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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Welcome to Zahli - A modern take on traditional Middle Eastern flavours. Zahli Restaurant, located on Sydney’s iconic Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills, brings an exceptional culinary experience to life. It allows patrons to get a feel for the culture and tradition of authentic Lebanese dining, drawn from one of the country's most exemplary regions- Zahlé. We have created an environment, atmosphere and menu that is a modern take on age-old Middle Eastern foods. We take pride in delivering excellence – in taste, service, experience and memories. Our award-winning meals curated by our Executive Chef are a testament to what Zahli is all about and the joy we have brought to our local community, international
$9 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is stylish, staff are very friendly & helpful, service was very good too. Attentive without being intrusive. The flavours were all fabulous in every dish we ordered & helping sizes were generous. Couldn’t fault this place. Would definitely recommend giving this place a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 759dianaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose Zahli blindly from a number of Middle Eastern themed restaurants in the area. It was an enlightened choice! Very modern look and atmosphere, great staff and reasonable prices. All dishes were great but the highlights were a mixed middle eastern entree platter and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on Saturday night for dinner. We ordered the Zahli banquet. Simply divine! The food and service were second to none. Just like eating Lebanese food at Mums. We also ordered a lovely bottle of red wine from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Lebanese food that just kept on coming. The Banquet was delicious and the service was always done with a smile. All our needs accommodated without a hitch. The best Lebanese Restaurant experience I have had in Sydney. We will definitely be back. Thank you...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable time at Zahli restaurant tonight - a very helpful and friendly staff, fresh and tasty Lebanese food, classy & family atmosphere and a great time overall! They serve with a smile and they cook from the heart. Thank you for...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Luba C
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We ordered the banquet which included some seafood. The usual dips, octopus, calamari and large King prawns followed by a lamb and chicken skewers. Portions were not large but just enough for us. Younger patrons might want more. At $65 per head (May 2019) it...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Enrico C
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Went here on our first day in Sydney. Food was lovely, fresh and halal. The service was also very good.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank rehimaaslam
Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food! We had the Zahli banquet & there was nothing we didn't love! A generous amount of food for a really reasonable price. The wine and desserts were also delicious, well matched and value for money. The service was outstanding, great recommendations and advice....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Katherine B
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Excellent service and superb food.The food was very fresh and delicious, one of the better Lebanese restaurants around. Very attentive waitress.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Annaky52
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We needed a place on a Monday night when not much is available and ended up here. What a great place this is. The staff are so pleasant and helpful in all aspects of choosing from the menu too. We worked our way through such...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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December 11, 2018|
Response from Zahli_Restaurant | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Davie, Zahli is open only for dinner on NY day , first booking at 6:00pm. Best you make a booking via our website to confirm your reservation. Just so that you’re aware, a 10% surcharge is applicable on public... More
November 21, 2018|
Response from Zahli_Restaurant | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Susan, Thanks for your enquiry. Zahli is open on Christmas Day, both lunch & dinner. Best you make a booking via our website to confirm your reservation. Just so that you’re aware, a 10% surcharge is applicable on... More
May 8, 2018|
Response from ItinerantSydneySider | Reviewed this property |
I think the place is wheelchair accessible
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