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Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

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417 Princes Hwy | 3/123 COrrimal St, Wollongong, Woonona, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
+61 2 4284 9422
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit. Was as good this time as the first. The platters have great food at good value. The starters are wonderful. The service is friendly and very efficient. It deserves it great trip advisor rating. Prices are excellent.

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Thank Sue B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The sign drew us in which said "Number 1 on Trip Advisor". The service was good but the lamb was gristly and, on the admission of the waiter, the fish was frozen. The pitta bread was fridge cold and took all of the meal to be heated on request. I think they must be running off former standards as several... More 

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Thank Selby1912
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant at Corrimal is well signed that it serves Halal Food. I am opposed to the halal slaughter techniques fullstop and will not listen to taquiyya to the opposite. I just had the garlic bread and dip. Very authentic. Always noted for good Lebanese cakes and coffee.

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Thank peterburns22
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have come to Wollongong in January for the last 2 years due to Hockey . Samaras has been my favourite and we manage 2 to 3 meals here each time. Love eating outside and can cater well for small groups. Friendly staff and great food!

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Thank Lee B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under order as they are very generous with their servings. The garlic dip is worth fighting over though it pays to know it has almond meal in it. We often get take away as it's very busy and very noisy. Love that's there's no corkage.

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Thank Robyn E
Wollongong, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy but staff do their best to make you their priority. Have eaten here many times in big groups and small. Food is always great quality. Service is quick and friendly.

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Thank Bradley B
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Samara's for an impromptu meal with the family - the warmth and service couldn't have been better! Omar runs the business and is a genius in the kitchen, not to mention being a really great guy! Garlic dip, any of the platters, chicken shawarma - all delicious, just remember to bring an appetite - you'll need it!

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Thank Donna J
Wollongong, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food wasn't bad but could be better. I had a grilled fish which was a bit disappointing. My husband had a mixed plate which he quite enjoyed.

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Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples enjoyed a fun evening of good food, good staff and good vibe. We sat inside as only table available outside was too close to the road.

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Thank Dael P
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I went to eat at samaras. It is definitely the best Lebanese food out in wollongong . Tasty , quick ,cheap for the quantity that you get , very friendly staff . Would highly recommend for anyone to come and try the mixed platter or the meat platter definitely worth the money . Will be coming back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Princes Hwy | 3/123 COrrimal St, Wollongong, Woonona, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong  >  Woonona
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4284 9422

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