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645 Rathdowne Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
+61 3 9348 0455
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254 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The place used to be great, and so we were anxious to try it again. Oops, something has happened. The food was average, the servings skimpy, prices higher than they should be. The decor is faded, the staff was bored, and the restaurant needs a general do over. Interestingly, one of the staff got into a shouting match with a... More 

1 Thank roemanner
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Just a great place to have some authentic Lebanese food . We ordered the dips and the falafel as appetizers and they were full of flavors and delicious . As our main course , we got the slow cooked lamb and the taboulé which were also very yummy and well seasoned . The service was also great and the place... More 

Thank Mani F
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I had such high hopes coming here for dinner but was really disappointed. They were very busy on a Wednesday night in January with only two staff on (poor guys!) but no acknowledgement when I walked in, in fact I stood there for a while wondering how this was going to work! Mezz was ok - silverbeet rolls and lamb... More 

1 Thank Kimberley M
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2016

I've been to Zum Zum a few times as it is not far from home. It serves good fresh tasty food which comes out quickly. Decor is cosy and unpretentious. It books out quickly so plan your dinner in advance. It's a great spot to go for families like mine who are variously vegetarian, coeliac, etc as there is plenty... More 

Thank Jane D
Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is the first time we dined here and the experience was a good one. It was a wet cold Melbourne evening but the atmosphere was welcoming and the food was delicious. The service was good despite one waitress managing about forty customers. Worth a visit.

Thank russellw907
Woodend, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2016

I have been to Zum Zum several times but I was very disappointed on my last visit. The food was very average and the servings were small. The amount of bread provided with the dips was mean and we had to ask for more twice. The chicken and rice dish was definitely to be avoided; the chicken and rice should... More 

Thank Vincent C
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We have been eaten and been a fan of Amal Malouf's previous restaurant, so we were keen to try this one as well. We were not disapointed. Beautiful decor and food to match. Friendly and helpful service.

1 Thank RochelleH112014
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Perfect for big tables of friends or more intimate dinners. We were a bit rowdy because we were having so much fun, and I think the waiter was pretty annoyed but we really appreciated everything they had to offer. There are plenty of vegetarian dished and vegan options as well, definitely recommend if you're feeling like a moroccan feast.

Thank Stacey_cherie
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

Had a great shared meal here. Staff were very good and service was great. Food and wine delicious! Squeezed us in without a reservation.

Thank Chris M
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

I have eaten many many times at Zum Zum's and the meals have always been excellent. Service is great and the owner Jeff is a great person to deal with. Would highly recommend this place for a great middle eastern meal.

Thank Alison B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $22
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Rathdowne Street | Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3054, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9348 0455

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