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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
USD 9 - USD 47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Arabic
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our favourite place to eat when visiting Sydney. This restaurant ticks all the boxes. Sensational food with every dish an authentic flavour sensation!!! The vibe and decor are friendly and relaxed delivered with class. If these are not reasons enough to love this place the...personable service will hook you (as it has for us). The owner and all the staff are so warm and welcoming you instantly feel the genuiness of their hospitality. Well done to you all and we will see you again soon !!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

Food and service are amazing. You won’t be disappointed. This is the best Lebanese food we’ve eaten. We’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021

Best food and best hospitality ever seen Thank you guys All the best We come with our friends many time

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

It was my first time dining at Zahli Middle Eastern Restaurant. Truly a remarkable experience. We were greeted by the owner Mohammad with his warm and inviting personality. The ambience and background music was set to the right tone, the food was absolutely divine, everything...we ate had remarkable flavours, the tabouli was fresh and tangy, the meats were so tender and the kibbeh meat balls and kibbeh nahhey melted in my mouth. Highly recommend dining here. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you for such great service! Vivian 😊More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

A lovely get together after our lockdown. Charming hosts and very nice dishes, well presented. Stayed with a big selection of entrees but can absolutely recommend the unusual cheese custard semolina dessert.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021

Had an amazing night out after not being able to dine at a restaurant for 4 months. The manager made us feel very welcome and ensured our first experience at Zahli was a memorable one. We were lucky to be able to have the banquet...style menu for two and enjoyed traditional middle eastern salads, dips, breads and hot meze. The fried cauliflower, potatoes, lady fingers and meat sambousek were exceptional. The barramundi filet with tahini sauce was a unique dish with exceptional texture and flavour. The meat skewers were perfectly cooked and tender. We were given some sweets to share and packed up the rest to takeaway. We will be back time and time again with friends and family! Not only was the service 10/10 but food was also 5 star quality.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

We had an enjoyable night at Zahli! For starters the service was brilliant, everyone there was super friendly. The food was delicious, we could not fault it at all! Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

What a great experience and fantastic way to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. The food and service was brilliant and was really enjoyed my the extended family First clads

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

My girlfriend and I went to Zahli for the first time last night, craving Middle Eastern food. We were completely overwhelmed by how delicious the food was, how comprehensive and versatile the menu was and the gorgeous decor and fast service. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Food was amazing! Ambience was great. Mohammed was super attentive, kind and we felt at home. We’ll be back!

Date of visit: May 2021
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29 June 2019|
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12 December 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
22 November 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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zahli

Yes, Zahli offers takeaway services.

Zahli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5