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Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine

417 Princes Hwy | 3/123 COrrimal St, Wollongong, Woonona, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
+61 2 4284 9422
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed platter” (29 reviews)
“garlic dip” (18 reviews)
“lamb shawarma” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
417 Princes Hwy | 3/123 COrrimal St, Wollongong, Woonona, Wollongong, New South Wales 2517, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large group visit, all meals delicious! Only downer: would not split the bill which is tricky for a large group. By the time they explain it and argue, they might as well have put through the 4 transactions and had happy customers. It’s simple to...More

Thank Kingpurple72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place. We have been to this restaurant several times over the past 12 months. We head to the Samara's restaurant in Wollongong and have always had a good night there - whether for a work function, a celebratory gathering or a night...More

Thank Melindam2206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great quick service, reasonable pricing and delicious food. Been here a few times and never been disappointed.

Thank julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this definitely is THE place in Wollongong for eastern style food. Cheerful service too. Our dining experience at an outside table was spoilt by smokers on the next table whose smoke drifted continuously past our food. I asked them to cease smoking but they...More

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason all the locals keep on coming back to Samaras. The dishes are some of the best middle eastern cuisine in Wollongong and would even give the best of Sydney a run for their money. But the service is what leaves me...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in off the street, the staff were amazing, made room for us outside, put the heater on for us, brilliant service, food exceptional. Our two friends joined us 45 mins later - the staff didn’t flinch- welcomed them and again service quick and amazingly...More

Thank hatulli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of very few who deliver to the hotel I stayed in. Being a female and travelling alone for work I have no interest in going out to a restaurant at night. Samaras offer a great range of dinner options. The food...More

Thank Willstars
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our mixed platter to two consisted of big servings of various popular Lebanese dishes. All tasty and everything was ok except for the lamb kebabs which were under cooked, tough, and very grisly (so much so that we ate less than one quarter of the...More

Thank jjumpstart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, was delicious. Worth getting the platters and sharing, that way you get a huge selection of tasty food. We got the vegetarian and meat platters, garlic dip was sooo good. Prices are good.

Thank flissy15
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We tasted excellent Lebanese food at reasonable prices and at a nice location with a palm tree outside the front window view.

Thank michael t
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Questions & Answers
8 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
It's byo and there is a bottle shop next to the restaurant
Rose P
29 May 2015|
Response from rehab n |
Yes it is - beer & wine . Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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