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“Best traditional lebanese restaurant in town”
Review of Abla's

Abla's
Ranked #379 of 4,067 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Best traditional lebanese restaurant in town”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a dinner one night and absolutely loved the food. Nice environment and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Food is absolutely amazing and tasty. Good value for the money. Left he restaurant very satisfied :)

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Fresh and tasty in the finest Lebanese traditions”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Lovely Lebanese food in a nice setting. Alba came around the restaurant and asked everyone how their meals were. I had a peek in the kitchen on the way out and it was full of Lebanese mums cooking and chatting away. Very nice.

  • Visited November 2013
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Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worthy of its longstanding reputation”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

My first visit to Abla's in possibly a decade, in the company of a visiting Iraqi friend with a passion for Lebanese food. A really excellent lunch - terrific value banquet at 60$ per head that provides a range of deceptively simple traditional dishes that are each prepared with exquisite care. My friend reminisced about holidays in Beirut in the 1970s and rated the food on a par with the best currently found in the Middle East. The ambience was relaxed for a weekday lunch - not glamorous, but highly professional service. All that it's cracked up to be, and definitely somewhere to revisit soon.

  • Visited November 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great home style food”
Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

Took a group of visiting Omani engineers here based on TA reviews. Small restaurant with very enjoyable home style Middle Eastern food that the Omanis enjoyed very much. Staff were very accommodating and kindly stayed open later than they normally would..... Wine list was small but solid with pricing appropriate to the restaurant, though if after a special wine better to bring.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Totally worth it”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

I love the familiar ambience of this restaurant. All staff seem to be from the same family, so they treat you very well as they want to keep their business. The main chef, which is a lady, comes to all tables to make sure everything is fine. The food is fantastic and tasty, you can almost taste the love they put in every dish. Every recipe is a success. We've been three times already but I can't wait to come back!

  • Visited December 2012
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