammed in like sardines. Lighting was dreadful - so dark had to squint to read the menu. Noise so bad could not have a conversation in my group of 3. Need to put dampening material on the ceiling, better lighting and get rid of the paper/material around the light as they are a fire hazard. At almost... More 

Thank Carol H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Turkish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?