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El Karim

126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (9 reviews)
“tabouli” (6 reviews)
“pork loin” (3 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

We hadn't been to El Karim for quite a while - but it certainly impressed and we'll be back again soon. Located near to the Roseville Cinema (one of the great old-style cinemas of the the North side of Sydney), the food was abundant, flavoursome,...More

Thank AntSydney
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely family lunch of proper Lebanese food. A little bit of fusion of other foods. Bit loud but good service. Honey & zaatar calamari was perfect. Worlds away from the take away we all know.

Thank Justin J
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

On the way home from Sydney tonight, while driving through Roseville, and with 2 hours drive ahead of us, we decided to stop for some food. I recognised an old haunt that my partner and I used to visit. The El Karim Lebanese restaurant! Just...More

Thank peterdixonband
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Saturday night and it's a full house. As usual the food was enjoyable. 4 of us had the $48 'Feast' banquet which we all enjoyed. Was hard to finish in the end. A BYO and there are 2 sittings. Small cosy restaurant, can get a...More

Thank Kay S
Reviewed May 27, 2017

My wife and I have travelled the world and eaten Lebanese food from many many places. It is just amazing how the best we have ever found on the planet is only a couple of kilometres from where we live!!! The team at El Karim...More

Thank Eatmeup
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Came for an early Sunday dinner. Food was excellent. Lamb and pomegranate plus great tabouli. Service great and atmosphere really pleasant for a Sunday night

Thank Tom M
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic menu followed up with food to match! Outstanding offerings and effort for gluten-free and special diets. Our friend has a no salt diet. Nothing was a problem for the chef and he created the dishes in style. This is the best Lebanese...More

2  Thank Bernadette M
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Dining out can be a little difficult for my husband and I due to his many food allergies and intolerances. Often when ordering at restaurants, we will need to meticulously go through various dishes with the waitstaff to ensure that we are able to thoroughly...More

1  Thank Amy H
Reviewed May 13, 2017

As kids, our parents used to take us to El Karim as the default restaurant. Simple food done well was what I remembered. I'm guessing the original proprietor is long gone as the food tonight was very poor. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted...More

Thank 40Sunshine
ElKarimRoseville, Owner at El Karim, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

A very RACIST review to say the least. I could probably understand if the customer didn't like our food, but to say that the food didn't taste good because of the Asian chef is racist in my view, and hopefully in yours. By the way,...More

Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Such lovely red wine, food and service here, will definitely visit again. Even sent us away with some tasty free treats to try as they had run out of one of the specials on offer 😊

Thank Emma K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $38
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Pacific Hwy, Roseville, Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Roseville
  • Phone Number: 6194164099
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Lebanese and mediterranean cuisine that mixes the traditional with the contemporary Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday in a relaxed, bright but warm atmosphere From light meals and small dishes to share, to full on banquets ideal for large parties that will keep you going for a day or two New fit-out means you could grab a drink at the bar before heading to your table and take advantage of our wine, beer and cocktails list Outdoors dining is also available We welcome families with children. Our dips are usually a big hit with the little ones, and they can get messy, no problem
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