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298 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant on Saturday 27th August and had a wonderful evening. The food and atmosphere was amazing, there was a belly dancer also which made the experience brilliant and very entertaining. Will definitely be going back here very soon!

Thank Ciara F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had not been to Sydney for 3 years so our first dinner was our fave Lebanese. Did not disappoint. Have been eating here for 30 years and we still love it. One of the things we miss most since leaving Sydney.

Thank Carolyn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The food here was out of this world So fresh and tasty Definitely one of the best I've tried in a long time Service was great with a really informative waiter giving us lots of tips and information A must visit for a relaxed chilled evening meal in a great traditional atmosphere

Thank Lauralouxx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We moved from Dubai to sydney after having spend nearly 25 years in Dubai. Emad's dinner has been the best lebanese food we had ever since we got here. Such a pretty interior and finger licking food! Surprised to find this gem. Will go back soon to try the banquet!

Thank Sreesandhya S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Been coming to this restaurant for over 30yrs and last night was the first time in 3yrs the food was just simply amazing. They had my favourite on the menu kibbe the raw lamb mince. The hummus and other dips just so fresh and the vine leaves and cabbage rolls delicious. Everything was so good. Service was friendly and food... More 

Thank John J
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

After 30 years of the most outstanding service and food, I'm finally on Tripadvisor to give the review they deserve. The best, atmosphere, food and friendly faces. Honest, affordable dining.

Thank Fredichles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and it's the best Lebanese food I've ever had and the price is not over the top The service is great, and I have been informed by the waiter that there for over 40 years. Well worth the visit.

Thank Mickaa1
Salamander Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Every time we come to Sydney, Emad's is a must! The food is amazing, fresh, tasty and plentiful. We have now been over a dozen times and this time took friends. They had dined the night before at one of Sydney's five star restaurants. They walked out of Emad's saying it was the best meal of the weekend! Truly, Emad's... More 

Thank bedhead7271
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food & fantastic service! Emad's has been in Surry Hills for many many years and for good reason! BYO wine and banquet menu is amazing!

Thank foodntravel101
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Emad's has been a long term favorite, I say up front. Really I'd vote for Emads to be known as a National Treasure. I'll keep it simple, and confine my writing pretty much to the experience last night. Only wanted something simple and nutritious for the 2 of us. Only had 90 minutes until the theatre started, albeit the theatre... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 298 Cleveland St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 9698-2631

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

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.