We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Samaras Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine

123 Corrimal St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
+61 2 4229 6950
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (13 reviews)
“meat platter” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 Corrimal St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Samaras in Wollongong a few Saturdays back. Had the banquet. No idea what the food was except that it was wonderfully different and loved each dish. We finished with Cold Rock Ice cream next door. A great night was had by all 8...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ozted
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We dined here on one of their first few weeks trading in their new location and although it was a packed house the service was good and they were obliging in bringing out the kid’s meals quickly. Samara served us herself and she is very...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amdor9
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Highly overrated! A joke that they "claim" to be one of wollongongs most popular restaurants. Not sure how legit the reviews are for Samara's. The food is well below average. Anyone can cook better skewers on a coal BBQ at home. The service was hopeless,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denis_Aus_117
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Another great visit to Samaras, great food, friendly staff and delt with quite a serious allergy professionaly. My sister got a tour of the kitchen so they could work out a suitable meal. Above and beyond

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Karl F
Reviewed 16 October 2018

great atmosphere and delicious lebanese food.restaurant is always busy with diverse cultures.staff are very attentive and service is very good.when we went there it was raining hard.the staff ensured all customers had safe space and served well.owners are friendly as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank rose78666
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Large portion with reasonable price. Fresh ingredients and appetising platting. The staff is tentative to patron needs, and the ambient is just right for a simple dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Authencity
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We have been eating Lebanese food for almost 40 years and have seen the good and bad in Sydney before moving to the Gong. This restaurant does not warrant its standing as the food is not of a good standard. For example, whilst the falafel...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank paul b
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We have eaten here a few times now (even though we are not locals). Each time the food was excellent although the service can be ordinary. I will still come back for the food (particularly when attending Disney on Ice nearby).

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lunch during a pit stop in Wollongong . Great , friendly service . The portions are enormous so don’t over order ! Authentic Lebanese food- every morsel was delicious . Superb , thank you !

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Samaras was recommended to us by our hotel and the food did not disappoint. The servings were generous and the cuisine authentic and perfectly prepared. The olives were amazing. Our only issue was that as the restaurant was extremely busy our meals did not come...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Peter C
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in Wollongong
Downtown Motel
42 reviews
.09 km away
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
1,387 reviews
.11 km away
Quest Wollongong
299 reviews
.19 km away
City Beach Motel
46 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ghedia's Indian Restaurant
118 reviews
.01 km away
Carnation Thai Restaurant
64 reviews
.04 km away
133 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
54 reviews
.18 km away
WIN Sports and Entertainment Centres
108 reviews
.15 km away
Beach Cove Belmore Basin
13 reviews
.67 km away
Eat Street Markets
25 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Russell B
26 February 2017|
Response from clinhard | Reviewed this property |
Samaras does not sell alcohol, so you can BYO. They are conveniently located next to a liquor store so you can purchase next door and then dine at Samaras!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Corrimal St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4229 6950
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing